This Day

The night longs for more sleep
the day is mildly awake
the tussle between the two
turns my sky black
under whose shadow
two crows cuddle
on the giant peepal
straight in sight
the branches on whose runs
a fluffy squirrel
with a straw of hay
in all her might;
the tingling tunes of the heavy droplets
let loose on the earthen rooftop of my house
mixed with the creaks of crickets
and groans of the toads
brought to a sudden life,
I once danced
splashing all the puddles in my way —
now I watch this Godly scene
from a slight distance
in some dismay
yet when I hear the tiny streams
calling my name,
I, drenched in love
taste the rain.

© Nazneen Kachwala

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There’s something I’ve started regretting each day…..

There is something I’ve started regretting each day,
loving you or not loving you enough?
I know not.
I know not the end to our beginning
or will there ever be a beginning
or should there ever be an end if at all there’s a beginning!
all I know that there are times
my heart longs for you
and then there are those when it fears being by your side and wishes to hide,
I want stay quite and contemplate
yet at times I snap in neglect
there are a thousand questions
and an endless quest whose answers are buried in my chest
all what is left to do is to take a dip
in self abyss, rise with a pearl and leave the rest.

~ Nazneen ~

In Love With Pain

Yes, I chose the pain that is selfless and keeps me pure, which brings my emotions to make peace with my heart ever more.

I seek the pain which forces a smile on my face soaked in tears and this gesture of my lips that heals the pain in chest of my friend.

I am in love with the pain that penetrates my soul like a sharp spear tearing it apart, yet whispering in my ears not to die, put together the shattered pieces and embrace life one more time!

~Nazneen

My Destiny

I realized that the journey was mine,

Had to take it alone,

Down onto the untaken roads,

Had to troll by my own.

The first step was heavy and so was next,

The norms were not obliged and the universe was filled with rage.

A dark shadow of horror, conspired to overshadow my zeal,

Oh! I was so determined and rebelled to make it kneel.

I walked and ran beyond my strength to get out of its clutches,

To a place that was destined to be mine!

A land of early saps, an earth of those flowery beds,

Into that aura so pure!

My destiny where the sun never fades and the sky does not go grey,

Where the moist velvet which those colours in a butterfly’s wings carry,

Keep tickling me for a laughter in the times so merry!

Was I dreaming or had it come true?

Yes, I was there on the banks of Beas rattling over the white snow!