08 March 2020

Women

Women

Multilayered with magnificence,
Radiating the atmosphere with her sheer presence,
Wades through tasks with tenacity,
Protects her surroundings with intensity.

Understands others need to be superior,
Balances all without the word inferior,
Not often does she wait for appreciations,
Accepts life with all its depreciations.

She is a women through the ages,
Nothing much changed in numerous pages,
Forever trying to break the unseen wall,
Among fellow humans, she stands tall.

25 February 2020

To Paint a Picture


To Paint a Picture 



Once I took a fancy,

To draw a large picture crazy,

To paint it in colours beautiful,

In between time of two chores dutiful.



Before starting the endeavour,

Decided to collect all my equipment's together,

Turned out a task not so ordinary,

Gathering goods took time primary.



Special paper from the perch high,

Sketching pencil, that isn’t dry,

An eraser to obviate us of mistakes,

Identify a spacious workspace.



A board to keep the paper large,

A side table to lay the colours and brushes apart,

Neatly arrange the brushes ascending,

Water to wash away traces of colours residue.



All ready and nicely planned,

Sat down to draw images grand scale,

Clocked ticked away minutes ten,

In came my boys, requesting a quick snack in their den.

04 February 2020

Saturday Morning Sights


Saturday Morning Sights 



Sun has a weekend slumber, slow in waking up,

Clouds shifting shapes in predawn cusp,

Slight breeze enveloping early rising mortals,

Transporting them to a cleaner portal,

Walkers in twos and fours take to empty streets,

Sweating out the goodies of last night’s feasts,

Busses whizzing along, bright and yellow,

Collecting young minds that refuse to mellow,
Mother and child duo riding an engine on two wheels,


As latecomers follow the bus close on its heels,

Milkman on scooter with sacks sagging,

Newspaper boys busy bundling and flinging,

Usually cycling into traffic from reverse direction,

Surprisingly escaping deadly situation,

Trucks laden with cackling chickens in tiny coops,

Opposite to a merchant selling vegetables that droops,

Tea shops selling ordinary hot refreshments,

Alongside juice stalls peddling exotic herbal concoctions,

Ignorant of these sights are workers on daily wages,

Men and women walking to sites where construction rages,

A church getting ready with a sermon and choir,

Cars parked in lanes by people in beautiful attire,

 Passing through all these fanfare,

Are the mother and son pair!

Excited about an hour of intense fun,

Dribbling the ball into a basket while on the run.

Women

Women Multilayered with magnificence, Radiating the atmosphere with her sheer presence, Wades through tasks with tenacity, Protects he...