Thursday, April 7, 2011

Response to Challenge

Response to Challenge

Time and again
Scams and scandals are exposed,
Seen on TV,
Read in News papers.
This is not new.

What is new and worrying is
Confidence of corrupts and
Smiles of accused.

It challenges -
Says “what the hell can you do?”

Youth of India is out to show
What can possibly be done.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

To Mr. Afridi, with love.

Big Heartedness

Different cultures,
Different belief systems and
Different ways of living
Have space in hearts of Indians
Hearts that include.

It is so since many centuries.

Big heartedness is to see greatness,
To see bigness.
You have missed the point, Mr. Afridi.

Please do come again
With an open heart.
A heart that wins..... hearts.

This is in response to comments by Pakistani cricket team captain Mr. Afridi to press, on his return after a tour to India that Indians do not have big hearts.

Sunday, April 3, 2011



I have no date of birth, nor do I have any place of birth.
I flow freely & no boundaries can contain me.
I am powerful & spread like wild epidemic
Virus that spread me reside in idle minds.

I give sleepless nights. I make many feel guilty.
I make many hide their faces. I shake confidence of many.
I give heartburns & I break hearts.
I break relationships. I ruin careers.
I make many shed tears.

Goal focused activity & creativity are my foes.
Best way to make me powerless is to ignore me.

They may call me
Hearsay or just chit-chat.

GOSSIP is my name.

(OSI Prompt : Epidemic)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Once again

Sweep all that is written
So I can start afresh!

Written for One Shoot Sunday: A Poetry Challenge
inspired by Roger’s prompt

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heart needs few words

He kept on giving
And details……..
On and on……..

She calmly listened.....
Without saying a word.

At last when he was exhausted,

She slowly put her hands on his.
Her eyelids closing slowly,
……Pause of few moments
Transmitted the essence.

“I am sorry”
Was his response


Tears from his eyes carried with it
Hollow logic.


(OSI Prompt : Hollow)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Not Funny!

Not  funny!

He said no, she accepted,
He was not cooperative, she was patient
He threw tantrums, she kept quiet
He lied, she understood
He ignored, she tolerated
He criticized, she remained positive.

When he turned sarcastic:
Witty though it seemed
It pierced deep,
Hurting CHILD in her.

Reacting sharply,
She exited the scene.

OSI prompt : Sarcastic
Festival of    COLORS

May your life be filled with colors

Monday, March 14, 2011

For all Seasons (Pi-Ku)

For all seasons (Pi-ku)

Care or not
True Love blossom.

For OSI Pi-ku contest

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Passions...... Pain & Pleasure

Passions…. pain  &  pleasure

Want to win, control, gain…..
Ego rules,
Passions run high
Reasons are subordinated.
Reasons followed as fear looms
Pain persists.

When her conscious turned to giving,
Passions take different shape.
Creativity and enthusiasm.
Heart sings.
Passionate about her work,
Joy and love flows.
OSI Prompt  : Passionate

Sunday, March 6, 2011



They met at a bus stop
An accidental event?
… be remembered for rest of their life!!

He won a lottery
By chance? buy a car and meet with an accident!

She happened to go to the same restaurant
By chance?
….and find there her husband with his girlfriend!

Does anything happen accidentally?
Or…… is it well designed,






OSI Prompt :  Accidental