Saturday, April 20, 2019


One last look at it and she tossed it into the river. She saw the current carry it far, far away… till there was no glimpse of it, any more. Her past was gone. On the face of it, she’d lost the battle, but she had found her true self today. Earlier, her anger had always culminated in tears. A single tear that rolled down her cheek today reflected the sea of change.


This post is in response to a writing prompt to include 3 nouns: anger, battle, river.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


I'm afraid of the comfort I derive from solitude - it's an addiction... she whispered under her breath, staring away into the vastness of the ocean.

Talking to herself was not unusual after all...

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Time’s elapsing, decades have passed
The pace of life is way too fast,
Life may have added years to her age
Yet she smiles with all her heart.

She cries, she dances, she sings
Admires the love in little things, 
Her fears, temper and moods may change
After all, life’s eventful and strange.

Her beauty shines on even though old
Lost her heart and found her soul,
A warrior – her strength cannot decline
She walks on, leaving her footprints on the sands of time…

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Gift

Words flowed onto the screen, not paper. She used keys instead of a pen. The backspace key became her eraser. Her graceful, wrinkled fingers traced the smooth edges of the new laptop he'd just bought for her. He looked quizzically at her as her lips broke into a faint smile at the sight of her most cherished gift - the golden cross-pen he'd gifted her decades ago; it still adorned her bedside table and ruled her heart.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Love for serenity

The floor beneath her feet shook violently. Hurled stormily to one corner, she tried to get on her feet in vain. The cutlery from the shelf came crashing down and missed her forehead by a hair's breadth. She barely managed to crawl to the edge of the staircase, quickly making a dash for the exit. Once outside, the gravity of the situation sunk in - a giant wave, a surefire killer, was rapidly pacing towards her boat. She wondered how come she'd always been in love with the sea for its serenity...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Take me there…

The string broke, the beads fell apart
Is this the beginning of the end,
Or is it a fresh start?
Is life about the entirety,
Or merely a sum of all parts?
So many unanswered questions
That haunt the mind and heart.
Oh take me where the peace belongs,
Where doubts are weak and love is strong.
Take me where the warmth of the sun
Lights up hearts both old and young.
Take me where I’d like to stay
To be myself, to laugh and play,
Oh take me far away away…
Take me where I’d like to stay.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Music or Lyrics

Music or lyrics – the eternal debate continues… It’s not easy to take sides because both together form the very essence of what makes a song lovely, groovy or even haunting – like the fragrance that follows you when you pass by a perfume store, or the warmth that pacifies your cold fingers on a chilly day or the feel of a kiss that lingers on in your mind for days, months or even years, bringing a sparkle to your eyes every time you reminisce it.

It’s true indeed that when you’re happy, you bask in the glory of the tune – the music simply takes over every cell of your body; on the other hand when you’re sad and lonely, the lyrics seem to hog up all the empty space in your heart and mind, often finding a way out through welled-up eyes. But most often than not, it’s the perfect combination of the two that does the magic!

There’s no doubt that a tune without lyrics will still be music whereas without the music itself, there’s no song at all… it might as well be a poem! It’s the music which sets the stage for what might become a hit number or remain something drab. Haven’t you ever fallen in love with a song that you don’t get the lyrics of? I don’t know why but I’m immediately reminded of the Arabic part in Desert Rose – I don’t understand a word of it (my bad, I guess!) yet, it’s so haunting!

All said and done, a perfect cake gets ready only when you mix all the ingredients together in the right proportion – likewise, a song that sticks on my list is one that packs in some awesome music with words that reach the depths of my heart and soul. What’s more, it definitely makes my day if one of my favourites ends up being my earworm – it’s as good as eating your cake and keeping it too! Well today was one of those lucky days and I hope you enjoy this one by Coldplay as much as I do…

‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars
I’m gonna give you my heart
'Cause you're a sky, ‘cause you're a sky full of stars
'Cause you light up the path
I don't care, go on and tear me apart
I don't care if you do
'Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars
I think I saw you
'Cause you're a sky, ‘cause you're a sky full of stars
I want to die in your arms, arms
'Cause you get lighter the more it gets dark
I'm going to give you my heart
And I don't care, go on and tear me apart
And I don't care if you do
'Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you
I think I see you


Written in response to a writing prompt Earworm at The Daily Post.