June 26, 2021

Undwelling

 

Beautiful houses yet ugly homes
Quiet neighborhood and loud music
Bright paints and dark insides,
High rises and low patience.
Transparent windows and opaque minds.


Resort condo's and motel minds
Manicured lawns and unkempt yawns
Socially vocal and mutually quiet.
Modular kitchens and divided plates.

Flowing curtains and stifled pains.
Soft lights and hard fights
Illuminating chandeliers and dark minds.
Open gardens and closed doors.


White floors and black tongues
Crystal glasses and plastic gulps
Teakwood tables and porcelain egos
Homeless hearts, heatless souls
Many houses , yet so few homes.



Gyanban Thoughts: beneath the veneer of pretense lies the true meaning of home. Many can make houses only a few make homes. The life we lead in our minds reflects in our homes.

July 3, 2020

Invisibility



“Stop staring at me! 

Stupid cab, didn’t see the puddle.

Now please, eat baby, don’t fuss,” said June pushing the tray.

Just then Constantine appeared, “Sorry bud, I’m late, I was with your...”


Oskar’s tail wagged briefly before yelping.

The moist eyes searched for his parents, in the empty cage.



 

Gyanban Thoughts: Flash fiction after a long time. The subtext being promises broken and hope or the lack of it. We often set expectations without knowing the repercussions it may have on others...


April 29, 2020

Fade away




and then, just like that,

one day we will fade away,

aging books on empty shelves,

receding memories of ourselves,

sail away leaving the shores of love,

with no fear or pain,

as life empties the shell,

warmth turns cold

tears lost in those palms

those eyes which walk miles,

lost in silence ,

to the noise of it all,

and then, just like that,

one day, we will fade away...






Gyanban Thoughts : a few lines to take a pause and think about all those people we ve lost in time and the realization that someday, we will just like them, fade away.... huh, just like that....







April 6, 2020

In The Nights Of Fire



One Day I woke up, and saw the fire,
the raging pyre, burn burn burn,
but the one burning in me, my destiny,
will one day, engulf me....


I peered from the window,
Familiar voices, unknown faces,
scream scream scream...
with the forces,marching the streets,
I saw the flaming torches,reach out to me...


Children running,from the dark,
Mothers shrieking, pain singing a ballad,
Masking the pain, melancholy strain,
but in vain,vain vain...
As the lava, enters the city,
hiding behind the realms of reality,
Floating embers, flow like sorrow,
Love like there is no tomorrow,

In the Nights of fire,fire fire...








Gyanban Thoughts: thought of it as a paintbrush, just a streak across the canvas, with the paint trickling down the surface, not trying to make a statement, but just capturing a moment in time

December 3, 2019

BroWoken


Icebergs are melting,
Facebook vacations are cooling.
Business reviews are hot.
Whatsapp calls are not,
Climate is changing,
Global warming is happening.


Forests are dying,
Instagram is flying,
Venice is flooding,
News is yawing.
Tusks and horns disappearing,
Traffic is a social gathering.

Women are raped,
Politics is staged.
Kid drives a car, not on road
Humility is floored,
Crime filled pop culture,
Discount sale rapture.

Life keeps running on toes,
Blisters and woes,
Shrapnel & pebbles,
Slow motion ripples.
Nobody cares really,
Awaken,the woke,
the wise and the wobbly.




#environment , #climate #society #crime #life

August 25, 2019

Noise


















If he dies young,he had a great future,
If he lives long,they hope he dies soon.
If he spends less,he is stingy,
If he spends more,he's obviously showing off.

If he travels less,he's a frog in the well,
If he travels more, he's a nomad.
If he mixes with people, he's a social animal,
If he lives alone, of course he's ostracised.

If he smiles at everyone,he's creepy,

If he frowns, he's grumpy.
If he looks you in the eye, he's gaping,
If he looks away, he's shifty.

If he talks less, he's arrogant,

If he talks more, he's over confident,
If he sits still, he's must be scared,
If he moves around, he's restless.

If he speaks loudly, he's brash,

If he whispers, he's shy.
If he is polite, he has no spine,
If he demands, he's a dictator.

If he dresses as he chooses, he's a rebel,

If he follows norm, he's boring.
If he has a preference, his orientation is wrong,
If he remains in the closet, he's a hypocrite.

If he has morality, he's prude.

If he is liberated, he's certainly promiscuous.
If he chose tradition, he's old,
If he chose modernism, he's an upstart.

If he believes in his God, he is a fanatic.

If he renounces religion, he is a traitor.
If he has no God, he'd rather die,
If this is truth, he'd rather lie.



Who do you listen to
and who do you ignore,
where do you stay
and where will you explore?




Gyanban Thoughts : We live in a diverse world, a world of opposites.It creates noise.We contradict every aspect of our existence. But if we didn't, would it be a better place? An assembly line is not what life should be, yet the chaos of differences brings unrest.Being peaceful and co-existence is key, the question is how? How do we quieten the noise and be happy? What can we do to make the world a better place? I read a poem a long time ago by Carol, and these lines are inspired by them.








May 26, 2019

Spell





When the forest rhythms start to play
Walk with me, make me sway
Like a dreamy cloud caresses the window
Dream with me, fly with me, nadir or crescendo.
Like a feather's touch or tease,
Strolling down with ease
Rests on the button,
and then dives in with passion.
Droplets glide by my side,
as the heady feelings collide,
a storm builds inside
whips up a hungry tide.
The distant bells waft in spells,
Splash of water & the thirst it quells.
Pine trees sway their leaves,
A warm breath in a cold breeze.




Undwelling

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