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Never there lived a man

Never there lived a man  With a name that rhymed with ‘The Man’ He was the ruler of all land Of all trees and all sparrows that lived within; Of all ocean and whales and fish and reefs; He was… Continue Reading →

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The Outsiders

Imagine if you were to fall, fall apart at the seams, be another brick on the wall, and give up on your dreams. Blindly going along, you’d be gasping for air, battling what’s right and wrong, thinking life’s not fair…. Continue Reading →

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Let these pages feel your breath

Time may rip up pages from your diary While the fading ink struggles to be seen But the phrases of kindness, scribbled or scribed Will wait for long before they cease   The waves may sweep your traces off the… Continue Reading →

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A War Within

Our fates intertwined through wedlock, Married life with a soldier, no cakewalk. Adorning the hats of both a mother and a father, Remember, we have now and always got each other.   Tales of your valour, the kids’ beloved story,… Continue Reading →

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Hope : A tale of two curtains

Many a summer, I’ve been here, The heat of April, I’ve seen. But this April was only fear. The heat of a pandemic, unforeseen.   I’m a curtain, As blue as the summer skies. Summers were merry, I’m certain. But… Continue Reading →

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The Mango Tree

Once upon a time, there was a mango tree, Which stood outside my window, high and mighty. Every day I poked my nose out of the sill, just to see, But its future and mine, I never did foresee. It… Continue Reading →

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Falling Without A Parachute

The more I want to say, the less I want to speak. I should say something, but my words come off weak. I should say something, but what can I say that hasn’t been said already? I should say something,… Continue Reading →

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Who Murdered Simon Kelleher?

Simon nicknamed me a princess, I unknowingly was a damsel in distress. Never really was me as an individual, Relied on a guy, loved him unconditional. Always tried to be the person I never was, Dependency turned out to be… Continue Reading →

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Scars

I woke up one day with a dagger through my heart it doesn’t hurt, I’m afraid I know what this is about I don’t want to step out, don’t want people to know; at this moment my mom walks in,… Continue Reading →

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A Teen’s Experiments with Truth, JEE and the Virus

  A short nostalgia of the past two years, How I understood things and had overcome my fears.   Young in blood and just out of school, Grades and accolades that’d make everyone drool.   I said to myself, “It… Continue Reading →

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A Tree’s Quarantine

Beneath the wild sky, Here I stay in the busiest of cities. I am the tree outside your glazed windows, Swaying away to every puff of the wind. Bazillions of times, the trees along the road I stay, Have perished,… Continue Reading →

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If only for once, I could be God

Look at that elegant albatross, Spanning its wings wide and bright, Embellishing the creation’s might, Squeaking aloud as it soars across.   Look at those lustrous fireflies, Invariably fluttering outdoors, To endeavour worldly chores, Like stars in a mortal guise…. Continue Reading →

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New Dawn

The sky is different today, But strangely familiar. It had hung in there throughout the seasons, The past twelve months had passed in a little longer than a blink of an eye.   Now it has a different story to… Continue Reading →

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Let the Heart Run

I find myself at crossroads, With more roads than my eyes could ever perceive. Each road wound into multiple pathways when I walked towards them. When I turn back I can’t remember the way I wandered in, Is it the… Continue Reading →

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