Saturday, 11 January 2014

WORDS OF A HERETIC


Walking barefoot on a deserted beach


The restless oceans roars



The cool sea breeze is no longer soothing


Each grain of sand I step on


Leaves me gritty with dissatisfaction


Dissatisfaction with life!


Dissatisfaction with existence itself!


Loneliness now; once solitude


Now an unbearable burden!


In this journey of life


I have walked too far away!


Too far away from the face of normality! 


Through roads not traveled by


Through mountains and valleys


To a jungle of thoughts and insight


I now stand  here alone!  


No one else can see my unprecedented plight!


No one else can feel; no one else can understand!


The view from my pointless eyes!


Too mystical for the scientific


Too scientific for the mystical


Too spiritual for the atheist


Too blasphemous for the pious


Too nihilistic; too eternal


Too cynical! Too philosophical!   


My words resonate as a mere heretic!  


Can’t anyone see the common face of reality?


Can’t anyone see the beauty of its sempiternal smile?


In this journey, to the peak of understanding


With no one to speak the same language


With no one to share the same cup of tea


Caught up in a forest of feelings



Oh! How long can I walk alone in silence? 










BRIDAL VEIL



Dangling heavy earrings!


A necklace so new!


Cheeks rosy when you blush


As you smile in secrecy


The mesmerizing twinkle in your eyes


Rich lips of colour and form


All of these ; still shying away behind your bridal veil


Oh pretty lady!


Let the wedding bells ring!




JUST SO




Think!



And things are just so!



Don’t think!



And things are just so!



Things or no nothings!




It’s just; just so! 


NOTHING AS IT SEEMS



The evening sky is warm




Darkness is cold and near




Wandering thoughts and feelings!  




Nothing is as it seems! 




Friday, 10 January 2014

ROSES AND LILIES



A lump of flesh; a heap of bones



Falling down now with a final thump



As blood embraces the evening soil



Let the roses and lilies sprout


TWO WORDS



Coming and going!




Just two words!




Entangled by them




The “I” struggles on!



SIMPLE LIFE



 
Now you see me




Now you don’t




Life is simple




Keep it so!




STILL AFLOAT



Neither here; neither there


My soul is restless; my mind wanders


 Mighty Passion has now toppled my boat


Paddling desperately in the battling waves


And breathlessly gasping for air


I wonder in astonishment!



 What is that still keeps me afloat? 


HIDDEN BATTLES



Each man for himself!


Battling a different beast


Different swords


Different wounds  


A hidden battle within 


You know nothing about!


So dear friend! The heretic says! 



Be kind!! 


LAST CRY



Singing softly by the setting sun 



As the sword of death slits my throat



Even my last cry!



Falls in perfect tune!



Oh! How perfect is this music of life






A STORY



A story now! Once true!



You and I




Together then!




Now no more!



WINGS OF HOPE



Every step is the last one



Every step is new



Walking each step! Being mindful!  



Let my wings of hope burn away!  







BLUE AGONY



The sky is weeping




My heart is stretched!




Blue and beating!




Pumping only agony!




Oh! Why does life still go on? 

CHEMICAL DOWNPOUR



The sky is a clogged drain


The earth; a mere pile of trash


Clouds of scum and sewage


Trickle down


Trickle down as filth and rain 


Hand in hand in this chemical down pour


Strolling along and evading puddles


Oh careless earthlings!



Can an umbrella protect your souls? 


ROOSTER'S CROW

Peter didn't you know


The rooster will crow! 


Not once; not twice


 To err! But thrice!


Peter didn't you realize


This day will come!


Knowing your weakness


Shouldn't you have been more mindful?


The Gracious lord may have forgiven you


But!  Oh Peter the Apostle!


Can you ever forgive yourself!





CURLY TWIRLS AND ANKLETS



The sound of your anklets is soothing music!  


A glimpse of your smile; is the touch heaven on earth


Your veiled face; your curly twirls!


A divine embodiment of beauty!


And even by chance!


If our glances meet! 


Oh! What else can be the bliss of enlightenment!






CRAVING CORPSE



Waiting to become ashes


My burning corpse craves!


Caught within the ravaging flames of desire


 Lust, anger and hate!


Oh! Friendly undertaker


 Incinerate my soul too! 





CAGE OF ILLUSIONS



My heart is a fluttering bird




Once yearning to fly away




Seduced by this colourful cage of illusions  




Oh! How long will it stay?  





