The temple inside

We take it with us wherever we go, That temple inside that helps us connect with our soul. We don’t really need fancy buildings to worship, Or an outwardly show of this private relationship. We just need some quiet, a place we can find, Even on days that are noisy, to clear the clutter fromContinue reading “The temple inside”

Routines

It’s so important to have routines, familiar paths to tread. Time together and time alone, Time to visit our parents and keep in touch on the phone. Time to work and time to relax, Time to move forward and time to step back. A way to help everyone be together, Yet still have the spaceContinue reading “Routines”

Change the woman, to change the man

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”

The Sins Of Their Father’s Mother

  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”

For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend

For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend! Don’t drive your family round the bend. Take a rickshaw or take a cab. Is the saving worth driving your children mad? Standards of living are changing, But the footpaths have many potholes and breaks. Walking alone can be risky, And your children will happily pay. For aContinue reading “For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend”

A space where we both have our say

I want to do for you as you did for your mother, But we both want to do it our way. With love and respect for each other, And space where we both have our say. You did without reservation, Without care for yourself – space to grow. It was the way for some ofContinue reading “A space where we both have our say”

Kharghar is burning

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”

A tale of two families

Husband No 1 : Nothing to do, nothing to do! My poor dear wife has nothing to do! I come home from work and the house is so clean, She’s sitting around reading a magazine! The food is all cooked and our ironing is done. She looks like her day’s been a lot of fun.Continue reading “A tale of two families”

We have to pay the piper

We have to pay the piper, For all that we have got. If we don’t pay up when it’s due, It’s gonna cost a lot. He’s the one who sees the things we hide, The one who keeps the score. And when he thinks our payment’s due, He’ll knock our every door. He keeps accountContinue reading “We have to pay the piper”

Pleeease dirty the mat!

A message to all our visitors. It’s about the floor mat that slants diagonally across our doorway during the monsoon, kept that way so everyone has to walk over it to enter our living room.

Sometimes visitors see that it’s clean and try not to dirty it, trailing all dust and the wet from the rains into our home! The funniest is those who can’t bear to see it slant across the grid of our floor tiles and feel compelled to take the trouble to straighten it out!

This poem is for them 🙂