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”

The musings of a Roaming Catholic

Do you believe in God but shun religion? Feel that faith strong and quiet will shine out from within? Jai Shree Ram or Praise The Lord, Or Allah Hu Akbar, to me there’s just one God. I can use any name but they all mean the same, For me there’s only Jesus, and I canContinue reading “The musings of a Roaming Catholic”

How to learn a new piano piece

  Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG, Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog. Go through the motions on days that it’s tough, Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough. Later it’s SEP ‘cos you’ll pick it apart, Exploring aurals and technique till it gets in your heart. BecauseContinue reading “How to learn a new piano piece”

Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?

Why can’t #Mentoo help #Metoo? Why can’t we have fair laws? Since when does consent turn to rape, Just because a relationship has gone sour? Is it ok to deny any person the right to go? Their right to leave, their right to choice and the right to say no? It takes living with love,Continue reading “Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?”

Minimalism – the way I want to go.

It brings me such joy to have less stuff, To have less storage and feel it’s enough. To have time to go out, feel the wind in my face, And come home and sit in my favorite place. To not have to struggle when the maid is on leave, ‘Cos cleaning is much quicker thanContinue reading “Minimalism – the way I want to go.”

Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?

Can we call out that woman – the one who hates, Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late. Who gives support to the man who does women harm, Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong. What is within her, what’s behind her thinking? Is it her frustration because she’s hadContinue reading “Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?”

Can we look at the rapist?

Can we look at the rapist – the one who did wrong? Was it bad upbringing, social issues, or genes gone wrong? Can we look at the man who hammers his wife, And not be the support that bolsters his fake pride. What is the cause of his hate for women, His need or loveContinue reading “Can we look at the rapist?”

Do you want children so quick?

Do you want children so quick, or is it the pressure? From family and friends who really should know better. Who should let you do things at your own pace, Take a little time so you have more savings and space. Space in your schedule to spend time with your child, And savings, so oneContinue reading “Do you want children so quick?”

Make hay when the sun shines bright

We must make hay when the sun shines bright, Let our dreams change hue in the silver of the night. We must take a turn when the path is blocked, And explore the lanes we usually do not. For the path that’s familiar might lead us away, From roads we must travel to help usContinue reading “Make hay when the sun shines bright”

The stages of my life

It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”

Dear India, Please pray.

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.”