Monday, December 31, 2012

Moving on


 Watching world same way
Life a repetitions
Moving in circle

Looking within cleaned
Mist on Eyes
Granting new vision

Now seeing better
I move on
Not stuck anywhere

--
OSI Prompt : Watching
Haiku Heights Prompt : New

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pray for me


Just late evening, not yet deep into night
Returning home with a friend,
Offered empty seats in a passing private bus
And we felt lucky!
For public transport is a painful wait

Oh, it was a trap!
Doors of the bus locked
And objection to lewd remarks by goons
Met with third degree violence
My friend beaten unconscious
And me?
Sex hungry wolves
Raped and tore me apart
Like a piece of rag

Was taken for a ride to hell

Though hell I was thrown in
By few goons, mercifully
Goons do not make the world

World is made by millions, like those
Who pray for me,
Some even facing batons of police!

Life is fighting against evil
Life is caring for virtuous
Life is beautiful

I want to live Ma!
I want to live!

Pray for me.

--

Mind grieves
Heart in anguish
I father of two daughters
Join millions of my countryman
in prayers for her recovery
yet
cannot but wonder
what has become of us?
When will this dark era come to end?
When will sun rise
And we see civilized world?

-

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Imagine



With minds so calm
And hearts so tender,
My soul touches yours
And they merge,
Eyes light up
In knowledge that
This is all it is

This love expand to include
One and all
All countries, all people, all religions
Included in this love
Feel one

This is possible.
Just close your eyes
And imagine

As you close your eyes
And float in sea of love
I see smile on your face






And
We are not the only ones smiling!









-
OSI Prompt : Imagine

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh Mind!


Oh Mind!

Wishing what is far
Ignoring what is in hand
Always on run

-
Haiku Heights Prompt : Wish

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Insecurity


Always ahead
And away
Rarely with me
What is so big hurry?

Chasing what is away
Ignoring what is in hand
Efforts endless
What is it you want?

Always on run
Searching unknown
Leaving me alone
Why this anxiety?

I bring you back, but can’t keep
You slip away
Even before I know
Why can’t you settle for awhile?

When you are with me
I connect so well, feel so cool,
But you do not care to stay
Why don’t you relax a bit?

What is it you want?
What are you chasing?
Please sit here, let me know,
Why this hurry?

You are mine
Yet not with me
Oh, my mind
Why always in hurry?  
--

OSI Prompt : Insecure

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mind & Heart





Even pain of yearning is sweet
How will it be to dissolve
And be one with you?







Yet

Scared of unknown
Mind do not let go

Pray for me

--
OSI Prompt : Yearn

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I am Just a tree


Stationary & Silent
Observing & marveling

Feeling breeze & rain
Warmth of sun & coolness of moon

Receiving my food
And what it takes to LIVE
Right here

Enjoying all that nature has to offer,
That is why I am here
That is how I live &
That is how I pass away

Fruits, seeds, leaves & shadows
Are results of my being,
Not my anxiety
if they are useful

I am just a tree



I wonder about this man
Always on run!

Food, house, Relationships, Status…
So much to “maintain”
Run, run & run…..

Trying to earn his living
When will he realize it is a gift?

When will he evolve to know
There is no need to possess to enjoy?

When will he learn to be still?
When will it occur
What he runs for will find him
Once he is still?

When will he learn to be just a man?

I am just a tree

*
(Picture credit: FreeFoto.com)

OSI Prompt : Tree
        

Sunday, November 25, 2012

One single Impression : Nest


Now
They have wings
And have flown away
Yet
Their memory vibrates in air here
Striking note in my heart
To becomes a song
I murmur often

A place that not just offers
Shelter, security and address
But brings from within a song

--
OSI Prompt : Nest 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Marriage









Two hearts
Happy alone
Create and spread love together





AND






Two hearts
Seeking love,
Soon, are lonely together!





-
OSI  Prompt :  Marraige

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Creativity


A Loving heart struggle
To bring out
Beauty felt within
In infinite
Different ways
In her
Elating work

It is her answer to the call

I call it creativity.












(Image Credit : http://kristinagrant.blogspot.in)
--

Sunday, November 4, 2012

True Nature






A Bud

Opens up to nature

Revealing its true nature



Just let it be



It will attain.








