The Man & Magic !

MJ

Words fail to express

What I feel,

My heart would race

Just to get a glimpse of your face,

For hours I would dream

And thy thoughts caress…

The fall of curl on eyes,

The sultry style, the sweet smile –

Would keep me awake all night.

The tilt of hat, the tip toe step,

The moonwalk that set the stage ablaze,

The quick spin and quivering voice

Left me with no choice

But to fall in love with you…

Though the world may call me a fool

I know my love is true!

Now it hurts to see your feet at rest

And as you lay motionless,

To another realm your soul transcend,

Waiting with your arms stretched

To take me with you, beyond life and death…

At the break of dawn

I wake up to your song,

Across my reach you stand –

Only to disappear like the mirage on sand;

My eyes moisten at the forlorn attempt

My bubble hopes burst, my heart saddened

To lose you; and just when I think this is the end,

I feel entrapped and surrounded

By a musical maze…

My sight haze

To find myself in this strange place,

Is that you I see at a distance

With your wings wide spread?

Encircled by “Kings on the throne”,

Have you found your real home

In this heavenly abode?

Have you found your childhood

And your long lost youth?

As you pour melody from your lyre,

The heart’s abyss swells with deep desire

To be swept by your tune forever and ever…

My head feels dizzy,

As I’m drunk to the lees

With your mysticalw power

So I lay me down to sweet slumber;

And now I can sleep and sleep indeed –

As I know you are resting in peace

In God’s safe arms,

Where nothing can touch you, no one can harm.

Like this desolate night dense,

You shall remain in me in silence;

My life, sorrows and dreams intense –

You shall forever entice with your magic spell

And fill me with your songs sweet and fresh!

 

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A Searching

Home of my own

I have been on the run,

For what it seems – forever,

I am searching –

Looking everywhere

For a home to call my own,

Where I can lay my head

In the warmth of your caress

For days, without fear,

Knowing that you care…

In the midst of laughter

Of loved ones long lost!

I have been searching –

For these little treasures,

A longing that never dies

Oh! I am so tired…

Looking and searching

Beyond the rights

Beyond the wrongs,

Where lines of hatred

Are blurred …

Just a realization prevails

Of death and loss,

Of pain and sorrow,

They belonged to them

They belonged to us;

A place remains

Where sweet peace

Is brought on the wings of wind

That belongs to them

And belongs to me,

Where the land is lush green

Not crimson from trampled lives…

A land where love there is still,

Out beyond the wires

That make hope bleed.

A home for you.

A home for me.

And for all humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Little Steps

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You called my name

I heard from afar

I had searched yet never found –

Love that was the same

In the years gone by.

Sweet and untainted

Honest and uncomplicated…

You come near, I am drawn to you

The warmth of your breath

Melts with tears unrestrained

From these eyes in hopelessness;

We utter no sound

Yet, our silence is spoken aloud….

Desperate to break

The chains invisible.

No!  The steps that will take me to you

Your arms of tender love

I cannot take,

For lines between us are drawn by those

Who never knew the love

Between me and you.

For they are fools

To not know,

In our heart and veins

Run the color red – 

The color of love,

Power and endurance.

They are fools indeed, 

To never realize 

That love transcends all

And in the life after

Nothing can hold us

From taking the four little steps,

L.O.V.E;

From taking your hand in mine, 

And soaring in the sky

Above the blue seas

Chasing sunrise

Into the horizon;

No more bindings,

No tears or distance,

Only the glow of the day

And a million starry nights,

Sweet nothings, smiles so carefree,

A thousand little dreams,

And only you and me.

 

Starry Eyes

A little space, a little warmth,

A little love, that’s all

You ever wanted

From this world …

Starry eyes leaped with gladness

Sparkled like twinkles

On crystal clear night.

A touch, just a touch of tenderness

Is all you ever wanted;

But, no, my love,

You were a fool

To not know –  

This world is a ‘poor’, ‘poor’ place …

Here diamonds glitter and drinks flow wild

Gold shimmers on skin so white,

Money turns to smoke on dance floors,

And yet, my love, you should have known,

This is a ‘poor’, ‘poor’ world.

All the diamonds and all the gold,

All the money that flows

Is too little to buy for you

That only thing

You ever wanted starry eyes –

‘Love’ … is too precious

In this world so poor!

So, goodbye my love …

I am letting you go

So you can find in another place

All that you ever wanted..

