Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Missing

After a bitter fight
Hot words and hard words
She walked out

Days later they kissed and made up
And she was back
Both pretended that it was like old times

Yet there was something missing
Something lost
In the interlude…

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Meaning

"What meaning does the word "own"  have?
what meaning does the word "related" have?
"own "and "relatives" are mere water marks"
wrote the renowned poet Thampi
for an old  Malayalam film song

Today I say, more and more pain
disillusionment awaits man
if he's  unable to give a wider connotation
to terms like  "√∂wn" and "related"
 with the whole world one's own
All of mankind, your relatives..

You never feel deprived this way
one relative may not stand by you
but another steps in to help
you also help and relate
to multiple relatives
connected in bigger and higher ways
not just by the birth...

Everyone lives and does things
guided by their true nature
not as a quid pro quo
not worried whether you are returned
what you have given
it does'nt matter any more
being connected to the entire universe

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Shameless

Have they forgotten
The meaning of ‘Shame’?
Have they forgotten the meaning of ‘Democracy’?
Or have they begun
Misspelling it as ‘Demo-crazy’?

What else can explain
The total disregard,
Nonchalance to allegations
of scandals aplenty

of corruption, sex  escapades
And what not…
Charges levelled by, not just opposition
But by  those
In their own front!

And all this in a state
Whose people
Held most literate, knowledgeable
And politically savvy!

Sad to see the fall,
Depths to which
the country has plunged…
At one time, a union railway minister
On news of accident, resigned
Owning moral responsibility

Today, the minister sits tight
As if nothing has happened
“Where is the proof?” he smiles
“Give it to us and our police
Will investigate”

Yes. You smile
Knowing very well
It’s “your” police who will investigate…
Long live democracy!