Monday, July 30, 2018

The Glass Bowl

The image is taken from PetGuide website. 

My world was small and bare
As I kept swimming in circles

A handful of pebbles at the bottom
As I kept swimming in circles

Sad and dull, moody and sulking
As I kept swimming in circles

All alone, I owned the house
As I kept swimming in circles

gobbling the tasteless food
As I kept swimming in circles

The little girl giggled and clapped
As I kept swimming in circles

My sorrow sighs drowned in her squeals
As I kept swimming in circles

She had friends to play with
As I kept swimming in circles

I stared at the glass wall surrounding me
As I kept swimming in circles

Where are my friends, I cried
As I kept swimming in circles

My tears lost in the water surrounding me
As I kept swimming in circles

keeping my heartbreak a secret
As I kept swimming in circles

I knocked my head against the glass
As I kept swimming in circles

Hoping I'd go back to the sea
As I kept swimming in circles

Alas, I was flushed into murky waters
As I kept swimming in circles


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Clipped Wings

The image is taken from Google search. 

The tiny hole made my heart flutter
What lies beyond the wall?

I tiptoed towards the imposing barrier
What lies beyond the wall?

No one ever answered my question
What lies beyond the wall?

Insisted, I do not think
What lies beyond the wall?

But how could I not ask,
What lies beyond the wall?

Not know the answer to my dreams
What lies beyond the wall?

Why can't my clipped wings fly over
What lies beyond the wall?

With tears in my eyes, I yearned
What lies beyond the wall?

As a burly man stood guard
What lies beyond the wall?

Ready to capture those who dare
What lies beyond the wall?

The twilight sky sent me to my mother
What lies beyond the wall?

She reminded me to be grateful to look at the moon,
What lies beyond the wall?

Yet, I continue to dream,
What lies beyond the wall?




Monday, July 16, 2018

Rain Dance


It’s time to sing our favorite song,
The rains are here again.

Step out dear sister, race the wind
 The rains are here again.

Listen to the clouds calling your name
The rains are here again.

Laugh at the look of splashed puddles
The rains are here again.

Let the drops sparkle in your ebony curls

The rains are here again.

Twirl and dance in tune to the splatter
The rains are here again.

Wave to the inky sky in delight
The rains are here again.

Oh, my sister! Let us celebrate
The rains are here again.



Painting by Mrs. Ratna Pochiraju


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Meltdown

The image is taken from Google. 

The popsicle dripped down her hand. She licked it, wrinkling her nose at the added salt to the sweetness of the grape. With the sun roasting her alive, she finally realized how the turkey feels in the oven. 


A summer tale using 38 words. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Water Under the Bridge

The image is taken from Google search. 

The rippling waves shied from my touch
like water under the bridge.

A gentle breeze blew the dead leaf from my fingers
like water under the bridge.

The glorious sunset left me in the dark
like water under the bridge.

The reason to wait no longer existed
like water under the bridge.

Yet, my heart refused to let go
like water under the bridge.

Twilight lost its stars in the clouds
like water under the bridge.

While I remained unmoving, my tears flowed
like water under the bridge.

The words of the past swirled around me
like water under the bridge.

The haunting agony not letting me move on
like water under the bridge.

Some stories never leave us alone
like water under the bridge.



This poem is written in Chant style. The poem has no rhyme scheme or meter.
"Water under the bridge" phrase has a different meaning, though I tried to use it in the literal sense, in the 'phrase' sense and also gave it a twist implying that the issue may still affect the person despite saying otherwise.