Mumbai

 

Smoke, traffic chaos in full glare

Mumbai, spare me some clean air

 

Garbage stinks, roads littered too

No one cares, apathy rules true

 

Of nullahs, drains, waterworks, lakes

Cleanliness here is often put at stake

 

Packed trains, roads never a blessing

Trust the BMC to always go digging

 

Journey to work, homecoming a task

I know why the trafficman wears a mask

 

Would like to breathe, lovely city of mine

Stop the din, create a place of sunshine

 

Put in order, discipline with a flair

O Mumbai, just spare me some clean air

Cactus

 

Dry with thorns, not a face to please

Thick, tall or strong, oh facts do tease

 

Desert’s child, growing wild

Blooming once, while being mild

 

Sand its roots, the sun’s a friend

Moisture it traps, is pricky to no end

 

Arid zone’s darling, not one is the same

With unique shapes, it does get a fame

 

A poor man’s plant, no effort required

Plant it anywhere, grows as desired

 

Accurately unique in nature’s prospectus

A plant of all seasons.. yes that’s a Cactus !

 

 

Indian Summer !

 

Its hot as hell, summer’s at a peak

Energy levels low, little shade I seek

 

Cotton clothes on, comfort’s a priority

Music plugged in, being hip a popularity

 

Liquid needs arise, water’s precious, rare

Save every drop, be spared of despair

 

Save some for the birds, animals too

Thirst spares none, hunger’s so true

 

Tempers fly high, temperatures too

Sweat it out, the sun gloats, shouts boo

 

Sip ice candies, tuck in icecreams

Kitchen cooking, oh a cook could scream

 

Active and lazy kids, bright and dumb kids

Its all about kids, and being quizzed

 

Cool climes invite, vacations for all

A leisurely summer break beckons all !

 

 

 

 

Every bit of me & you

 

Every scene, a soulful song

Every colour, an emotion witheld long

 

Every sound, lyrics written by you

Every mood, so silently true

 

Every blossom, a choicest creation

Every bit of earth, yearns a new sensation

 

Every season, a new identity

Every bit of life, a unique entity

 

Every creation, a blessing of the Almighty

Every destruction, elements speak mighty

 

Every word of mine, dedicated, true

Every silent expression, shows your loyalty too

 

 

💕💖💕

A friend remembers..

 

 

खुशनुमा गलियों में बजे एक धुन

आज भी यादें पुकारे यारा ज़रा सुन

 

अपनी यादें जैसे कोई पुरानी हवेली

खामोश, सिसकती जैसे कोई खास पहेली

 

किलकारियाँ दोस्ती की सुनाए हर दीवार

खिडकियों को कह दिया ले जा आर पार

 

खंडहरों मे गूँजे तेरी मीठी हंसी

हर ईंट हर पत्थर सुनाए अपनी बेबसी

 

याद है हर लफ्ज हर बात जो थी अपनी

उन्हे खुदसे अलग कर जान जली थी कितनी

 

याद है तेरा मन ही मन मुस्कुराना

न मिटा पाया वक्त तेरा दिलकश नज़राना

 

दोस्ती तेरी रहेगी सदा कुछ खास

तू कहीं आसपास है …. जिंदा है यह विशवास  ।।

 

Material world

 

It’s a stupid material world

Selfishness abounds, souls sold

On the forefront is own benefits

No care if others live life in bits

Lies are spoken with flair

Truth often laments in despair

No thought for people’s thoughts

Just runover, moveon like maggots

Money talks, in all forms

Flouting rules, a regular norm

Where’s the respect for women

When she creates new generations

No room for a little luxury

Taxes eat income creating misery

Sessions on positivity create mirages

Reality slaps, shutting in life’s cages

Grandpa’s life was too good to be true

Simple, real, original too

Too bad what the world is today

Just fakeness everywhere on display !

 

 

Childhood

Innocent years ……

 

 

Eyes filled with wonder

Waiting to initiate a blunder

Mischief written all over the face

Only increasing with passing days

A mind filled with wild imaginations

Their questions cover all dimensions

Innocence that can’t be explained

Tugs at your heart till its drained

Little peals of laughter embrace you

Like angels raining good wishes true

Teach them good things in life

Watch them grow healthy, wise

Only next to the Lord in existence

A child can teach man truth, persistence !