Thursday, 31 December 2015

MUTTON BY MURDER


The winter morning is cold

My feet are tied!

There is music in the background

We are all  out in the garden

I used play here when I was a  kid

Mother was there too

But one day she was gone!

My friend is here with me still

He is my only hope!

Fear  grips me now!

I have a feeling of impending doom

Thanks to him

I have some comfort

In his hands I know I am forever safe!

He is my good shepherd!

From green pastures to still waters

He takes me everyday

He is my only Saviour! 

But today !

Why has he tied me down!

Why is he sharpening his knife!

Little Sid comes up now

He is my friend too

“Dad” he asks

Are we having mutton today?

“Yes son”

Today is the day of the feast!

And today there will be mutton!

Sid jumps in joy

Runs around the house

Like all little kids do

I too,  used to do so you  know!

Mutton ! mutton ! Mutton!

He says with overflowing joy !

My Saviour now  comes up to me

A prayer he says!

I too close my eyes with him

I too bleat in synchrony!

A warm feeling grows around my neck

sticky , red and warm!

As I wonder what all this mutton is about

Ouch ........  !


CREATOR IN A CERAMIC CASE


Creator in a ceramic case 



Hidden in the dusty shelf of ideas 



An elixir of immortality 



A promise of   salvation 



A soothing balm for the wounded soul 



Created for; and created by



Homo sapiens sapiens! 

STUCK WITH ME


I have scaled  the heights of  the blue mountains


I have waded though the fluffiness of the changing clouds


Through the dark and thick  forests


Through ravines and  streams


I have traveled in solitude


But no matter where I go  



I'm  still stuck with me 

FINGER POINTING TO THE MOON


Looking for the moon



The pebble sinks



The ripples are lost



The pond is stirred



And the clouds move away



The heretic says! 




No finger can ever  point to the moon! 





ARK IN THE DELUGE


Dark clouds reined the sky 

Even the sun looked away 

It was raining day and night 

But no one knew 

No one knew till the  very day 

No one knew!  

Until it all happened ! Suddenly! 



As in the days of Noah 

Even as the rain was pouring 

People were eating , drinking,  being merry 

Fighting, pushing and  rushing in a hurry 

But Suddenly! As the dams turned 

The water came !

And  suddenly ! There was no where to go !

No Noah ; No ark! 

Only water everywhere!  



Water in homes, Water in  hospitals 

Washing  away all our precious things  

Drowning  our very own loved ones 

Stranded , shattered and starving 

As  we  watched helplessly from roof tops 

The city of once glory 

Was sinking now  in this sudden deluge 

Thankfully though !

The good lord is above ; and  his grace and mercy reigns 

And so; there is still hope for mankind!



As the floods drowned the ego of every  man 

And washed away all their colors, masks and  differences 

Love rose as the ark of Noah 

And compassion  saved the sinking city !

Every man became a good Samaritan 

Every man became  a noble Noah 

One  was there for the other

And the other  was there for one 

All united ! Beyond cast creed and conditioning 

The city rose above the flood waters 

The city won over  the sudden deluge

The skies have cleared now 

And the water has receded 

Oh Lord ! As  the winter  sun now shines bright again 

We just hope and pray! 

This ark of your Love  remains! 



MEANINGFUL THIRST


The grass is too tall



The trees are scantly



There is no stream that passes by



Thorough the drying mind-scape



Thirsty for meaning



The heretic wanders on!

RELENTLESS CHATTER


Deep within the silence of the mind


There is a stirring!


A  feeling , an urge!


And then the relentless chatter !


Isn't most talking


A failing effort to protect a crumbling mask


To evade , an embarrassment


To hide a hidden hurt


To shine the light elsewhere


To drown the uneasiness of silence


To impress than to inform


To point a finger away from oneself


The heretic says!


Oh Soul!  Respect silence


Stop all this relentless chatter !


Let love do all the talking!




INNER LIGHT


In this fair of phenomena of so called life


Don't wander aimlessly, seeking treats from every stall


Don't get lured by all that is sold


Don't get seduced by its colors and music


Look inside!


Look inside; deep with in!


Where the relentless chatter of thoughts don't reach


Where there is unadulterated silence


There is a  hidden light !


Within the brilliance of  this inner light


You shall always find me!


And I shall always there with you!


For I am your spiritual light


I shall always  accompany your heart


I know you inner most desires


I know your deepest  fears


I know what calms you down


And if you wish, and  if you choose!


Come my dear friend !


I shall set you free !




GRAZING THOUGHTS

The sky is a vast and blue!




The mountains are lush green!




The clouds are fluffy white!




Untainted by the colors




My thoughts graze in silence!

NO HIDING PLACE


Birds of  desire fly over my  head



They no longer can nest here!

