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

Just Revealed

It was the day I forgot my phone
The world revealed itself to me
In myriad hues & varied designs
Sunrays in the branches swayed
Where the beetle & butterfly played
A tiny sprout in a forgotten pot
A loved trinket in a lost spot
A book teased with a cover bright
Flavors, colors burst forth in delight
Silent, my mind & heart rested
Senses opened, Chakras aligned
I just stood still & broadly smiled

Mistakes

Undone mistakes,
Who ever heard
Such a misnomer!
There’s no turning back
From follies made
Flaws embraced
No entry erased
From the script of life
No joy in living so tame;
Heroism runs wild
Courting danger
Almost always in trouble
A spark, a glitter
In eyes that discover
The glamor in being
Incorrigibly mischevious!

Lost Crusade

Crimson as passion
Blood of rebels
Love not of roses
And burgundy wine
But dense and strong
With the spirit of strife.
Will it change the course
Of our human history?
See, how we remain trapped
In the power corridors
Every drop shed, evaporates
Without leaving a trace!
All efforts, a lost crusade!

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!”

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!