Please pray for our leaders to walk in the light, Whether they do on their own, or because they’re forced to – either is alright. Pray for us all, that we can be the pressure, That we hold on to our values, and let honesty be our measure. Pray that we care for the onesContinue reading “Dear India, Please pray.”
Men-Oh-Pause, give your wives a break,
Don’t get up and leave them to wash up the plates.
They’re on their feet before every meal,
Cooking and washing and keeping the home clean.
Should I vote for you or should I vote for your brother, The one who will guide you when darkness takes over. Or, should I vote for the winner, support the fair weather friend, Who will swing different ways, depending upon who wins. Will I examine my values when I press that button, Think ofContinue reading “Will I vote?”
I visit my friend and she’s at the table, Feeding her son who is perfectly able, To eat on his own. He’s almost a teen! I wonder why it is that she just can’t see. With a spoon in her hand and love in her heart, This is her way of bringing him up. HeContinue reading “Change the woman, to change the man”
Do women deserve a weekly off or do they need to pay, For the sins of their husbands mother, On that seventh day? The mother who did what she thought was right, Who never took a break. Who was an obedient daughter-in-law, who accepted without a fight. ‘Cos she learned from her own mother,Continue reading “The Sins Of Their Father’s Mother”
Kharghar is burning and nobody cares. There’s often a strong smell of smoke in the air. Garbage collection is not a routine, And waste segregation still is a pipe dream. Kharghar stinks and nobody cares, The stench of chemicals sometimes fills the night air. The cool of the season brings a mist early morning, ThatContinue reading “Kharghar is burning”
The world will not end if we put up our feet, For 20 minutes each day. The world will not end if we eat left overs, More than once in a way. The world will not end if we go meet our friends, And we’re not there to serve you your lunch. It’s these breaksContinue reading “Not Wonderwoman”
I could let the dal cook and not give it a look, Let it stick to the base of the pot. Then skim off the top, throw the burned part out, And not worry about the waste, if what’s left suits my taste. But the bottom of the pot holds the flavour, That makes theContinue reading “The pot-stirrer”
You’re the breeze that knocked me over, And I’m lying on the floor. I struggle to rise, clinging to hope. I’m in a better place now, but still struggle to cope. You’re the breeze that knocked me over, That left me lying on the floor. Fear and anger helped me rise, And gave me theContinue reading “The breeze that knocked me over”
I loved you so I never said no. I wanted you to have order in your life so I cleaned up after you. Now, you’re growing up and I can’t face the tantrums. You don’t have the ability to take the knocks that life will give you and you don’t have the independence you need toContinue reading “I loved you”
I chose you and I lost my ability to see. I couldn’t see your failings, though I was aware of them before. It’s not that I was blind, but that I didn’t want to see. Deep down inside, I think accepting your flaws was a reflection on me. Because you were MY choice. I choseContinue reading “My choice”
“Just have a baby, put your child in a creche, and continue with what you were doing before you had a baby. That’s what I did…” That’s what a friend said to me in an effort to pressure me into having a baby! I just stared at her in total shock. I could see howContinue reading ““Children don’t need time””