Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Livin’ on a prayer

To die for, to live for

Isn’t it a question of whom?

We all know we move towards death

Yet we crave for life

The longer the better

It’s a funny equation you see

Guns or roses?

Can we make a difference like this?

Yes, for love we’ll pray

Yes, for peace we’ll pray

We‘ll live on a prayer a day

We’ll live on a prayer a day


Hour 24


Child’s World

Child’s world

  1. The cat calls from friends alert my mind

And off we are to our

Imaginary treasure hunting grounds

Fighting goblins and ghosts on the way

Bickering over sharing pocketed food

Till our limbs move no more


  1. Making castles of sand and clay

And rescuing the princess

Is my favorite

Rushing through danger

Slaying demons and villains

I’m always the unconquered hero


  1. Study is pushed inside the school bag

Till mother’s intent gaze become intolerable

Then excuses…

But severely dealt with

Always feel hungry while reading

And everything becomes normal again


Hour 23


Monsoon Comes

Monsoon comes

Clouds are no longer lonely

As monsoon approaches upon the city walls

Trees opening up their branches over

Eco parks spawning beside lanes

The reconstructed winding wetlands

Look majestic and tall before the high raises

Peacocks coming out to welcome the rains

And praying mantis merrily jigs its tail


Hour 22


Unicorn’s Pride

Unicorn’s pride

The white unicorn waits, suppressing its breath

For its gladiator to rise

Snorting in between to nudge him

Together had they won many a battle

Over plains and valleys, over kings and allies

It knows how strong a heart master has

And this was surely not the end to rattle

It circled around a few times with master on its back

And a fiery look dazzled as they charged for their prey

Yet, one more time their power flashed at the bend


Hour 21


Last Dance

Last dance (Let us go then, you and I; Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot)

Let us go then, you and I,

Where slender legs meet the floor

And you teach me and I teach you

The dance that elves know

Among the chattering crowd

Who passes a hoot or two

The feast is laid before the guests

With two empty seats

Waiting for us since eternity

We can see but cannot touch

As our bodies are long gone

And only our spirits remain

Let us fulfill the one last wish

And dance…

Where no one will watch us further

Our spirits will melt into each other


Hour 20



Neurosis (Companion to The Age of Innocence – Hour 9)

The age of innocence

The doll’s play gives way to bigger games

As blasphemy loses its might

When a young girl and her lover

Declare their vows

To be together forever

Conflicting emotions surround them

As they hold each other’s hands

And watch their age of innocence fly away


Innocence is contagious

And I too lie scattered

In the sophistry of the future

As I am

The neurotic edge

Of society

Fallen from the height of

That age of innocence


Hour 19


Dear Sakhi

Dear Sakhi

Dear Sakhi,

There’s no one like you,

And I feel as if

I’m born to touch

Your feelings too;

I saw you standing aside

With a sweet curly smile,

I can’t live without you,

Firmly did I swore;

I bestowed upon you

The tiny red rose

Stolen from my heart’s depth,

And did say I love you.

Your loving Sakha


Hour 18


The Dandelion Seeds

The Dandelion Seeds

Ready to fly, to be carried away by the wind

The white fireworks of seeds

Selflessly sway to the dance of the divine

Happy to be there, happy to be here

To allow wind to softly blow a touch

They know not their destination or survival

There’s no sorrow or joy of parting

The dandelion seeds revel being carried away like brides

Gracious in their moment of reckoning

Bold and immortal


Hour 17


The Final Exodus

The final exodus

Peering through the windows

Of my vehicle, I stared …

The pitch darkness outside

Save the distant gleaming lights

The ignis fatuuses.


Foraying into the edge of time

By the dawning red, I waited…

Scavengers descended on my self

And angels holding torches

Led my soul away.


Hour 16


The Beginning and the End

The beginning and the end

The beginning

Raw darkness pervaded elsewhere

Light hidden in its womb

Matter deposited as spirit

Dispersed throughout

And the universe woke up to life


The end

Contradictions annihilated life

And matter dissipated as primordial spirits

Returning to the folds of darkness

Dark years to meet light years

And make and remake life


Hour 15


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