What cannot be said, can be penned



Total Recall

When it came to it I knew

We were not going anywhere

The space had grown in light years

And things were not even remotely the same

I knew not when it crept in, this huge critter

Of emotional garbage between us

We had both stepped back hoping

It will dissolve.

The sum of total pain and happiness

Stacked on the scales

Weighed zilch, zero and nothing at all

Tired now we were packing our

Left over emotions in zip locks

His hand brushed mine and a

Sliver of a shiver ran through me

It brought back memories of

What had fossilized by now

The melting of snow was quick

And the torrent of love came gushing

All that we once shared flourished

And it was a total of all the love minus




<a href=””>Total</a&gt;

via Daily Prompt: Total


Measure out your love

And give when needed

Else the wrong person

Will leave you depleted

Take the soulful sighs

With slight pinch of salt

Let them go, let it fall

The special one is

Just round the bend

He will take your hand

Leading you down the

Wonderful path

And the others you will

Soon see you loathed

Pay no attention

The world will pull

You down, do not

Frown, just play along

Not everyone gets

More than they deserve

You are the lucky one

Keep the love, let it



<a href=””>Measure</a&gt;

Purple Berries and Summer

I don’t see them much nowadays

The purple berries I ate

But children today have

Purple tongues of artificial colors

They don’t climb trees anymore

Nor get shouted at by neighbors

They have no fun stealing fruit

Climbing walls, getting caught

Staying alert, hooting signals

Our summers were usually spent

Evading scolding, light punishment

Roaming free,  hanging out together

We had to be looked for

Our parents usually found us

Lounging under trees, eating berries

And other seasonal fruit

Now candies have replaced berries

And Ac homes and iPads

We usually ask politely if

Our child can come to your place

And no there are no berries

Lest the marbled floors get stained


<a href=””>Purple</a&gt;



I have heard of so many horrors

Of siblings killing each other

Fathers raping their daughters

Of mothers killing their children

And I often wonder what

Kind of grotesquely

Abstract reasoning

Perpetrate  these acts

Where does so much hate stem from

Are we all capable of the unthinkable

So inconceivable to a rational mind

Have we not then matured to

Humans, thinking rational beings

Or have we become worse than the

Those we condemn as animals





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She hugged the coffee cup
And huddled over herself
Then straightened up and
Checked herself in the window
She was not beautiful she knew
But she looked pretty today
Her hair washed and shiny
Framed he pretty face
Would he look at her and see
A girl he adored so lovingly
Or would he turn out to be
Shallow and skin deep
She was nervous meeting offline
A date she chuckled inside
Or a disastrous meeting
Well time would tell
He should be here soon
She looked again in the window
And flicked away her wavy hair

He saw her sit by the window
And watched her order coffee
She looked as nervous as him
And yet was so pretty
Would he appeal to her
And make her laugh
Online was a different thing
But in person he was
Not so bright as he’d like to think
Would she shun him
Mock his nerdy appearance
Or would she be like he
Imagined she was, sensitive
And nice, as she always seemed
He watched and longed
To go in and break the ice
His own shackles kept him
Bounded to the road
On the opposite side
Finally he decided
He would not hurt
Either of them
It would be nicer
If they stuck to meeting online


<a href=””>Nervous</a&gt;


It raised it’s ugly head

And destroyed forever the love they shared

Doubt, the poison they drank


<a href=””>Doubt</a&gt;



I got myself a locker

In the corner of my heart

Where I store all feelings

That are tough and hard

All the hurt and pain

All talks of me being vain

The angst and desperation

All hopelessness, all failures

I slowly categorize it

And stash it away

Why do I not share it you say?

I hesitate in case you flick it away

Just like you flick away my fears

For me they are real

But they are not yours

I don’t expect you to understand

Just humor me I say

But you are too strong 

And I am a just ordinary person

I hesitate to tell you

For the fear that you will laugh in my face

You can cope up with everything

I am not that way

One day I will deal with my issues

And face all my fears

I will try to be strong like you

But today I hesitate





Darker than the darkest night

You wouldn’t want to even wander in their thoughts

The sheer force of violence there

Would leave you suffocating and gasping for air

The cruel intentions and evil schemes

Even against the ones they call their own

Would make your blood curl

They plan meticulously and target

The weakest link, albeit with love

Like a sugar-coated drug they make him immune

To any warnings of dangers he may receive

Then they attack the ones he promises to protect

And the weakling will just stand and watch

As they break each one who can fight

Slowly life becomes worse and hell seems

A much more amenable place

They either fight and separate

Or just die unexplained deaths

The first line of defense falls

Once all those who surround him

Who may protect him or fight, are gone

The hungry hyenas close in

Playing intricate mind-games

They take, loot, plunder all they want

Leaving behind an empty shell

Who does not even think of all

Those or that he lost

Because he is spell-bound forever

Till the wealth lust is not satisfied

All the tools they will use

But with that one target they will

Be gentle and loving so that

He may never see their true identity

When no more can be extracted

He will be left to die

It will then come to him how he

Lost all (more important the people)

But by then he is only praying

For a swift passage to the other side



Why does the world shun me so?

What wrongs do I need to right?

Have I made more mistakes than others?

Or simply been unable to understand

Why does the world stare at me?

As if I was a burden too cumbersome

The harsh looks the ugly stares

Make my spine shiver

What is it about my appearance?

That tumults others emotions

Was I born to pay  penance

For sins not committed

Or was it before my birth decided

That I will serve in the land of man

Condemned by God himself

Did he chose to send me to earth

Because he couldn’t stand me either

And nor heaven or hell wanted me around

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