sixteen

i felt sixteen, you made me feel that way.   to the world, it sounded vain. me though? you took me to a world far away,   for i always wanted to be sixteen, you know… even when i was sixteen.   come, make me feel sixteen anew. come, let’s be sixteen-ish together again.

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say something

I want to say something to you, but know not what it is. Or maybe it is the nothing that I want to share with you, the blank, the empty, the melancholy.

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defying rules

Even self-made ones. Such a rebel, she is.

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the love is always there

She bore you for months nine, She took the pain as you came into the world, She denied you things that you liked, for your own good, For the love was always there.   He was not there the day you were born, He wasn’t around for your successes, that he was providing for, He […]

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no weekend for the heart

Its aches work hard, for a long, 24×7.   These aches, they know no breaks, they need no off days, they can go at you, hour after hour, endlessly. Relentlessly.   Just like the heart that they belong to.   Just like the heart that they belong to, they do their job on and on […]

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Trade-off

There was a decent enough clamour around him for a celebrity of his stature. It helped that he was all of tall, dark and handsome and that his white shirt has its two top buttons off. She must have been conspicuous by her simplicity at the glittering party. She was certainly not the kind who […]

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मुलायम

सर्द मुलायम सी है ये तन्हाई, सिलवटें है सुलझ रही,   सहलाता था जैसे छूना तेरा, माथे की शिकनों को हटाता हुआ,   नर्म सी थी तेरी आवाज़ भी गहरी, हैं वैसी ही ख़ामोशियाँ ये सारी,   ठहरी सी तेरी नज़र इन कन्धों पर, पिघलाता ग़म जो था लबों पर,   मुलायम था जैसे तेरा […]

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emotional mathematics

ten things to do today, one is done, ten things to set right, one is fixed.   ten dresses you like, only one fits, ten dresses that fit, only one you can buy.   a hundred people you meet, you click with one, a hundred you connect with, one grows on you, a hundred times […]

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The Flittering Blank

Now it’s here, now it’s gone, the flittering blank that I so long.   Its existence is perfection, its disappearance, a promise to return.   It’s the center. I’m all around. A slight movement, and the blank fills up.   Even if they are colors gorgeous, I yearn for the blank, the blank beautiful.   […]

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fly

soar high with me. not beyond the moon and stars, just two inches above the ground, just two moments of you and me.   that place is safe. from your prying eye, from your own guards, from the limits you set for you.   there’s laughter innocent, it’s baseless and beautiful. there are smiles limitless. […]

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