I Feel Proud

Having been in a place
where gossip is life
with one talking pleasant
face to face
where the same one
scorns at the back,
I move on start to
understand the ruse
had been a typical fool
believed that’s been told
never tried to read
between the lines.

I fear I would become one
in course of time. Am careful
in my interaction. Talk less
and hear more the maxim
I follow with diligence.
Pose with a sweet smile
nod with an emphasis.
Keep mum when provoked.
A composure I maintain
with efforts. Have turned
invincible! I pat myself!
I feel proud.


Honour Not A Matter

Bunch of people
who shun tradition and succession
stray away from honour.