Saturday, December 7, 2013


They killed a tree
And there fell a thousand debris.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Live on

Twists and turns.
Keep walking.
Will get there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bliss of writing

There's no substitute to the joy of writing
It unleashes the petite and the beast in you.
On platforms where words cannot be spoken
A paper can float in and wreak havoc!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mad love

With yesterday - three years have moved
Of saying yet another 'Yes, I too'
You were singing for me, over Skype
And I looked away - those days I was shy.

Affairs a couple, we both had had,
Hearts were broken, those episodes were sad,
Yet like an entrepreneur risking it all
We vowed this was the last one for which we'd fall.

Romance was mellowed, we were an unusual pair
We made time during weekends for meetings which were rare.
There were no birthday bashes nor expensive wishes
The greatest indulgence then, was a ride to the beaches.

Today, I wait for you to come home tired
So I can crib about work, and that liar
We listen to how each other's day had unfolded
Then sit down for dinner and a movie you'd downloaded.

I reckon life has been lovely, hard and humble, 
We now have a home - small and simple
Has it been three years since 'yes, I too'?
For it feels I've just fallen in love with you!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Death today

Death today is noiseless.
A few FB posts is all what's left.
A wall that once saw selfies, pledges and status updates
Is now filled with miss yous, condolences and RIPs.

Friends call to pass news,

Sob a little and then move on -
To fill one's own FB wall

With more selfies, pledges and status updates.

If a few servers crash in the west,
Wonder what we'll all have left
To reminisce someone, who once shared with us

A life, a bed, or a cup of tea.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

For my hubby!

When tears swell up, turning me blind
He holds me closer with his bright smile.
My trail of nightmares abruptly cease
I close my eyes, leaving his dreams to lead.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Flight of hope

Somewhere beyond, there has to be light
Until then there's no stop to this flight.
Fatigue and fear are my companions on board
But retreat I'll not. Pushing forward with hope!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


The future is unknown, unexplored

But Geethu is all geared up to go!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The March

My dream is now clear,
I'll advance with cheer.
This path had an abrupt end,
But new ones will unfold.

Unless I take this step
Towards the unexplored
There's no way I'd know what's left
So, I unburden the past and go!

From here on, whatever comes through is fine
Failure or success - I'd really not mind
I'd disown or claim, it's all in the game
But I'd be contend I had lived a life, that's mine.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I keep my hands
Out stretched, wide spread
To grasp any passer-by
Who's willing to help.

Don't stop by to glance
Don't stoop beside to check
For I'm too distressed
I seldom leave, once held.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Words are louder!

Words are my companions for life -
They flow freely, to form my deepest thoughts
They hold me together in times of drought
They bring out my worst fears, inhibitions and bouts
Many speak of actions, but to me words speak out loud!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another birthday with Shalom

It is not about how long we've talked,
Or about how hard we've fought,
It is that void no one else could fill -
That showed me you are, to me, special!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy birthday ABR!

We never crossed paths
In the rich oil land
Where we spent our childhood
With Arabic, Kitcos and Crush!

We never crossed paths
Once back to India
Lost - picking up our mother tongue,
Or with relatives, things and dreams!

We never crossed paths
Roaming the streets of Mylapore
For you were chasing a wilderness
I never knew existed.

And one day we meet -
Thanks to Mark, on FB!
A call, a dinner, a ride to the beach
We were already in love, I was easy to please ;)

Blink! We're wedded
And we walk our paths together
You tugging at yours
And me huffing at mine...

I am happy I'm in love
With you (who's now fast asleep)
Let's celebrate another March twelfth
You, me and our growing Basil leaves.

Happy birthday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Endless swirls

A reckless swirl
Of countless endless moments
Which rush towards endings
That mark beginnings of more momentary moments that pass.
Life - a travel long begun
Lasts longer than the lust that gave it life
And inscribes memories deep, that refuse to fade away
Life swirls, but doesn't meet end-to-end
Yet is destined to abruptly end.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


An agent of change,
Who slyly sits and complains -
I have two sides to my face,
And they never look eye-to-eye.

Rationale leads me into spaces,
Emotions bring me out of.
I'm told it's fine, for we are all normal mortals,
Stuck in radical times.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

To Sowmi

I miss you.
I was selfish.
For I chose what made me happy.
And I didn't choose you.

Now, I miss you.