All grown up


Tiny baby, just my arm’s length

Soft as velvet,  with those bright dark eyes

How fast you grew up before I knew it

Every phase I thought would never pass

It’s all gone by; I’ve lost track of two years

Now here you are, with words of your own

You see the world and make up your mind

I want you to be good, kind and brave

Live for yourself, without treading on others

Carry that sweet smile on your lips

A sentimental heart on your sleeve

And never ever be afraid to dream

Learn from your mistakes and not from others

Take decisions that break conventions

Stand out from the rest, but get along all the same

Truth is, baby, whatever you become

None of it is in my hands, and perhaps not in yours

But one thing I promise is that I’ll always be there

That home you run to when life gets tough

My door is open every single time

I won’t ask you questions, we don’t have to talk

And I’ll remember when you were a baby

Just my arm’s length.





Look at you go

Is that fear you feel?

Standing on the edge of that peak looking down

No, you can’t see the ground.

Does it leave you breathless?

Knocking the air right out of your lungs

It’s impossible to speak.

What’s that light you see?

Somewhere far back in your mind’s eye

That little thing called hope

Is it close enough to touch?

Pick it up gently

Hold it in your hands

Give it a kiss

Wrap it in confidence

Press it into your heart

Let your lips smile

Put your best foot forward

..Look at you go, girl

Look at you go.






Slow down, there’s a lot left for you

Within the maze of your hazy life

It’s hard to see right now, I know

When everyday is the same as the one before

Try to remember that things will change

Nothing stays the same forever

You will find some grip soon enough

There is still time, or so I hope.

Precious – Haiku x 3

Delicate fingers

Eyes closed firmly from the light

Your sweet humble cry


Every single day

We have struggled together

More than words can say


In the darkest night

Your arms reach out to find me

Precious son, you’re mine.



baby feet



Dear Readers (I’m humbled that there are a few of you!),

Here’s a simple set of three haikus. Just to refresh our (read:my) memory,  a haiku is a Japanese poem written in three lines with the following syllable count:

First line : 5 syllables

Second line: 7 syllables

Third line: 5 syllables

Haikus do not traditionally rhyme, but as you can see, this one does rhyme a little bit here and there.

Here are some of my other haikus:


Double haiku,

Striped &

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.


Thank you for reading.

Until next time.




Twelve Stars

Twelve stars converged that night

A breathtaking constellation

Daisies blooming in the inky sky

Pristine white, eternal light

Behold this beauty in the palm of your hand

Mesmerised, stand at the precipice of life

A grateful heart overflows destiny’s wine

Everything has changed, but still remains the same

Each moment, testimony, of your precious name.



Errant breeze whips through her white dress

Mud caked on bare feet, like a layer of glass.

Hair wild and cheeks flushed with effort,

She runs against herself, for the most part.

A placid morning dew, now a prodigious storm;

Thunder and lightning orchestrating:

What a pseudo-emotional shivaree they’ve planned!

The elements seem to echo her tumultuous mind

She screams silently, raising delicate hands to the sky

Breath fails her throat, a sharp stitch in the sides

Her elbow is grabbed suddenly from behind

She stares, mouth agape, at those half-dead eyes

Only telesthesia could save her now

(She laughs at that thought, somewhere, inside)

She follows the man back like a docile lamb

Biting her lips to stop laughing,

Drinking rain and tears sliding down.

Dear Readers,

Wow. It really has been a long time. I have no excuse for my absence except laziness and writer’s block. Maybe I celebrated the month after OctPoWriMo with a month of NoWriNo (No Writing November)  Haha.

So here’s an attempt at Mind Love Misery’s Wordle #87 to try to get back into poetry writing. I am pretty rusty so please do bear with me.

The words we had for the prompt this week are as follows:



2. Emotional

3. Docile

4. Glass

5. Shivaree (a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noise makers given for a newly married couple; charivari. Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.)

6. Cake

7. Prodigious (extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. abnormal; monstrous.)

8. Dress

9. Telesthesia (sensation or perception received at a distance without the normal operation of the recognized sense organs.)

10. Dew

11. White (Not in the wordle but I can only find 11 words if you spot the 12th let me know if not will just use white!)

12. Errant

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem (these are hard!)

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.


Hope you enjoyed it.

I missed you all, and I hope to get back to writing :)!







Live – Mirror Oddquain



Wind sweeps her long hair

A rush of adrenaline



Transcend through eternity

Still waters run deep

White lotus


Dear Readers,

This is the 13th day (lucky 13!) of the OctPoWriMo Poetry Writing Challenge 2015.

The prompt today was to take a risk with your writing. The author had suggested a blitz poem. However, after the lengthy acrostic poem yesterday, I felt the real risk for me would be to write with a short, yet meaningful poem.

I decided on the Mirror Oddquain for this. Developed by Glenda L. Hand, it made up of two parts with the syllable count of 1-3-5-7-1 & 1-7-5-3-1.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Till tomorrow,


One of my talented poet friends, Oscar, has nominated me for a Real Neat Blogger award and a Beautiful Bloggers award 🙂

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Definitely made me smile! Here are some of the questions he has posed for me to answer :

1.) What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year and why?

Well, I’d have to say Jurassic World for Chris Pratt and the special effects 🙂

2.) If you were a cartoon character, who would you be and why?

I’d be Johnny Quest! I used to adore that character when I was little. Anybody else remember Johnny Quest? 😀

3.) Have you ever read a book where you felt the author was writing about you, which one and why?

I have felt a bit of dejavu  sometimes.. I cannot pinpoint which books or which lines. I read way too much and recall very little of what I read, afterwards, unfortunately.

4.) What would you do if you received a gift of one million dollars, tax free and why?

I would set aside 10% of it for my personal needs. The rest 90% I’d donate to various charities and causes. In a country like India, help is always needed.

5.) If your life was a song, what would the title be and why?

“What doesn’t kill you make you stronger” by Kelly Clarkson! It never fails to cheer me up and is my favourite work-out song 🙂

6.) What was your favorite game to play as a child and why?

I have played a lot of hide and seek and “house” with my cousins.

7.) Would you like to know the day you’re going to die ahead of time? Why or why not?

I’m sort of split about this one. If you know, then you’d be able to say goodbye properly and tie up loose ends. But then again, it would definitely be easier emotionally to not have impending doom over your head 😡

8.) What one thing are you most proud of and why?

I was very proud when I got my degree, it was definitely worth all the hard work and stress.

9.) What one thing would you change about your past and why?

If I change something about my past, it may change things about my life now.. and I’d definitely not want that 🙂

10.) What would you do if you were a man for a week and why?

Ooh! This is an interesting one 😀 I’m not sure I’d enjoy it very much, I’m happy being a woman. That being said, I’d probably just watch people around me and soak in how people treat you differently when you’re a man.

I’d like to nominate two of my favourite poetess’ (under no obligation) for these awards!! 

1. Scattered thoughts

2. Jane’s Musing

The 10 questions I have for you ladies are :

1. What inspires you to write?

2. What are your personal goals for the future?

3. What is your favourite food?

4. Where would be your dream vacation?

5. What do you enjoy doing besides writing?

6. What is your favourite season, and why?

7. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

8. Do you have any plans for the New Year? (I think mid-year is a good time to think about that :P)

9. Do you believe in soul mates?

10. What is the quality that you admire the most in people?