The One

Many have come and many have gone But it's only me, struggling to move on I miss them...miss you most of all The void you left behind isn't small
"Let go", a phrase I don't really get If there was love, how can you forget? "Time heals all wounds", they say Then why do I cry everyday?!
You let go of my hand and walked away Didn't turn back once to look my way In the world we created, you left me alone Broken, I strive to live on my own
I engage in work to divert my mind Start anew, leave the past behind But memories remain of me and you Erasing is painful, remembering is too
Past fights are no more a bitter memory I see I was wrong, "I am so sorry" I want to make amends, I want you back I want another chance to fulfill what I lack
Your absence is hard for me to accept Without you I am lonely and bereft I cannot forget, I cannot replace I don't want to give you some space
For we are like two peas in a pod We belong together, "Thank God" Our love is true…


Nobody mourns my untimely death I cannot foretell my last breath “A moment longer”, I can only gasp As you pluck the flower within your grasp
To celebrate life of another I lay down my life, I’m the flower That adorns the vase, bouquet and garland On your terms my life is bargained!
To mourn death of another I lay down my life, I’m the flower That dies at the grave not it's own Bereft, orphaned, withering all alone
Birds and bees only peck, pray tell me You rip and plunder, by whose decree? Was I born to be devoured by you or your bovine Why murder me to please your Valentine?
Don’t cut me to keep the hedge aligned Don’t tear my petals to read your lover’s mind Don’t crush me to capture my fragrance in a vial For every crime you go scot-free, there is no trial
You glorify my colour, my shape, my scent With art made from my own pigment With verses that offer no condolence Your lustful gaze is my death sentence
Watch keenly, before you bring my doom I'm the bud that takes a wh…


Memories have faded, the fervor has lulled Tears have dried, the pain has dulled Love once so blind is now long forgotten But the weary heart cannot claim to be unbroken Just sorely mended, scarred forever Vows to never stir again…ever!
Frail and tender it is bound to be shaken When a mere glimpse at the past is taken Though everything’s changed, some warmth lingers You lament the love that slipped through your fingers Fret not, look around; there are lessons to be learned Even Nature scoffs when love is yearned!
Shadows of leaves dancing in harmony Once rustling in the wind, a soft euphony Now tumbling down, no longer together The same wind blows them farther Thus seasons change and love disappears   Is it the wind or the leaf that really brings the tears?
A ripple touching another dies fast Solitary, a moment longer it would last Doomed like this ephemeral romance Lives are often lived in love’s trance Is the fleeting ecstasy worth the sacrifice?


I smile because of you, Both in your presence and your absence Looking into your eyes or simply in remembrance Do you smile in my memory too?
I want to write a song An ode, a poem, just something But can words really convey my feeling? Or speak of how much for you I long?
Your voice reverberates in my mind I yearn to see you when I turn around To your heart mine is now forever bound Only with you pure bliss I find
When you walk towards me wearing a grin My heart skips a beat every time I blush, my joy is so sublime How can I not love you? It would be a sin!
But do you love me back? The question haunts me all night Watching you smile to another is an unbearable sight Am I not your only? Oh! Tell me what do I lack?
Wherever you will lead I’ll follow Whatever you will seek, I will seek too


It was a usual day at work. Like every other single day, I arrived 5 minutes before the scheduled time thus upholding my self-made image of a diligent employee; regardless of whether the boss appreciates or not. Subjected to the chronic nature of a once engrossing job, my life had now metamorphosed from the adventurous, outgoing lifestyle of a teen to the monotony of a paycheck worker, obscuring all the dreams I once had. Attending phone calls without a bit of genuine humour, replying to emails with much lesser enthusiasm, fake smile plastered on the face 24X7, walking with the gait of an aged old lady and a temper reserved only for the subordinates while ironically displaying complaisance towards the boss, I never realised when the very essence of life had started ebbing away. The bleakness of the old rustic workplace where the furniture was creaking and groaning from overuse, drab faded curtains that hung over the unaired windows against the equally pallid walls of the stuffy room, …

The Night Shift Unheard Of

I and my mate scurried through the empty hall. The light rustling of leaves and continuous chirping of the cricket were the only sounds that reverberated. No one was present. It was finally our time to take control of the night. The whole day the hustle and bustle of the men had made the place inaccessible to us. Tonight when finally the last person left the room, the lights turned off. This was our cue. The moon was kind to light our way. It was time for revenge. We didn’t have any particular grudge against the people of this company. We used to live in harmony with them. We made ourselves inconspicuous to make them feel comfortable. We never disturbed them when they were busy working. We even worked the night shifts, to keep the place bustling as they probably wanted. I always wondered if the work we did was appreciated or not. There was always this nagging doubt whether they even acknowledged our presence. But nevertheless, we kept working to our best. Every night our schedule …


Once upon a time in the land of Electronics, there lived a young woman called Resistor. She was jovial, amiable and the apple of everyone’s eyes. A just and fair person, she resisted all worldly temptations, leading a plain life.  She had no family except the Wires, who proclaimed to be her distant cousins. She had some doubts about it, but well, she loved them nevertheless. Like all young girls of her age, she was blossoming in her youth and was madly in love with her beloved-charming and magnetic Inductor.  She got introduced to Inductor who was this shy, weird and twisted friend of the Wires but surprisingly they hit it off like two peas in a pod! It was the best thing that ever happened to her. They complemented each other so well; people of Electronics even believed Inductor would wrap his coiled arms around her pointy figure, something that only a true lover would do!

The people of Electronics had a simple livelihood and shared everything with each other. Every day they would h…