Sunday, August 23, 2009

In my mothers lap

Hi everybody

Sunday afternoon, updating my blog after doing Ganapati puja at home. Well you have got a glimpse of my poetry on philosophy and romance. The other aspect that I have written a few poms are on mother nature. Let me share a poem which I wrote when I was in a vineyard in Nasik in July for an offsite with around 100 colleagues. We had a blast there!

"In my mothers lap"

In my mothers lap I rest my head

With grass and flowers she prepared my bed

Always caring about all her children equally

Created the dawn noon and dusk and the three meals sequentially

She gives water for thirst

Feeds the hungry first

Does not complain in pain

Even if we hurt her for our gain

She makes the rain fall on the sea

Also on the garden where you grow tea

Makes the sun shines through the haze of winter

Also on the desert in summer

Decides the colour on each flower

To reach the sea makes the river maneuver

Gave different colours to the cloud

Made the lightening and thunder loud

Made waterways through the mountains

Make waterfalls sprout when it rains

Fruits to eat, leaves to cook

The sun and the sea and the sunset to look

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This is one of my personal favorites.. cause this is an never ending poem as I progress in life I will keep adding to it. Lets make this interactive and lets build on this together..... why don't you all add to it and make it our poem because it is our concern and our futures concern.


God gives sight in most eyes

Why does he give vision to only few

Hearing to most ears

Why understanding to few

Strength in all arms

Why good deeds to few

God gives treasures to most to enjoy

Why does he give contentment to only few

God gives sleep to most

Why peace to few

Ability to smile to all

Why happiness to few


Today I will share two poems. The first one is titled Veil. Whenever we start to reach out a person and we gradually intrude into their personal space naturally because of the comfort or simply you observe or are keen to know about the person.... there is sudden fear that grips the other person as if you have entered unguarded territory and they try to shield or hide.... this one is for such a situation


Veil not the fragrance of a blooming flower for the bees will still find it

Veil not the sunlight with clouds for monsoons will still pass away

Veil not a happy heart with sadness for there will be sunshine anyways

Veil not rather, let me veil you from the evil world

Veil you from grief that people cause

Veil you with happiness and light for darkness to be veiled forever from your life.

More about the lady

Now let me tell you all a little more about the girl....

For my inspiration behind writing these poems I have got various responses ranging from " I find this very cute, romantic and mushy" to " God you are kidding... i thought you had met her professionally" to " You have become devdaas" and so on but responses have come on emails, text messages and phone calls.

Thank you all for taking out time for this.

This lady who inspired me to express myself and my thoughts through verses; let me tell you people every poetry that she has inspired I have sent it to her first saying this the incident or conversation that inspired the poem.

People just one thing to say go ahead reach out to people who have touched your lives and inspired you and tell them that they have made an impact and difference. Am sure they will reciprocate positively. Let us not stay restricted in our own closely held and bound world that we have created that we ourselves find it difficult to reach out to people or allow other to enter our world.

And by the way we are best buddies now and we feel our friendship and connect is eternal. Advantage of this ..... she is looking out for a chick for me to get hooked to I mean married to.... and everything in between.... ha ha

Hope the message is clear

I am single
More than eager to mingle
Can run around trees and sing a jingle
Baby your emotions I can tingle

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's not me , it's you

Another poem reflecting the subtle love and the tingling feel of romance that one goes through.... called it obviously "It's not me, It's you"

"It's not me, it's you"

Its you it's not me

When I wake up in the middle of the night just to smile

When I drift away at work only to nod my head and hang it down n smile

Its not me it's you

When I pray

When am touched by the first sun rays

Feel your hands in mine

When I have no sense of time

It you it's not me

That makes me wait to hear from you

Enjoy the pain as if its liberating

Its not me it's only you


Okay people

All those who I have shared some of my poems call me the eternal romantic..... so this Sunday afternoon let me share with you one my first romantic poems that I wrote not really with the intention of writing a romantic poem but trying to express exactly what I felt at that moment. Had written this on May 4th called it "Glance" - a relatively short one.


The road long and cruel

You cross my path like a gust of cool breeze

Made my shadow leave me to follow you

Like a fling towards a magnet helplessly

You in your casual world pass me by like a leaf falling from a branch

Desire I to find a place in your book to find me there patiently waiting for you to flip through the pages to catch a glance so fulfilling...


