Sunday, March 28, 2010

I am still stuck in this dream

Happens so, many times a day
I imagine being far away from the railway
with no signs of the train of thought
the mundane worries, the reasoned rot
my secret place is a complete bliss
where golden sand awaits sun’s first kiss
the one sound here, is a rhythmic beat
of lashing white waves crashing at my feet

here I mock, the hands of the clock
& dive in the sea of my lavish reverie
on velvet red coral, stands a vast blue mural
is there any word for awesome in plural ?
twinkles in bubbles, goin' up thru a flow
a fish goes puff ! an other seems to glow
fins gills tails - green yellow blue
ah! this scene is too good to be true
Dolphins dance up around as I surface
surprised & amazed, I see her glistening face
with a smile on her lips & a hint in her eyes,
"Lets dry out" she says as we leap for the skies !
I grab her hand n our love is in the air
a wavy zephyr keeps caressing her hair.
I can slay demons, I can defeat kings
oh! for the love of this angel-without-any-wings.

in the cotton clouds, after much hide n seek
she tells me she’s tired so we rest on a peak
we lay on the grass, in arms for long
moments of silence do seem like a song
then birds start chirping like something is wrong

they point to the clouds, looking up in pain
"the thick black ones have locked up rain"
fear swells within, then turns into rage
how dare they keep the goddess in cage

as I turn around & get ready to fly
I catch my reflection on a tear in her eye
"wipe those tears love, I'm not going to die
whatever else happens, I'll never let you cry"

"we will have rain, I promise you this,
there's no question I'll return for a kiss"
the sky goes dark as they gather around
Keepin everyone thirsty on the ground.

In a sudden urge, an adrenalin surge,
I want those clouds swept away to a purge



may be continued ...
(haven't been able to finish this since last year ! All images are open for non commercial use .)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

shubha vishwa

The quest for the decent girl with low expectations continues.. Last month, me & dad, we went to this vadhu var chusak mandal called Shubha Vishwa located around laxmi road, pune. These people used to 'specialize' in NRI clientele but it is said that the overseas market is in recession & the recovery, as it is with global business, will only start with domestic 'demand'. The layout & mechanism of the place can only be conceived in Pune. The office is a two room apartment, one room for the girls & one for the guys. Only eligibles & there parents are allowed inside. I had been to another mandal at Dadar so I did not expect much crowd but it was filled to the brim ! Each of the two rooms has some seating & tables. It also has a huge rack(!) where big red registers were kept. There is something with punekars & books/registers of Any kind, you can see that love right from the streets at abc-appa balwant chowk to the british council library which boasts of lending the maximum number of books this year against any other centers in the world ! One of these big red registers is an index register which keeps updated short info of the girls like date of birth, height, education, city etc. This index entry points to another register where detailed info & hot pictures ;) are kept. So we took out a pen & pad & got started on the index register. Initially I got interested, I had the 'filter' criteria figured out as I had been doing it on the net. But this was different & there were no hot pictures so the registers had me bored in no time. Sometime later, I got thirsty so I went to the 'girls' room where a water pot was kept. I found all girls & parents with their heads buried in their registers, as if they'd find some diamond or something ! . Now in the process of keeping the glass back, I dropped it which made a big noise. All of the them looked up right then. "He looks nothing like the photo", one of them whispered, to that, I just smiled at them & went back ...home.