The Fallen Leaf

Time has come, to let it go

The strenuous wait for the gusty wind

To blow away at the last clinging pieces.


Gliding down gently, light as a feather

To settle down among the green patches

Growing between the concrete cracks.


A little hippity-hop dance

To avoid the trampling foot

Fading into oblivion with each move.


The extrinsic surface withering away

Until the soul remains lingering

Seeking to occupy a new abode.



Dark is the path that we tread

Searching for meaning in the faint glow of light

Turning away at the slightest obscenity

Cringing at our own marvelous acts

Little do we care for the ordeal others go through

So hell bent on carving our own way

Leaving destruction in our wake

Surely it is unwise to wander so far from home

We are lost, aren’t we?

The Beginning

She felt the noose close in around her neck
Slight movements can change fate.
Her eyes glazed over
Blurred images rushed past
She thought of all the things they told her she could be
But they didn’t let her
All the sweet lies they whispered
All the dreams they projected
She was so gullible
But she has learnt now
That nothing will change
Only she herself can do something about her life
She could end it
But oh no, that was the easy way out
She was not that kind
She will fight, no matter what
She will fight for herself.
And others.

She was the fierce river
Cutting through lands
Gentle, and yet dangerous at times
Her banks were full of life
Overflowing with love
She cared for none and for all.
The broken branches wedged in her
Slowed her flow
And still she rushed past
When the rains came
She embraced them in her vast arms
Always ready for a little more
She was unstoppable
Then she met the sea
And poured into him
Filling him with her

She was hovering up above
Looking down at herself
Straining against the words
Holding her down
Restraining her from flying away
Weary, and in despair
She complied to them
They tightened against her, strangling
Slowly, dispirited
She floated down
Settling unsteadily.

Darkness wraps me like a blanket

Enveloping me in its cold confines

I feel warmth creeping up,

Alarmed, I jerk my feet in.

I peer outside at the glare,

Frightened, I crouch back inside.

My eyes seek dark corners in the dawn light,

But all the niches are irradiated.

A new day is unfolding,

I must put on my veil, walk out,

Pretend I’m ecstatic.


There is a void inside me.

Filled with all the unsaid.

It grows with time.

Distance makes it stronger.


I sit all alone.


Recalling moments.

Feeding the void.


Some words are leaking out.

But it doesn’t make much sense.

Unfinished jigsaw.

O, saying is forbidden.