In The Shadows

Eyes seem unnoticed
An invisible nobody
Wanders around aimlessly
Nothing to hope
Something to dream
A big ambition
Full of opinion
Maybe some promise
But no attention
And zero appreciation
The certainty stoops
Drops like flies
A ray of sun
Rejuvenates life
The head remains down
Where is her light?

Die Today

Die today
For a better tomorrow
A mighty death or
A coward’s end
Vessels of earth always crack
A day delayed or
A day anon

Die today
For devoted benevolence
Survive tomorrow
With selfish arrogance
Indispensable are reason and stage
Right ones bestow glory
The false merely agony

Die today
And become eternal
Your deeds alone
Define this life
For only fools choose
A disgraced sentence over
A courageous demise

A Bittersweet Affair

The firstĀ hello in your trembling eyes
The food you devoured with a ghastly prime
The beastly demeanour I trained with might
The being it replaced so loving and kind
The days became shorter and life bright
The strength you
wielded to safeguard my pride
The society feared any different type
The tiny error grew into a mountain climb
The time came to protect my saviour
The inevitable separation became a woeful affair
The promises for forever will always reside
The last goodbye in your haunting eyes

An Ailing Heart

Deep scars run in the past
Only pain fosters
In a burning heart
Ripping and ripping
A tiny gash
Till a massive lesion
Blackens the man

Pluck the thorn
Out from your life
Ask for help
A hand will appear beside

Heal your wounds
Treat those scars
Live the present
Forget that dreadful past


A Labyrinth

Everywhere I see
Chaos follows
Pending decisions and
Nerve wracking choices
Life building payoff or
Life ending courses

Confusion surrounds
Like fog in winter
Must take careful steps
Can get lost before I enter

Life is a labyrinth
Brimming with alternatives
Pick one, climb the slope
Full of courage and hope


The Constant

Where is the constant in my life ?
Everybody leaves
They all say goodbye
Sooner than later
Heart break follows
The meaning is lost
Misted from my sight

No rock, only rubble
Things always differ
Painting a dicey future

End is perhaps inescapable and
Change the only invariable



Yelling, screeching, groaning
Noises echo through the homestead
Two sisters share one room
It’s a wonder nobody has died yet !

From TV to the side of bed
They fight on all aspects
But never judge a book by its cover
Human relations are beyond complex

The disputes play no significance
The bond among sisters is resilient
Even bereft of a moment of amity
Time with a sister is transcendent.