Thursday, December 11, 2014

An Elegy

She was a lively spirited soul
her presence at the desk
attending phone calls
with her sweet chirping voice
was music to the ears
a helpful friendly soul
always in starched cotton saris
 her wide smile and friendliness
made her endear to all
I met her one day
she was an epitome of  joy
seeing a colleague's wife
in a pregnant state
said it would be a boy
complemented on looks and
the sari worn
 praises that came from the heart
Alas! a sad news one day
she was no more
was victim to brain haemorrhage
in prime of life
leaving behind
a loving family
to entertain gods above
the office is silent now
without her and her
resounding laughter
that echoed round
the office for years and years  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The moon

From my bed,
Through the window
Looking at the full moon
Golden rays
The night sky and earth below
I gazed and gazed
Felt the moon smiling at me
From behind the dark clouds
It kept appearing and disappearing
Then appeared in full form
Clouds at bay
To spread radiance around
And lighting the path for weary travellers
Bound home

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Human flag



                                                               Feeling proud
                                                               To be part of the flag
                                                               Formed by volunteers
                                                               Breaking Guinness Records
                                                               For the largest flag formed
                                                               By humans
                                                               A Herculean task
                                                               By Rotary
                                                               To honour the Indian
                                                               National Flag
                                                               To bring about patriotism
                                                               In the future generation