Falling leaves take over the mind’s eye Falling, falling their bare veins revolving Disintegration, decomposition, dissolution, desolation! Branches writhe in sheer agonization Blue and black. But bleed? Oh no, not I! As layers peel, insides bare Falling away World turns slow, too slow Days change to nights, nights to day and night to night Life [...]
We shall have beds full of subtle odors Couches as deep as tombs And strange flowers upon shelves Exerting their last warmth at will. Our two hearts shall beam, two large torches Reflect their double lights These twin mirrors inside our minds Glowing softly and then the embers Will fade into darkness within the flame Wailing [...]
They rose from amongst the yellowing leaves And the fallen twigs of yesterday’s showers They fed on despoiled flower petals That lay weeping on the muddied ground. They borrowed the gold from the specks of dust That float about in the evening sun rays Lightning gave them life and wind Gave them flight to set [...]
Oh God! The residual love stings Like glass splinters in the head, the pain Lingers, the dolor Of fading affection is Bitter sweet, you cannot but weep From exhaustion, tell yourself It will all be over soon, but will it Drown itself in the bog of indifference That easily, while everything else Crashes and burns, [...]
Tears are Heart juice flowing from the eyes, wringed From the insides, writhing And coiling like a beheaded serpent Frivolous attempt To recuperate beheaded emotions. Suffocating, stifling Blood gasps for air Liberating yet Asyphyxiating, masochistic perhaps As one gleans relief from These painful drops…..
I should like to hold you now Despite the yawning miles, defy The gnawing acid of distance, perhaps Reach out to you in your dreams, but you Never really dream, do you? Barred behind that impenetrable wall of sleep you Wander off on your own, and I Can do nothing else but wait Till you unbar the [...]
Rainy afternoons Smelling of wet earth, hot coffee And books Quiet evenings Of fluttering pages and somnolent fantasies In pale light filtered Through pregnant clouds and Green leaves burdened With the juice of the sky. When suddenly, you breeze in Piercing through the cascade And splatter upon my skin Fragrant and serene Like a forgotten [...]
Just to let y’all know, my debut collection of poetry, “Scattered” is being launched on the 9th September 2012 at the Barefoot Gallery Cafe at 5.30 pm. Those of you who are interested are most definitely welcome to drop by. There will be poetry, there will be music, what more can you possibly want?? :) [...]
Serpents coil round and round an anemic heart Choking, throttling While it spits blood, squirts Water, for blood has been shed Many, many times. Having been ravaged by prying vultures Having been pinched by thoughtless fingers, needles Of indifference, cruel, stabbing words Having been attacked with poisoned arrows, almost Been sawed apart once, minced and [...]
Pictures freeze, pictures hold Moments of tenderness suspended in air A loving glance, a rose petal of joy Or a stem of hope, budding fruits of innocence, Pictures, those jars of preservative stuff, Are memorials held for those moments lost And people who have long since changed And the people in those pictures have long [...]
Maybe one day Purple balloons shall carry me away I shall fight those who make me unhappy Embrace those who make me smile Maybe one day The lies of the past would make sense and it would hurt less Eventually, Stop beating myself up knowing that I let myself be fooled, Understand That nothing is for [...]
Devoid of this skin, this name, this face Would you still love me, devoid of these bones Devoid of this frame that hold my shape Would you still care? Would you still hold My limp, lifeless stump of a hand? Devoid of my family, the grounds from where I come Would you still have me, [...]
Perhaps tomorrow it will sting less The indifference would be replaced by care Perhaps I shall be greeted with a smile And loving words, oh How it would make me smile! Perhaps and perhaps not, Oh I don’t know This life’s fickle wriggling about shall Crush me to bits me one of these days. I [...]
How do I say this? How do I convey in coherent means This booming tune that plays in my depths? How do I describe it? This doleful, restless tune That does not translate in to words? In what language does sorrow sing? What syllables do loneliness utter? What letters can spell raging, venomous indifference That twists and turns creating [...]
How many secret tears to be shed Until these drops are kissed goodbye? How many barbed wires to be licked With a bleeding tongue that dare not miss Already marked with traversing scars. How many more good friends to be lost? How many years will pass us by? Trapped within suffocating walls Of stinking corpses [...]
The sun Mocks and teases, brings one to their knees Licks the face with its fiery tongue Burns, comforts, The warmth. Alone Watched the essence of life evaporate In the infernal, dreary fog of the mind. Behind The glazed eyes, the words, the smiles There hides an emptiness that words cannot define. The distance Grows, familiarity fades [...]
Sometimes, Insides go numb. Sometimes They burn. Indifference flares the best of us sometimes On a deserted land I stand, memories swim in the surrounding water Fangs sharp, noses pointed Seems like they’ve just smelt bait, defenseless, vulnerable. Words fall on inattentive ears, drip away Like rain drops on roof tiles Losing their worth. Dripping to the ground, down [...]
I am paper Blank, yielding paper I am yours To scrawl hearts all over, to scribble, to paint To ruin, to burn Burn to cinders. I am yours To tear up in pieces Crumple up, walk all over As you see fit When you see fit.
Accused of a distant past, Painful old memories flitted across the mind, Memories long buried emerged out of their graves Stabbed with their soiled daggers, pointed chest-wards Their crystal blades, Shattered inside the flesh, left splinters Stuck inside the festering wounds. Whispered conspiracy oozed, feelings Of estrangement, loneliness long suppressed Insecurities raised their rotting [...] ...
Darkness came Yes it came, on an unsuspecting day Uncharacteristically nimble on its great clawed feet. It whispered Through its clenched teeth, hateful whispers Abominable whispers Its breath stank of wasted lives, its spit tasted of minds lost It whispered, sent thousand spiders scuttling through the ears, A mind whimpered As spiders spun their crafty [...]