Days and days past,
I stare at leftovers
in finished plates of Biriyani-
Bones and bones without
feathers- bones and bones before flight.
Your Umma's hands
dipping your black hair strands
into the white… Read More...
Amidst the excitement over drinks
Smoking pot and hasty hook ups
There is a deafening silence
Because nobody ever talks.
Nobody initiates a heart to heart
Conversation that has power to heal
A conversation that can give… Read More...
Words are weary
Overworked and travel stained.
Constant use and reuse
Severely tested their strength
Long sentences and cliched usages
Have put in their toll.
Words had to rule over letters
With an iron… Read More...
When I was 16,
I wanted to rebel against the government.
O! How to tell you!
But that was a time of blood and gore.
I have watched men run on fire.
By fire, I don’t mean the one that catches your heart,
but the real… Read More...
More than friends.
The old man who pass by,
And gives me a smile.
The woman who sit beside
And ask if I'm taken.
The man who sits opposite
And gives a look as if
I'm the most beautiful.
The little boy with… Read More...
Scorching all life
Trees stood transfixed
People remained inside
Screams of a woman
Pierced the afternoon
Dark smoke rose
The… Read More...
It’s easy to say,
Everything will be okay.
When you haven't been through tough days.
When it's hard to get up from bed,
And thinking everything would have been easier,
If you were already dead.
So, next time
"I'm here" is all… Read More...
I saw three girls
Not more than 10 years of age
Setting up their life's regular stage
In the corner of the busy street
Selling healthy vegetables that we eat
People buying from them and bargaining
No one was bothered… Read More...
I don’t want any crowds in the world
Whether they have gathered in the name of religions,
Or in the name of nationality,
Or in the name of race, it does not matter.
The crowd as such is ugly,
And the crowd has… Read More...
Somewhere in a far-off land
Someone might need your words.
A random post from a random guy
Can question your self-worth.
Are we giving at least one person
The meaning to live and to feel alive?
Are we not ignoring that… Read More...