Empty Pockets!

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a promising new day
an unadulterated new way

it is sun bright and shine
pocket empty but a dime

back to basics of trade
by evening a wad of dollars to wade


True Friendship!

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how good is our friendship
asked she and his legs went stiff

it is the best you know that
even if it means you have to become an expat

yes he calmly replied
he barked and she meowed taking a calm stride



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26/11 is back again
365 days passed all else same

media cries
for the coveted trp prize

2 minutes silence observed
for kasab 5 star facilities reserved

26/11 upon you fie
who cares if a few hundred indians die


Video Game

it is like a video game
dodging that dolt or that pretty dame

provides ultimate exhilaration
steering through in office hours at a mumbai railway station


Walking down the Road

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walking down the road
off beaten paths my new abode

watching new things
back some old memories they bring

participating in the act of life
filled with harmony and discord alike

The Bomb

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bob come here
shouted rico pulling the chair

something new he had discovered
rubbing his hands from the euphoria he recovered

after years of toiling like a miner
we have made the bomb hissed robert oppenheimer


Mud on Wheel

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thinking thinking not a thought
wasted was the mud that he bought

mud was put on the wheel
rotating wet smooth feel

soon things started taking shape
with love the potter began to drape


Phyan Washes Away!

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phyan phyan go away
indian team wants to play

seven match series it was
4-2 in favor of Australia it is a lost cause

they want to salvage some pride
go away fast and take a northwards stride


Wooden Sliver

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flowing water in the river
carrying with it wooden sliver

knows no path of its own
moving in vortices all alone

carefree and happy it just goes
unassuming trust sans woes

Cric Cric Cric Cricket

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creepy noise all night long
unlike any other freaky song

one wakes up from sleep rickety
room is filled with sound crickety

oh you hidden cricket where are you
in the glorious night chirping through


One Big Party

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people all thin and fat
that cute girl and that brat

swinging to psychedelic tunes
drugged and from fears immune

jiving away all night
doing stuff not worthy of sight

having tonnes of money and living hearty
as if entire life was one big party


A block?

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a mental block
makes us self talk

a road block
take government to stock

all sorts of block
make us crib ad hoc

though hardly anyone thinks
blocks vanish with clear thoughts topped with a few winks

Deadly Sin

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air slightly chilled
his blanket curled and frilled

eyes heavy and imploring
to close and go in dreams exploring

in his own list of deadly sins
evening sleep clearly wins


The Pink Lion

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there once was a lovely time
when on earth did tonnes of colors shine

animals in all colors and also non green trees
butterflies transparent and yellow colored peas

but the best was the king of jungle like never seen
you would know if i tell you what i mean

after the suburbs somewhere in sion
resided the big and lovely pink lion


Taking Stock

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those carvings on the wall
hollow sounds like wind having a ball

amidst unfaltering greens and browns
infested with visuals of yesteryear towns

red stone and obliterated rock
where time stands still to take stock


Big and Small

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smaller microchip and more in it
smaller messages in 140 character limit

small is the world and smaller it gets
short interactions and sleek widgets

then why is that the heart pines
greater love peace and a few more loving lines

Hero to Zero

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wicked grin on his face
dressed in whites with grace

he moved as the crowds clapped
he was the savior thought people enwrapped

there he stood like the lead guitarist of a band
after the ball with blood in his mouth and a tooth in hand


To Mexico

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little boy little boy running hard
playing soccer with kids in the backyard

across the road is an electrified fence
all covered with creepers dense

a heavy kick and ball flies across to mexico
poor kid across played along to be like sanchez hugo

The New Invention

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they had just found a new way to kill
but they were worried about excessive spill

soldiers were distraught
so simple it was yet they hadn't thought

of all the people in the town
it came from the maid of the clown

chopping lamb pieces over the beam
she had invented the guillotine



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there they come
from God's own kingdom

riding through the cosmos
gleaming through dew on morning moss

brightening everything on their way
are the bright morning sun rays

Off to Disneyland

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mom i want to go to disneyland
he said while scuttling through the sand

she agreed after some persuasion
as they moved to the airport without hesitation

off they went past the security check
in no time she dropped the kid on the deck

she kissed him and bade good bye
as the kid fly found a crevice for the journey to lie

Life Song

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singing along
the life song

as it goes from reds to blues
displaying its subtle hues

lows and pains and wretchedness
highs and funs and placidness

all go singing along
the beautiful life song

Helter - Skelter

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helter skelter goes the work
along with it all other plans lurk

taking a heavy toll on mind
thinking about all the threads that bind

bent by enormity of huge task sheer
forget everything let us chill with a beer


I want to fly!

