Monday, March 31, 2008

Any children

"Any children? Polio drops..."
Said the woman on the door.
No. Not yet;
but touched to see a system on the go...

This is not the first time I have been asked, "Any children, we have come to give polio drops" by health workers walking door to door in the middle of a hot, sweltering afternoon.
Feels so good, so touched, can't express it enough.
I do swear at the 'system' gone all wrong, but I get mild and apologetic in my random, impulsive accusations everytime I remember the unsolicited bells in the middle of the afternoon and gentle inquiries from these women... Something is in place, something is going on afterall, in spite, or amidst all the corruption, red tape and controversies

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cover up!

Just as you flush after you shit,
Must you cover after you dig...

Children getting stuck in bore-wells left uncovered is becoming way too common.
Fodder for news channels, horror for the country...

Names that got famous overnight for reasons very callous: You may want to read this and this

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Say something

For all those who read
and tip-toe away. How about dropping
a hello, hi or bye???

(It would be much better and encouraging if all of u could leave your feedback than simply blog-hopping from Life rules to Haiku without ever letting in a word... :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In the heat of a stove,
And the cut of a knife you strive.
And yet you are called 'just a housewife'...

Woman's day brooding over...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Time is gone

Time is gone,
like the smile that fades
by the warmth of a tear,
like the smell that ceases after a snuff,
like the love that strays after a delight,
like the faith lost on a Godless night,
like the reminder of a sorrow-
Time is gone...


Thursday, March 13, 2008

We shall meet

Another day, another time
A different place, a new reason;
We shall meet.