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
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


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

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


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?


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:

OSI Prompt : Tree

Sunday, November 25, 2012

One single Impression : Nest

They have wings
And have flown away
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


Two hearts
Happy alone
Create and spread love together


Two hearts
Seeking love,
Soon, are lonely together!

OSI  Prompt :  Marraige

Sunday, November 11, 2012


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 :

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 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


Each heartbeat
Each breath
One with the whole

Nothing special has to happen
Nothing else wanted

Each moment,
Linked with another
Yet complete and

To Love
To create
To share

OSI Prompt : Free

Sunday, October 7, 2012


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, 
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

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



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


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

OSI Prompt : Constant

Sunday, September 9, 2012



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



Blues of past
Violate Pink of heart
Colors of life

Haiku Height Prompt: Color
OSI Prompt: Violate


Just on the surface
Violate nothing

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


Changed glasses
For better vision
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
“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
Knowledge &

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



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


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


Words used to describe union of two hearts:

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

OSI Prompt: Lump

Sunday, July 15, 2012



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


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


No makeup or youth
Beauty sparkles through eyes
Purity within support

Haiku Heights Prompt : Support
OSI Prompt : Crystal


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
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 …… live

Take off.


OSI Prompt : waiting

Sunday, June 10, 2012


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
Giving that fulfills self?


OSI Prompt : Wanting


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 
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


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