Saturday, 10 May 2014

Gare ‘a toi’!

Hi, tell me, why ye roar in the jungle
While roaming around for thy prey?
At dark and stormy night
When none dares to bray

Hi, tell me, why ye roar in the jungle
Till the animals make their way?
And the cubs too roar by a den
To celebrate a feast day

‘T is indeed tough to be a man
To live in an endless strife
When ‘t billows up in air
In the garb of a spiritual life

‘Meet and greet’ in the battle ground
‘Name and fame’ may throw ye down
No more wish ye seek out here
But to barter the fertile for a ghost town

Skyscrapers call thy attention
And welcome thee to the Cannes Festival
An irony for the slumdog Millionaire
To spread a message at the interval

Hence the reason, why I’m here
Laughing and ‘njoying my state
At dark and stormy night
When none dares to debate.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Ode to a Child

Oh, baby! ‘T is a surprise
That with a cry, ye call me: nice,
Ages may steal thy innocence
‘T will be due to a bitter experience
Ah! A chance indeed to pursue
When ye screw up face for a strange few
Why ye keep thy fingers so closed
Nobody knows the fact yet to disclose
No stage or a role, yet we fall into a torpor
‘Lo!’, ‘Tis a babble and smile for God’s murmur

Oh, baby! How ye find thou mom
And hide thy face in the crook of her arm
Why ye chew the corner of her saree
Till it becomes torn to make us feel sorry
Try and try: ‘Tis not time to say bye
Crawl and fall, O, baby don’t feel shy
Call thy mom to start
‘Tis a turn for all to take part
Fight, Fight! Till ye fly thy kite
‘Nev’r give up’, for ‘tis thy right.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Mr. Bee

A garden at a close quarter
It sends us into a deep torpor
Come hither to feel so light
And float, when an aroma bites
Flit from flower to flower
Buzzing in quest for nector
Why do you flap wings?
To sense the flower in full swing
Violets and yellow shimmer in thy eyes
Bend to welcome thee and no surprise
Waggle dance drives us into a trance
That we don’t want to miss any chance
No wonder, we see you change often
All flowers nev’r wither, when they ‘re untrodden.