The Spider And The Fly

“Will you walk into my parlour?”, said the Spider to the Fly, ’Tis the prettiest little parlour that you ever did spy; Tho’ the Fly did smile, he did know the Golden rule ‘Never trust strangers’, (‘does the Spider think me a fool?’) “I trust it’s pretty, Ma’am, but I fear I must...

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Journey

Noisy my surrounding was, Hanging like a helpless leaf I was. Muttering sounds were in my ears. Still wind was playing at its own gears. Sometimes slapping; sometimes pushing, Kissing my face unwishing. Suddenly, came a cute smile. As if God, Himself, shines.

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The Narrowing Road

Pulled up my socks, rolled up my sleeve, I left my home with a passionate heave Crumpled all fears, dumped them in a bin Ahead lay a world I had to win. On a straight road, having passed every bend, The road ahead seemed to converge to an end I looked back, the spectacle...

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Shackles Of The Mind

Shackles of the mind, Love and boundless love, The 'art' of missing someone, The web of emotions, The constant victim-hood. How much needs to unwind, The deep fulfilling breath, The closing of eyes.

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Dark Feelings

Enmeshed and entwined, Hiding at the back of my mind, Scared of the light and shine, It’s the feeling of the darkest kind. Even at the brink of ruffling feathers and breaking free, It wants to stay bound, Hidden in the abyss of my heart, Without silence or sound. It’s a confused feeling,

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Beyond The Lens

The hanging air, And the held breath. The perspective within And without. It’s about the beholder And not the beheld. The journey from the mind To behind the lens, Is that of the sight

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It Never Happened!!!

I met him at the market. He had come to get a bouquet. From the distance I could see, His pair of eyes piercing at the crowd. I called him out twice, "At the pinnacle of my voice. " Then, i saw him staring at someone And I was happy that I was the one. He...

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You Have Come to the Right Place

The sign said she had come to the right place. At home, she is always a foreigner, And when she is away, she is always the stranger. But the sign, here, Said that she had come to the right place. In her city’s marshlands, Where humidity dampened skin She dressed already waiting to get undressed And hastened...

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Ode to Memory

f you begin at the ending, Do you need to go back to the beginning? You can begin in Paris, an old city; But not as old as Rome, Nor Beirut. They say Beirut was once the Paris of the Middle East. You have always hated that comparison. You are on the train again Watching the sky...

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Freedom

On a peaceful sunny day; My mind’s thoughts went wandering away. I looked all around me – to see; Children playing with much glee. While birds sang a melodious tune, And a little pup kicked away at the sand.

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A New Friend

One day a mosquito buzzed around me I tried my best but he did not flee So I decided to play with him; For I was alone, bored and dim I moved my hands, low and high, To bring him down, closer and nigh,

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Death in March

At times like these, when the weather is warm in March, I feel like jumping out of the building and killing myself. I know when they find my remains, no music will play, no flowers will fall from the sky, only a crowd will gather.

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In a Hurry to Nowhere

I’m in a hurry to nowhere No time, no sleep On time that goes by Ambling across the same old corners, Rambling across the same word pies I’m in a hurry, to be In the fantastic and the ordinary In love, in me, in flights of fancy It is today that...

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Away

This is a tale, a tale of a night when the angels ran to hide A night when we all stepped forth, to die. Runaway friends and a broken telephone call The call of the street of the first step and fall Night of terror and a luring ride,...

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Big Brother Diaries

Divinity, forgive me, I plead guilty, Guilty of my actions, guilty of your thoughts, I took the ones you left behind And they took a part of me Away. Secret diaries, illegible curves, The lead has smudged and the ink runs all over Here and there, life of its own...

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Here Is Where It Was

Goodbye, sweet city Your glorious dusk, all set to fade Goodbye, sweet one On the horizon, about to jump Do you see the light? Someone’s coming Swerve, screech, smash We are on our way To a moment, closeby Flying cliffs and dancing gypsies The town of trout is a...

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Wind

I am chiseled by the winds; unformed Rousing in me bouts of spirits unknown, Crackling my spirit, shoveling deep Deeper than a breath can take. Formed a time Deformed the other, The wind takes me nowhere, somewhere, I am chiseled by the wind; uninformed Rousing in me, bouts of...

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The Mistaken Patriot

I want freedom From the slush that slows me down From the hand that bends my head From the servility I wish the world be free So I can soar So the mind can wander With no chains to hold me down So the sun can warm everybody White...

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Is I

It’s the Hope, the Prayer The Song and the Despair It’s the Calm in the chaos,the Chaos is the charm. India is the Rain, the Forests and the Farms the Kisaan and his Yield The Hunger, the Strife India is the need to have an identity and still be...

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The Wait

The wait, Those moments, The split seconds, Between anxiety and Total exhilaration. Those pangs, The stray flutters in the stomach, The tensed, strained silence, The eerie panic, The sudden rush of thoughts. A loud thumping within, A distant drumming beyond, A fit and start At each and every sound,...

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A Portrait Of His Love

Shiver, And my fists tighten. Whisper, And his grip strengthens. Music, My moans to his ears. Playing, His love with my fears. Touch, He withdraws and I crave. Coy, To his love, an eager slave. Closer, His breath, his sly grin. Heat, His skin on my skin. Persistent, His...

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Martyrs

Kya khoob the kuch log, Jinke maksad Rukhsar se aage ke the Jinke sapne mehboob ke deedar aur khud ke rutbe se aage ke the Maati ke putle na the Jazbe se bane the Jinke zehan me Bhookh garibi dekhkar toofan sa mach jata tha Jinhe looti hui daulat...

