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He takes off his mask
Keep it as a souvenir
To woo another innocent
He puts on a different mask
His suaveness makes
It’s an easy task
The more the merrier
Says the treacherous rat
And walks off to add
More feathers in his hat
The day he’s caught
And gets a good hiding
Hang him till death
Victims will be shouting
Coldness creeps along
Devours warmth of love
Painfully silent trees
Cry for rest
Just Pay Me Enough
I remember so vividly the day we met
It was my interview for the job but I felt the connect
The team was so good and the promises of growth, even better
I was on the moon when I got the appointment letter
I was full of zeal and energy
To show that passion and ambition, mine and yours were, in complete synergy
I worked hard to contribute the best I could
And you appreciated it all as a leader should
Together you had said we will grow
I agreed to your every word without beating a brow
The days were good, weeks better
I worked hard to keep up with your directives in words and letter
Time flew and together we grew
Your appreciation would make us happy, at times one and at times a few
There were opportunities from your peers and foes
But we were your team and they always would get our no’s
Time changed with the slump and slowdown
But we stayed with you agreeing not to bow down
There were no raises and there were no increments
But we never looked elsewhere and stuck by you through these predicaments
Then came the pandemic that made us all shiver
But my trust in you did not even once quiver
I thought we would see the times through together
Grow out of it with our bonds yet stronger
Then came the news of redundancies and layoff
But it didn’t bother me as I thought I have the bonds of togetherness to show off
Struck me like a blow that my name was on the list
I took it in my stride as I thought you would have tried everything against the tryst
How much money you want when you asked
I was taken aback was the bond of togetherness all masked
I am not greedy don’t want a fortune
But wish you could hold my hand till the times were more opportune
Can I put a value on the gone by time?
And forget my zeal, enthusiasm, hard work of years just over a chime?
I wish you well know your monies will come as once again you reach your prime
So just pay me enough to buy back that opportune time
The prompt this week is a collage. Pick any one element of it (a picture or quote), or more and let the thoughts flow. The choice is yours.
I beg to differ
Not everyone is a moon
With dark side to hide
Maybe with few flaws
Visible or invisible
A little attention
Awareness or a strong cannot mend
They are Stars
small or big
bright or dim
A small candle
Giving light to others
Burning till the wax melts
Divine blessing indeed
fly in the sky
explore the world
don’t hang to me
you have wings to fly
don’t look at me
with sad eyes
I’m bad with goodbyes
but promise to me
When you are tired
your wings weak
come back to me
I’ll always be there
waiting for thee
rest in my arms
I’ll sing a lullaby
Sometimes you lose but
win, sometimes you win but lose
In the game of love
Thanks to Sonya for this challenge:
The child plays with the colors,
oblivious to the surroundings.
More colors on the face than on the canvas.
Parents hopeful, Picasso in the making?
unscientific faiths control
we are slaves of traditions
The format can be a story/poem/rant/anecdotes/journalistic coverage of events/ reflections as usual.
महलों में सब सुविधा पाकर कहीं कोई तो हँस ना पाए,
जूठन पाकर झोपड़ीवाला ख़ुशी के मारे रोया है क्या?
दिन भर खूब मजूरी की पर शाम को खाना घर न आया
बिलख बिलख कर रोते कोई भूख का मारा सोया है क्या ?
लालच में वृक्ष काट लिए, बीज कभी भी बोये नहीं
अब मौसम का रुख देखकर कहीं पर कोई रोया है क्या?
बेटियां कितनी बलि चढ़ा दी ,एक बेटे के लालच में ,
आज उसी बेटी की खातिर किसीका का दिल कहीं रोया है क्या?
सागर से मिलने वाली नदियों का जल जब सूख गया,
आस लगा कर बैठा सागर,बिलख बिलख कर रोया है क्या?
पापों का लेखा जोखा कर कहीं कोई ग़मगीन हुआ क्या
कहीं कोई शैतान ठिठक कर हँसते हँसते रोया है क्या?
यूं तो कारण बहुत मिले , रोज़ रोज़ हँसने गाने के
बहलाने को चेहरा छिपाकर, बार बार मुंह धोया है क्या
हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है ?कही पे कोई रोया है क्या?
Translation in English