Monday, June 19, 2017

Questioned

Over these years I questioned people
Now the same questions stare at me
Shameful at them for keeping quiet (now)
I realise why they couldn’t answer me

You can stay outside and watch everyone inside
Like a drama rolled out in a movie
Give your reviews, comments and accolades or brickbats
Tear them apart and down to their knees

Anyone can point their fingers at the door 
And show the looser where he needs to go
But remember what you laughed at from outside
Might bring you inside before you even know.

Stop that thought that made that man bad
Cause his situation is different from me
I could be that man get dug deep in the sand
Where i’d be lost while the world walks on me.

So the next time you open your ego and say
The scathing words that mean to hurt
The same might catch up with you soon and pull you down
So think the words in your mind before you blurt

Everybody thinks that they are in safe hands
And nothing can go wrong in the way
But a small cut can tear away their safety net
So look around, find your happiness and stay

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Always and Around

Living in a dream, just burnt in a  fire
Then the world comes down and pushes you aside
And you wither, but she is right behind me

The fear in every day unpredictable
Torn apart by desire unquenchable
To living, with this woman, who stood by me.

There were times with no reason to believe,
That we waiting for eternity
For deliverance, by the almighty

But I don’t fear,
Because I’am the centre of her world

And I see her 
Take us along in this leap of faith

Like a river
Turns into a waterfall steep

As we hit the water
I can still feel her holding me

And I don’t fear
Because I know that she is around me.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Dance of Love

She shone in pearls,
Like the bright one
When the dance floor lit up,
Under a setting sun.

As I moved along the dance,
From one girl to another
Hers was one to hold onto,
Like there was no other.

Not letting go of her touch,
Or the shines in her eye
Against my shoulder hers,
I froze that moment in time

As I held her pose,
Brought her into my arms close
Then dropped her low,
Locks of hair down to my toes

Daring in her sun kissed skin,
Tinges of red and silk lay bare
As she looked up I held my breath,
But not before she caught my stare

Such beauty lay in that body,
Grace in the way she moved
Circles of rhythm surrounding,
Arousing her sensuous grooves

When I turned her around,
Wrapped her in my arms
She gave into the magic,
Cast a spell with her charms

A dance can find you someone,
A few moments you are together
But you return when it ends,
Far away from each other

But some hearts meet and souls melt,
And they hold on to one other
The song may end and next one begins,
But this dance continues forever...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shadows

Behind a mirror of thoughts she stays
Finding conmfort in her space 
So far away

My strange world made fast her escape
But the smell of her skin still lingers
On my face

She left a note inside my head
Telling how she would have loved to stay
But she cant breathe inside this room
Where memories play

Now that girl you gonna run away
Hope you find your way and meet your fate
When you go, even these shadows are yours to take,
Don't leave a trace.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dreamspace

Setting sun, city lights that fade out, another day done
Drive out of town, on standby life is hung
Running through the thoughts that blind me inside
Voices in my head start calling outside

Close my eyes to shut the pain, I alight
At the edge of a falling night
I step into a new day

Same old ride, dawn to dusk creating a victim of sorts
The writing on the wall, this life is yours so take it on
A tired man home, slam to the ground into deep sleep
A rush of blood into my veins and a vision clears

A door I knock and it opens to a haze
Rings of smoke and rolls of high
Emerging from dream space

A travel through a distant world and time
Leaving all that bitterness behind
Back to where I find myself again, now awake

Written for Vinod Varma/Sandeep Mohan for commercial use.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Magic in Black

Magic I am
Pray for thunder lightning
Bring it down
Rage of a mad king’s cunning...


Waiting I am
Watch the drops of nature
Pouring down
Showing us somethings on its way...


Blowing now
Fury of a thousand winds just
Throw you to the ground
Under watchful eyes of a...


Lurking storm
Makes its way through this
Golden land across the Nile
As I look up to the sky...


A cloud of smoke rises
The blue is turned to black


Blinded in the ring of fire
Running through the wild


The fate of earth decided
Now there's no turning back


The sound of fear engulfs
The screams in the dark


As the floods swept by
What seemed like eternity
Opens the great divide


Calm and still
Raise the veil of evil
The sun breaks out again
Time for a new beginning...


Magic I am

Thoughts in spiral circles
All around
Laid out under layers of light

Inspired by the story of Milarepa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milarepa) from old buddhist folklore a black magician who caused death and destruction to his fellow men as revenge, until one day the thunder and lightning he created destroyed his own living and he emerged a learned enlightened ascetic from that who repented his deeds and gave back to the people and buddhism, a lot of it captured in his poetic literature. His poetry was a great inspiration when I initially was learning buddhism. Wrote this song in an Egyptian context instead.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Adopt

The morning I went out walking
Under a cloudy sky
As I climbed up the street
The rain came pouring down

As I looked for shelter
Saw a broken shed
Now soaked in cold shivers
Standing in despair

I see a little thing
Looking at me
From a puddle by my side
I can see in his eyes
The yearning to be
Held close to my heart

So I take him in my hands
Just then the rains give into the sun
I let him down to go
But he wouldn’t let go
He is mine now

To Adopt….

Across the street lived a woman
Never a smile on her face
Living off what was given
By the odd passerby

Never knew her story
All Fragile and frail
Walking with her bare feet
Where to she goes, I never see

Then one evening
I see her fighting
With the men from the killer pound
In her hands I see
Too frightened to feel
A bunch of little ones

By the night, a knock on the door
I open to find her here
But she was not alone,
A little one’s eyes shone
Handing her out to me...

To Adopt…..

Give them hope when they can't find it
Take them off the street they hide in
Give them love where they can feel it
Show them you care so they believe it

So Adopt….

Written and to be performed  at the 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2014, this song is dedicated to Adoption and the wonderful work done by The Precious Paws Foundation for their support to adoption of stray dogs.