Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Choice

Do I choose wrong?
Do I choose right?
Or do I choose Choice?
They tell me, “It's not nice:
This choice of Choice.
It's almost a vice,
If the choice is Choice.”
But without this choice,
I can't hear my voice,
My feet freeze like ice,
Imagine my plight!
To breathe, to live,
Is not a vice,
It's a slice of life
Pretty and nice.
To soar in the sky,
To fight with might,
It's a slice of life
It's my choice.
And so I shall choose,
Neither wrong nor right,
For none shall suffice.
I choose Choice,
For it's not a vice,
It's a slice of life,
Pretty and nice.

Floral treat: Acrylic on canvas


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taxidermy

My friends suggested the words taxidermy, blind, whisper, rhinoceros, predator and miasma. Here's the poem I wrote:

Taxidermy


The little corner shop
On the Fifth Avenue:
Some painted letters,
Their faded hues.
I squint and read:
'Taxidermy'.
Stuffed and mounted!
Oh, dear me!
I step inside:
A blind salesman,
“Hello, how're you?”
I whisper to him,
“I'm fine, thank you.”
On his table,
A head, enormous:
Rhinoceros!
I look around:
What place is this,
Where predator and prey
Stand stiff and still!
The miasma of fur,
The glassed eyes,
The fake teeth,
The feral expressions.
How beautiful they are!
How beautiful they were!
I watch him caress
The back of a cheetah.
“For 8000 dollars,
you can take her.”
Her smooth hide,
My curious fingers
O, what a creature,
Wish I could take her!
I turn to leave,
The blind man chuckles,
“She doesn't go anywhere
I look after her,
She watches me here.”

Monday, May 4, 2015

Those Memories of Love

Once again, I asked my friends to throw me some words. They came up with love, gooey, petrichor, acceptance, prudence, challenge, power, exfoliate, prayer and insolence. This is the poem I wrote:

Those Memories of Love

O those memories of love,
How they stick,
Like gooey chocolate!
Their fragrance,
Like petrichor!
O those memories of love,
Their tales of acceptance,
Of tolerance,
Of patience,
Of prudence.
O those memories of love,
How they live!
The power of dreams,
The prayers of praises,
The soft caresses.
O those memories of love!
How I wish to forget,
Their insolence, I challenge,
Their calluses, I exfoliate.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Killing a dream

Bubbles of happiness
The comfort of solitude
The pleasures of the soul
The making of a dream.

The froth of waves
The sifting sand
A swimmer's gaze
The depths to fathom.

Plunges he right in,
Towards the coral floor
Oh those bright fishes
And spiny sea anemones!

The weeds, the grasses,
Like meadows in spring,
O what colour 
To the sea floor they bring!

Then comes a shadow
Large and mysterious
Casting its darkness
The fishes, disappearing.

The roar of thunder
A flash of lightning
A tall wave, crashing
A swimmer, struggling.

Determined the man,
Heads towards the shore,
As rain comes pouring
A swimmer, struggling.

Finally he finds,
Sand beneath his feet,
An unsteady gait,
A disappointing wait.

And wait he does
While noon turns to dusk
A spirit dampens
A dream implodes.