My City

My City

The city wears the streets
on its sleeves

both sides adorned with buildings
glass paned windows
like numerous eyes
some half close and half open
modern clothes dangling on the balconies
cars of desire stand in front
roads and passways criss crossing
traffic moves on indulgently
billboards display latest fads
and nights and days become one
the bustling restaurants tempting
noise is a contrast inside out
shops and malls busy
buying and selling
where customer is king

The city also has streets
where beggars hop in between
potholes as marking points
somewhere signboards say
“Diversion, Men at Work”
back alleys and dark gullies
among them parks small and large
with signages that say
“I love My City”

Hour 19

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Life’s a Noodle Soup

Life’s a Noodle Soup

In the kitchen stove
the filigree takes shape
noodles mixed with spices
entangled in coiled knots
struggling to be free
Alas…
only a wafting smell escapes
and what is life if not such entanglement?

Hour 16

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Mystery

Mystery

Whitewashed fruits
just like whitewashed sins
will not remain hidden
under the cover of foliage
the clue lies there

Hour 14

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Reunion

Reunion

Old friends gathered together
with smiles and styles
chatting over dinner table
savouring dishes of choice
tempered with fun and frolic
joy overfills the heart
times square revisited
beautiful lives recreated
and lost moments recaptured

Hour 12

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Laughter

Laughter

Fathoms the mysteries of life
the lonely traveller
walks the countryside
with a ha ha and a ha ha…

Hour 11

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Forever

Forever

Destiny brought us close
our love will shape it
if you are with me
everything is our world
if you are not
an exile for us
Together today
tomorrow unknown
but our love under the sky
will remain forever

Hour 10

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