A Willing Burden

The burden of our idealism Made further heavier By cynical allies. Chained already by restrictions galore, Abandoned by society for Our moral quirks. Tempted we are to give it up For convenient bonhomie. Bound in compulsory choice We throw away our principles. When you see another nutcase Braver than you, Not giving up theirs, With … Continue reading A Willing Burden

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Rejected

Author's note: While readers may beg to differ, the most stinging pain is the pain of being shunned for being different. It is maddening to wait for the one who gels with you, and easier to lose oneself in the intervening tide of resentment. Following is a poem capturing some of those feelings. I hope … Continue reading Rejected

Strange Ways

He stopped his friend as he was leaving the lecture theatre. Something had been bothering him for a long, long time. "What are you doing?" His friend, with his calm demeanour, replied, "What are you talking about?" "Why are you always chatting up with her?" His friend gave him an incredulous state and said, "because … Continue reading Strange Ways

आलसी हैं हम

आलसी हैं हम, जो  किसी को जानने का प्रयास भी नहीं करते । पूर्वजों की पट्टी पढ़, एक तोते की भाँति जी रहे हैं । "वह लड़की बहुत मिलनसार है, चरित्रहीन होगी, दूर रह उससे ।" "अपने माँसाहारी दोस्तों से दूरी बना के रखो कहीं तुम्हारा धर्म भ्रष्ट न कर दें ।" "क्या उपनाम है … Continue reading आलसी हैं हम