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?”
Fifty percent still working, Running on hope and on faith. Parts falling off but still running. The support system that takes us from place to place. There’s nothing like a bus ride in the bright morning sun. The wind on my face, and the noise – so relaxing! This is my idea of fun.
I am the colours that come from the light, The colours that change so that dreams can take flight. The colours that are calm and the ones that are not. That change each season, that stay the same for no reason. I am the colours that cling to the light, And I hope I keepContinue reading “The colours”
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”
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”
Just one spoon of oil ‘cos it’s good for my health, Being active and happy is my idea of wealth. We don’t suffer famine or drought, and there’s plenty. Unfortunately, it just adds layers to my belly. So just one spoon of oil when I cook my dinner, I have to make an effort toContinue reading “Just one spoon of oil”
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”
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”
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 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 roads there for walking, the streets are for parking, The footpaths where we sell our wares. The junction is where we stop to chat, Though the signal is green and we’re causing a jam. We’re desperately eager to eat at the cart, On the road mid the smoke from the bikes and cars, WeContinue reading “Start to explode?”
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”
Hey diddle diddle there’s more on my middle, I need to go down for a walk! But when there’s time and the weather is fine, I go meet my friends and we sit down and talk. It’s coffee or chai with some nice apple pie, And soon we’re on a lovely sugar high. There’sContinue reading “More on my middle”
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”
Till death do us part, yes that saying is true. It certainly holds good for me, and these shoes! They were on their last legs many weeks ago, And today I’ve given in, and shown them the door. An ode a pair of shoes that I really loved and haven’t quite been able to replace.
I don’t know you so I pass you by
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 theseContinue 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”
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 🙂