Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I Quit

The sky’s a different blue today
The city wears the colours of rain.
But my work-sodden eyes see nothing,
Just the numbers clicking through my brain. 

It’s been a while since I’ve really seen.
My routines are set in stone,
My world’s just my cubicle,
And I abhor my phone’s ringtone. 

Even the last trip I took
I saw through my camera’s lens,
Because if it’s not on Instagram
I’m not part of the latest trends!

Not anymore. I can’t live like this,
With Facebook as my world window -
Clicking through in secret envy
Like an embarrassing shadow. 

I’m going to reclaim my life
(And ditch my email connections!)
See the world face to face
With just a bag full of possessions. 

I’ll live the simple life,
Filled with old-school romance.
Thank you, ordinary rainy day,
For splashing me out of my trance. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paper Cut

It's just a paper cut, you say,
But I know how those hurt
And also that I make you turn
200 pages a day.

How many times can you smile
Through that sharp pain?
If I don't stop this right away
My apologies are in vain.

Baby, I feel so criminal
When you react each time with love.
My past's checkered, I'm a fugitive,
I'm trying to rise above.

Today I choose, I decide,
Who wins or loses this fight
That rages inside me when I feel fear.
I'm going to give you respite.

From now on, I will think again
Before I think worst of you,
In my moments of sense, I realise
That men like you are few.

Friday, August 14, 2015

The First of Many

All too soon, a year has passed-
That's three hundred and sixty five
Days of love and laughter,
Days I've felt alive.

I still remember that evening,
That very first butterfly,
At the first chivalrous hello 
From a dashing, sexy guy.

All those miles between us
Disappear once every second-
With every word we text
You were right here, I reckoned. 

The plans we make, the trips we take,
The secret code we speak-
You know just what to say and do
To make this girl's knees weak. 

Won't you stick around for 50 more?
Let's make each one as grand!
Can't wait to share them all with you,
My sweet to-be husband. 

Nirvana Together

Nirvana, nirvana.
We went in search of it. 
Forging our solitary paths
In search of the Only Peace.

You in the blazing deserts,
Overturning every grain of sand,
In search of ultimate knowledge,
For to know, to learn, is to be.

I upon frozen mountains,
Looking for the lost spark,
Knowing it may never come,
Tolerance is the way I see.

And then we met, we became
Fire and Ice, Yin and Yang,
Changing the way we See,
That's Nirvana to me.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Of Idols and Shields

I'm so glad you aren't
One of those superhuman
Stone idols with feet of stone. 
They are perfect, it is true,
With their chiseled ideals
And strong arms that protect one
From the outside world. 

But what if the mistake's mine?
A clash against those rigid arms
Right though they may be,
Will only cause 
Pain to me and cracks to you. 

No, I'm glad you are, my idol,
Not of stone through and through. 
Your inner softness is so pure,
It's the very thing
That draws me to you.

Now I know I'm safe.
Your arms will defend me
Against the cruel world.
Yet I'm of use too,
To protect your softer self.
You defend me and I you -
A perfect shield we'll be. 

Monday, March 9, 2015


Soon there won't be words to describe
Every feeling I feel when you make me smile. 
Reaching deep down, today, I make
Efforts to pen down my blissful state. 
Now I know how true love fares - when
Distance tries to hide the way we care. 
I see we grow from strength to strength. 
People like us, we're meant to be. 
I've said this before, I'll say it again -
To me you're much more than a Valentine:
You're the love of my life, my peace, my joy.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Strange! Lived my whole life 
Without you. Now a day seems
An eternity.