Friday, August 14, 2009

Cat's Eye

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All time favourite feminist thunderbolt finally making its online debut!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wounded Soldier

Wrote this when I was around 12/13. Most of us were born to this war... It suddenly popped in to mind in light of where we are.... Feel it's appropriate to finally post this....

When glad at last as a bird set free
I wandered in to the world
Which was long forgotten
and will not be seen by many again...

But then there was sorrow in my guilty heart
For I could hear the inhuman thunder sticks
roll upon my friends, taking their lives away
These words, they all still ring in my head
"Turn back, turn back and fight for your friends
Go back, go back and save them"
But I maybe the last soldier left....

Amidst the fire balls and thick black smoke
I return to the battle field again
it is better to finish the job I came for
Though I may never see the sunlight again....

(This is a tribute for those who fought, who bled, who fell, who ran, who hid, who returned, who stood and bled...this is for you...)

Sweet Candied Toffee...

Sweet candied toffee,
Sticky and moist on my fingertips,
Sweet candied toffee,
Clinging hard to the rims of my reddened lips,
Sweet candied toffee,
Slowly melting in the warmth of my hungry mouth,
Sweet candied toffee,
Breaking apart in my sweaty fist,
Sweet candied toffee,
Crumbling down upon my salty skin,
Sweet candied toffee,
Biting and nibbling, I can’t stay still,
Sweet candied toffee,
Head spinning, pulse racing, this sugar rush!
Sweet candied toffee,
Oh sweet candied toffee!....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Accept

Acceptance,
Why is it so hard to accept?
A clever man once said "You always either run towards now or run away from now"
Running around in circles as fast as the mind can flit
Is it really so terrible to be incapacitated and stuck?
Is it really so terrible to hang upside down from a high beam?
Is it really so terrible to sit and wait...and wait...and wait?

"What does it feel like?" you once asked me...
It is like a man breaking the water, gasping for fresh air, thinking "thank god! I am alive", only to be swept right under again and again and again. Pulled below by heavy shackles bound to his feet. You probably heard about Prometheus, the man who stole fire from the gods to spend the rest of eternity in Hades. Every day vultures would tear the liver from his living body with slow, agonizing 'grace'. Every night he would heal again, just so that the vultures could tear at him like a prayer the next day. If Prometheus dared to defy the gods today, he would probably be blessed with Bipolar. It feels pretty much the same.

So yesterday, after a couple of months of trying real hard to eat right, think right, feel right, act right, live right and pray right and realizing that the vultures return nevertheless, the sign "ACCEPT" was emblazoned on my face. It really goes against society's grain of doing something, trying real hard and going somewhere. I was finding it hard...to accept and wanted to say something...but then he said "what's 6 more months of waiting compared to an eternity of hell"...so I just shut up. 6 more months of blankness it is.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Alien

Fear that it will be forgotten
That you will wander again, only to stumble on those rocks
You tripped on yesterday
Just climbing that sentry post to watch
In silence and disbelief
All the pain, torture, battery, cruelty, flogging and "justice"
All that which was executed with perfect conviction, obsession and fervor
Down there on the vast landscape of your memory, consciousness and experience
Which world does this bloody, beaten, wounded and wailing landscape belong to?
Who reigns here in this twisted dungeon built so faithfully in paradise?
Who lashes, shouts, abuses, flogs, burns, gores, cuts, strangles and suffocates?
Who is the master of this realm, built so passionately with bricks
of sins, mistakes, allegations, sentences, evictions, banishment, penance and shame
No notion of fair trial where guilt's the certain life and way
All based on firm conviction from scriptures that you make
How can you be so merciless, clever architect of hell?
Let me see your face, I won't run again
Won't hide, won't kick, won't shout, won't fret
My companion night and day
Let me see your face as you convulse in pain again
It's you I clearly see...It's you...It is me...

Monday, December 8, 2008

I am...



I am me, not you
So surely, I am me
I love you, I hate you
Without you, where is me?

I bought it, I ate it, I loved it
To be me
I combed it, I wore it, I hid it
To be me
I chanted and protested on your streets
To be me
I plastered it across my chest
The sign that read “I am me”
I flashed it, then denied it and threw it
To be me
I ran around in circles trying to find you
To be me

I held my book and screamed out loud to show you
I am me
I shut my books and shut my eyes to make me see
I am me
I held my sword and cut you out to make you feel
I am me
I held my sword and cut myself to make me feel
I am me
I put it in a treasure box and buried it
I am me
I searched for it in depths below, just to know
I am me
I built eight walls around my head to make me feel
I am me
I tried to break the stifling walls to make you see
I am me

I wore my specs of mirrors all the time
Just to be me
I carried it in memory jars in time
Just to be me
I swam across the seven seas and back
Just to be me
I wrote a hundred poems in your name
Just to be me
I stumbled on you every night...
I am me! I am me???

Friday, December 5, 2008

Satellite



Spinning on your axis, in motion round the sun
Rotating and revolving around his holy son
Stuck in orbit, incomplete, just want to face his sun
Long before I met you, this orbit had begun

All who dare to cross your path are satellites to be hung
Like diapers on a clothes line, all of them you strung
There I waited patiently, mere moon to a planet young
Wasted in to empty space, all the songs I'd sung

But from the dream, to be awake and know that I have won
For not a moon nor satellite, I am the brilliant sun!
No more longing or pretense to slaves of a distant sun
No satellite to dependent planets, I am the glorious sun!

There you go on orbiting, orbiting round his sun
So you revolve as does your world, it's not a mere pun
Free at last I shine away, leaving you to your sun
You were where you wish to be, long before my sun :-)