barge breath exhuasted. Poetry run

Bargaining Breath

I panted and heaved

took a moment to ease

turned back to see

could not find  anything amiss

I brushed m sari to a neat fold

pulled my hair and tied it into a knot

wanted to dab my face with cool water

so walked towards the tap in the garden

checked the bolt of the gate

exhausted slipped on to the garden chair

the run I experienced just now

has left me breathless all the more

it was a dog not very big

crossed the road while I was waiting

came towards me know not for what

I  fear dogs the most in my life

whether they are friendly or ferocious

the sight of the dog sends a shiver down the spine

when I saw this not  a frightening one as such

I took to my heels and ran as fast as I could

the dog perhaps perplexed followed me in full speed

I negotiated through the lanes and corners

the dog  came behind me speedily

I fled for fear of life

saw my gate wide open

I barged in and locked the gate

breathless I stood there for a few seconds

ashamed of myself and my fear

I went inside the garden

before anyone could see me

made myself presentable

but it was too much for me to endure

my breath became normal after an hour of respite.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


Actions Care Environment thoughts turmoil

Man Makes Them All.

The air around gets  choked,

The voice of most becomes hoarse,

Many cough violently.

A metallic sound emanates –boo,boo.

Fumes rise up from far,

The eyes turn  blood-red,

Tears flow down in  a dizzy.

A sobbing sound gets in         – hiss,hiss,

Vehicles produce carbon  emissions,

Choking man and nature together,

Implicating a catastrophe deliberately.

A chaotic commotion wakes up    – ugh , ugh

Cigar smoking  emit carcinogenic  tobacco

The lungs become weak,

Short of breath triggers fatality.

A silence  is remarkably felt.

Who makes all these?

The powerful  man makes them all,

To aid him  in his ventures plausibly,

A voiceless, cheerless , breathless, dead man emerges.