Breathe~ A thought


Everyone do a simple exercise with me.

*Breathe in*
*Breathe out*
*Breathe in*
*Breathe out*

Now, just imagine. While you were doing this exercise, someone took their last breath and someone took their first.
I find this entire world mind boggling!

Access this and other poems in my book, “Dreaming in a Fish Bowl”!


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Empty School

Hungry rooms in an empty school.
Sharp canines; water dripping
On slippery, sloppy floors.
Red windows, blue shadows
A silence clung to the door.
Heavy locks that protect no one,
But ghosts of empty laughter
Caught in an almost echo.


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Nations fall apart
Boundaries are etched over homes and hearts.
Rocks with no names suddenly have an identity
Soil from the earth becomes a part of age-old clarion calls.
Trees older than humanity stand strong
They have braved storms and wars
Only to be forgotten by literate minds of words
Intellect, that is often clouded, more often than the grey sky of the proud.
We have changed colours, brothers, sisters
All in the name of love.
But my love is a seed, somewhere deep beneath
Buried in the soil beyond lines of difference.
It is waiting, as am I.
For a day that will never come.


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Thinking Crow

Blank beaded eyes look into the distance
Disturbing, its dark body flies above me
I feel the air from the movement
A light feather falling on my shoulder.
It focuses its blank stare at me
Kaw kaw kaw”
Calling in a tuneless monotone.
Bored, I sit and stare into space
Brown button eyes look into the distance.

The universe is vast, it has no limit
Upon a mountain sits a being
Ethereal, he smokes to bear the cold
In his mind exists existence-
A blue planet in a blue mind.
All beings stretch and breath there
Their physicality, their memories
Real to them, real to the world
But the world itself is neither flat nor round,
But a morsel of a thought.
The landscape of universe stretches beyond
A human can solve
This universe is limitless, because the mind is limitless
Imagination prevails above all.”

Kaw kaw kaw
The crow keeps chanting to me, like it is sharing the secret of the world
I keep thinking of the office meeting and my response to a question-
A silly question to me.
Do I believe in God?
I wonder if the crow thinks of God,
If it thinks at all.


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