• Poems

    Burning my bridges

    Gulp down that poison Close your eyes. Shut your ears. Feel nothing. Ignore this. Don’t react. Be human again. Find your voice. Speak up. Protest. Question. Respond. You are intolerant. The bitterness bursts And falls over the…

  • Musings,  Poems

    The desert and the oasis

    In the distance, She can hear The sound of the hoofs. The dust clouds billow She can no longer see. The sky turns grey As the dust spirals upwards. “I think I saw A man with a…

  • Poems

    Lonely silences

    Stories Which needed to be Purged from my system To diminish the poison Which flows within, Lie unsaid— Frantically seeking A patient ear. Glances Heavy with meaning That went unread— Unload the weight of their tears In…

  • Poems

    Shutters

    Invisible shutters Clamp down Over my speech Over my thoughts Over my heart. And they profess to do it Out of their love of me. But their gilded cage Doesn’t appeal to me. Fly I will- For…

  • Poems

    Missing colours

    On some days Life’s brush strokes leave A kaleidoscope of colour. And yet there is That uncoloured space Which keeps me awake at night. On some days I feel Thrown out Of your masterpiece. On others, I…

  • Poems

    Slaves

    Beneath the grandeur Of the Taj Mahal Lie buried The chopped thumbs Of artisans— Unsung and forgotten. These modern day emperors Build empires Trampling over the Bones, sweat and tears Of their new found slaves. The story…

  • Poems

    The frailties of being human

    Feel ashamed- Because your heart beats in sync with another But wait, Feel ashamed, also Because you can’t identify with the thoughts of some other! The clucks of disapproval Grow loud enough to Deafen your hearing. The…

  • Poems

    Friction

    I stand at the edge of the ocean And watch the mighty waves Lash against the rocky shore. Their music fills my soul. Friction. Between the waves and the rocks Churns out the rhythm of the sea.…

  • Poems

    Spam

    These words come from me And I am these words. But with you I turn into spam. Pushed by your disgust I hurtle past The millions of words in your life- Past the Nigerian scam emails Past…

  • Poems

    Out of Control

    My words don’t listen to me any longer They are out of my control. One little fellow decides To climb up your window And knock on the glass. I whisper to him, My brow furrowed Come back!…