A RHYTHMIC LULLABY

It’s a wet night

Drenched and damp

The part of the day that I love most

The night time….

The time of dreams……the time of fantasies

The cool breeze

the sweet smelling blooms

The fragrance of wet earth

The distant song of a nightingale

All stirs in me a new dream

Yes!I’ve a dream

To have a baby

A sweet fairy girl

She will have the purity of this night

The serenity of this rain

.........The aura of my angel……

She will glow like a star

She will smile like the moon

She will be a real beauty-a replica of my angel…..


The day of her birth

It will be the sweetest day of our life

The fulfillment of an all-time cherished dream

I’ll sing to her soothing lullabies

That rises from my deep heart

I’ll sing to her the story of “an angel and rhythm”

I’ll sing to her our dreams,our hopes,our whims….

I’ll be her mother,her friend,her sister

I’ll love her with all my heart…..

But…..I know…..she’ll like her father more

As girls always do

As I love my daddy……

When she utter her first word

Both of us will cry-I’m sure

The tears of joy,the tears of pride….

When she walks without support

With her dainty legs

firmly planted on the ground,

hand in hand,we will stare ,without blinking.

When I scold her,she’ll run to her father

And,with her tear-stricken face and trembling lips

Will jump to his lap

And hide her face in his shoulders.


As dreams have no limit

My thoughts wander and wander

With out any stop……..

But I can still hear a lullaby

A lullaby full of passion

And the tinkling sound of an innocent smile………..


A BRIDE’S REVERIE


The bell struck five………………………..

As the voice echoed through the streets

A gush of excitement chilled my spirit

I was wide awake………from the deep slumber

Shedding the last remnants of a sweetdream

Its my wedding day

Within a few hours……………

My angel will be holding my hands before the Holy Spirit

It seems a life time

since I went to school for the first time,

wearing short pinafore,

Holding my mum’s hand

And screaming all the way down

My dad getting me dressed,

Murmuring about my laziness

The sound thrashing from him

For getting drenched all over in rain

And the thousand kisses he gave

On seeing my tear-stained face


Still I remember the day-I was just thirteen then

When I thought of ending my life

On seeing my poor marks in physics

The pranks we did on school……….oh! they are unforgettable


And the day I got a love letter

I was thrilled beyond words-

Though I didn’t show it on my face


The ecstasy that filled me

When my sir praised my poem with wide open eyes

And said……

“You’ve got an exuberant imagination”


Hours that flew like seconds,

in the company of my friends-my sweet pies

the love and dreams we shared,

the tears and smiles we shed..............



The ever-green trees, election campaigns and the lover’s corner

of our college campus………….


And now I’ve reached here-the next stage of my life is going to start

Wedding bells will be ringing

Blessings will be showered upon us


Finally……the moment will come……when I should loose

The tight grip on my dads hand…………..

I’ll be snatched away from them…


Tears welled up my eyes

I started to weep terribly.

A tight embrace broke my reverie

It was my dad and mum

They were smiling,a radiant smile

Eclipsing all my sorrows

And as they guided me out from the room

I realized

They’ll never be away from me


‘cause without them

I won’t have a soul……..



WAITING FOR THE FINAL JUDGEMENT


Darkness…………..Darkness everywhere

The rain lashing against the willows

The wind blowing with all its might

The owls hooting madly

This place seems so creepy!!

As the darkness envelops my spirit and surroundings

I stand alone……….faraway from my land

Not even a single firefly to show me the way

Not even ray of hope to lighten my worries

I realize………….now………….I’m in hell

Leaving my earthly life,

I’ve reached hell

The ghastly place of punishment……

Blood sucking vampires flew past me

Warning me of an unknown fate

Fate???Do I-a mere shadow of me-have a fate?

I need someone,oh god,I needa company

Never leave me here,never isolate me in this devilish moor

Beat me,whip me,put me on fire

But never leave me here

I scream at the top of my voice

Heaven forbid!!i’ve lost my voice

I’ve lost my face,my body

I’ve lost my existence…………

I kneel before you my lord

If only I could turn back time

I would have erased all my mistakes

I plead your mercy my lord,

dont leave me here

I wait for your judgement-the final judgement.

……



IS THIS A DREAM??????



It’s a bright morning………fresh and fragrant

As the cheery sunshine uncovers the dark sheets of night

A new day blooms……….spreading smiles all over

The dewdrop wakes up the rose buds from their sweet nap

The snow white rose tends to open her petals

And feel the life around her

As I gaze intently on her “soft tresses”

My thoughts turn towards you, my angel

This flower reflects your enigmatic smile

This flower portrays your true innocence

I long to tell you a thousand things

But…..as your voice graze my ear

My tongue seems tied

If only my heart was a mirror

You could see them written with my blood

As I wait endlessly for your return

Hearing your voice refreshes me as a summer shower

So, never ever think that I don’t expect to hear you

For it will make me weep.

Remember…..you vowed that “you will never let me weep”

When you say “I love you, I need you”

Again and again

Fear creeps in to my mind………….

Now you adore me as an angel

But ………when this fantasy gives way to reality

If ……I’m not fit for you…..will you leave me dear?

I shudder at that thought

It shakes my entire being

I can’t afford to lose you my dear

Oh God! Is this a dream?

Am I day-dreaming as usual?

Is this angel real?

Does he really love me?

I dart questions at myself…………………………..

If it’s not my fancy

If he actually exists……

I have only one prayer

A prayer from my deep heart

My Lord! Let his love be everlasting

Let he be mine…………..forever


The shower has gained strength

I woke up from my reverie

My snow white rose now

Smiles like an elegant princess

A little butterfly touched her petals

Making her blush

Let me sketch a message on her wings for you

Let her fly “crossing all oceans”

And come to you

Let her softly kiss your cheeks

And make you happy

Let her quench your thirst for love

And soothe your heart with new dreams

Sweet dreams yet to come……



HOPE

As I walk through these tiled steps

dragging my feet

I feel the tender gaze of an angel

My legs seem rooted to this spot

As if bound by an invisible rope

Memories gushed forth bringing tears in to my eyes

Days before I witnessed the apparition of an angel

An angel clad in snow flakes,

Stealing my heart with his very first glance

We never spoke………our eyes spoke for us

We never met………...our dreams made us close

We became one………our souls became one

But….as days sped past…..

It was time for him to leave

My heart bled……………..

He promised to come back

And take me to his world

Where we are freed from all barriers

A great vacuum filled my heart

From where he was tore away

Now an ocean lies between us

When I smile at the moon

He may be watching the rising sun

Today………as I move through this same spot

Where I first met my angel

My thoughts turn towards my unknown future

An eternity lying before us

Still…..i hope……I dream……I yearn for his return

And that hope alone helps me bear

The grieving pang of separation.

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