Finders Keepers.

Within life’s chaos and busy daily routine I found youTrying to teach me some of the best lessons of life; Within the first, weird and funny ice-breaker conversation I found youOpening up a little by little, even in disagreements you weren’t really that strife; Within daily giggles and deep defined conversations I found youGetting closer…

A language yet to be written.

There are parts of you that cannot be held by poems or paintings or songs, but I hold them in my desolated heart. I am that naïve damsel with sad songs in her fingerprints and smoky sunset in her eyes. It’s you who run through the lyrics of those honeyed words and amorous love songs….

Pleasance

‘Do you know that Rumi is married to our cousin?’, she asked as I pronounced his name. I nodded. Looking dolorously at me, she squeezed my stained palm with her own and sighed. I understood that she wanted to hear everything. After-all, I knew that she was going to be my closest friend in that…

I am no Wanderer

I still wonder how to wander but often the useless burden turn my journey into futile whispers of mere dreams and never happen. A wanderer has no attachment perseveres as a speck of dust to the vow she made in the heaven she knows to return like a bird at dusk. I am no wanderer,…

Incarnation

I have no words to proper describe my feelings right now, Thinking about those days when you used to crack jokes and how we used to guffaw.  Those days when you used to drop me in my class and tell me to study well and not cry, When all I used to do was cry…

A Smile of Ambivalence.

I am a man of pain and stress, Long-held laments within, I abstain; Being proved soft by the mistress, Will She make me cry again? She is a beautiful thing, a sight it beholds, When she was lifted in the midair,  I grasped the fact I was standing on thresholds. A height of pain and…

Deadwood.

If I were you I’d tell you why you didn’t deserve someone else,  ’cause that boy really loved you and was nothing but a bless.  If I were you I’d defend your name when you weren’t present with me and few other,  Making sure I don’t fabricate stories and tell you everything later when we’re…

Night sky.

The fire is dead, The ember is gone,   Lying down,   Staring at the night sky,  Looking into the stars, I close my eyes.   With your hand, Inside mine. Our hearts entangled,      Together with unfathomable, And Forever love.

I Bequeath

Stars shine the brightest, Now all have lost their glow! Honey tastes the sweetest, Now even a drop gives me a bitter blow! Once I preferred the company of extravagant beauties, All I now see is a heavy dosage of vanity! Glamour, Splendor, Lavishness, All these things gave me pleasure as I grew, Now purely…

Voice of an Expat

The smell of boiling rice from the kitchen reminds me of you Ma, Now I’m recalling the times we sat together And how you served us lunch from the little you cooked. Coming home to this fancy apartment in the rain reminds me of our little house, You and I going around fetching pots to…

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