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Now I take the floor
Outside hardens the core
As I start to grow
I see the long way to go

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Treaded along the vast, dreary desert
Trekked on the steep, craggy mountain
Sailed through the illimitable, calm ocean
Breathed the fresh, pure air
But you seemed to be nowhere!

Then I closed my eyes
As I let my mind open
I saw those images rush past
The beauty seems to be everywhere
But you seemed to be nowhere!

Enchanted and entralled by my life
Success being declared as my synonym
They question me on the path to reach you
But you are still elusive and evading away
Am in pursuit of you, one who is close, yet far away!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


As he moves to a new place, new locale
He adopts, adapts, loudly lauds and gloats
About his own place, its people, he laments and loathes
Unaware that inherent traits will forever prevail

He cleverly camouflages his roots, his origin
But never does he become a part of the new herd
For them, he is an intruder, a wander bird,
An immigrant, svelte yet committed to sin

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So complicated, a definition
So complex, an emotion
So colorful, its inception
So corrosive, a deception
An experience transiting from fonder to wonder to ponder!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dazzle, Droop & Die

Am I the flower?
The flower that bloomed, but never devoured
Am I the fruit?
The fruit that was plucked, but never savored

Now that I have wilted, I shall fall down
Now that I have rotten, I shall be thrown
The fragrance spread, shall never be talked about
The essence extracted, shall never be hashed out

Soon, I shall amalgamate with earth
With ripened skin and withered petals, I wait for my next birth!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Essence of a Woman

Mother, daughter, sister, wife…the multiple attires that she adorn
With patience and perseverance, the virtues with which she is born
Her elegance and poise captures any man’s attention
That’s the essence of a woman, God’s masterful creation!

Happy Woman's Day!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Children Chronicles

Nowadays, my 3rd old nephew refuses to talk to me on phone. All my efforts to lure him went in vain. I tried the old trick - With due permission from his parents, I posed (read as voiced) myself has his classmate (read girl). He was super excited and spoke to me for solid 15 mins. When I called him back again (as his aunt), he answered the call and said "Mema, X baby had called me". Boys will remain boys!

During Christmas, my nephew’s teacher asked him what should Santa gift him for Christmas and why. He answered "I want a laptop so that I can work and make money to buy tickets for Achan". His father didn’t have enough leave so had to shorten his stay at native. He had told his son that if he didn’t work, he will have no money to buy tickets. Real love and realization are the key virtues of children!

At last, my nephew did get his dream laptop from Santa Claus. I told him "My laptop doesn’t work anymore. Can I lend yours?" He said "No, you ask Santa to gift you a new one". I said "Santa didn’t gift me anything, I don’t why". He said "You are bad boy. If you behave well, Santa will you gift you". Children are genuine and gullible at the same time!

My nephew had spent few months of his life with his maternal grandparents at their home. Once he was driving down with his parents to Kerala, his excitement had no bounds. His father took a different route this time to avoid traffic and got lost midway. So he asked a passerby for the way to Bhavani. My nephew thought his parents are going to meet Bhavani and not his grandparents. He cried and kept saying “I want to meet Ammomma and Appoppa and not Bhavani”. Children are the storehouse of affection and attachment!

As Wordsworth has expressed it before "The child is indeed the father of man!"