Book Release: Standstill

Humbled & privileged to have a poem in this collection. I got published nearly after a decade. I had taken a gap from pursuing any publishing opportunities but when I restarted this year, it’s a happy journey!
Book Release: Standstill https://t.co/9M7oP6VLZI via @writefluence

Storytellers

I befriended them
Yesterday’s #ghosts
I roamed around with
Ghouls of the past
I faced them and asked
#Stories, trials, anecdotes
Until I conquered my #fears
For venom cures #venom
They don’t petrify me
That threatened me once
For we all are now #storytellers

Morning in the kitchen

Sleep, hurriedly escapes
Sliding down gossamer drapes
Hearing the kettle whistle
Gentle tinkering in the kitchen
I wake up knowing you are there
Letting the glorious sunrise flirt
With the gray in your temples
Smiling, I slowly shuffle my feet
Step into fuzzy warm slippers
To join you in the blissful blaze
Of another day of togetherness

Each Painting – A Discovery!

As an admirer of art, especially by children and young adults, I am discovering breathtaking work ever so often. Here is an inspiring story and some verses from my archives that found the perfect fit in paintings by Debarghya Chaudhuri. Sixteen years old, Debarghya is searching for purpose through art. His art is crazy andContinue reading “Each Painting – A Discovery!”

A Story Blooms

Let words nourish my soul
Each letter seep into my pores
With every thought let it surge
A streak of light, an energy rush
Let tender paper caress fingers
As poetry on my lips trembles
Let my pen speak in volumes
As another story gently blooms!

Lagoon

In the lagoon of your eyes
I have lost myself
Surrounded by shimmer
Sinking in the depths
I am colored blue
I am washed in green
Like shadows, reflections
That slide down slowly
With tears of exuberance
As wishes blown gently
On wings of eyelashes!

Heal

It was more purple than green
An ugly gash refusing to heal
Salve nor balm, rest nor restrain
Strong enough to erase the pain
A bruise so blue, a crimson tear
Sweet hurt with trembling fear
Yet, I tend to these injuries deep
Purge the venom, not let it seep
Into crevices of my soul so grim
Discard memories like dead skin

Silence

Music, herself
Plays mystical tunes
The cosmos sways
To sounds unknown
Our Earth moves
On strings so taut
Each motion a melody
Each step a waltz
In this rhythm
Only a willing soul
Hears the message
Of seeking silence
When in discord

Rebel

Let me defy the vagaries of timeMake my own rules, let me defineWhat it takes to be true to the selfRemake, reimagine, seek, and delveIn just whoever I want to be;Not what this world decrees!