Friday, April 27, 2012

I TALK IN RIDDLES, THEY SAY


A wandering mind set loose on its path as it may,
Wanders aboard timeless thoughts they say
It might reach the sky or the dark abyss
And yet they say I talk in riddles

When a mind full of thoughts is let loose
It's like a cross between a hippie and a recluse
 The facts are as clear as they are to be
And yet they say I talk in riddles

They say my thoughts are profound and meaningful
And then they say I complicate the usual
It's hard to grasp what they really intend to convey
And then they say I talk in riddles

People may believe the unbelievable,
They may trust in the blatantly untrustable
How untrustable could a person's ideals be?
And they still say I talk in riddles

Yet eventually, it's good not to be understood sometimes
Mysterious people have their own charm
Why let everything out in the open to the judgmental audience?
It's good to be surrounded by this world, wandering and confused!

Peace!

Friday, April 6, 2012

A SOLDIER'S DIARY


I stood on the front lines with a passion in my heart
I stood to safeguard my motherland
I stood to safeguard my people
I stood so that the nation shall stand

We moved in huge numbers to places unknown
We moved into hostile regions
We moved until we completed our objectives
We moved sometimes for bigger reasons

I haven't seen my family for months
I haven't seen my fields and lands
I haven't see the place I call home
It is here that I shall stand

We climb mountains that are tall
We cross the raging cold rivers
We eat what we get sometimes
Surviving on the tiniest of slivers

We walk all day sometimes
We walk sometimes all night
We walk despite our legs giving away
But we never stopped in our fight

I shall fight till I'm alive
I shall fight for my nation's pride
I shall give it all I have in me
I shall take all victories and defeats in my stride

I may die one day fighting on the front lines,
My family might cry at the news
But my motherland shall be proud
Tell her I'm one of those lucky ones who made the sacrifice.

Though the nation may not worry about my demise
They sleep soundly, safe and secure
A soldier who died fighting for his nation,
It was my destiny perhaps!