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The Call of Life

Answer the call of your life
O bird, for you must realize
Your winged dreams
Multi-hued ambitions
Echo loud the call of your spirit

Rise above the expectations
Of ordinary circumstances
And the accompanying pain
For you are not destined to be
Merely ordinary

Soar high into freedom of soul
Beyond the reach of sullying thought
Purity is in renouncement
And the practice of rightly actions
Even when inconvenient to you

Break out of the chains that hold tight
Carving pitiful marks into your skin
Scream yourself hoarse,
So that you may hear your own voice
And act on its sage advice

Laugh at the sadness you find
Lift the ones bereft of their smile
Do what you need to, even if you can’t
To die trying is better than to give up
On any day, choose to live
Existence cannot be enough!

Rise to the occasion and fly high,
O bird, because you can see yonder
Correct path to trust and follow
Leave the hopeless sighs behind
And explore unknown paths; you may find
Answers, and in them, salvation.

bird

P.S. It is my WordPress anniversary today. Cheers to years of blogging!!!

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Evening Walk

My trainers have many stories
Compiled on long walks
Every step being a discovery
People, things, truths

A woman hisses into a phone
Dogs totter in absolute joy
A hippie shows off his swagger
Some men sprint to catch the bus
A cyclist whizzes by in silence
Ladies chat, carrying large bags

The sun sets behind the gates
Of a stadium, eerily empty
Of voices, faces, and cheers
I love the rays peeking through

Kids on skates, proudly
Leave me and the world behind
No shame in being happy
I love their loud cries of joy

People walking to stay fit
Under the fading lights
Of the endless golden sky
Ah, the sound of determined footsteps

As the evening melts into night
And noises die down, mostly
Some hard feelings I sense
Eyes that don’t meet mine
Or anyone else’s, faces downcast
Worried, tired, angry, resigned

Hope the miles can soothe them
Take away their fatigue
Absorb that sea of urgent steps
Make them slow down, relax
And get them home to think
Rest, rejuvenate, or just sleep

I walk past them all, quickly
Observing, then dismissing
No time to spend thinking
I have my own goals to keep
I shall return tomorrow, though
After a good night’s sleep

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A Promise to Myself

Is the morning numb, or is it just me,
Simply lost in a mist of melancholy,
Beneath a canopy of “I understand”

Must I grin and meet my day? Yes, but
I know the truth for what it is, I am
Missing your music in my ears, already

Silence clasps my palms for a while,
A lil’ apologetic, for having to fill in
For someone that took words away

You gave me a hug of promises plenty
A tender kiss that said so much, so soon
I stood there waving at you, and then

The tears that waited so far, patient,
Slipped down, and I wiped every trace
Of overwhelming and blinding fright

My lips sealed themselves shut, lest I
Should do the stupid thing, and scream
That I just cannot stay away, OH NO!

I tell myself instead, a day will come
When this emptiness gives up on me
To make way, for your homecoming

And then I will show them all, I will,
These lingering sighs and everyone
That their time is up, loud and clear

That you are mine, and you are here
That we were in love, and we still are
Until then, dear, I promise, I will wait

Promise

Sleep Well

As the moonbeams peek in
Dawn still far away
Stars casting their spell
Make way, make way
Throw a coin
Into your wishing well
Set sail to a magic kingdom
Of freely drifting dreams
Sweet fantasies
And heavenly light
A halo around you
Blessed child
Gift your trust
To the stardust
Can you taste the dew?
Purer than anything you knew
Come now, come now
Bid bye
to the noise
So that, even the voice
Inside you
Retires for the night
Sleep tight, sleep tight
Very few
Get this lucky
Let frowns flee
Drown out the crowds
White, wispy clouds
Seek to float
in a sea of shut eye
Let them swell
Sleep well, sleep well

sleep

Let Them Come

They will come for you
Brace yourself
No running, no hiding
You are better than that
Deserve to defend
The fire in your eyes
The heart in your body
The thoughts in your head
The faith in your soul
For you have done no wrong
Never a con
Never sly intent
Only innocent, naive
So you owe yourself love

Let them come for you
Embrace yourself
No whining, no crying
You are more than that
Deserve to avenge
The love you put out there
The pride you set aside
The trust you offered freely
The dream you cast adrift
You owe yourself cleansing
And then, a hero’s welcome
Loud, clear, rousing

Let them come for you
Raise yourself
No stopping, no sighing
You are stronger than that
Do not pretend
It didn’t hurt
It didn’t sting
It didn’t stun
For it threw you off balance
Snatched a moment from life
It had to happen, though
For you to see yourself
To rise and shine
Believe in the design
Of fate’s skilled hand
And meet its demand

If you were wounded
‘Twas so you could learn to heal
If you were betrayed
‘Twas so you could open your eyes
It was meant to be a hard lesson
So that, when they come for you
Again, as they plan to,
You will know better
Than to let yourself down
Let them come for you
Let them come

Lion

Her Dark Night

She loves it
Eyes closed
Taking in the gifts
Of the darkness
Odd joys
Stillness
Harmony
Fragrant grass
She lights a cigarette
Smoke clouds
Dance grey
Around her pretty face
Projecting dreams
Like a movie
Private theatre
Cold comforts
There’s a band playing
Music only for her
She sails through air
Smiles, irreverent eyes
Walks around in circles
No real destination
This is her moment
She loves it
Her dark night
She won’t leave
Camped on the lawn
Permanence
Sky is closing in
Kissing her lips
She paints it as she likes
Willowy legs
On damp earth
Freed from movement
Rest contented
A long puff
Wonder what she sees
Smoked dreams
Cut off from noise
Clutter, craze
A queen reigns
Over solitary kingdom
At her command
Satisfaction
Sweet infinity
Vacuum
Dark night
She loves it
It belongs to her
And she to it

Moon

P.S. Movie recommendation: Lost in Translation.