Where the stars of the sky

Will shine bright in your eyes

Where, love will be all around

To wrap you in its sweet arms,

And sing you lullabies !

 

Heart of Thorns

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Ripples of fear,

Grips the heart.

Skin wrinkles and tears apart

By trauma,

Oh! The trauma of lashings

Of the heart of thorns;

Clean and smooth

The beauty on surface-

Honeysweet talks

Of empty nothings.

But look! Deep in the darkness

Of the hollow dark abyss

Sweetness boils green and frothy

Venom spurts from eyes so evil

Burning the heart of gold –

The bright yellow slowly in silence

Turns red, the color of blood

Innocence cowers away, dies a slow death.

The devil laughs aloud – victory is here at last….

Its heart of thorns gleams with pride!

Feelings of evil remain

Slyly hidden

Behind smiles charming,

And talks so sweet;

The world moves on

Rolling in green venom,

Reveling in joys of

Selfish desires;

And nothing remains –

No one stays

To lament the loss of innocence

That breathed its last

In a lonely cold corner,

Terror stricken, all by itself

Defeated by the cruel heart of thorns.

SMILE – A Little Big Word

I am just a girl. Or should I say a woman, all grown up after living on this planet for more than 30 years. Like everybody else, I have been through a lot too.  May be, my grey days have been a little less here and a little more than others there. But, there is no way of escaping the wrath of ‘fate’. It may come to us in all forms, shapes and sizes.  During those bad times, I wondered if there is anything at all that I can do to escape the perpetual feeling of being sad. I made an attempt to overcome and others helped me to get out of it. How? With the help of a little and yet a very important gesture called ‘SMILE.’

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Smile at a stranger

When someone held out a hand or just smiled while passing by – I felt HAPPY, in those times of distress. I still do. I remember so many incidents from the days of my work as a tour leader of a large group, traveling in foreign lands not knowing people to fall back on. Every time on those long journeys, I genuinely felt the importance of the word, smile. There were those times when my back hurt or the expectations of my guests were blown too much out of proportion or I simply missed home terribly. Just then, suddenly, out of nowhere, unexpectedly, a stranger would come to me, smiling broadly, asking excitedly – if she can click a photo with me!!  A chord was struck instantly. I felt alive again – sitting with her, posing for a photo.

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Taking photo with a stranger

There was another incident, when I could not get up on to the upper bunk. It was in a soft sleeper coach of a train, on my way from Xian to Beijing in China. My muscles gave away and I was too tired to move. I needed some sleep desperately. But I just could not manage to climb up! At that very moment, like an angel in the darkest hour, a Chinese girl, sitting on the upper bunk opposite mine, understood my problem. She convinced one of her family members to take the upper bunk, so I could sleep in the lower. Her smile that night, on a moving train, in the middle of no-where, soothed me and lulled me to sleep. The next morning, still on the train, her family offered breakfast to me. It didn’t matter that none of us understood what we said. There was the unspoken language of smile and selflessness that linked us. Just when we were finally parting ways, she came running to me on the platform, to bid me a smiling goodbye.

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My smiling friends

These have been just two of such many moments, when I realized, more than any other time that there is nothing as beautiful as a smile. It can light up the darkest moments in a person’s life. It should not matter whether others are smiling back at us … all that should matter is that we are always smiling at others. A smile can melt the hardest hearts, heal the deepest wounds. We should always try to carry the lamp of happiness within and keep its warm flame burning. As we are wrapped in the soft glow of giving, in the form of a smile or a little love or a helping hand or anything else, soon we will see, there are many bright lights around… smiling back at us.

Share your experiences with me too. I would love to know how we are all connected through smiles!

Travel & Love

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If there is any place

I would rather be,

It is everywhere

Or no where will I be.

Snowy white peaks

Verdant lush of greens,

Cool caressing winds

Rolling surfs,

Lakes so pristine..

Soft sands slipping under feet

Ships on deserts

With Bells tinkling

Shiny sky,

Teasingly twinkling

Nostalgic history

And winding cobbled streets

Leading through time to

Saddened walls of ruins;

Smells and sights so intriguing,

Warmth of strangers touching,

Call of the distance

Tugging at heart

Time and again…

My feet will never stop treading

All paths and places unseen

But ever if my heart stops

Or feet never move

I will lie there –

Upon the fields of green

Under the icy blue of the skies

The soft white pearls

In my eyes

Till I am wrapped in

The neverness of everlasting life.