The play was real without any rehearsal,
some enjoyed their tragedies,
while others remained poker faced even in the joys.
Ones who thought they were hero,
broke down after realizing their role,
ones who thought they would own the stage,
had to make peace with a guest appearance.
No one actually knew when the backstage will recall them,
dialogues were going to be important,
but silence too had a role to play.
Some got variety of roles as long as they remained clay,
while the stubborn were played by the play.
All tried to bribe the script writer for an immortal fame,
but he kept changing the actors and stage remained the same
in sleep i dreamt,
in senses i planned,
to see you turn up twisted,
just not going the way i insisted,
tried to figure you out,
by putting pen to paper,
ending up on wrong side of grammar,
sloppy lines, sharp curves,
i often trembled,
as you felt my nerves.
No way to go back
no way ahead,
am just playing the road,
the way journey is playing me,
memories encroaching the moment,
every leaving minute slaying me
with goal and glory leaving the dreams,
worlds the same with eyes closed,
the drama is dead in my poetry leaving it prosed,
mow the aethist in me does believe
life and happiness are often star crossed
By mistake he ordered two coffees.
Sipped one while watching the other get cold.
A realisation was brewing in mind.
Each sip felt like tears flowing through throat.
On finishing the coffee he realised order wasn’t wrong but decision was.
“time flies.. time heals..”
it just picks up your baggages,
freezing them as memories.
“time doesn’t wait..time never remains the same..”
it greets you the first time with a bye,
and before you recognize, leaves behind a teary eye.
“time is ticking..time is money..”
time given is experience traded,
moments wasted are wisdom evaded.
you can listen to heartbeats at some point during the day
you can catch the breath that is running out faster than it is going in
you like to see the sun set after hours of escaping it’s heat,
you are amazed to see the dew settle on leaves through winter nights,
you slow down at times to absorb the scene around when running late,
you ain’t a fan of perfection and enjoy the act even with misplaced cues
you measure the success with people who have matched their steps to be with you
As a thing leaves
roll back your sleeves,
lean on elbowed palm,
don’t babysit chaos, adopt calm,
tilt on the right side,
let the heart on left lower the tide,
let the frames of departure leave eyes with a glow
see the world from a different angle,
there is beauty to things entangled
let the knots just be….
She set her foot on sands,
made the waves dance,
to the swings of her skirt.
Her knees often tamed the tides,
while she walked on sides,
teasing the waters to come and kiss her feet.
Shells grabbed her eyes,
reminding her of calls from ocean,
she could see all the drowning suns,
she had enjoyed over the years ,
like flashbacks floating in front of her eyes.
Life comes a full circle..
But am left with salts,
no one out there wants to trade their honey.
I cross paths with same people,
as my attempts to sidestep go in vain,
giving them what they want off me.
I face same old situations,
while holding onto sanity on the sharp turns,
just like my darkness holds the ciggratte till late, while heart burns,
Life comes a full circle..
Maybe yes ..
But the ring tends to suffocate hopes,
everytime i am about to break the glass ceiling,
You would be labelled,
you would be tagged,
after being pulled with pursuance,
you would be shamelessly dragged.
Your mind will be played,
your emotions will be slayed,
your sanity will be questioned,
so much so that your sincerity will be stunned,
so never give a damn,
to their opinions and passing comments.
Don’t help them in breaking your pillars,
just because they managed to break your window glass,
don’t give in to their gossip and fillers,
just because their words lowered the class
don’t parade your ego to protect self respect,
just because they lit a match in your backyard.
Just hang in there,
and don’t lose yourself in journey