I see you

my alarm every morning,
My morning cup of tea,
The newspaper, the news,
The Call of the vendor in the street.
The neighbour’s creaking door,
Paintings on the wall,
In the tiles on my floor,
And everywhere I see.

In the clear morning sky,
and the haze,
in the drizzle of the rain,
the cool breeze caressing me,
in the swaying branches,
outside my window pane.
In the washed clothes drying in the sun,
the pile of cushions on the bed.
the dining table, kitchen platform,
Even on the bedspread.

In the grey haired lady’s cough,
The sweat on the washer man’s shirt.
The car’s steering wheel and horn,
the traffic signal, also
in the cop’s khaki uniform.

I see you,
In the,
sprinklers in the park,
branches of the trees and
posters on the walls,
crowds in the malls.
tolling of the bells,
in the temple,
the chants of the bhajans,
in the hallowed halls.

I don’t have to look too far
to see you,
because you live in my heart.
I look at me and I see you,
So Sorry honey,
I don’t MISS YOU.

Sulekha aka Lucky

Gluttonous Nursery Rhyme of my life…..



If you are happy and you know it,

eat something sweet.
If you are sad and you know it,
eat something savoury.

If you are angry and you know it,
eat something spicy.
If you are ecstatic and you know it,
eat one of each kind.

If you are scared and you know it,
eat something comforting,like fudge,
If you are excited and you know it,
eat some delicious icecream.

If you are anxious and you know it,
eat some fries,washed down with coke.
If you are tired and you know it,
eat lots of besan laddoos.

If you are heartbroken and you know it,
eat chocolates,lots of them.
If you are in love and you know it,
eat pastries and cheesecake.

If you are grieving and you know it,
eat anything.
If you are feeling alright and you know it,
eat everything.
When you eat everything and you know it,
your figure will surely show it,
thus ends the gluttonous rhyme of my life.





Sulekha aka Lucky