Friday, 13 November 2015

Down Under

Came across this girl
In the land down under.

Had the blackest black hair
So lovely, so perfect.
This ridiculous half-smile,
Oh grace!

Debated on who the worst 
dancer on the planet was;
And her inappropriate friend
supposedly "REALLY GOOD".

She wondered how people
Graciously accepted compliments
Said she didn't believe 
When people told her that she was-

Yet, I know not her name,
Spoke for but a few fleeting minutes;
Oh if only!

No! Stay away.
I'd build you, raise you, make you fly.

But then,
I'd crush you, break you, make you crash.

Oh, if only!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Chasing Happiness

Looking everywhere
Ever in a race
Lifting rocks and boulders
In a never ending haste.

Ever in a quest
To seize the impossible
Man's greatest fault
Chasing happiness.

Friends, cafes, shared giggles
Books, music, paint
Family, strangers, a stray or a pet
Hidden in the mundane.

Stop. Take a pause;
take a breath.
If you'd only look
Happiness is all around.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Words in ink

It's all in my head,
these words, they don't suffice;
Stories from a time,
of pain, tears and love.

Trying desperately to win,
this struggle for words,
never thought I would be
lost for things to say.

Every word written here
Right from the heart.
Every circled i and crossed t
reminders of you and me.

The smell of you enthralls
The thought, captivates
The sight, warms
The touch, ecstasy.

Emotions come flooding
My heart feels warm,
never felt this way before,
Holding this letter;
holding you.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The woman in the mirror

This one's for whenever you doubt yourself or feel down.

Been repeated over and over
I've said it again and again
but I'll say it a million times if i have to,
You're amazing.

When everyone around's chasing
after fake, plastic beauty
Girl you stay true
The world needs more of you.

When all are engrossed in appearances,
No regard to health or wit
Standing out from the crowd
Babe,you are the best.

A mind as sharp as yours
with an equally rocking body;
you make every woman jealous.
Yes, be proud of yourself.

So look in that mirror
and see what i see:
The woman that I love, adore

Looking, smiling right back.

A million miles

Just like yesterday
The memory of you remains
Clearer than crystal,
I see your perfect face.

Swaying to the gentle rhythm
of the midday metro train
content here, across from you
I watch the girl of my dreams.

A gentle smile this way
Among friends to avoid trouble
in a world where anyone's a spy
wish it's just you and I.

People all around us,
yet all I see is you
As hair falls across your face,
that sight of you, stuck in my brain.

If this night would never end
I'd be below that one window
See you wave, see you smile
For you, I'd walk a million miles.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Is it enough?

A world dominated by chaos
Nothing makes sense anymore
One trail after the other
Thought after thought, i wonder.

Is passion enough?
Does love alone suffice?
Blinded by prejudice;
all around, lies.

What happened to family,
Days when that was all a man cared?
Father and son, set out together
Mother and daughter, united as one.

Look around; presently you'll see
Everyone's changed from family.
what I want, what I like
Me, me and me.

What happened to chivalry
When everyone cared about each other
Honesty, forgiveness, compassion
All but souvenirs of the past.

Couples that run away
In unbroken love
It's all they need,
As long as they're together.

Where's asking permission;
Sincere, open, trusting relations
Blessings or misery, a harsh choice
Does love alone suffice?

Sometimes it does,
sometimes it doesn't
Heights of joy, depths of pain,
Love surely makes it all worthwhile.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Somewhere in Venice

Through the streets
In between canals
As day gave way to dusk
I found myself, lost.

Every step further
Deeper into the labyrinth
Amidst strange cafes and wines
Lost in a sinking city.

Wandering with a greater purpose
than to just come out
With every corner, passing turn
Finally begin seeing myself.

The gondolier sways the oar
Rowing the newly wed couple
A special day to remember,
Memories for a lifetime together.

The sun's finally gone
As the city bustles with life
A man walks to his upset woman,
An embrace, a kiss.

Life goes on, undaunted
The harsh truth forgotten
That beneath all this life
The city is slowly dying.

Then I walk out
The grand canal finally shows
That life in the moment is what matters,
When lost somewhere in Venice.