Month: July 2016

poetry

The Winds of Change

The little Angel Who clutched your forefinger While crossing the road Now goes grocery shopping On her own. Your adorable little monkey Whose voice was once Soft and musical Has now a deep resonance A rich baritone. A mute spectator Like a lone wolf sniffing the air I can feel …
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Caught Within the Winds

Like a chorus of angels singing Putting the separation to an end Finally, the summer arrives… Never ever did I wait for summer to come Like now I do, for You, my migratory birds To come home… As your train arrives at the station You, remind me of a bird …
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Karma: Never To Surrender Never To Yield 

By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI Almost everything in life is controllable, Fear; illusion; destruction Except for time, tide and Karma* It’s something that is endless, Never pausing for a moment To wait for us to catch up. ***** Don’t let the time go by Unnoticed and unlived Be conscious of the …
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One More Candle Needs To Be Lit

Graying strands Receding hairline 20 kgs overweight A firm decision To work them off But laziness prevails. Certain morning stiffness In my joints Age spots; Staring at my face, In the bathroom mirror And wish I hadn’t The puzzled wisdom prevails. Is it the mid-life crisis? Or just me, being a …
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Just a Wink Away

Sometimes When I lay at night I find myself floating along On the waves of expressions; Mesmerized by the poetic verses That flow through my mind Playing; taunting; teasing me To get up; compose a new verse. ***** Lost in a world of my own Disconnected from the surrounding Undetected …
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My Hidden Sanctuary

Old pictures; framed on wall Dead flowers pressed in books Of memories trapped Sleepy and peaceful Sometimes boisterous That´s where my love lies… In quietness and confidence Every secret. Every solitude. Every nervous prayer. Shall be my strength… My Hidden Sanctuary Located in the depths of my soul.  A place …
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Udhna: A Garden of Memories

Udhna: A Garden of Memories My memories now come flooding in, Of games, birthdays and garba, The warmth of home, that cooking smell; We all have memories of being fed well. **** The hearty meals and freshly baked cakes, Abundant hugs and kisses, Alphonso mangoes, piled and stacked; ready to …
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A Poisonous Sting

Grades, Marks, Syllabus, Deadline. *** 5 AM getting up 7:30 AM school 3:30 PM back home 4:30 PM onwards tuitions. *** Study till you crash Isn’t the education system too harsh? Making donkeys out of children And growing up; A punishment. *** Sometimes embarrassed; Humiliated, by teachers Anger resounding Curses …
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Slowly and Surely

Broken pieces of memory, Are all joining back, In subtle movement of my subconscious Patiently perceiving, Tiny little fragments of happiness Slowly, slowly… ***** Easy as a feather, I fell in love Slowly, peacefully, and beautifully. Stroking your chin, Stroking your cheek, My head resting on your chest, Skin to …
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I Wish I Was Still A girl

By:- Ranjeeta Nath Ghai I wish I was, A girl, Young, carefree,  Hardy, No responsibilities; Seamless horizons, Running wild, Getting knocked down, Chasing again, Careless & carefree, Wanton,  Gay abandonment, Laissez-faire,* I wish I was Still…. A girl. *** Compassionate, Ruffian, Ignorant, naive, Yet cautious; A little haughty, Headstrong, Carte blanche,** Unrestrained indulgence, …

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