Independent Route

days were still,
a storm brewed over this hill,
with no hand to hold and a light to guide,
found a shelter only to hide,
your custodian presence so rare,
yet I never ceased to care,
some passed, some remained,
you were always on my mind as I walked this independent route,

Independent route, to the older and newer places
Independent route, I’ll never forget those faces

back and forth this home, that home
like a pendulum I’ve moved to and fro,
tears and smiles like sides of coin
tossed and caught by hands but mine
this whistling wind, it whispered my name
door had opened like an invitation
I didn’t but it did find me, so I walked this independent route

Independent route, to the older and newer places
Independent route, I’ll never forget those faces

oh I could count them all,
with them came music
and only stark silence
once they left

Surfer

the first day we met
I sensed a mild tremor,
a smile with a hint of shyness,
your fragrance so fine,
Your face, your body, now in my minds museum
girl you are so fine, felt the tremor all night

a wave engulfed me entirely
missed the smell of this sea
the salt, the breeze, the rare lightning,
like a rising wave slamming ashore,
but I’ve survived, I’m a surfer

another alley, another time,
but the same fragrance,
I felt the tremor in me even harder,
you were right behind,
our game of looking online
came to an end
oh, so early
drowned ourselves in river beer,
time to take you home

a wave engulfed me entirely
missed the smell of this sea
the salt, the breeze, the rare lightning,
like a rising wave slamming ashore,
but I’ve survived, I’m a surfer

Into the pool

There’s a beat in the air,
the trees, they are dancing,
shedding leaves, they seem to feel no pain,
they know this rhythm,
saw it coming, it’s coming again,
for you and me, we’ve been waiting

waiting to break the ice, make it spill
maybe take a dip inside and gauge if it’s true,
if it’s true, we can take it through,
but as we keep on waiting,

the sun is fading
Fading…..
and If it’s true, we can take it through,
so let’s jump into the pool

I held them firmly, but my hands were slippery,
they came, they left, the fire never sufficed,
sun had been gazing, slyly
through curtains so cloudy
a smiling face turned into one that mocked me,
then you came, but the room wasn’t open,
you said it wasn’t easy
yet you got in casually,
the sun came up
out of its routine bath from the sea,
Shining

but soon it’s fading
Fading…..
and If it’s true, we can take it through,
let’s jump into the pool

sun is fading, sun is fading, sun is fading, if it’s true, we can take it through
so let’s jump into the pool

Sun is fading
Fading…..
and If it’s true, we can take it through,
So let’s jump into the pool,
let’s jump into the pool,
let’s jump into the pool,
so let’s jump into the pool

Made me believe

Wrung out the left overs,
cold and stale,
he stood there like a stubborn nail,
knocked clear and loud,
saw a reflection in his eyes,
twas deep and dark,
a reminder of the days gone by,

there came a spark,
there came a spark

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key
to unlock a stream of poetry

a broken shield,
every word, every action, into this closed field
comforted like a cushion, pricked like a needle,
when it pricked, songs and words bled,
us, like rum and coke,
it’s going down to keep me warm
on this wintry night

there came a spark,
there came a spark

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key
to unlock a stream of poetry

how come you landed on my arms,
While I hung on a cloud of doubt,
like I’ve found my other better half,
how come this all came about

One became two,
twas even and true,
she found the key
to unlock a stream of poetry

Tonight’s Screen

Tonight, I feel so weak
Like a branch, about to break in two

never been so hard to get through

in the morning we were strong,
with noon the wind came along,
the evening it was serene
there was storm on tonight’s screen

tonight, there’s a stillness outside
It’s contagious, it’s growing in me

I’m like a lost ship in a sea

in the morning we were strong,
with noon the wind came along,
the evening it was serene
there was storm on tonight’s screen

Melodrama

a rope with a stone tied on the other end, thrown into an ocean,
the smell of salt and the heavy air,
it’s all fading,
my ship is sinking

buoyancy acting minimally,
a stone that once had shone,
now it’s burnt
layer so thick and black,
it’s only much heavier
I’m losing my grip over you

the stage we created,
our roles had complemented,
now, I’m the only lasting character,
but I’m waiting for your return
to resume this fine melodrama

wipe off the board
lets make it shine,
let’s start afresh,
but the scratch is too fine
words, pictures and sketches
erased but only from the board,
stone and the surface,
they struck and kissed so hard
there was fire but it didn’t last
the storm was growing fast
so I came inside this home we once made,
there were cracks on the wall
I picked up the broken pieces
tried to put it back

the stage we created,
our roles had complemented,
now, I’m the only lasting character,
but I’m waiting for your return
to resume this fine melodrama

a rope with a stone tied on the other end, its thrown into an ocean…

Receding

times when the wind blew,
smell that lingered on,
started to fade as the wind slowed,
times when I said 1,2,3
you said 3,2,1
wrongs that had piled up

the colossal bottom of an iceberg,
it pulls you down,
yet it keeps you afloat,

the times when the clouds grew darker after a long and sunny spell,
it relieved me, yet I’d wished to see the light that healed me,
I was looking for an answer in a pond
imperfect reflection, imperfect self,

ripples distorting ever so freely,
never so still and it changes consistently,
wind returned, faster and heavier,

I begged for another chance,
survived and mended my way,
not that route again,
a voice echoed in my mind “who am I? Can I not take that route and fight it out on my own ?”

an alchemist in me was awoken,
urge to remake the sword
keep me ready, battle it out like nobody
it was me versus me,
Only I’ve been the obstacle,

now it’s you and me versus me
I’m only much more ready
with you by my side,
we’ll reverse this mighty tide