Hey there

This is a poem I started writing on a flight and completed while returning home from the airport. This is my attempt to reflect the world that we are living in and how we are positioned in it...... have called it "Realisation" - Aug 7; 21:35hrs


Can anything other than life be more funny

From birth to death and this never ending journey

All walk the same line

At each step we determine what's yours and what's mine

Leaving the joys we gather worries all the time

And then blame god as if by creating us he committed the biggest crime

Constantly looking for what others have got

What we've got we forgot

Claim the world to be bad and the self good

I am the best to understand the way of the world but when it comes to me the world never understood

Mistake we commit and our mind changes the rule to pardon

But when anybody else does that, living with him is such a burden

Success is what you earn

And not in what you unlearn

Happiness is in what you get

And not in your actions that made others regret

The greed never seems to cease

What's even amazing is that with age it will only increase

Education printed in books

Knowledge? Do you know how it looks

Teachers driven not by knowledge but by their own hunger

Children everyday walking towards our created danger

The old left to fight alone

Not with the world outside but with those who grew in their home

If you find four shoulders to carry you, fortunate you are

Blessed you would be if you find a cloth to cover life's scar

Realisation dawns only after dusk

Birds of time took away the grain what's left is only husk

See the muck not the blooming lotus

What you can get and not build together is the focus

Fatigue is what the world is heading towards

What when god leaves us alone in our journey onwards

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Wrote this May 19, 2009 at 23:05 hrs when I thought that the world we are creating and living in would we ever understand that. Probably the code to crack pain that we all suffer from.


To understand silence you need to understand speech

To understand distance you need to understand reach

To understand black you need to understand white

To understand wrong you need to understand right

To smell the rose risk the thorn

To know the unknown challange the norm

Break the night with the dawn

Heal the hurt only when you hear them mourn

Appreciate sight when vision is blur

Appreciate life as you run your finger thru fur

Love hate and everything in between

Life death and everything beneath

Truth deceit and everything the eye can meet

Souls straying by as if they are not to be

Explaination consumes life

Hunger still dissatisfied

The more you quench the more you dry

Try try and only try

Nothing left but to try

Eyes and ears all a waste

Mind losing control all in haste

Hold on cling on

Look around for flowers still bloom

They may not necessarily find a place in your room

I wanna

I wrote this on July 17, 2009 at 23:15 hrs just before going to sleep thinking what all I would like to do in this life. Have titled this " I wanna..."

" I wanna..."

I wanna talk to the sky
Jive with the stars
Wanna play ball with the sun
Wanna wake up feeling, last night I won the Oscars

I wanna sleep on the clouds
Slide down with the rain
Wanna fly like the wind
Wanna everyday explore a new domain

I wanna drink the sea
Go to the bottom of the mountain
Wanna grow like the tree
Wanna be the highest drop of water in a fountain

I wanna be as hot as ice
Meet the elves and fairies
Wana know the unknown
Wanna laze in the Prairies

I wanna understand light
Enable the revolution
Wanna see with eyes closed
Wanna be the point of the end and beginning of evolution

My poems not for me

Hey there everybody

It was May 1st, 2009 when I met this very charming lady who was still living as a free bird in this wild world completely untouched by the corruption and innocence reflected in her face and in her ways.

Wondering who this lady is ........ read on.

I met her at the Kemps Corner Crossword, was an official trying to be as correct as ever and throwing in that odd joke just to see if people around brush regularly. She that day again touched my heart with her mad ways and simplicity.

So I left the meeting and sent her an sms which was more like a little prayer.

"I pray to God that may you always rise like the soul that rises to unite with the spirit... if at all you fall may you fall like the waterfall for there is so much grace and dignity in its fall that it is a sight to watch"

And I guess that was the starting point. I somewhere felt the need to express my emotions, feelings and thoughts in a coded manner which would be simple for people to uncode.

So then since May 2, 2009 till date I have written more than 85 poems simply because everything I wanted to tell her or anything in the world that saw and touched me or influenced me ..... it simply flew as poetry.

If I have to classify broadly the subjects I have written on it ranges from "Love and romance" to "Nature" to "Life and its philosophy"

My inspiration to start this blog comes from my friends (I have not shared my poems with any male friends....... as I found that women really continue the conversation if you say you you write poetry ha ha ) who said I should publish them and put it all up on my blog.

So going forward let me share a few poems that I have written..... let me know if you would like more of them.

Cheers and God bless