Poems

Changes

I looked in the mirror and I was shocked to see
The cynic & pessimist that I saw in me
Yes, age does contribute to such changes
But what astounded me is the behavioral ranges

Back in college, undisturbed by responsibilities
The time when I used most of my abilities
The mirror now showed a shriveled brain
So much angst that it couldn’t contain

There was a time when connecting to different people
Was something that I was more than capable
But past encounters with people that came in my life
Changed an extrovert to social encounters being a strife

Empathy was something I was known for
People confided in me for their pain went afar
Don’t know when I moved from giving a shoulder
To someone who is now always a whiner

The power lies within me was what I used to teach
Jumped through hoops & got everything within my reach
But now I’m waiting for a knight in shining armor
To come rescue me, as getting better seems beyond my power….

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Acceptance

There comes a time in life when you learn
To take things in stride and not just yearn
Life takes turns; gives chances too few
You get this and live, that’s acceptance to you!

Nothing remains permanent but change
Each relationship goes through phases, a wide range
A time come when your best buddy won’t talk to you
You heart would wrench but you move on, that’s acceptance to you!

All your life, you continued to run a rat’s race
“Important” things got left behind, you begin to lose face
Finally you stop thinking only about yourself and what others think of you
You grow up in life, that’s acceptance to you!

You find love, you cherish love & you marry your soul mate
Experience ups and downs, at times feel resigned to fate
You try hard to change yourself & sometimes your partner too
Happiness comes only when you love unconditionally, that’s acceptance to you!

Years go by & your age reaches its fall
Health leaves you, you cannot stand tall
In your last moments, you think of everyone who mattered to you
You close your eyes hoping you made them happy too, that’s acceptance to you!

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I learnt in life!!!

I sat on a ledge with a paper in my hand
I penned down my learnings from the times of sand

I have learnt wisdom and met the wise
Learnt to accept grey, my world was black or white otherwise

I have learnt to be compassionate with all
How to face the most unreasonable and still stand tall

I have learnt to give love to all, even those in fray
Learnt that love is freedom and NOT to keep people away

I have learnt that humility is very important
How pride meets a downfall – a thing thats very evident

I have learnt to be competitive and be the best
Its not slitting others throats but empowering the rest

I have learnt that good things happen to good people
That bads will never go unpunished for the mighty or the feeble

I have learnt the power of praying – its intense
Of wishes getting answered – just needing some patience

But most importantly I have learnt that people come in your life for a reason
The weeds come for months and the flowers come for a season

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With this hope, I live not free!!

Of sleepless nights and crying in pain
Of every effort going in vain

Of taking me to greats heights and under the bottom of rock
Of me being an ass and made a laughing stock…

With this feeling, I live not free
Don’t know what else I have to see!!

Days go by and nights come along
Try as I may,they seem too long

Sleep like a baby, a phrase I have heard before
Its been ages since the last dream, a wink or a snore…

With this effort, I live not free
Don’t know what else I have to see!!

Each trip down the memory lane
Full of laughter, cheer, angst and pain

Each memory thought of, is like re-living them
Every moment in the present then, is never the same…

With this burden, I live not free
Don’t know what else I have to see!!

And then one fine day, you think of times ahead
Of the words not spoken, of the future unsaid

A silent prayer on your lips, saying all will be fine
You think of new places and people, you then don’t whine…

With this hope, I live not free
I hope its something I’ll be able to see!!!

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A test or A punishment?

Everytime I cry a little
Eveyrtime I die a little
Everytime I explain answers to myself a little
But yet next time, the event repeats itself a little
Everytime I do things wrong a little
Everytime I screw things up a little
Everytime I vow to do things right a little
Yet everytime I lose more than the previous time a little
Everytime I pray to God a little
To end this suffering in my life a little
Evertime I ask him for some mercy a little
Everytime I ask him one final shot to settle
But everytime he give me some hope a little
Only to end up again hurting my loved ones a lot
What did I do to deserve this
When will this suffering end
When will I feel good and chirpy again?
When a change for me will God send?

