A Full Circle

It has to be a full circle to show you your face, A mirror that reveals that hidden, dark place. The good that rings true, plus the faults that you hide, Life will take you on it’s roller coaster ride. It has to be a full circle because you have to pay, The piper youContinue reading “A Full Circle”

A Guide To Help You Shop

She wants a notebook when she asks for a COPY The lady at the counter gives her a packet of COFFEE! PAN PEN and PIN, they’re all pronounced like PAIN, No nothing hurts, everything is as right as rain. A ONE-PIECE is a dress – you can’t wear it to swim, A BLOUSE means aContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”

If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

If I was God, I would want to make sure women outlived the men in their family. Not all, but some at least. Genetics, and hormones do this for us, most of the time. But I would want this because I have seen the Indian man. You know, the Indian man who can’t find hisContinue reading “If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay”

5 Years A Victim

The sins of the mother, come down to her son, But how long should we blame her for what he’s become? One year of marriage – a journey together, That year during which we learn more about each other. Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle, Three to feel the need toContinue reading “5 Years A Victim”

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 theContinue reading “Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry”

Teach them

Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Forgive, but don’t forget. That’s my advice, They’ve shown you what they are with those small, hurtful slights. Remember. Be wise. Love them, but with care. Because they WILL try again, and you’ll set them rightContinue reading “Teach them”

How to be a relaxed housekeeper

If there’s too much to clean, just throw it all out. When you have cabin fever, just get out of the house! Cook simple and easy everyday, You can go out for something different once in a way. Do the chores badly if your kids won’t help, They’ll learn it’s better if they do itContinue reading “How to be a relaxed housekeeper”

This busy

9 to 5 equals 7 to 7, On days that are busy, they’re home after eleven. Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight, It’s what they expected, but this busy isn’t right. So she gives up her job to stay at home, Life gets more relaxed and the stress is all gone. DoubleContinue reading “This busy”

Let the light shine

  Let the light shine strong on all this hate shine true and bright before it’s too late. Help the world make that change even if it’s small stay true and strong until it helps us all. Let the light shine so strong that obliterates anger and helps us work for a social structure thatContinue reading “Let the light shine”

Lets Accept That We Don’t See

Lets not be like the blind man who has met with the elephant, Who knows just one part but thinks the knowledge of others is irrelevant. Lets find comfort in difference, and give everyone a voice, Lets not be offended when their way is not our choice. Know that there are so many parts andContinue reading “Lets Accept That We Don’t See”

Stand up and fight for what is right

Stand 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. Stand up and be strong, do not be afraid, Sometimes, we have to dig up theContinue reading “Stand up and fight for what is right”

She’s there for a reason

She’s there for a reason and her reason is money. If you’re not doing well she won’t find your jokes funny! She can’t understand why you treat her so well, When here purse is empty and her budget’s shot to hell. So she gets suspicious and stays away, From friends with values that might teachContinue reading “She’s there for a reason”

Can we stop and just listen?

Can we stop and just listen to what they say? ‘Cos the wheel will keep turning until every dog has it’s day. Can we withhold judgement even when we don’t agree? Even when their ideas make us want to shout and scream? Because foolish or brilliant, we all have a role, And the fool mightContinue reading “Can we stop and just listen?”

Paint The Town RED

  We’re the women who dress up to visit our mothers. We live by our own standards, don’t paint us with your colour. Blow dry our hair and put on our best dress, No, it’s not a night out to paint the town red! We take less care when we go out with our men,Continue reading “Paint The Town RED”

Occupational Therapy

  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! Occupational therapy and places to go, Always something to do on the  days that go slow. WeContinue reading “Occupational Therapy”

Comfort Food and Writing

A home that’s relaxed needs organisation and routine, Things bought in advance, and no last minute cooking. But there’s just one thing that used to cause me stress, Paperwork and clearing my inbox, something I’d rather attend to a lot less. But now, I have a method that never fails, A coping strategy for after,Continue reading “Comfort Food and Writing”

The Piano Practise’r’s

They go to the piano on days that are sad, On days they feel happy, or to let out their mad. On days that go well and on days they feel taxed, Because, most important of all – they play to relax. Listen to music for joy – not as homework. Different genres and stylesContinue reading “The Piano Practise’r’s”

A visit to Dr Google

We visit the doctor once a year, When we’re not feeling too good. Just to be sure all is clear. The doctor tells us to have some tests, But we decide to try lifestyle changes, and a little rest. We raid the kitchen on Grandma’s advice, Try home remedies and walk our way to a healthierContinue reading “A visit to Dr Google”

She’s the bottom of the barrel

  She’s like the bottom of the pot, where the spoon scrapes. When there’s less inside, to put on our plates. The bottom of the barrel that bears the pressure, When it’s filled to the brim and there’s no ease or leisure. The support for the busy of everyone else, And when she’s not well,Continue reading “She’s the bottom of the barrel”