Our Sufferings

What draws us to suffering I can not say, can it be that our miseries stand staunch by our sides while happiness is always in the cruelest form?   For our joys are a mere mirage, shiny hallucinations from the distant, sparkling optical illusions when the rays of sun descends.   And when we look …

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The Persian Laila

Having feasted past-midnight, PersianLaila got up lazily at the stroke of twelve. Wearing her sparkling tiara, she rose with a numbing headache resultant of a hangover, Caused by the left-over French champagne that she drank greedily from the China glass of her Benevolent master. Her master’s darling she occupied a special place in his cozy lap …

Metamorphosis

I grew up beyond the grey walls…. Walls that changed hues under varied spells, mama would strictly keep me inside.   The thick silver parapets adorned tiny holes, black ashen specks from where I marveled at the cruel oddity of the world.   A faded sepia of Papa hung at a crooked angle-tilted towards outside,shadowing other …

The Land of Food Lovers

“Mac-Donaldus Tacum,  Infurnus Divina Steakum Panem nostrum daily coffeum withum summum donoughtus”   At every turn a Mac-Donald’s at every curve a Wendy’s, there across the road lay a live breathing hot-dog under the careful gaze of cozy Connecticut Sun.   The lush garden free flows with aroma of Dunkin -Doughnut’s coffee, all I need is …

When I Die

When I die, do not cremate me lets not erect massive tombs or embellish any symbols, Let nature take its course.   No one will weep or mourn Just abandon my body on The Towers of Silence of ancient Zoroastrians followers of Ahura Muzda.   Scavengers will nibble, maggots will feast, worms will build their abode …

A Believer

Me a speck of dust insignificant particle  May be a believer or  may be not…. Yet here I am…, here I am with topaz rays of the glorious Sun on my  malformed face. Azure brook flowing gently through my blistered feet. Fluttering of crushed leaves, music to  mine ears. Buzzing of bees, melody of  fallen florets. …

Love And Lovers

Love a deceitful whispered silently in cold nights gently waking me from a self induced delirium, echos of those chatters and laughters, lingering on in some nights, for Love remains deceitful and dimpled lovers elusive , I humbly accept what my beloved offers knowing that price paid for few moments and sighs in love  is much …

Souls Die Young

A ruby heart which snapped and fell apart in  two as it couldn’t hold the jolts of  young lovers gone sour. Those translucent  blue veins where once ran the streams of ancient Nile and Ganges freely like the fountains of voluptuous youth, Those courses now run parched and wasted.  On whose rocky banks civilizations of prosperity  thrived like transient …

Transformation

I’ve lived multiple lives, surviving to live as a man,   Million little moments sabotaged to feel as grandiose as a man.   Countless nights sacrificing  cotton fluff like yearnings to please what became of  that man.    Marring those ardent desires in whose rustic Earthen wombs  human hope  is conceived.    Patiently waiting, ogling …

Hearts of Ashen Copper

Hearts of ashen copper refuse to erode away in surprise torrential  downpours,   Adamant  and resolute not to dissolve in scorching heats & mighty  tempests  they stand  their grounds .   For hearts of ashen copper  are deftly crafted to withstand the snobbery  of thundering bolts.    But the ruby hues  wither away against  cold  lovers who carry …