A very old poem I wrote when I was suffering from clinical depression and couldn’t see any hope ahead. They say life is not a bed of roses You say everyone goes through one But tell me, dear, for once Do you know what it is really like? To witness life as a car crash Hear everything you held close Breaking like glass, … Continue reading Death
They say everyone has a demon to fight, I have met mine. It sits between my heart and throat, I fear if it wakes up, It won’t let me move. I fear, either it would pierce my heart open or project my inner darkness on the world. Sometimes I fight, often I lose; I sit silently for hours until it goes. I threaten I would … Continue reading The Demon Inside Me
Can I ask you a question? You sure can. What’s the boiling point of water? It’s 100-degree Celsius I suppose. What’s the boiling point of blood? Why do you ask such an absurd question? Well, I’ve always had my haemoglobin low. So, I wonder that’s where all my blood goes. It boils & evaporates in the thin air Every time I hear a girl is … Continue reading The Boiling Point Of Blood
As a small kid, I yearned for an elder sister. I did have cousins who were in their late teens. But they lived in the village and we could afford to visit them only once a year- during the summer vacation. Summers in rural Odisha during the early ’90s when inverters were yet to become a thing was particularly difficult. But even the Sun God … Continue reading Smile
कभी कभी जब राहें चलते चलते एक अंत पर आती हैं तो खुद से मन पूछ बैठता है- अब आगे क्या? बस यही है अंत सभी उड़ानों का? क्या सचमुच यही है अंत- अनंत में ढूँढता है उत्तर अपने ही प्रश्न का एक वक़्त था जब पैरों में सामर्थ्य नहीं था खड़े होने का ऊँगली पकड़ संभलते, अपनी राह तय करते थे कच्ची उम्र … Continue reading अब आगे क्या?
Waking up on an autumn morn, I can hear the silence everywhere. Neither the rattling noise of the fan Nor the clicking of the AC stabilizer, The morning is here without the dawn And I feel a little closer to the nature. A faint streak of light far in the sky, Glistening like a distant floodlight. My cognizance mingling with a trance, Distant memories … Continue reading The autumn dew
It was a lovely day…… The Sun had already gloomed and was too tired to stand straight. Clouds intermingled to form a mesh to protect the Sun from falling down. Moist breeze bathed in Earth’s scent came forward to sway the cradle of Nature. I too was playing… with my small black locks, running my fingers through the hair. It was obvious… I was … Continue reading Is it a dream…..
Everyday, you give me a reason to fight- to fight with me, to fight with you. Everyday, you make me feel like color blue. Even though I know- you are a stranger to me, to my feelings, My heart recognizes you as someone own. Even today when I am alone on the deserted roads of life I look for you I expect you to come … Continue reading Random thoughts-3
Everyday, I come across millions of new faces But, there’s not a single one Which I love watch sleeping. Everyday, I am introduced to hundreds of new name But, there’s not a single one that makes my heart skip a beat. Everyday, I walk across thousands of people But, there’s no one who make me tremble at a glance. Everyday, I talk and laugh and … Continue reading Random thoughts-2
Days were sunny and bright Air was cool and breezy The earth covered with grass The sky was clear as glass I lived in the valley of flowers Held up by an arc called rainbow The butterflies were my allies Sweetest dreams abode my eyes One day, the sun gloomed Chilly winds replaced the breeze I knew the day had come I had to leave … Continue reading Hope will find its way…..