Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Iris Eclipse

Imagine you lift up your gaze
And you witness a solar eclipse.
With absolutely nothing between
the cassocked sun and your naked eyes.


Now, try freezing that moment
For eternity.
The second before that diamond ring.
That shot in the dark
Before the blinding spark.
Now multiply that into two.
Both staring back at you.
Into your soul.
Take a step back now
And draw two lines,
A line above, a line below.
Twin horizons, in kohl.
Now that's what I'm talking about.
Would you lift your gaze off
Those eyes in the sky?
Would you let go off that sight
if you were to lose your eyes.
If that very next instant
The diamond rings emerge.
Well, I wouldn't.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 Shades to Freedom

And the countdown began;
With just 60 seconds left, under the curt sun.
She ran, bare feet, on hot tarmac:
Striped in black and white.

From one window to another.
She knocked, she pleaded, she begged.
She waved the flags in tri-colour,
And held them high; minus the pride.

She took a break from her fight for freedom.
Back then, what they fought for was something different.
Right now, she strived to end the hunger invasion.
By selling each flag for only Rs.10/-