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...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Somewhere - someday

Away:
Onto a world where everything blends in as one
Love reigns supreme and harm befalls none

Where starry, moonlit nights and many a sunny day
Sprinkled with showers of blessings, form life's way

Where the earth belongs to all to nurture and share
Nature's choicest banquet is everyone's common fare

Where the children in pure mirth dance gleefully
Fed, coddled and cherished by all, equally

Where those beyond their prime are given due respect
Taken care with due care, of their needs, every aspect

Where every organ gets passed on to those in need
From the clutches of disability, the world is freed

Where there is no rat race, boss or subordinate
Duty not position, is sought, every thirst, to sate

In that borderless world of love and purity
Wish to dwell, dear soul, from now till eternity

Lost childhood

A poor little girl once got lost in the streets so mean and loud..
Her mom was missing; misplaced, she was, in a strange crowd!!
Her pretty pink pinafore, the blouse within, of a soft baby hue
Her neatly combed hair, the ribbon, the bow and boots so new

Searching, weeping and crying, till she was all wet, hoarse and sore,
Calling out aloud for her mommy, she ran into the café next door
Scared beyond her wits, she pranced about, like one out of her mind
Her attire so smart and her tears, were noted by patrons, sweet and kind

Smiling they called out to her and bade her pleasantly to come near
Shocked and in a state of daze, the little one instead cringed in fear
Driven by a scare of unknown, blindly she ran, onto the busy highway
Slipping and falling, she scampered to the other side, like a mongrel stray

She turned back at the end of her sprint; looked about and gathered her wits
Saw that the café she exited, was the one her mom with her, frequently visits
She smoothened her hair and attire that was now soiled and torn so badly
Crossing the road, this time carefully, she made her way back there, gladly

The treatment she received, however made her shrink and cringe in pain
In tattered and dirty attire, she was now an object to behold in disdain
They turned their noses at her dirty, tear streaked and mud crusted face
Wondering how they could allow a vagrant like her to enter the lofty place

The waiter swaggered towards her angrily and very rudely showed her the door
Told her that she should exit right away, else, a trashing for her was in store
As she staggered out, in a dazed state, fate smiled, heaven’s glory be
A familiar voice called out to her; the girl turned and cried, “Oh! Mummy”

Mother and child were now happily united; “All’s well that ends well”, they say!
But, well, did they not perceive the demise of humanity, that sad day?
“Their reaction was natural, she was filthy”, say those with worldly sense!!
Can’t they see in the child’s heart, the cadavers of trust and innocence?

The inner child in us withers and expires, and in good trust forever is broken;
When faces turn away from the lost ones, in humanity one’s faith is shaken
Every time a fond and caring heart learns that the world only loves the rich
Humankind takes another irretraceable step towards hell’s bottomless ditch

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Love beyond all

Full of mirth, manna from heaven, pure and oh! so lofty
Neither riches, nor power can mar, for, true love is ever free...

Whispering, cajoling softly and oh! so subtly encouraging...
Presenting wings, standing by, true and undemanding... 

A million lives for selfless love's one oh! so tiny moment...
A million breaths for that perfect and pristine sentiment... 

Every struggle, every torment of hades oh! so agonizing...
For the elixir of love - eternally healing and tranquillizing...

Momentary and yet eternal, humane and yet oh! so immaculate...
An emotion never to cease, every soul to heaven elate...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Magic in us

The little bird in her nest sleeps, unaware of the sky above that it needs to conquer...
The seed hidden under the earth, knows not about its destiny as a mighty tree...
The turtle eggs in the beach lie there, oblivious of their future amidst the deep currents of the mighty ocean...

The magic of the stars, the cool pleasant presence of the moon, cannot make up for the nourishment given by the hot Sun...

The cycle of days, the recursion of seasons, a birth of a calf, hatching or an egg, the flight of the birds, the tiny shoots that emerge from the earth, flowers blooming...
Ah.. the magic of the infinite almighty...

Magic when the lightning strikes the bare ground and the energy captured by the earth...
Magic when lava from the volcano cools down to yield new nourishing lands...
Magic in the oyster and the conversation or an irritant into a pearl...
Magic in friendships, magic in love, magic in nourishment... the magic of me and you...

Monday, May 18, 2020

Water, wind and Gaia together as a mighty tree - bound till eternity...

Water,  wind, Gaia and tree..
Love and sacrifice.. Eternally free....

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He came to her, falling from the lofty high!!
Pure, fresh, pristine and oh!  so shy!
There were others,  but he paid no heed..
He loved,  though she already was with a seed..

Taking aid from his friends that went breezing by..
And the brilliance of happiness from the bright sky..
Sacrificing for his love with no doubt or fear
He nurtured the seed of his beloved earthy dear..

While he rested in peace, having fulfilled his destiny..
The young one, sprang forth, a miracle oh!  So tiny..
His earthy mother's child and  named after another..
Yet preserving deep in his core, eternally, the nurturer..

Friday, May 15, 2020

Testimony of a silent observer...

I saw rivers run clean and streams of kindness from hearts flow
I witnessed distrust, doubts, pettiness and feelings shallow
But for every sad doubtful one, I saw manifold ones so kind
I saw humanity spring and surge - a pure soul, heart and mind!

I saw birds fly, and thoughts clear, unbound and free
I saw trappings too, of dogma and divisions of society
But for every shackle, I saw many boundaries broken
I saw freedom, harmony ricochet lucid and awoken!!

I saw the forests grow - the mirth of budding innocence...
A new awakening, of thoughts and of ideas a congruence
I saw a new bright dawn in majestic Gaia’s Life story!! 
I saw renaissance anew, in its eternal splendour and glory!!