Microwave Madam

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She’s new to the building and here’s what they say,

She has a career, and is out at work all day.

Comes home late from the office, is NEVER around,

To chat with the women, when they all gather down. Continue reading Microwave Madam

If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

A ‘Found’ Essay

I decided to use ‘found’ lines from my own poems, using techniques for writing found poetry. More on this in my post Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

Reading a little bit of ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ by Gill Sims made me want to try my hand at a different style of writing. Light hearted, but with a message.

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Continue reading If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai.

We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry.

It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different the poems of each participant were.

The workshop started with an explanation on found poetry, and how we were to work on our poems. And then, we got started with our assignments.

Here’s the poems I wrote at the workshop, with a brief note on each exercise. Continue reading Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

Teach them

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A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings.

Forgive and forget, that’s what they say,

So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Continue reading Teach them

Stand up and fight for what is right

121 candles-1645551_1920Stand up and fight for what is right,

With words  imperfect, but a heart that’s alright.

Be the flame that sheds light – alive and strong,

When society wants a display of money, or when you see something wrong. Continue reading Stand up and fight for what is right

Occupational Therapy

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If you’re feeling bored and have nothing to do,

Just pray for someone to leave some shares to you!

You’ll have forms to fill and submit to the bank,

Affidavits, attested copies & hopefully a signature mismatch! Continue reading Occupational Therapy