Leading me through rough terrains
was a superhero for certain;
A dreamer who instilled in me courage
and sculpted wings for my desires;
A believer who asserted that miracles do happen
and went on a limb to cheer me up when I was crestfallen.
Oblivious to what a relationship
let alone friendship meant,
we built houses in the sand;
we fought over who called shotgun
for a ride to school and back home;
we whispered secrets into each other’s ears,
swearing not to let it out
in front of anyone till eternity;
we took pride in all those shenanigans
that our dauntless-mind-of-that-time performed;
reminiscing which makes me realize
that the best and cherished days of my life,
are an amalgamation of moments trifle,
that have eventually blossomed
into what I now know as “life”!
Today, as you turn a year older (let’s face it!),
and a year wiser, prettier and so much more,
I am going to stuff myself with all that is sweet,
and only wish that you get all that you desire!
Today, as you also enter into a new phase of life,
I am so overwhelmed (I can’t imagine how much you are),
exhilarated, my exuberant heart so full of pride;
and from miles away, I send nothing but love to the bride!
Notwithstanding the occasional qualms
of deserting and being deserted,
faraway from the known she ventured
into a zone defying the norms,
not wanting to stop and ponder,
not letting her dreams be marauded
and her dreamland rendered bleak,
not wanting to fit anymore,
anonymity she sought;
And as she proceeded further into the unknown,
the entangled strings that once were taut,
that connected her to her roots,
slackened a bit; but she wasn’t fraught,
for she had a long way to run,
beyond her horizons to crush them shackles,
so she could untwine the tangles;
hence space she sought,
for them strings to breathe,
and embrace her desires,
and link her dreams to her genesis.
As she sat on the patio
and nonchalantly devoured her book
occasionally sipping the warm latte,
she was interrupted in the moment
as a birdie landed atop the railing.
She kept her book away, got up the chair,
stretched her arms, let out a yawn,
and leaned over the railing,
humming her favorite song.
Another birdie joined the one,
and as she watched them snuggle,
it reminded her of the one time
she was in love, smitten by his charm
She smiled and looked away
at the crisp roadside leaves
that were swept away by the breeze;
her dreamy eyes seized the moment,
she waited to be swept off her feet again!
Image Source – http://diverticon.com/the-14-most-heart-touching-pictures-of-cuddling-birds-that-will-surely-melt-your-heart/
As I lick the mousse off the spoon,
a divine joy embraces me warmly,
while those sweet cravings make room
for me to satiate them fully
As I greedily stare at the mini cupcakes,
beautiful snowy vanilla frosting atop,
I cry out loud inside my head,
and before I know it, I gobble up four!
As I take a crunchy bite
of the cookie, cinnamon glazed,
I cannot help but smile;
my heart wanders away to a happy place
That is my wonderland (and I am Alice);
where I eat merrily and drink heartily,
for everyday is a mad-tea-party in disguise,
and my food-fondness grows exponentially!
Image source – http://www.polyvore.com/alice_in_wonderland/collection?id=3185739
So fondly she concocts delectables,
I can’t help but lick my fingers,
as she sprinkles magic
on top of her quintessential delights
So impeccably she imparts life lessons,
I feel fortunate every moment,
as she eases my plights and doubles my joy
and rightfully so, she is my raison d’être!
P.S. Around us are people. And around us are problems. I do not claim to know all the people and problems. But I read about them. Some facts and some biased rants. And these days, more often than not, it’s difficult to distinguish between the two.
The above dialog is my imagination put to words on two issues in particular that are currently rattling people around us – Farmer suicide in India and Migrant crisis in Europe. (The truth might either be closer to or far apart from my perception).
Not just a place, but a place that shines
Where the heart resets,
having risen from broken times,
primed and psyched for further stakes
Not just a state of mind, but a blast!
Where the mind is free of indignation,
treasuring all the riches of the past,
mellowing the waves of trepidation
Not just a feeling, but a learning,
from times where I gained back my vigor and vibe,
as I gathered some spunk within
to bury the glum moments alive!