Monday, July 6, 2020

Shadow by the wings!!


 Work through the concepts... witness the audition…

Stand in the shadows… effect a perfect rendition…

When the final notes of the act the prima donna sings…

…remember… it is time to exit off the wings…

 

… lend the hand where needed… render them pert and ready…

… a living cue card always be… prompt every performer needy…

… a knot, brush, stich or a pin … a helper there where necessary…

… the pat on the back, the invisible hands that hoist or carry…

 

… ere the applause begins…  get set for the next flight…

… a bow in the shadows… beware of the passing limelight…

… do, be done and disappear… never a backward glance…

… melodramatics floods the stage… flee while there’s still a chance…


Monday, June 29, 2020

The elderly highness

He cannot see far ahead, his vision has grown blurry and weak
He tries not to think of the morrow, it seems empty and bleak
Staring into nothingness, he smiles, at a long forgotten heyday
A hazy image of someone jaunty and jubilant all the way

Joints cracking with every move, shuddering visibly at every hobble
hunched and twisted, in a body that once stood tall and able
In the abode which bore witness to the youth, beauty and mirth
His undead cadaver awaits a release from the bonds of the earth...

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A walk to move on

Watching all the birds flying overhead...
The thorn and the rose - crimson red...
The grass green on which I softly tread...
The song deep and yet words unsaid...

Recollecting stories long forgotten and unread...
Life's veils, some to don and some to shed...
Memories of a long forgotten homestead...
Some backward glances ere the on and ahead...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A wish

A day to remember, celebrate and just love and be...
Of peaceful solitude or unobtrusive quiet company...
Of thoughts unspoken and yet understood completely...
Of deeds subtle yet profound, protective yet setting free....

A simple hug with promises true, free and guileless...
An assurance of love, tender, pure and limitless...
A faith that one matters beyond all of earthy material...
Of merging unified souls eternally in harmony ethereal...

Friday, June 12, 2020

In frames

Just some random thoughts.. a silly rhyme...
Stuck in frames.. talking about time...
.. days long gone...those that we were...
... what the next one brings... not really aware...

Moments that stay on as sweet memories...
... blended lives... interwoven stories...
... like a river... eternal and endless...
..through frames spangled with mirth and sadness...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Death - definitely alive

Death is a fact... Death is what makes life different...
Death is a certainty... and it makes life so important...
Death is what defines life.. and makes it worth living...
Death makes life .. a beautiful journey worth admiring...

We all know that everything ultimately with death, ends
So we know we need to make do the right deed and make amends...
That they died, is not too important - it says..
But while they lived, they did, in many ways...

Adieu

On the wind... ready to fly..
To lift off on to the blue sky...
From all strife ... Finally free...
To a world beyond pain.. I flee...
Little halts along the green way..
Enroute the destination, beyond and away...
A few moments, some shared smiles...
Amongst the many melancholic miles... 
Bitter and sweet...many memories..
Some regrets and lingering worries...
Some lifelines... Wind to my sails...
Some lashes laden with sharp nails...
To end it all... And to move away...
Yes... times a wasting.. I am on my way...
Eternal rest... And endless sleep...
Beyond all... Peaceful and deep...