Poetry

Poetry

Ganga

She wept on my shoulder, Her tears flowing onto me, “Oh Maa!”she asked, “Will I ever be free like thee?” “Ah!” I gushed, “I am playful and joyous, But they tried to bind me too, Calling my cascade ominous. A man’s wish brought me to earth, The Lord’s locks contained ...
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An Ode to Food in Times Like These

Symptoms may include the lossof taste and smellSo we loaded our ovens withbanana breads, cakes Eggs, cinnamon, vanillaIn resistance - we bakeCaptured in film, first attemptsIn resistance. We bake. Despite the cruelty ofSymptoms, diseases and deathWe say graceto the holy carbs Thank you Lord for the sense of smellThank you ...
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Humble Delights

Monsoon script of raindrops On misty panes of heart Clusters of stars sprinkled Over toadstools in backyard Snow-caked pine cones dangle Chandeliers of pearls Crimson jars on kitchen shelves Chinese lanterns on a string Flowers sway in the wind Dreams tethered on stalks Meandering through life's alleys Our charming evening ...
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Nine Months Wait

Oh, here she finally is In an instant, she is mine A joy cocooned in my arms Such a delight! As we both lay in wait Each day a wonder A miracle she was That grew inside! I imagined her tiny hand Cupped in mine Cozy in my arms A ...
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Handicap

Handicap I am Defeated I’m not Don’t gauge me For being different unlike you. Your circumscribed mind-set Your lustrous looks can’t hide You’re handicap too You can’t survive alone. Such is the law of nature Everyone is flawed For the Light radiates Only through the crevices! We may be different ...
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Woman

No excuses offer Nor explanations give For the choices you make And the life you seek to live Look deep in your soul For the courage you crave In the lonely battles you fight In the storms that you brave You were born alone Why seek identity in a “we”? ...
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