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Y???

Y ds he do dis, she Whatsapp-ed

Chill, I replied

Hw can i?

The boss’s secretary walked up to me

Unsatisfied with gadget communication

Am I his slave, she sighed, slumping beside me

Why doesn’t he understand I have a family

I have kids, I need to go, my mom is unwell

Here, have this, I said offering her a cup of tea

She barely took a sip, when he called her in

She dragged herself to his cabin

My Whatsapp pings…

Hs goin biz trip 2wks

Ask him. NOW, I hurried a message through

I did, he dint rply

Y????? Y??? dus he do dis 2 me always :(:(:(

y

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X – the invisible management

We were all busy, as always on any week day

Meeting deadlines, when he stomped out

Threw a file across the floor and ranted

Ranted, yelled, ranted…

Loud, louder and more loud

All quiet, none asked

Except him

I will sack all of you and have a new team!!!!

Was the parting shot

Before he turned at his cabin door

And sweared one last time

Dead silence swept across

When one got up, picked up the paper

Read, looked around and read again

What’s it whispered one, two

And all others in unison

Passed around the paper

Whispers became murmurs

Talks, anger, sighs!

This doesn’t concern our department

Let’s ask him, said one

Yes, said one, two

And all others approached him

The management is not happy!!! he thundered

What makes you unhappy? They asked

Not me. The management!!!

Who’s the management, puzzled they asked

He glared and thumped on the desk

At least let us know our mistake, stammered one

Yes, said two and all others in unison

We have the right to know why we are terminated

They chorused

Ask the management

Who’s that!!!

He takes another copy of the file

Rants yet again

Pulls out a paper and crisscrosses the report

This X and This X  and This X and this….

They will not tolerate this rubbish!!!!

Who??

He walks out.

x

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Waiting wife

Wife in bed, he’s on phone

Wife shows baby, he pats and rushes out

Food on table, he’s on iPad

Family gatherings, he only speaks of business

Official get-togethers, he’s at his best

Weekends, he returns home late

Anniversary, wife runs behind with a bouquet

He smiles, taps her cheeks, rushes out

Wife talks of child’s school, he nods without reply

Wife gets a call, she rushes out

Holds his hand

As the line straightens

On the life support machine

 

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Victory stand

I walked into my daughter’s room

Pride spilling over every step

And breath I took

To announce my treasure find

An old picture, my friends sent me

A once-upon-a-time memory

25 years ago to be precise

I stared at my younger self

Smiling at me from atop the

Victory stand on sports day

What are you doing on that, mama!

Squealed my girl, stifling laughter

What’s so funny, can’t you see your mom…

That’s exactly what I’m asking, mama

Who put you up there!

I haven’t seen you as much as walk fast

And you ran

As in RAN

Really!!!!!!!

Who lifted you up there!

Omy! My mama used to run!

Papa! Did you see this…she dashed out

Can you even imagine this!!!!

sports

 

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Umbrellas my own

For long many growing up years

I refused to carry an umbrella

To school, college and then to work

I placed an onion on my scalp, holding it by a scarf

Or placed a baseball cap in mismatching colours

During scorching summer months

Yet I refused to carry an umbrella

For I associated it with my grandpa, grandma, grand uncles

And all others in my hometown

Who never ventured out without an umbrella under their arms

When it rains they walk under it,

When it’s sunny, they walk holding it

When it’s windy, they walk with it

For long many growing up years

I refused to carry an umbrella

I was embarrassed

Believed it was outdated, old fashioned

Just not done

Until, I learnt about UV rays and the tan

Until when my skin gained prominence over ancestors

Now I have umbrellas

In colours myriad and materials fancy

With accessories hanging on them

To match my outfits

umbrella

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Tee’d him off

Carefully, judiciously, determined

She stood in place

Ready to strike

 

Just like that morning when she stood in the bus

And she saw him run to board

Carefully, judiciously, determined

She stood in place

Head held straight

Looking ahead

As if busy in thought

And he maneuvered through sticking passengers

To stand beside her

With her

Close to her

To touch her

First he shifted his feet

Then the outer of his palm feather-touched her dress

Before he got his hand under her

He jerked behind with a whimper

Never to harass her again

 

She saw him stand resting on his loft

Carefully, judiciously, determined

She stood in place

As he moved from under the shade to take a closer look

She stood still, head over strong blades

Her eyes focused, she tilted her feet

And tee’d off

Leaving him far behind

 

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Smiling at a schemer

Slithering in a suit he walks in

The spineless schemer…

I had begun to write,

I already had the title, too, in bold

When my colleague came to me for autograph

She had bought my book from the store

Wow! I felt so good

Almost three years after being published

When I had given up on seeing the book sell

When none within my earshot feigned awareness

Here came a young girl, holding my book

I take it from her, thank God, bless her

And return to my doc

To continue with my words

But…

I felt ill at ease

I look up and see the schemer walk around his desk

Sip water and exhale authority

But this time, I smiled

Smiled

Thanked God and Blessed the sche…m..messed-up soul

Give him peace , give him joy, Bless him dear God

I said and

Here I end this poem

Thank you God!

Anamica-promo-pix

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

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RT – respect that!

A thank you popped up in my mail

Notification from a stranger

I had read her take on balanced diet

And retweeted it;

A thank you popped up again a few days later

From the same stranger

I had read her take on pre-marital relationship

And retweeted it;

Months later, thank yous continued popping up

Often with smileys and hearts

From the tweep who was no more a stranger now

Our acts continued…

I began respecting her

For her kindness, her acknowledgement

And then…. after a few more months, a tweet from the person read

‘Women need to be respected’

I again retweeted it

But with a reply

‘Not all women’!

My notification beeped,

Expecting a thank you I clicked open

To see a barrage of abuse…

How dare you abuse women, are you a woman at all…

Get your damn a** off twitter, will you!!!

I RT-ed that, too, minus the respect!

smiley

 

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

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Queuing up

Lying piled up inside, I decided to sort them out

Placed them in order of the ache

Numbness, frustration they caused

The first time I honoured any of them

They smiled, sheepishly…

 

Crowding at the reception, some walked about

Others paced around, while most

Simply stood

Shifting their weight from one foot to another

They stood staring ahead

When a man walked past

Spoke to the receptionist

And stood aside

He slowly moved closer to the queue

Looked ahead, he stepped in behind the first person

The line of beings that stood simply staring

Now erupted

They yelled, screamed and some pounced ahead

He just about escaped being lynched

As he smiled

Sheepishly…

The noise slowed into a murmur

Boisterous crowd returned to a lame long queue

Panting beings became silent lookers again

They continued to wait their turn

Simply staring…

 

Lying piled up inside, I sort them out

Placed them in order of the ache

Numbness, frustration they caused me

And I set about making the ‘To Do’ list

At long last, I smiled

Sheepishly…

wait

Pix Courtesy: MorgueFile

 

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

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Poverty consciousness

He stays in a penthouse

Atop the most luxurious buildings

In a bustling Metro

He globe-trots in business class

To attend meetings as often as twice a month

His kids study in best private institutions

And his wife hob-nobs with society butterflies

Yet…

Not a day passes without him checking his bank account

He never buys a dozen apples without bargaining

Never gives charity without shaming the seeker

He has never gifted his wife in as many 20 years

As gifts are extravagance

He’s never surprised his kids on their birthdays

As it’s a useless ritual

He doesn’t believe in celebrating festivals

As it’s a waste of resource

He never invites people home

Because they are all suckers

Falling for his wealth

He has no more than two pairs of formals

And buys one pair only every three years…

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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