Monthly Archives: July 2019

I Worry


A worry for nothing
followed by deliberations,
research, references
keep me on toes.

I google. talk
to experts, calculate,
condone leaving no stone
unturned.

The apprehension nags,
becomes an obsession
anxiety. restlessness
exhaust me.

The day passes
with no conclusions.
Unable to wait anymore
I retire without fulfillment.

Rise And Fall


The rise and fall
beyond comprehension,
seen in many persons,
either in politics,
or in business,
deliver surprise
and shock.

The avarice appears
indomitable.
That of more and more
cause a palpitation.
How much is enough
and how many is insufficient?
Clueless it turns.

Assets over liabilities,
luxury above comfort,
snobbery being apparent,’
the run gains momentum
the young get enamoured.
detect fault in those
who are austere.

The rise is fast
while the fall is faster,
that which comes
from nowhere,
disappears into oblivion.
Enterprise should command
endeavour. Never otherwise

Genes


The genes, they say
play a role in species.
Unavoidable,

My gardener pinpoints
the exact trees from
which large coconuts come from.

Such is the stamping of the quality,
he segregates according to taste
and size. it is genes again.

On a visit to an Orthopedic
hear the term “genes”
as he examines my knee.

A reference to the family
more so to my father
who had similar ailment.

He concludes, “it is
in the genes”. I give
a wry smile.

Genetics is omnipresent.
I reconcile. Like father.
like daughter at least in this.

Remembering Abdul Kalam


What did we bring?
What do we take with us
finally? it is nothing.

How many of us understand
this ? Not many
I can assure.

We compete, confront,
enrich, indulge
with a passion.

He achieves, discovers,
reads, writes, strives
not to earn fame.

Does all these
for society. Dies so.
He is Abdul Kalam

Power And Wealth


Power and wealth,
equate and decimate,
take you to levels
highest and nadir.
exercise caution
else you are doomed.

Drunk with power,
one turns haughty
pompous talks,
irrational behaviour
come allied,unflinching
and unbreakable,

Stuffed with wealth
makes one irrational
contempt sets in,
vanity inhibits head juts over
extensions evolve
a cumulative disregard.

Power corrupts
‘while wealth destroys
each one predicts
a disaster, if handled with
rashness. Both are childlike,
like glass, need utmost care.

This Evening


This evening
I see the skies
follow the winds
seek the sun,
decipher the clouds.

Glad to find the azure
blue sky acquire
a tinge of grey.
Warm winds blow no more.
Strike pleasant,

The ever bright sun
descend gently,
Clouds gather in dense,
appear as if moist laden
move sluggish.

Expectations rise.
Overjoyed to
notice the droplets
falling sharp.
it is a wow.

With surging anxiety
look for more.
Greed grips. Lo!
Rains play hide and seek.
Feel let down.

Baiting with breath
wait for the rains.
The tumult in the skies
render hope. Wait
for a heavy downpour.

A Safe Bet


To live in a community
close knit is difficult.
Being sensitive.
been a travail
right from the day
I got married.

Fresh and just out of college
I was married. A girl in her teens,
I encountered a shock,
more of a cultural.The
entry turned disenchanting.
To sustain I had to battle.

Talks behind the back,
customs quite unknown,
comments rude, hostile
remarks made life critical.
Anyhow, I have to sustain
and I did with pride.

Watched the interactions
with an eye on details
drew flak at the
the behavioural skills
replicating an imbalance
between the word and action.

I stopped tagging with them.
Distinct and modest and
with a reservation, I go.
Never be too close
nor get too much far- the way.
I survive.