Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

 

Easy way out…

June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Easy way out… She brings out the worst in me I justify Can’t help but be Imprudent, snobbish, berating Pretentious, narrow, mean She provokes my ill-will And forces me to be what I am not Her words sear me And compel me to spit venom too Others know us to be closest still We maintain [...]

Space

June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Space I asked him for appraisal Insisting on honesty He was It needed reworking Loads of it It has potential though He ended Aah…got my straw To hang on I sighed! I knew I had to View the glass half full And fill up the empty bit But before the reconstruction I had to ‘be’ [...]

Prayers

June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Prayers I sat in prayer In all earnestness With rosary beads Between my fingers Mantra Om namah shivay On my lips I began chanting My mind took off I deliberated on Sachin’s batting Planned the dinner’s menu Included a dessert After all it was Friday night Kids deserved the treat I heard the domestic staff [...]

I thought…

March 18th, 2010Posted by raksha

I thought… I was sure I was in the right all along Love, intent, concern, efforts Everything in place True for most mothers, isn’t it? I thought I thought I listened when you talked But I never really did hear You sensed that, didn’t you? Saw that I waited only for you to finish So [...]

Madness

September 23rd, 2009Posted by raksha

Madness To pretend to be driven by goodness at all times To rush in and excuse or justify the amoral and immoral within With ‘I would’ if ‘I could’ To make space for other’s corruption Trading that he does the same for you Winning allies by bartering ‘Self’ Feeling relieved in collective depravity Aah! I [...]

The everpresent ‘I’

February 19th, 2009Posted by raksha

I Yet again ‘It’ assailed me In the most unlikely settings At a place so public Brimming with people, aromas, announcements Airport is no place for deep personal reflections Yet it came not heeding the inopportune venue Commanding exclusivity Forcing the rest to fade ‘It’ whispered though “Who are you?” “Why are you here?” “Where [...]

Pretension

October 13th, 2008Posted by raksha

Pretense It was a musical evening They were all avowed music lovers The prefect guests in the perfect setting Wine, open sky, moonlit night The artist’s satin-smooth voice His compelling voice Heart-wrenching lyrics Did not make them cry Make them mourn a love lost Make them celebrate a love earned The open inviting sky Did [...]

Twisted

August 5th, 2008Posted by raksha

Twisted Friendship worked on for over years Good times made better with rejoicing Bad time tided through with support Special days made more fun with celebrations Undying commitment pledged Over and over again Bitching (of others) sessions done full blast Risks taken, secrets shared Skeletons exposed To endorse closeness To impress the uniqueness That ‘we’ [...]

Unproductive

July 25th, 2008Posted by raksha

Unproductive There is an obvious disconnect For I respond even to the infinitesimal But The ink does not flow The brain does not articulate Cannot appropriate words Make them flow in effective sentences Even though emotions pique Expression evades I have turned into an observer Recording everything People-their inanities and grandeur Nature-its creative and destructive [...]

Easy way out…

February 26th, 2008Posted by raksha

Easy way out… She brings out the worst in me I justify Can’t help but be Imprudent, snobbish, berating Pretentious, narrow, mean She provokes my ill-will And forces me to be what I am not Her words sear me And compel me to spit venom too Others know us to be closest still We maintain [...]