Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Keeping them Short


RED 

She adorned her dreams in red.
Roses. Mehendi. Vermilion.
Her fondest dream of cradle, 
Now was swept off the floor.
Red that was too.  


APPLES


Hanging on to Papa's fingers, 
She saw her Mom lying inside.
Dark room and doctors.
She knew then, apples were an old lie. 



BEING 

She would run hard. He on her heels. 
Stealing morsels off his, her game of love.
Love only siblings would know of.


MUM 

Her cherub grew in a nest not hers.
The lullaby she could never sing,
Was hummed from a distance. 
Wings then drifted off her child to different skies.  
And the Koel never sung again. 



Picture courtesy https://www.facebook.com/themagnifier


25 comments:

  1. A day will come when along with loving your pen you will start loving the power it has acquired through you to generate magical words, it will be ultimate :)

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    1. Hearing that was something very special. Thank you so much :)

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  2. HOW tragic was RED ...and MUM too :(

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    1. That was the challenge. Deep emotions in too few words.

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  3. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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    1. congrats! and yes this post is amazing!
      so many emotions and so awesomely woven. loved it :)

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  4. Deep emotions conveyed in few words. Liked it a lot :) Keep writing :)

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    1. Oh my God! It's something like heavenly to have you comment here. Thank you so much :)

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  5. Fabulous Foursome, Parvathy :) In our language, Adipoli :)
    Carry on writing. Waiting to see more from you !

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    1. Thanks Chechi :) "adipoli" makes this special. Very special. :)

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  6. Intense emotions penned beautifully. I love 'Red' and 'Apples' the most.'Red that was too' and '......apples were an old lie'......no other line would have summed up the gnawing grief more piercingly than these lines.Hearty congrats dear.

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    1. Hearing this from you is wonderful Madam :) Thank you so much.

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  7. all of them are very nice..i loved this post! esp the first and the last...so very touching...

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    1. Thanks Ankita :) Welcome to the blog.

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