ETERNAL ANSWER



The one who asks; does not know!  


He is the answer!  


He is the seeker; he is the sought


Unaware; caught up in the blazing flames


The anger rages on; and passion surges


Smoke still blinds my eyes!


Oh seeking soul!


Leave behind the worldly questions that you seek!


For, you are the eternal answer!


The answer that you have been always looking for!





SOLITARY DISTRESS



Awakened by distress


Deserted by sleep


The heart is a roaring ocean


The mind is a raging storm


You! My only respite  



Oh Solitude!


 You too do not flee!






MYSTERIOUS LIFE


Delicate and evanescent


The mesmeric flower withers away


Yet, growing each moment


Lush green and exuberant


The beauty of the garden gently flourishes 


Oh Mysterious life!  



Will you not share your secrets with me? 



WORN OUT DONKEY



The burden of existence is overwhelming


This donkey is wary of its weight


My hooves are worn out


And my loose teeth rattle


My legs too will soon give away


Oh! How much longer will my master lead me this way?  






MY BELOVED HAS LEFT


Adornments and decorations still hang


Even as the wedding bells keep silent



Running amok! Wailing! Seeking!


Finally I now realize


My beloved has left!


Vows to make and promises to keep


A new life we imagined!


But sadly now! Alas!


Leaving nothing but her absence


My beloved has left!   


No more business for me here now


No more wishes to make


No more promises to keep


Oh! Lonesome heart! 


Whither is the burial ground!


DEAD END



It’s a dead end

This journey, this path!

It’s all a dead end!

All that you hope

All that you achieve

All that you dream

All of this flamboyant life  

In the end!  


It is all just only a dead end! 




SEEDLESS SELF



The seed is the same as the flower


Birth is the same as death


Happiness is nothing but sorrow


And creation is just annihilation


In this world of the inseparable


The heretic says!



Why cling on to illusion of self? 


THE MIDDLE PATH


Attachment idealizes! 



Hatred demonizes!



Somewhere in between



Covered by the fallen leaves



The lonesome road meanders !  







HOUSE OF MY MASTER


Mystical colours; magical music

Bliss in every form and hue

Fragrance of happiness in the enchanted air!

Welcome! Oh friend!

For, this is the house of my master!

Everyone is equal here! 

And each one is a precious guest!

Overflowing in his divine Love!

All are dancing here!  

Dancing in this house of glory

In this blissful house!

There is no more death; no more salvation

Just colour and music!

No fear; no frustration

In this house of my master

There is only colour and music!

Dancing to the mystical music

Intoxicated on Love

I have lost my identity

I have truly lost my self!

Lost myself;   in this colour and music!

 Oh faithful friend !

You too must come; to this colour and music

You too, must lose your self

Oh! Loving friend!

Welcome home to this house of my master!



WAITING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL




The morning is quiet



The sky in blue



Waiting for your arrival



Can my mind be free?






SHATTERED VASE



The beauty of the vase lies shattered  


Falling helplessly to the cold marble floor 


The colourful flowers lie scattered


And the sweet fragrance still lingers in the air


As the vanity and pride in me humbly vanish


And the shell of conceit is cracked open  


Oh! Potter of the wheel of life!


Let the miracle of your Love set me free






KEY PARADOX




Stuck in a key chain forever


Cut out for locking for life


I am a key


I can only set free! 


Opening up


Desires and treasures


 From the lock that only fits


Yet bound and bunched up with the other keys



Oh! What a helpless life! 



SELF LESS BUTTERFLY


A long slumber it has been

Chained to my own secretions!  

A cocoon of habits!

A pupa of conditioning!

But now I've finally blossomed!

My shell of conceit has been shed 

And colours of love fill my new form

My wings are crisp and new

And nectar and pollen fill the morning air

In this blissful new life of enlightenment

Let me fly away to freedom!




EMU




The sky is vast and endless



The heart is lonely



As a wingless bird set free



Whither can I fly?







CURLY TWIRLS



Curly twirls; a resplendent smile


More than a pretty face


A kind heart and a wise mind


So close; so hard to part


Beauty or my beloved


No mirror can say!




LAILA'S EYES



Laila!  Oh Laila !


Oh!  You have such beautiful eyes!


Which one of them is prettier 


Can any foolish lover say?


One is filled with beauty


 The other is pretty and wise


Which one is which?


Only the wise man can say! 


Inseparable; yet separate


A pretty nose; a pretty face


Oh beautiful eyes of Laila!  