Crystal Clear

What do you desire?
Clarity, that everything’s clear
Comfort, from someone dear
What do you wish for?
Magic, rainbow on grass
Music, the clink of glass
What sounds perfect?
Compliments, from the heart
Elegance, sets you apart
What is the rarest?
Satisfaction, every good decision
Truth, the honesty in emotion

Now, what if you were
Invited to savour
Even a little bit of each
It would be a favour
You do to yourself
So grab your looking glass
Behold a beauteous self!
Show off inner sparkle
For no one’s like yourself
Weave a splendid spell
Let your joys swell
Time to rise and shine
Get a touch of divine!

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Live it like you mean it!

Set sail!
Head out!
You can feel the sun warming your skin!
Buckle up!
Get going!
Today is not meant for staying in!
Turn around!
Sing aloud!
And the birds will accompany!
Run hard!
Laugh harder!
Let yourself go weak in the knee!
Play games!
Play pranks!
Get the child in you up on swings!
Taste rain!
Chase a train!
Someone might return your winks!
Try to whistle!
Get tickled!
Feel your lips spreading in a smile!
Blow bubbles!
Toss pebbles!
Let your hair loose once a while!
Forget time!
Roll in grime!
Muddy faces can be winsome too!
Watch butterflies!
Look at clouds!
Let them cast their spell on you!
Be with friends!
Open presents!
If anyone needs to have fun, it’s you!

Set sail! Head out! Buckle up! Get going! Turn around! Sing aloud! Run hard! Laugh harder!
Play games! Play pranks! Taste rain! Chase a train! Try to whistle! Get tickled! Blow bubbles!
Toss pebbles! Forget time! Roll in grime! Watch butterflies! Look at clouds! Be with friends! Open presents!

If anyone deserves a life, it’s you!

Tiger

What Really Matters

It was an ordinary, tired afternoon
The clouds had stopped moving
Not a bird willing to croon
Nothing at all was happening
And we simply lay indoors
Limbs lazing on a worn-out sofa
Undisturbed by thoughts,
Sounds, time in general
In a place we only shared
With the humdrums essential
Ear buds, couple o’ books, a soda
Random crumbs uneaten
Nothing to post online even

All that seemed slightly alive
On that day, at a quarter to five
Was an old movie we loaded to VLC
Small talk, laughter, very easy
On the eye, ear, mind, soul
Nothing going out of control
We lay there just watching
As, in the most routine setting
The characters grew appealing
The girl picked up her old guitar
With a song she wrote for him
Him who would be gone so far
Only, he wouldn’t, after this!
Love wasn’t something one would miss
The way he sat, under spell of melody
Was exactly how we too sat, to see
Absorbing with ear, eye, and soul
Truth about what makes one feel whole

Simple things of the everyday
Stuff we do, words we may not say
Not the rigmarole of fancy dinners
But little moments that emerge winners
The laughter over a private joke
A silly love letter one once wrote
The grunts of acknowledgments
Nods of disapproval
The pretend-nothing-happened times
The we’re-in-this-together times
Walks to cherish, and homecomings
Doing nothing on long evenings
Just a touch that conveys so much
Confessions, intimacy, holding hands
Dreams fickle as castles in sands
Things to recall in later years
Stuff that may move one to tears

In fact, sitting there, that hot afternoon
Just when we thought nothing was happening
We stumbled upon to find the surprising
Basic, unchanging truth of life
The meaning of heartbeat, being alive
That without the glory of royalty
How precious life still can be!
With the ones we love in our world
So don’t let the obvious go unheard
This is the one thing that really matters
Without some kind of love, life is in tatters.

And just like that, we snuggled closer.
The afternoon was ordinary no longer.

Simple Things

Amber Irises

Owner of amber irises
And my inner recesses
You kindle lustful fires
Of long dormant desires
Just one look brings alive
My opalescent fantasies
Like a primal prophecy
I once lay low, buried
Not sure if I would survive
Now I give way to need
As amber pilfers my soul
Every pore is on a roll
I am ravenous tonight
I cannot put up a fight

My senses are saturated
Yet you toy with them
Making me inebriated
Foolish thoughts soar
There is such an uproar
You mess with my head
And my poised exterior
With amber on the prowl
My camouflage cries foul
You pry open my heart
I am naked, in and out
With pride, yet without
I am swallowed by flames
You are the one to blame

Smother me with caresses
You, owner of amber irises
Look at the stormy night
It permits me to be held tight
I salute your easy power
Submit myself as a lover
And renounce my modesty
This is me in all honesty
Tamed beneath your gaze
And yet, I am set ablaze
You dictate my movements
Self-control is past tense

I drown in amber deluge
Where might I seek refuge?
Claim my quivering body
I have never been more ready
Glorify me with touch
And one kiss too much
Behold my writhing self
In dire need of your help
Infuse into me your energy
Let us dance with synergy
Pour on me fluid gold
Amber has taken hold

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