 

The winds keep changing directions



The  stream of life flows on



In this ever-changing mirage of the mind



Where can a soul hide !

IRONICAL LIFE


In the market place of life


Arguments over price and produce


Are loud as ever !


Men and women!


Money and goods!


One trying to  outsmart the other!


As I walk around the stalls


With nothing to sell


And nothing to buy


I laugh at them! Thinking these fools !


And they too laugh at me


Thinking!  Oh what a fool !


What an irony! This life!


WALK THIS WAY


Walking the streets of this dingy town


I'm just a man of the way


I have nothing further to seek


I have nothing left to lose


The sky is my roof


And the grass is my bed


The clouds are my companions!


They too  just  come and go


My sandals are worn out !


My head is bald; my beard is gray!


Unfettered but concerned!


Engaged but unattached !


I m just glad i walked this way !

Monday, 30 November 2015

FESTIVAL OF SOUNDS


A festival of light they said!


Woof!  woof!


But whats with all this noise today!


With my tail tucked in


My ears weeping shut


Dribbling with fear


Whichever turn i take


There is another loud bang! Bang!


A poor dog in the street


A silenced woof !


Now ! Bang bang! And Ha ha ha! 


Happy Diwali  !




BEYOND POETRY

Its late at night! 

And I’m  still up and  awake! 

Striving to write poetry  

All my  ideas have run dry

Frustration comes by

And all words seem to run away  from me!

Not far from my desk   

Cuddled up alone on our cozy bed

My beloved sleeps in

Her curly hair, softly dancing in the breeze

A glowing half smile in the depths of peace

No words , no seeking

Just sleeping in silent poetry !

Its time now , I realize

I  too must put my pen down and  huddle in

Love  needs  no fancy poetry

Love  needs no clever words

A warm hug is all that you need !


YOU ARE THE WORLD


The heart is greater than the heavens! 


Love  is vaster than space! 


yet,caught up in the cage of  concepts!


Entangled in the web of thoughts! 


Oh! Fickle mind of mine


Wake up! Break free!


Don't you know!



You are the world my friend ! 



PRAYER ANSWERING GOD

Not an  idea! 


Not a dream! 


Not a castle of hope! 


Only to you


I surrender all! 



Oh !  Prayer answering God ! 

WAR OF THE WORLD

The war of the world  is closing in! 


And this time,  your life is at stake! 

Bullets pierce, and tear flesh and life

Bombs explode, and shred dismembered organs

More blood flows on the roads

Than any heart or  vein

Oh friend! 

Oh Where will you run to!

 Oh where will you hide! 

The war of the world is closing in! 

Soon ! You too will be dead!

Like all the other million souls! 

All your dreams and achievements!

All you pleasures, desires and hopes!

All that you have, and all that you care about

All your loved ones,  you so love to protect

All of them, and you, will be soon miserably dead!

And this  time ! Where will you run! Where will you hide ! 

This is the war of the world! This war !

Is not  in a distant troubled nation! 

Nor is it in some radical mind of a terrorist

Not even in the controller of the controller of drones

But Deep within your own hatred ridden heart! 

The shield of hypocrisy will not protect you

The trench of religion will not guard you

The vest of  self-pursuit will not help you 

You were foolish to pursue the arms race of hatred!

You were foolish to use the nuclear weapons of selfishness!

Alas! Its too late now ! For you, and for humanity!

The tree of life is burning! 

The earth is soaking in your blood! 

The oceans turn red, and the waves wash away history! 

Alas! what will remain as the tombstone of man! 

GOOD BYE CRUEL WORLD

My last breath is over! 


This corpse I leave behind! 


Goodbye cruel world!


Mottled  with passion


Bloating with greed


I  lie rotting by the roadside


I once had a dream of paradise


But now,  only my stench reaches the heavens


A life lost in self pursuit


A breath purely for  self sustenance


A pointless life! 


Good !  All this is over at-last!


Alas! What else can be said!




Saturday, 31 October 2015

SHOOT ME !


Gag me! Kill me!


I am the blasphemous heretic!


Its my turn today!


Shoot me !


Shoot me as you shot them all


Shoot me !


Even as  I utter  these words


Shoot me ! 


Shoot me point blank!


Let my skull explode


Let my brains splatter


Let my curdled blood flow


The heretic still says! 


Listen you fools!


The last drop of blood  will drain from my carcass !  


But Love eternal; shall   forever  flow !


LUDICROUS DREAM

Myriad of  surreal moments!


An empurpled fuge !


Pointless pains ! 


Meaningless gains! 


Vacillating between!


The grand delusion of “self” !


A snap here !


A  tug there !


Now tangled  and mangled till demise!


A stranded puppet  in a ludicrous dream



I smile at all  this  absurdity!