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I yearn to fly
in the blue open sky

through the meadows
in the cold cloudy shadows

from the open seas
to the tropical forests with canopies

soaking myself in the life of earth
where love is not in dearth


The Sniffer


went here and there
sniffed hundreds of things i swear

a crumb of bread and a cube of sugar
it doesn't take much to figure

all i do is sniff and rant
i am an assiduous little sniffer ant

Writing on the Wall

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going to the office on my usual route
on my way like always caring two hoot

saw this writing on the wall
in coal and color spray that made me stall

couldn't decipher from that far
made me get out of my car

simple and profound it looked all the while
remember you owe this world some care and a smile


The Sniper

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lying precarious on a cliff
head to toe whole body stiff

covered in dusty brown
undifferentiated from the ground

solitary sniper took his aim
as an eagle dropped at him in disdain

totally disgusted as he moved a bit
an enemy bullet had his eyes slit

Cat and Mouse

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little tom played a soothing tune
his violin and him from the noises immune

jerry ate his cheese with delight
enjoying it more with every bite

they had fought for years but enough now
called it a truce from the noisy row

they still are a cat and mouse
what will it take hatred for humanity to douse

The Ego Vile

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victor victor who raises the sword
at his feet down is the loser with no word

all he thinks is why he survived
a loss he can't bear and would rather have died

pleaded to chop his head right there
or strangle him with his hands bare

bending his sword the victor smile
kill the body but what about the ego vile

lifting his sword victor ordered him prison
mocking his ego in extreme derision


The Wary Poet

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in no mood to write
 poet wearily looks the pen and paper in sight

and delves deep into his brain
wondering how a closed space enshrines thoughts so unrestrained

suddenly his world changes
from dungeons to forests to ice white mountain ranges

pictures sounds feelings colors he doesn't need to think
and on paper his thoughts begin to ink


Political Harakiri

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a day came when all politicians decided
enough of politics - all parties must be united

a huge meeting was planned
big politicos flew first class to a resort in thailand

conference room was booked as discussions began
every sneeze was covered under media scan

next to thakeray was mayawati seated
in her smile, his plans for mumbai lay defeated

modi talked about development in gujarat
as father of the nation turned in his grave in wrath

dixit was amused with her hand on her chin
dreaming of commonwealth beating on her shin

jayalalitha dreamed of her acting days
she can't tolerate how the power sways

manmohan singh was already disillusioned
towards sonia he looked in confusion

they all were back to work the next monday
having planned yet another meeting for next sunday

in the parliament as the word kept flowing
laloo karunanidhi jaswant fernandes advani mentally decided to join

One Rupee at India Gate

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mocking me from across the road
was that bus filled with people going abroad

i smile hoping to catch an eye
it had been ages and I wasn't shy

someone took my smile as a bait
and i got my one rupee at india gate


Danger! Danger!

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danger danger in the air
the lion is out of his lair

dark skies above and murky stream below
waiting for his prey in fields shallow

there comes the unsuspecting deer
having felt nothing queer

prowling quietly and finally a powerful blow
little game was over with his resounding bellow


the prom night

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an egg headed guy in a pant coat
dancing in a garden near the old fort

an open air prom night was in full flow
his prom date looked hot from head to toe

and as the music soothed and turned fluffy
his heart beats increased as they both turned mushy

soon they were in a motel nearby
he pocketed his protection with a smiling sigh

and as she talked about her pet hens and ducks
all he wanted was a nice hard .....

this is what hollywood spews as teenage flicks
beer guzzling guys and skimpily dressed chicks

mind goes to unwind

there goes my mind
thinking it is time to unwind

there goes my crusade
through my silly goals as i wade

peter pan and uncle sam

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peter pan peter pan
did u see uncle sam

once upon a time in the world so high
now looking dazed i wonder why

promising the world full of peace
and we can see pinocchio's nose increase