Which one of you will Majnun kiss?






PLASTIC BOMBER


Neither dead; neither alive!

Yet!

Gripped by fatal devotion!

Silently waiting for the moment!

My heart and timer both tick on!

Caught between an idea and a button

As I still say my last prayer

 The fate of the soulless hangs pointlessly with me!  

And finally! The moment of!

The deafening violence!

My heart explodes in evanescent bliss

And my mind evaporates

Scattering with it my love everlasting for you

Oh my Beloved!

With splattered brains and shredding plastic!

 I finally enter!


Enter into thy ever merciful gates of heaven! 


SEEKING YOU



Seeking you!


I have given up all my hope!


I have wandered enough


Now I have grown old


Oh! My Beloved


Let me now die in peace!


CRAZY LOVER



I am no Muslim, I’m no Buddhist


I’m no Christian; I am no Jew


Neither am I lost; nor have I found the truth


I’m Just a crazy lover


Seeking my beloved


I am in Love; that’s the only thing I know!  


All you faithful can fight over ideas


But dear friends



Just let me love in peace! 



GENTLE BREEZE



Oh!  Gentle breeze!  


Tell me who I am


In and out


You enter me


With every breath 


You fill me!


You give me the gift of life!


Tell me, Oh gentle friend!

  
Sans body; sans soul!


Who am I?





PSYCHEDELIA




Rabbit is a habit!



Seaweed is blue!



The secrets of the shadow! 




Is light green or true?  






COME ASHORE


Sweetest smile; bedazzling eyes

Yet miles away from my heart

Oh my beloved!

Will you ever know the gripping pain?

 Hidden deep within this lover’s heart!  

As silent tears flow

And the waves of the unfettered ocean

Strikes the broken hearted shore

The Ocean weeps; the earth remains silent

Oh my beloved!   Bedazzling and sweet!


Will you come ashore to me? 


BUTTERFLY BY NIGHT



The butterfly is free



The cocoon is empty



Sky is the only limit



But as darkness grows



Beware!



The long night is near!   


BLINDMAN BY THE SUNSET



The sun sets over the green hill



The crimson evening is over



As the darkness of the black night begins



Alone in a corner



The blind man sings in bliss!







MRITHYU

Every moment of my life; you are so near!  

Each and every moment!

 I even feel you breathing!

I reach out to you, to hold you in my arms

But each time you cleverly slip away

Oh Final unifier of all

Why do you keep evading me?

Friends we are from birth

Why then keep secrets from me

Hand in hand; as we stroll together

Through gardens and ravines

Time has moved us even closer now

Oh Dear friend! This journey of life is getting so tiresome

And I’m wary of your game of hide and seek

Oh!  Great friend Mrithyu (Death)

Take me home with you! 


LINGERING MUSIC


The strings of my harp are broken


The drummers are nowhere to be found


The singers have all run away


But tell me oh Mind! 


Just sitting in silence by the cold stone wall



Why does music still linger in my ears ?  

LET GO


The black hole of craving!



The illusion understanding!



The silence of suffering!



The anger of denial!



Oh! Just let go!  








WOUNDED SOUL

In this cloudless sky of silence

Words have a no more meaning

My hands shiver!

My eyes are tearing up!

It’s been a long time!

My mouth is parched up and dry

As the moonlight creeps up behind the hills of sorrow

As even darkness wears a brighter face

Will the shadow of my wounded soul

Smile behind the veil of hope?





SERPENT WITHIN

Wordless cravings , writhing within!




Urging actions, forbidden!




Green was the apple; when eve had bitten!





Heed not oh soul; to the serpent within! 


















PARTHIAN THUD

In this merry go round of life

Don't get too dizzy!

Don’t get too carried away!

What takes you up today!  

Will also you bring down!

You may feel high now

But you too, will hit the ground

Some care for you

Some don’t! 

You care for some

For some, you don’t! 

Despite all this entanglement! 

Whether you trip or not

We’ll all fall down!



Falling freely to the ground!

The one and all, fixed destination!

Each one, has only a different trajectory!  

Some enter early!

Some just linger!

Some leave you helpless!

Some; you just don’t care!  

Despite all of this disparity

Sooner or later!

All of us will end with a parthian thud!

So dear friend!  The heretic says!

Dive down with ebullience!  











WUTHERING WOOS

Vitriolic wishes!



Wuthering woos!



Vanquished and vandalized!



A vicious mind vindicating passion!




Oh how Venomous can it get!