Daily post · Poem


She knew he was faking it

She knew he never loved her

She knew he wouldn’t change

Yet she lived with him

For the sake of ‘togetherness’

For the sake of ‘society’

Her heart bled each moment 

Yet she succumbed to it !!


She knew he was not her man 

She knew they wouldn’t harmonize

Unsynched visions and passions

They werent meant for each other – 

Yet she succumbed to the wedding

‘Coz her parents found it-

‘The best ever for our daughter’

Hardly a year –

They moved their ways out . 


Unanswered prayers 

Failed medical science 

Their life stood still –

Leaving a new dad and mom

In tears and worries

Never to forget till death 

The baby succumbed to death. 

Daily post prompt <a href=" Succumb“>succumb 

Daily post · life experience · Poem

Tame stories in my life 

I have a girl , a head strong girl 

With opinions and decisions ,

With likes and dislikes ,

With logics and illogics ,

Who talk on face , with no fear . 

People advise me – to tame her ,

To make her less vocal

To make her quiet 

‘Coz she is a girl , they say . 

Hey people 

‘Why can’t she talk ? 

Why can’t she express ?’

She is born to live ,every moment 

Not to die every passing second . 


Born with curly springy hair

Born when curls were looked down

Born with dusky skin tone

Born when ‘fair’ was only approved 

People said – 

Do this , do that 

Tame your hair to make it straight

Apply this /that on your face

To make it fair and beautiful . 

Hey people , 

‘Why can’t I be myself?

Why can’t I live as myself ?’


I hear they say 

‘Our son is the best 

He has no likes or dislikes 

He has no choice too

He has no opinions too

All he say is a ‘yes’

And we decide for him’

Others nod at the parents 

And say ‘how lucky you are !!’

Hey man

‘A man in thirties with no opinion? 

A man with no decisions ? 

Why do you live then ? 

A man or puppet ? 

Live a day before you die’.
These are all something which happened in my life . I’ve seen parents taking pride in saying their kids dont have any opinions or decisions . I’ve heard direct as well as indirect advices to make my kid such a puppet . Then and now , I wonder how could one live with no opinions/ ideas throughout his or her life . It is equal to killing yourself – a kind of suicidal living . 

Daily post prompt Tame

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She beleived him again –

Fourth time after a hit and slap 

A sorry made her believe him 

Until a day came 

When she realized – 

He never knew what ‘sorry’ meant . 


He was tired and weak 

Only bones and skin left 

No hair on body or head 

Third chemo it was 

But he trusted her –

Lying close to her chest 

As she said ‘All will be well soon’

A toddlers belief in his mother . 


She walked off the wedding hall 

Beautifully dressed 

The would be groom looked puzzled

The parents hung head in shame 

The man she loved smiled and held her hand 

A trust broken , a trust made strong . 

Daily post prompt believe.Believe

Daily post · life experience


Throughout my life , from wherever I can fetch my memories , I can say – I was never a fashionable person . I was more if a ‘comfort’ person . From school days to college to work days to this day , when I have an infant and pre schooler with me almost always – my easy choice to wear is whatever comfortable . ‘Coz that I hardly step out of this comfort zone , attending family functions like weddings/ receptions are a herculian task for me . The so called party wear dresses summed up with two tiny girls are not less than up hill task to manage . All I want when I wear them is , get off from it asap . Let it be clothes or shoes or hand bag or make or hair do – I’m the person who goes with the most easy /comfy/ simple ones . 

But , I’ve lots of admiration for people who dress up everyday or dress up incredibly beautiful for occassions . I admire their patience in doing all those . I admire people who walk effortless in high heels . I admire people who wear body hugging clothes easily . I admire people who dont tie up their hair in this hot humid climate and walk as if they are in an air conditioned room. In short , I admire those who do things which I can’t . 

That’s about me ; how about you ?
Daily post prompt Fashionable . 

Daily post · Poem


He sat with the letter 

The letter of rejection-

A dream failing again –

The denial letter 

From the university . 


The kid cried and cried 

People around stood helpless

Mute and worried 

He was denied a last look 

To see his mother

Burnt into death 

Only by his father . 


Life was tough 

Tougher to travel 

In boats and rough sea 

To escape a war torn home land 

To build a new life 

All from scratch 

All in a new land ;

Life became toughest 

When the new land 

Denied the entry 

The refugees they are 

The most helpless 

In the world . 
Daily post prompt deny

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Rich dad , poor dad

A rich dad he was –

Spending millions and millions 

Just to see his son be a doctor ;

Son struggling with anatomy and physiology 

Pushing himself to understand 

Amidst the world of medicines

Till he realised 

His interest was literature .


A poor dad he was 

Paying off the interests

The hefty loan he had

To make his daughter a nurse 

Who still strugles for a job

Who had high hopes once 

Who loved to study hard

But destiny had a different plan 

Plenty of jobs around 

With meagre pay .


Daily post prompt <a href="Interest“>interest . 

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Popular girl

She was a popular girl 

Tagged as a ‘good girl’

Caged in a ‘good girl’ 

Her opinions brushed away –

Saying she would accept their’s

Her suggestions were not asked

For she was the most ‘obedient’

Her likes were not counted

For she was ‘understanding’

Her dress or shoes

Life or career 

Were not hers ;

Others decided – 

She ‘nodded’ 

‘Coz she was a ‘good girl’

The ‘dangerous’ tag ever !! 
Many a times kids are given a tag of ‘good girl/boy’ and forever in their life they try to maintain it by only saying ‘yes’ even when their heart say a ‘No’ . They become the ultimate people pleaser , until the moment they realise they are not ‘living’ their life . 

Daily post prompt Popular