--
OSI Prompt : Nature

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Amity


Amity within
Brings friends around
Witch spell ends 
-

Haiku Heights Prompt : Witch
OSI Prompt : Amity

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HIS Kindness


I see you in pain
And it pains my heart

You see it on my face
And nod silently


Many earthly pleasures sink but
Love floats in sea of pain!

--
OSI Prompt : Kind

Saturday, October 13, 2012

celebration




Each heartbeat
Each breath
One with the whole

Nothing special has to happen
Nothing else wanted

Each moment,
Linked with another
Yet complete and
Free

Free
To Love
To create
To share

--
OSI Prompt : Free

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scarecrow

A scarecrow is
Mocking at me





All I want is beyond it

I am on the edge
Since many lives
Waiting for it to pass



Life is slipping away

--
OSI Prompt: Scarecrow 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A call



A call

As usual, 
alone 
at regular place for evening walk

It is Twilight of evening
Cool breeze
Golden light

Couples strolling
Friends together talking, laughing, walking….

Birds chirping
I believe it is a call to return

So beautiful, I thought

My hand reaches for mobile
To call you

I want you to hear
Chirping

--
OSI Prompt: Absent

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Childhood again!



Childhood again!

Playing with time
Capturing moments
In words, in pictures
Like butterflies in a jar!
To be shown off to friends
On  FB and  G+!

Halcyon days of life!!
--

OSI Prompt:   Halcyon

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Grass


Grass

Greener on other side?
Look well
At your Ground.
--
Haiku Heights Prompt: Grass

Constant





'Change' is Your rule
Your grace
an exception to the rule

OSI Prompt : Constant

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Echo


Echo

Love receive in
Only love






Your being is enough







Everything else is returned
Name, title, claims….
Even sound,
As it violates

Be it ego
Be it echo
It repeats
till its death

--
OSI Prompt : Echo                   

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Colors


Colors

Blues of past
Violate Pink of heart
Colors of life

--
Haiku Height Prompt: Color
OSI Prompt: Violate

Harmony


Ripples
Just on the surface
Violate nothing

You
My friend,
Add to stillness
I experience





Moon feels
More beautiful now







--
OSI Prompt : Violate

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Soak no more!


Boss fuming?
Show your teeth
Soak no more!

Nagging spouse?
Put earphones on
Soak no more!

Bus crowded?
Get a lift
Soak no more!

Friend not talking?
Share with your doggy
Soak no more!

Work boring?
Start blogging!
Soak no more!

Lost a game?
Try again
Soak no more!

Problems in Life?
Find a Guru
Soak no more!

Stubborn stains?
Get new Surf Excel Matic
Soak no more!
--

This is written for “Soak no More” contest.
Dt: 28.8.12

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unseen


Changed glasses
For better vision
Yet
What is meant for
Sensitive mind & Loving heart
Remained unseen


Eyes see what is revealed
So less! So trivial!

--
OSI Prompt : Spectacles

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lopsided not



 When grief takes over
When life is a burden too heavy to carry
Then it comes naturally to take a pause….
Stand still,
Taking load off head and heart
And staring back straight in the eyes of the life
Saying
“I am game
Let’s play it again
I am ready
I am ready to love you again”

Grief drains you so does it empowers

--
OSI Prompt: Lopsided

Monday, August 20, 2012

Nokia Apptasting

 Fun filled evening ‘Nokia Apptasting’on 19th August presented by Nokia and IndiBlogger





An evening
When I made not just new friends
Over drinks and dinner,
It filled me with
Fun
Laughter
Enthusiasm
Knowledge &
Wisdom


And that game about onion cutting-
What a way to say
‘One needs to try new ways with open mind!’



Looking forward to new apps from Nokia
And many such evenings from IndiBlogger  

As my grandson will put it, 'I am loving it!'

Thank you Nokia
Thank you IndiBlogger
--

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bathing


Bathing

Lies, made up stories, bullying....
Attitude so disgusting,
I exited, deciding not to counter
Leaving room for better sense to prevail.

Feeling dirty within
I felt like taking a dip in the holy Ganges

Just then it rained
I looked up, smile passing my face.

HE has ways to take care!

-
OSI Prompt: Bathing

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ways of Heart


Mind gives many reasons
And will find many more
For me to stay away from you

But

Heart has only one,
More powerful
Compelling and true;
A place in my heart belongs to you
I care for you

I am coming.

