Just a human being


One pensive evening

I find myself lost in deep thought

Searching for the truth

Nothing can comfort me

Neither food nor routine


“Dear one,

Not to worry

Be it good or bad

Be it insult or flattery

We share the burden

Of  every fault and blame

Coz we’re partners in crime

Like a fork and a knife

Like a body and a shadow

Like a whisper and an echo

Like the bone and its marrow

Stay vulnerable

You’re just a human being

Open your heart

Lay bare your secrets

Look me in the eye

Lemme read your soul

I’m your confidante

I will forever stay


Don’t be so hard on yourself

I promise

Everything will be just fine

Sparkle and shine

And we’ll paint the world a burgundy wine.”


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I return home

Dreary and tired

Wincing in pain

Ooh! Ouch!

Wounded from life’s daily battles

Wound up tight

Frowning and fretting

The world can be clinical and cold

Just living day to day

Is a superhuman feat

She takes my hands in hers

Her comforting presence

Her angelic touch

Her healing hands

Soft and gentle

Embalm my soul

Only you can make me smile through my trials

Only you can make mild my mistakes

Only you can put my creases at ease

Only you can help me unwind

Only you can make me chuckle at my many moods

Only you can help put my worries to bed

I can be brave in this excruciating pain

Only ‘cause I know you have my back

Falling and failing

But as long as You’re in my corner

I’m getting back on my feet.


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Come one! Come all!

No matter the size or shape of your mortal frames

Bring your broken hearts

Bring your shattered dreams

Bring your cracked resolves

Bring every scrape from every escape

All the bumps from life’s knocks

Bring every bruise and scratch

Bring every fault line and blemish


To the Master potter

With the Midas touch

No matter the twisted bends

He has the ingenious mends

Don’t hide your chips

No need to cover up your scars

Bring the jumbled puzzle

He will make good the missing piece

Bring all your broken seams and flaws

Take your imperfect weight in gold


So hurry up!

Wait not!

Bring the darkness of centuries

Walkout into the light of infinity

Not good as new

But an even better vessel!

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum_ As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part





Waiting on a miracle

When you’re  back up against a wall

Attacked from all sides

And you’ve given it all you got

And you wanna give up

Don’t let go

Don’t back down


When push comes to shove

Make allowance for My miracle

You’re gonna make it

It’s gonna be okay


Dear soul

In my book

You’ve already won


Just breathe

Take a sigh of relief


Look up

Riseth up


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Until tomorrow


Come dark

Time moves doubly slow

I fidget my watch

But the seconds go only click by click

On a wakeful guard

I pray for sleep to come quick

And protect me

From whom?

You ask

There is no one in the room

From myself

From revisiting platinum memories of love ‘n’ loss

Inked on my very soul

An inseparable intricate ‘n’ exquisite mix

Of simpler days

When everything was in the palm of my hands


Of complex truths

Bewildered at the twisted lines of fate


All-day long I carry an albatross around my neck

I never let it show

Oh! night

Be a darling

Come free me from its titanium grip

I wake up

With a stabbing pain in my chest

And I know

My dreams betrayeth me still


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The river runs red

Use kid gloves

Touch gingerly

Leave no fingerprints

Be careful

Don’t cut yourself

These are no sunflowers or lilies

Let not the innocence ‘n’ beauty befool you

Buried beneath the rose bed

Is a bleeding heart

The river overfloweth red


You’re intrigued

And want to know the story


Listen carefully

But when we near the truth

‘N’ tears well up in your eyes

You must look away

‘Coz for the wounded

Even a teardrop would be deadly


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Wish upon the Moon

Dear India and fellow Indians,


Leave a mark on the moon

Don’t forget to leave a better future for those left behind on earth

Shoot for the moon ‘n’ the stars

Don’t forget the fistful of dreams of the hungry child on the curb

Explore space

Don’t forget to discover lonely souls in your own neighbor hood

Touchdown on the Moon

Don’t forget to touch someone’s heart, all in a day’s work

Make thrilling lunar maneuvers

Don’t forget to maneuver the economy from the ditch

Master mind boggling aerodynamics of space craft

Don’t forget the mammoth task

To build a nation

Where everyone one day can hope to achieve their dreams in one lifetime

Be all heart

Be all spirit

Hail to the small steps ‘n’ the leaps ‘n’ bounds!

Jai Hind!


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