Coward! Coward!

Coward! Coward!Get outOf your shell.Better, throw awayThat stupid shell.Coward! Coward!Stop thinkingWay too much.You know it's nothing moreThan another excuse.Coward! Coward!You're okayThe way you are.So why be shyOr try to change?Coward! Coward!Don't let them decideFor yourself.You've been gifted withA brain of your own.Coward! Coward!Don't let me call youThis name again.So show me finallyWho you really are!

Flowers Are All I Have

"It's my birthday!Finally, my day!!So tell me, sweetheart.What have you got for me?"Dancing, sang She."Of course, I remember.It's the day in September.So here, darling.Flowers I have got for thou,"He offered with a bow."At first look, they may seemNothing like in your dreamThat you might have imagined.Just flowers in a ribbonGiven to you by your gibbon."But [...]

What If You’re Not a Mother?

It's Mother's Day.So we speak of mothers.When do we speakOf they who are not mothers?When do we speak of youIf you are not a mother?What if you are someoneWho is a single father?Someone who has toLearn, unlearn and relearn everythingThat comes naturally to women?Because you are not a mother.What if you are someoneWho is gay [...]

Marry for Love

Don't you want to marry for love?Not for age,Not for looks,Not for money,But love?Don't you want to holdSomeone as your own,And be heldIn return for nothingBut love?Don't you want to come backTo a place you may call home,From the wide world,To be welcomed withBut love?Don't you want to shareYour happiness,Your sorrow,To be blanketed withBut love?Don't [...]

Hero Enough

He wasn't the stereotypical hero --The kind to make her swoon,The kind to make her croon.Yet somehow he stuck.He made her smile.He wasn't the knight in shining armour --The protector of the realm,The one who could overwhelm.Yet anyhow he shone.He always showed up.If anything, he was an anti-hero.Not the one hoped for by mothers.Not the [...]

Don’t Talk to Me of Love

Talk to me of anything,If you please, everythingBut love.It is a topic over-exploited,More like an onion too sauteed.What is it with everyone,Each relative and that unknown bun,Who lives in "loveland?"Don't they have anything else to think?Is this the only way they find to sink?Talk to me of nature --Diversified in its great stature,Of rivers and [...]

My End, My Beginning

Be my end,I plead thee,For I don't knowHow to go onWithout you.Be the end of meAs I know alone,Which is so notWhat I want to be,With you.Be the endOf everythingAs I know it,For sometimes,The end is where we begin.Be the beginningI have yearnedWith all my heart,Not for days,But years.Be the beginning of meAs I know [...]