--
OSI Prompt: Shortcut

Monday, July 30, 2012

Forget me not






Time to say bye
Heart tender; remember
When memory incites





--
Haiku Heights Prompt : Forget me not

Lump


Words used to describe union of two hearts:
Connect
Meet
Join
Merge
Unite
Bond
......




Never heard hearts ‘lump’ together
though
Result often seen as a lump on head!





--
OSI Prompt: Lump

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Friends


Friends

Two kids
Looking at a balloon in sky, 
Feelings in their heart
Make them laugh.
Friends they are
Moment brings them closer
Friendship felt.

Two adults
Logic runs high
They see balloon in sky,
Balloons have different meaning for each
Different feelings in each
Yet it brings them closer
For they care for each other’s feelings




Hearts of two friends are connected
Like hearts of two kids,

Logic in its place
Dare not come in the way.



--
OSI Prompt : Friend

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Call of a Balloon





Light and colorful
 Going higher and higher
As high as I can
And still further….
Nothing holds me
In my single minded pursuit
…. to reach my highest

No looking back
No holding back
No intentions to return
My let go is complete

Reaching higher
I will disappear,
Clinging not

Hearts looking at me from the ground
Connect with me

Some smile, some sigh!

-
OSI Prompt : Balloon

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Truth


Unending layers of untruth
Yet not reached
What may be True

Is what I call untruth
Just a part of larger Truth
I am unable to see?
-
Haiku Heights Prompt : True


Flight of a kite








Light & colorful
Riding current high
I am seen flying in the sky
Proud to be a kite






Control is in hands not mine
How high and how long He decides
Ever thankful for a flight
Prayers are for landing fine
When it is time
--
OSI Prompt: Kite

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Crystals




No makeup or youth
Beauty sparkles through eyes
Purity within support



--
Haiku Heights Prompt : Support
OSI Prompt : Crystal

GEMS LOST!!


Many a times
Finer point of life seen
In the course of living,
Gets drained with clutters in mind









A gem is lost






When clutters are cleared
Point seen becomes bright as crystal
And
Gets shape into words

--
OSI Prompt : Crystal


Sunday, June 17, 2012

It is never too late...



Go knock
Again and again
Don’t take no as an answer
It’s never too late

You have plenty to give
Do not worry
Open your door
It’s never too late

Road may seem to be long
Start your journey
Every step adds to your strength
It’s never too late

You may be alone
Don’t wait for others to join
Follow they will on trail you make
It’s never too late

Listen to call of your heart
Only one life for it to live
Say yes to life,
What are you waiting for?
Why postpone?
It’s never too late ……..to live




Take off.





--

OSI Prompt : waiting

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wanting


Roots want so tree lives,
Mother wants so children can be fed,
Earth wants to be quenched so seeds can sprout,
Call it selfless wanting

Trees give shade
And flowers give fragrance unasked,
Sun gives light and
Fruits get consumed giving,
Call it giving that fulfills self

What touches heart more,
Selfless wanting
 or
Giving that fulfills self?

__

OSI Prompt : Wanting

Ordinary


Ordinary looks
Deeply appealing thanks to
Beautiful soul

Beautiful soul
Touching hearts around
Magnetic pull

Magnetic pull
Ordinary looks though
Fans many

--
Haiku Heights Prompt : Ordinary

My empty cup


Sitting on a sea shore I see
A pit dug by kids playing

Often filled by waves
As soon as waves recede
It gets empty again

Kids bring water by buckets trying to fill it
But it is soon drained
They try hard
Efforts are frustrating

Only sea can fill it

A smile passes my face

--
OSI Prompt : Wanting

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Honey Bee


Hopping from one flower to another
Being with one now
Another then,
To each one fullness of my heart  
True with everyone

Nature has created me as such
I am in harmony
True to my heart
True in my love
True with everyone





I don’t cheat
Never holding back a piece of myself
Pure and chaste
Close to God
In love with life
True with everyone




And they call me fickle hearted!

--
OSI Prompt : Fickle

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In love with life...


