Blind Date

Heartbeat  racing like hell,  Goosebumps all over the body. Feet all soaked inside the shoes. Hands all perspiring, wetting the beautiful rose bouquet, bought for the occasion. Spine all cold. Butterflies rampaging in the stomach. Mouth all dried. Words seemingly exhausted from the vocabulary. Unsteady eyes watching everything closely. Kept glancing at the watch. Mind…

The Conquistador

Dejected and broken, Gazed at the seducing waves of the sea. With each ebb and flow, Into the waters, she wanted to flee. *** One more rejection, Another failed interview. Getting a job wasn’t easy, But that, she already knew. *** All alone and abandoned, Tired and hopeless. No future in sight, She thought she…

Lazarus Pit

“Where am I?” He kept asking this question. Repeatedly and non-stop, he just kept on pounding at the doors of an unidentifiable room. He wasn’t scared. Nor was there any reason to panic. He asked that question out of natural instinct. Slowly, it dawned on him. The room wasn’t completely a mystery. Definitely not as…

Yin and Yang

Dealing with her unstable attitude was a tough task for him. Tougher it    was for her, handling his unpredictable mood swings. Pulling her hair,       he let out his anger. Bite him, she always did in her furious state.        Always apologize, he did with her favorite chocolate. Cooking his…

The Reaper

From the unpredictable dawn to the bloodied sunset, Life was never guaranteed, with the enemy, I had to bet. Missions after missions, drained me of my youth. Long gone, my belief for fighting, as I didn’t know anymore, the truth. Fighting for my country, my home, gave me the strength and purpose. When the horrors…

Savior

One wall down, another one to go, Every bit carefully, he had to take it slow. The number of walls increased with his age, Behind the last one, he locked himself in a cage. Unable to trust and refusing to do so, Years of betrayal left him with no amigo. Others’ concern for him, out of…

Fountain of Youth

Failure and another failure, Just kept piling up like a mountain. Walking along the beach, this warrior, Remembered his journey to The Fountain. Despite drinking its magical water, And restoring his youth once more. His body wasn’t the only thing to alter, The most important consequence, he did ignore. Time and tide stops for none,…

Nightmare

A jolt, one sudden push, He woke up panting and sweating. His throat all dried up, Body as cold as ice. A not so good dream, he dreamt, Possibly the worst nightmare. Even in the dark, he could see, The mirror reflecting his ghastly drained face. A headache as severe as it could be, His…

“Who are you?”

Once a young boy, seeking to find his Guru, wandered near the Narmada river and met with an enlightened seer Govindapada. The seer asked him a simple question, “Who are you?” “I am not my mind. I am not my intellect. Not my ego either. I am neither the reflection of my inner self (Citta)…

A Patriot

Fighting for years, changed him so much. He saw only a  stranger when looked into the mirror. Darkness engulfed him, drowned in despair. Hope withered away, And so did his trust in destiny. Fate butchered his dreams, shattered his beliefs. Unknown to the people, endured a lot, for them. Slept in freezing snow, with the dark…