Sunday, April 27, 2008

Go! Fly a Kite!

You went and flew a kite
Instead of taking your exams
What were you thinking as it soared
That this is life!
Up up and free!
While the mad city beneath bustles busily

And then you married that fashionable lady
With her skinny knees jutting out through her saree
Huge dangling earrings with superstar shades
And whisked her off to humid islands
Where she fried sambosas
for your afternoon tea

You both grew old together,
Despite the irritations that life invariably throws at you
You both always had dance and romance
threatening to die very soon after the other
Because how, why should you live
with just you.

Now you do, and you must
Even if her song haunts, her image sears
And the evenings seem vapid
Go fly a kite again! Soar up up!
She really really won’t mind
Like that kite, she, too, is free.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

11 - We won’t forget, promise

Its not what you think

We thought you were one of us

When you are really much better

We’re preoccupied with this and that

Involved in inanities

We are small

While you are as always

Larger than life

And so full of it

So come close

Be with us

We won’t forget, promise