Though I no longer can
Climb Mountains
Cross rivers
Track miles
Or swing in parties,
I still have a throbbing heart
And write few words
That reaches other side of the world

……..And may be, touch hearts there

--
OSI Prompt : In love with life

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Black and White



Neither here nor there, Inbetween
Neither yes nor no, considering
Neither doing nor leaving, trying
Neither this side nor that, on the fence
Neither king nor soldier, diplomat

Neither ecstatic nor doomed, searching peace

--
OSI Prompt : Black & White

I salute you


I salute you



I salute you 
for
Your keen sense of duty
Your courage
Your poise against pointed finger
And calm against abusive language
Your silence then and now




I do not know your name
Ramesh, Raheman or Rustom
And it does not matter,
Let me tell you every common man
Respect you,
Love you in his heart
For what you are –
A dignified common man

Common man sees himself in you
Please accept his warm regards
You need not speak,
Just nod.
He will understand.
--

OSI Prompt by Leo:   Black & White
Above picture is of a security guard pointing way out to Mr. Khan (A star in Mumbai Film Industry) who is aggressively pointing finger at him. Guard held his ground.
-

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blushing



Looking down
Hiding passion
Scared little, more excited
Not wanting to say no, afraid to say yes
Waiting for a move



She lifted eyelids slowly
To find what he holds in his eyes but
Dropped it quickly
To hide what she holds in her own,
Heart beating loud
Color of her face
Said it all.
--
OSI Prompt : Crimson Red

Sunday, May 6, 2012

One Single Impression: Depression


Nothing inspire
Day is harsh
Colors of sunset gloomy
Thought of dark night scary

Miserable is my spirit
Prayers selfish
Smiles heavy
My utterances are complains
Compliments hollow
Even blessings demanding

Heart far away to be loved
And too selfish to love
Though surrounded by many
Lost in world another

Awareness that
You are always there
Lost in this black hole,
No light on other end

Faith shaky, Truth hazy
Denial deep, Options ill
Life a burden

Is death freedom?
---

OSI Prompt : Depression

Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Single Impression : Elusive

I gave my 100%
I was very positive
Hopes in heart high
Trust complete
No stone left unturned

Some progress did give hopes
Enthusiasm reinforced
Prayers often

But soon it appeared to follow the old pattern
One step forward, two backward
No light seen at the end of the tunnel
Doubts surface
Heart tender yet not ready to give up

Eyes turn to picture of Krishna
On wall in front of me
“You have right only to your efforts not the result
Comes to mind His message in Gita

 Picture seems hazy and distorted
Through tears filling eyes

-
OSI Prompt : Elusive

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Verdant space




Soul seeking
A verdant patch
Life a thirsty run



Life a thirsty run
Get a friend who care
Journey gets dear

Journey gets dear
Legs stronger and
Mind cooler

Mind cooler
Heart lighter
Soul quenched






Soul quenched
Life a verdant garden
With fragrant flowers!




-
OSI Prompt : Verdant


Monday, April 16, 2012

Shell




Snail
Carrying always with her
Her safety, her protection
Call it
Her home
She goes anywhere
And yet always at home!





And
I leave my home behind
Worrying about it when away,
Return to it every evening
To be at home!

I wonder what a strange creature this
Why does she have to carry whole home with her?

And

She wonders what an animal this
Hardly at home!
-

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

To Mother Nature


 To Mother Nature

Let me
Toast and drink to
Her Goodness
For I feel loved by her
No matter
How I destroy
And disturb the balance
Of her vital elements
For my small comforts
And
Yet pretend to be ignorant,
Both of my acts
And her love!
-

OSI : Wassail

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Inbox


Inbox

As sun sets
And day is about to end
Memories like chirping
Of returning birds
Fill the emptiness.
They never go far for long
From their home in warmth of gray cells



Hoping to find new lease of life
From grand children abroad
Or some old friends
I check my Inbox once again
Only to find more junk mails



Chirping is louder now
Sun may soon set
It will be quiet

-
OSI Prompt Inbox

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dip in Depths

Dip in Depths


I have been a seeker
Since many years
Since many lives

It used to be Books
I will dig in
Then lectures of Masters  & Gurus
But all told me what was known

It brought no change

In silence,
In its depth
Revealed are new dimensions
Knowing
Got different meaning

Words fail me, but I can say
It comes to you in depth of silence
And you do not seek it
You just be there and receive it

Every time I take a dip in depths 
And be there,
It comes in many forms
Like deep water beings of different sizes, shapes and colors
Touch me, feel me,
Some enter in to me, to remain in me
And become part of me.

With every dip
I am different

-
OSI Prompt : Transition