Monday, October 31, 2005

Love, war and peace

Joy and festiveness shattered,
By a single moment of outrage.
Is it even necessary to express,
anger and emotion through violence?

The pretty six year old had a long life ahead.
Grandma wanted to just be with the little ones.
Shopkeepers were looking to go home sweet home
Urchins and homeless were just enjoying the lights.
Everybody out there was in a festive mood,
All of them happy in their own very way!

Then came the sharp stinging blow that shook all,
The devil himself had set foot upon earth.
It was loud, gruesome and painful.
And it took away everything small and big!
Dreams were broken, love was lost,
future disappeared and darkness descended.

So there is a reason for everything in this world.
What can be the reason for this carnage?
Somebody wanted to make a statement, fine!
Now that they have, what have they achieved, seriously!
Will they get what they want by doing this,
or keep doing this till mankind is all wiped out!

People have forgotten Mahatma Gandhi,
Be it a Pakistani, Indian or Bangladeshi.
The very pillar of non-violence had liberated us
from the crutches of slavery in our own land.
He needs to descend upon the hearts of all people again
Dispelling the omnipresent hatred and vengeance.

Please heal the world o'mighty bappuji!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Pre-Elementary Childhood

Hmmmm! says the third grade music teacher giving her wide eyed raised eyebrow kathakali look at me. It was the recitation class and we chintus were trying our best to be heard. It was the competition of who sings the loudest for us but our teacher thought otherwise.

I used to be a very brawn and naughty kid @ school. Some of my accomplishments range from biting teachers, flinging rubber band bullets, giving meano looks and pulling hair at unsuspecting times. That was the 'Bring it on" kiddo me.

Ofcourse, I did grow out of it to turn out to be a responsible and dependable young man..ahem, but the childhood days still fill me with fleeting but fun memories. The only thing that concerns you is what you see at the moment. There is no reasoning or logic applied to your day to day activities.

There was this time when people use to give direcions to my apartment complex. Go straight and take a right turn. Its this four storey building where a kid cries really loud!!

Wow, didnt I make quite an impression?!