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I Am Looking For…

Peace, it’s so elusive, like a recluse In a mountain tin shed, hates to be Found. Rejoicing in the knowledge that everyone Is looking, searching, groping. Through myriads of austere incantations And whispered endearments, Through threats and sometimes supplications It is called forth. Everyone wants it, desires it and...

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Best Friends

They said they are crazy little girls who hold each other's hands,Someone tell them, they are Best Friends.They said they are lame lasses who are too absorbed in their gossip lands,Someone tell them, they are Best Friends.They said they are fools who think the world will change to their...

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Love Dilemma

I've been in trouble many times in life Sometimes a situation so bad, that it’s like being under a knife, This time the wave in my heart is searching for a shore I can't control it as my heart is hit by a strong force,

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Zarurat

Tumhe ek nazar dekh loo, to kisi aur Nazare ki jarurat kya hai,Tumhari ek awaz sun loon, to kisi aur sur ki jarurat kya hai,Tera pyaar ek pal ke liye mil jaye, to kisi aur lamhe ki jarurat kya hai, Teri yadon ka sahara ho to, jeene ke liye...

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Brown Eyes

Ever since I found out that I gave my heart to you,I couldn’t wait to find out if you gave your heart to me.I am not sure if you feel the way I do for you,I liked you from the beginning; you gave me a life that was new.

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To Heal His Pain

I know not his night nor day Neither his world, hidden within four walls All I know of him is his voice and the cries For I am familiar. They speak of him and of all he has But I am weak to stand, Incapable of hearing the thrash...

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Amongst Comrades

Innocent you were ordered To remain. To remain, Blind to the demented. Child like, cooing all You love. You love, To hate my presence. While temptations creaked On floorboards. On floorboards Of body and soul. Chaos unmindfully deafened Your whimpers. Your whimpers Remained yours only. Poisons in palette Floating...

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Sukun

Jis sukun ki talaash mein mann bhatak raha hai Woh sukun toh kisi aarzoo ke sach hone me atak rahi hai, Par sapno ki taasir hi aisi hai Ki dil ab nayi tamannaon ke saath dhadak raha hai.

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The Image Uncalled

I looked into the mirror one day And alas! It horrified me, Was the picture I saw, mine? For a while I thought who it could be… Oh! The shape of the face has changed a little bit I moved away and on my arm I hit, Again I...

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The Times

The times...The times, they have not changed,The back stabbing,The killing, A brother craving for a brother's blood, A bigger fight for a country, a nation, A smaller one...a personal vengeance, A personal hatred,A stingy need.

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Child Labour

सुबह से शाम तलक और कभी कभार रात में भी कंधो पे डाले बोझ थका हारा सा चला जा रहा वो नन्हा मजदूर जिसे नहीं मालूम अक्षरों का ज्ञान ,जो कला और विज्ञानं की दुनिया से है अनजान ,जो पढ़ सकता है दुनिया की आँखों को ,जिसके पास हैं...

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Dilli

I stand at a little distance And I see something from here, A mystic city probably it is That is what I see there Simple architecture it has Nothing extraordinary perhaps, But still there is a lot That my mind grabs The air of this place Seems to be...

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In The Himalayas

The path ahead Defines a lavish journey, The vast hills And the petite roads, Carefully driving ahead To reach its glory. Everyone is excited to know What’s in store for them, The sunrays fall upon The giant rocks, The melting snow falls In the form of shimmer. From between...

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The World Is Grey

Many times I hear People boasting their glories, Giving techniques to do something And connecting such theories, Then I turn back And ask myself a question, Is always something white And other black, as they mention? So today I begin With a task to accomplish, A destination to reach...

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You and I

The first time when I saw your eyes They were clear, pure and oh so true, Later they made me realize Even I have some feelings for you. Your nose was cute Sweet, little and so red, When you had a cold And used to lie in the bed....

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Zeitgeist

This land cries out in pain…What with virile young men Rioting wild at lost manhood. With specters and scythes they fight; Running grotesquely in circles Clutching at their blood stained clothes,

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Faces In The Crowd

Yet another face in the crowd I saw another day Nothing was special in it Yet, unique in its own way. I wished she had stayed longer Alas, she smiled and went away. The face was innocent and the eyes bright When she saw me something happened deep inside....

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The Road

Soles; sliding on them… Tanned as tar under the scorching sun… Smell of burnt rubber wrapped all around, The beast of burden…carrying good portion of the globe… Lying still in ambush…rest appears farfetched, Poked and tampered, and in shambles; Scarred, Spartan defiance sans colossal magnanimity! Bespoke humility and a...

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Reasons

Hushed manipulation Condensed lies Unfounded evidence. Always Watching Through windows I felt your suspicious pleasure Though Doorways I heard your thoughts ravish me Then Touching Your too familiar hands Were titillated by my innocence I could smell The perspiration of your perversion. The Reproductions. I scream rape No one...

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I Am On Top Of The World

I took a plane to see the world, I thought I’d see the (seven) Wonders, But when I looked down through the window, Boy had I made a blunder!The flight was hovering over Iraq, Let me tell you, you won’t believe, what I saw was shocking! It was something...

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The Wind

Fall wind Twirls To the tune Of a morning dove. My hazels Blur through daylight A focused you. I watch the dance To your dreams. Your wake overtakes Your slumber. Dreamy blues look Through me. Through the walls of my heart, Into the windows of yours. Chandler Jeanne Rappaport...

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