Year: 2001

Love Unconditional

Your love is not for me to ask It is for you to give In return My body is not for you to ask It is for me to give   I have given away my heart My feelings they called love And all I could ever muster Was courage to fall Centred round my self As its wont, I could never rise in love   All I remember is the passion The commitments our bodies made The moments of undeniable truths   And now it’s all so eerie Does love have a logical ending?   The heart withers away, the mind is out of sight What of my body? The scars and the bites and the touches Whose prerogative to forget?   I once made a compromise with my heart Now the body refuses to withstand The onslaughts and the insults The amnesiac touches The lips that are lying   If you must, acknowledge not the love If you have to, stay away But answer one last time Why did you have to fiddle …

Bapa

What do I write on thee, words are at loss?   “Be a brave general and true servant” And you “dedicated me to society” It was ten, I remember I was then. Never felt like asking you if that meant I was going to be away from home and family.   Father, one lifetime is transient. Yours. And mine. Not all your dreams will result, nor my immaturity. Popular minds do not speak a tale, a tale of honesty Stereotyping I did not know, for it was not thine.   No thought-control. No ideological pill. You offered me from Gandhi to Lenin A God who resides in hearts and yet one I could defy, you said it matters little   “Be a brave general and true servant” And you “dedicated me to society” It was ten, I remember I was then. Never felt like asking you if that meant I was going to be away from home and family.   And I saw the reflections of a struggle Did not shelter in cheap history-texts Your …