Friday, March 13, 2009

Hopes

Let there be light
Over the darkness shall it prevail
Let there be power
For the weak’s protection without fail

Let there be joy
To kill the sorrows hidden within us
Let there be poverty
For none shall be rich and mock others thus

Let there be food
For none shall ever go hungry
Let there be peace
For due to violence none shall be angry

Let there be no God
For in Its name no one shall die
Let there be no borders
For expanding which none shall try

Let there be smiles
That stretch ear to ear, and are genuine
Let there be doctors
Who never, ever run out of medicine

Let all people be blind
For colour, creed and race shall cease to be visible
Let all tongues be dead
For spewing venom then none shall be able

Let us all be dumb
For none shall judge the other
Let life take its normal course
So that sons cremate their fathers

Let greed be stymied forever
For then the planet shall exist
And the air shall be clean; the water shall be clear
And from creating pollution we desist

Tell me, is it too much to ask?
Or am I being just a hopeless pessimist?
Can mankind achieve everything?
Without losing anything,
Or as I believe,
Shall it altogether cease to exist?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Its hot nowadays in Hyderabad. If you ask around, people will patiently inform you that the weather is normal for this time of the year, and that it shall last till the end of April, when the pre-monsoon showers shall begin. I do not know about that, but for now, the heat is really getting to me for sure.
I have not been to some of the famous places yet. It seems surprising; in Delhi, I used to die to visit monuments; what has happened to me now? Sometimes, I wish I could force myself to visit the Qutb Shahi tombs or even go the Qutubuddin Sha dargah. But none of that seems to be happening at all. I am turning into what I fear the most; an inactive, pessimistic person.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"I Really Love You"

I met you a few days back,
You seemed so odd to me.
There were changes in your look,
That did not appeal to me.

The hair was different, the ears had an extra piercing,
The clothes you wore seemed strange, the shoes were shimmering.
You were in tune with the others, not with me,
And I had thought, here was someone who understood me.

You asked me how it looked,
And I quietly smiled.
Not willing to hurt your feelings,
I said you looked just fine.

Your attitude was so different towards me
You seemed to shifty around me
As if I made you highly uncomfortable,
And that you did not wish to be seen around me.

You laughed in a manner that was totally fake,
You tried to stir up conversations with some intricacy.
And I tried to understand what was wrong today
Why you were hurting my soul pointedly.

What was my fault, that I was being treated thus
Were you ashamed of your "friend", as you had once said of me?
I felt embarrassed and guilty, for making you feel this way
But was it really because of me?

And I too, joined into the charade,
This game that we played in perfect harmony.
While within me, my heart wept silently
Mourning for her, her soul's demise.

But somewhere inside if me, somethings snapped
Was it respect for you, or your image in my mind that cracked?
My respect for you vaporized there itself,
As I saw you try to blend in with the new crowds,
While rejecting your old true self.
And rejecting people like our friends
Including myself.

Why did I lie to you?
Just so that I do not hurt you?
But had you not hurt yourself enough
By ignoring your true side,
In search of someone that was never you?

I thought I knew you
And I respected you for that
But now I think I was absolutely wrong
That you were never that .

That person with whom
I had fallen in love with,
And though I had not shared
What I had always felt for you.
I was glad that day
That I never said,
"truly, from the bottom of my heart
I really do love you."

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