To Warmongers Everywhere

He looked at them as they ate their food “To get the real taste of your food you should see the dirt covering my hands and feet” he said… They looked at him hands and feet covered in blood He pointed east and continued…. I use to farm all over there Now I don’t… They…

The Bleeding Wind….

It was like any day; like anytime before but not for the wind that brushed past me…. that acquaintance of a forgotten agony the heat beneath all expected coolness the feeling of being hurt by time… and exposed to hidden sobs I looked around… maybe I could help it brushed past me again but this…

Where did you bury our freedom of speech?

Where did you bury our freedom of speech? Poets, artists, singers… they all hear a question inside them…. on whose side are you..? on whose side are you..? and they answer…. their poems, songs, plays, documentaries… they voice against atrocities, casteism, inequality, farmer suicides, Malnutrition corruption, female infanticide… They demand women be educated, be liberated… be…

Acknowledged

Characters from old fables my grandma told Uneaten morsels of my most favorite dish Forgiveness for mistakes that I never asked Broken promises some that I got and many that I gave Futile attempts to make a difference Failed and successful attempts of deliberate camouflages All Acknowledged…..

I am..

The Rhythm……The lost moment…..Those untouched emotions….Your Lips Rhyming with mine…That naturally perfumed body………my untamed mind…….Aha! there I am….

I wish Today

I wish Today That the skies be filled with birds Flying over the clouds As empty broken cages Wait to be thrown away I wish I wish Today That classrooms be filled Instead of prison cells That the rains fill up the wells Where thirsty lips hit the dust I wish I wish Today That…

Surrender

I surrender to you Bind myself in the locks of your hair and tell the world to go away As they search for me in your fallen veils You hide me between your eyelids Smile lasciviously at the world Distract them The world slowly withdraws Leaving me alone Lost somewhere in you Unarmed, Weak but…

Body and Soul

Tampered by his own soul His Body lay senseless Imprisoned The Soul struggling to set itself free Body trying to run for safety They both know Finally the Soul will win the battle When time crosses an unaware second Somewhere in the future The Soul will win and the body will lose But now is…

Grain of Sand

I have been around for a long time Dune to Dune, desert to desert Keeping my identity and remaining sane I have been around for a long time I have seen wars beyond unwritten history I have stuck to the bloodied foreheads Of fallen heroes and slain innocence I have been around for a long…

Keep Going

They want you to stop and mute But you should scream and shout You should sing and dance Let them hear and see you They will be amazed by who you are They would try to pull you down But you should rise above them See a tomorrow that is beyond them Make a difference…

Not Yet They say

They say it is not the end That you are not yet there They say you should move on The world does not stop today They say you don’t have to give up Not today, not today yet That you can start all over again The world will keep turning for you They say its…

The World is With Her

They told her she could not write again But she had been taught different Be Free; Talk your mind; Write the truth Stand up for freedom is what she had learned But they told her she should stop Freedom becomes a costly affair If your captivity defines their existence They will befriend you and give…