There’s Always A Way

There’s always a way when the going gets tough, Unless it’s not working out and you’ve tried enough. Always a way to make time for quiet, So you have resources to use when you can’t see the light. Many ways to push through, or hang on when there’s trouble, If you’re willing to bend whenContinue reading “There’s Always A Way”

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”

Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate

Lets light a fire that burns up hate Let it burn strong before it’s too late. Hold onto change even if it’s small, Keep the flame burning high – it might someday help us all. Lets light the fire that burns up anger, Work for a social structure that supports good behaviour. Teach our childrenContinue reading “Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate”

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”

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.”

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”

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”

The breeze that knocked me over

You’re the breeze that knocked me over, And I’m lying on the floor. I struggle to rise, clinging to hope. I’m in a better place now, but still struggle to cope. You’re the breeze that knocked me over, That left me lying on the floor. Fear and anger helped me rise, And gave me theContinue reading “The breeze that knocked me over”

I could look at you in envy

  I could look at you in envy for all the things you have, the ease with which you cope, and your luck when things get bad. You show me I can shape my world, just to bring that little bit of ease. That when the wind is strong we sometimes need to bend, orContinue reading “I could look at you in envy”