Year: 1993

Proposal

Tell me O love! How can I express my love for you? I know not how the great lovers used to do Did they gift a flower as a memento Or, their love, did they just kneel down and show?   Tell me O love! Where from can I start showering kisses on you? I know not where from the great lovers used to do Did they prefer the cheeks, or the eyes or wide lips Or, did they use to seal their mouths together and kiss?   Tell me O love! What can I do that the world shall remember you? I know not what the great lovers used to do? Or did they write poetry and the world just mourned? So tell me, O love! How can I express my love for you? I’m no lover, can’t kneel down and propose to you   So tell me, O love! Where from can I start giving kisses to you? I sense your beauty everywhere, where from can I start kissing you?   So tell …

Existentialist

When I say this, friends I say not to measure Not to value Not to preserve Not to suggest Not to rebuke Not to profess Not to confess Not to advise Not to admonish Not to set example Not to build metaphors Not to contest elections Not to win your contests Not to ruin myself Not to set you free Not to indulge in nostalgia Not to preach principles Not to escape from you Nor from self Not to check proximity Not to farther away notions Not to fathom depths Not to climb stairs Not to succeed in attempts Not even to make them Not to rouse passion Not to arouse emotion Not to urge upon you Not to make you ponder Not to hurry the tortoise Not to hasten the rabbits Not to rule the earth Not to impose ideas Not to be immortal Not to commit hara-kiri   This is just to say That I say Because I have to say   What I say is immaterial It has lost its relevance In …

One Life

I have but one life— Let me enjoy it to the fullest Let me live well and not simply exist Let me be free to make rules for myself Don’t you interfere and pretend to help   I have but one life— Let me love the lady of my dreams Let me love my country and all human beings Let me love the nature, those stunning scenes Oh! selfish world—you don’t know what love means   I have but one life— Let me read all the beautiful writings Let me relish the magnificent paintings Let me be a part of all those before I vanish Don’t deprive me of those moments that I shall cherish   I have but one life— Let me do all the good that I can do now Let me bring a smile to faces that were sobbing till now Let me find time to listen to all their worries Let me indulge myself in answering to their queries   I have but one life— Let me attempt at bringing peace …