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Inspired by ‘Music and Lyrics’

I’ve been lucky to find my man
Very lucky to get full support, yes! he can
Life is better this way
Smiles around and fears driven away
I wanna be with you forever
I dont wanna leave you, never never….
There is love now in my life
Its smooth sailing, there aint no strife
There is someone walking with me always
There is no parting of our ways
I wanna be with you forever
I dont wanna leave you, never never….
Life never stops, it moves on
We may fight as we move along
But there is one thing I clearly see
You are the best thing that happened to me
I wanna be with you forever
I dont wanna leave you, never never….
There are times when life would be full of confusion
Faced with problems with no solution
But you would always be my strength
To make this work, we would go to any length

I wanna be with you forever
I dont wanna leave you, never never….
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A sneak peek in the 21st century

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

Its the century where everyone is in a rat race
A race behind happiness, is the only case
But all you achieve, all you get, you still are dissatisfied
Nothin serves to keep a smile on your face…..

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

It is the time when everyone is very smart
Everyone has knowledge filled in many carts
But when it comes to application in real life.
Most of them end up falling short….

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

It is the time when people have many friends
But the time of loneliness never ends
We have many gadgets to keep in touch
But the wishes to our beloved we rarely send…

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

It is the time when people act very mature
We are able to handle relationships of long distance nature
But the high divorce rate paints a different picture
Like a house of straws, relationships rupture….

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

Its the time when we have world at our finger tips
We get things as soon as the word is out of our lips
But with all this technology,came many scams
One person’s scandal acts as the others quips….

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

It is the time when people fall in love easily
The flexibility and liberal attitude is present in every family
But at the same time people have become very individualistic
That the concept of ‘joint-family’ now seems silly….

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

It is the time when people are taught that they have same status
With same opportunities across all stratus
But yet some people have reservations in place
Denying many their basic rights based on caste, creed and status….

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

I live in this era and this is my fate
I wanna think of positives, in this poem, to state
But I am out of ideas and none have come so far
Can you people help your mate…..

Lo behold people! its the 21st century,
Its the mark of good times and end of misery….

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Silence speaking louder than words!!!

This is me and I am a suicide bomber
God please make my will grow a little stronger
Here I am in the train that’ll blast
In a few seconds, nothing will remain, not even its cast….

There are so many ladies in this compartment
Listening to their talks is a form of an entertainment
Some talk about soap operas from the previous day
Some of the dreams that, in the future, lay….

It’s so difficult that this liveliness will turn to ash
But I have to fight against the people who think my country is trash
I have been taught that this is the only way to seek justice for us
This is the only way of salvation for us…

But are these the ones really to blame
Or are those who behind them, the politicians lame…..

I dont want to hurt them
I dont want to cause pain
In seconds away now, many will lose
Their mothers, sisters and beloved too

But if I dont do anything soon
My country will grow up as the meal of these goons…..

Please God when you measure vices & virtues in the heavens above
Please add one more virtue for all who come now
For in a very little time, they made me feel alive
For the first time, I felt like a human and not a bee from the hive….

And therefore as hard as I may try
My heart doesnt stop to cry……

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IT Bubble bursts: A Day in an IT Professional’s life

Get up early morning
To you cell phone alarm ringing
Laze around for sometime and
Wish that there was no office, no job at hand…..

Get ready and have some food
For breakfast which aint no good
Miss your mother waking u up everyday
Miss your mother holding the plate with breakfast and wanting you to stay….

Till you finish the entire plate
Till she is satisfied that you are sate
Think this everyday and grumble
The days now don’t unfold, they just tumble….

Come to office to your same seat
Looking at the forwards remains the only treat
Then you sit, code, attend telecons and sessions
Do the work as told which finally brings out nothing but frustrations

You have no motivation, you have no liking
There is nothing in your job that is striking
You are in a team which is a bunch of fools
All they care about is CCMI 5 and some related tools…..

People say you have a choice to make
You can quit your job, there would be nothing at stake
You are bright and you will get one soon
But trust me that all IT jobs in India finally lead to doom…..

You should go abroad and then you will see
You will feel motivated, you will feel free
You talk to your Onsite Coordinators and they are troubled
They say after coming here it has burst their bubble….

So what to do and what shud you say
To make you want to open your eyes each day
You often wonder if its just you or is everyone going through the same
If they are then their patience levels are insane…..

Since they are not cribbing like you do
Nor are they getting frustrated like you do
Is this affecting your work you often wonder
But atleast till now realise you have made no blunder…..

Then you go home everyday after your 8.8 hours
Go home and watch TV and watch the stars
Eat the self cooked food and then goto sleep
Hoping that the next will not be mundane and will have some meaning deep…………