Losing Your Mind…


Have you ever realised How it feels to slowly lose your mind? It’s gradual, so you catch every bit Yet, you cannot stop it and rewind? Have you felt the world is Slowly closing down on you? The doors you thought were open Were but illusions and untrue? The life you imagined you’d have Is […]

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…I touched the stars


Born in the downtrodden slum under the Hodulia Bridge in Jammatnagar, I was neither privileged nor much wanted. But I happened… I was the fifth child of a 37-year-old woman, with no one to look after us. She worked in the rich people’s homes but earned too little to feed her growing brood. We ate […]

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Faded…


Was it your hand, I thought I felt? Was it? Are you here, my dear? I can smell your presence though… Tell me please, if you’re near… Tell me what you see outside — Isn’t there a big window about here? I feel the sunlight gently warm my palms, I can tell the sky is […]

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Love You Like You love Me


Hey, give me your love, In the shape of the sky, Paint my fear with your colours Whenever I wish to cry… Let your feelings hold my heart Like the water in a bay, Love me to stop me, To tell me, it’s okay… Shelter me when The hurricane breaks me over, Let your heartbeats […]

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Last night I had a dream


Last night I had a dream- Where a little girl came walking down the lane… In her hand she held flowers And told me that they’re not for sale…   I smiled at her, Thinking that is what she expected to see, But she looked at her flowers and said, “Fake smiles they can never […]

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Nature’s Love


The waves kept crashing into the ship. One after another, they broke on the deck and created the highest crests and deepest troughs the Capt’n had even seen in his 25 years at sea… It was as if the captain had to decide to change the usual course. The waves kept coming, relentlessly. The Capt’n […]

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For ever and a day


“Mom”, he piped. No one replied… “Mooooooomm”, he called, this time with all the strength he had in his tiny chest. He was feeling so sorry for himself. It was that stupid accident in school that put him in that hospital bed! The monitor on his left, that showed waves of green and kept beeping […]

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