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Dear You,

Do you know how it feels when something rips you apart ?

The first second you realise that something hit you.

The next five seconds your realise you are badly hurt.

The next few hours are spent in agony.

You cannot really cry.

Tears form in your eyes - you need to hold them back.

Till your vision blurs.

A slight ache near the heart, or somewhere in between.

Now, the head gives in. There is an excrutiating gash somewhere.

You need not figure out where.

You need to shout but you cannot. Or rather, should not.

You need to pretend to be brave.

The world will beat you to pulp once you let it know of your vulnerability.

As the hours pass, you realise that you can live with this pain.

And just walk along.




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Bright streaks of light
Dazzle me.
Enchant me.
And keep me waiting..
Waiting for you.

Amidst Soul-lessness

There is smoke somewhere. 
I cannot seem to figure out where. 
The lights are here, the music is here.
Has it been home here ?
Perhaps. Maybe when it did not rain.
Or maybe when it rained and it did not matter.
Maybe when I walked alone, smiling to myself. 
Or maybe when I realized I was okay.
Had it been always like this ?

Not really. 
Things clicked, took effort and blood. 
Did I do it ? Or the beasts did ? Maybe we both together,
Played this game. 
Amidst soulful solitude, it was love. 
Maybe appreciation.
Another journey, another dry spell. 
Will it ever be home again ? 

P.S. : Penned at Candies, Bandra on 11th January 2017 


I cannot remember my mother,
only sometime in the midst of my play
a tune seems to hover over my playthings,
the tune of some song that she used to
hum while rocking my cradle.

I cannot remember my mother
but when in the early autumn morning
the smell of the shiuli flowers floats in the air,
the scent of the morning service in the
temple comes to me as the scent of my mother.

I cannot remember my mother
only when from bedroom window
I send my eyes into the blue of the distant sky,
I feel that the stillness of my mother's gaze on my face
has spread all over the sky.

~Rabindranath Tagore
Note : This was one of  the earliest poems I read,loved and cherished.