Poems

Junoon Unleashed

Waise toh zindagi raftaar se chali jaa rahi hai, kaafi masroof hain hum, Par timepass ke liye naye tareeke aazmaate hain tumhe bhoolne ke. Waqt be-waqt tum jo message kiya karte the, Ab kisse pareshan karne ki aadat sooji hai? Kya tum ab bhi Parle G ke biskut dekh kar…

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The Quest

I searched for you After you left   I went back To the beaches of Thailand Where you went down on your knee And slipped a ring onto my finger With the sea as witness You said, wistfully – if only it would rain I want to feel the heavens…

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Epicentre

The Picture

Someone asked me why I still have your picture The remnant of a pain so raw it sliced my heart into two A soundless scream that left a primal anguish, a void that’s bottomless The tears that ran rivers of blood and left my eyes lifeless I smile For sometimes,…

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Ode to an Unwanted Child

First published in my book ‘Fallen Angels’ July 1996 The pain red hot, rapier sharp It reaches up slicing thru’ my belly plundering my womb twisting, curving   O the pain, the pain someone please stop the pain but it drives on relentless Nobody hears there is no mercy there…

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On losing a father

First published The Asian Age, 19 March 1995 They came and sat around In a circle, or in groups They talked and cluck-clucked and made sympathetic noises over endless cups of tea A stifling, oppressive gloom hung over the house While my father lay dead on the ground.   My…

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