The Empty Swing

No shouts of joy, no shrieks of broken toy… An expanse of uneasy silence filled the air.. Where once sat a boy, brimming with a smile so coy.. The roped ride felt so heavy, devoid of his weight… Now he is not here to annoy, to laugh at his own ploy… The wetness in the…

Rising From The Beyond

8 years it has been, 8 long years of lying under layers of sand. In wait of this one answer, he still breathes within his dead self. But this night was different, with thunder and rain at their most wrathful self the night welcomed a bad news. Going against the fury of nature, they came…

Escaping The Dark Depths

From where I see the world today, an expanse of darkness I see… Its just black that fills my day, does escaping it imposes any fee? A far away glow just shines, to touch it is my distant dream… But how much does it fines, to get to the much awaited gleam? I find myself…

Before The Darkness Sets

The last fresh air I inhale, humid with my tears… The last sunlight I see, hazy with my moist pearls. Suffocated I am, deprived of my freedom… Why captive I am, result of their boredom? Their leisure it will be, but a death of soul for me… Silent acceptance they see, curbed resistance in me!…

Cursing The Stars

Stars shine just the same, not one twinkles less Standing alone this one dame, burdened with stress The night gets darker each second, more and more black Of all her sorrows reckoned, just one unveiled the crack Holding on for too long, made her burst this one day “What did I do so wrong”, of…

The Techno Love

“A new roboticist has joined us”, announced a mechanical voice. After the preliminary courtesies, all went about their work. In a world full of artificial intelligence, the living beings had turned a robot themselves. No feelings, no urge to break the routine, nothing excited them apart from a new invention. What a lively place it…

The Standard Pretty Girl

Standards of beauty they portray, any connection to real? Norms set high, brought in a tray, borrowed from reel? Thin and pretty, tall and fair; is that what we all look like? No, not me! “Oh you have a defect”, sound straight from a mike! I worry, I reflect; oh someone please put my fat…

Holi – A Struggle Between Color And Valor

The dreadful day is here, the day of color and splash yet again Of all the smiles I gathered through the year, it will drain To color me they will come, but is that all about it? The touch is not what you expect; kills me bit by bit Time for a water splash they…

You Look Happier Without Me

You laughed at my silly jokes, I thought you were happy You smiled while I caressed you, I thought you were happy I talked to that pretty girl in class, you felt jealous I dropped your friend home, you were jealous I went out of town, you were angry I didn’t call you for a…

Beating Twos

Two hearts, beating together in love formed a whole. Separation pushed them in two different ways. Parting them in two different hearts. Complete in their own but still not complete. What was missing? Is that why Aristotle said, “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”?

To Think Is To Differ

Flocks of sheep I see everywhere, blindly following the others. Not a thought original here, I wonder what each gathers! Does that make them all the same? Nothing new to offer? Is that why Clarence Darrow said, “To think is to differ?” Get in touch : Live Your Dreams 24/7