Y………..the wonderful…..

Y yawned………

it mumbled and moaned….

over words it could spawn…………

why I am Y?

it haggled………….

tell me instances…

where I can ply……..

i am at the end of MY

and at the trail of SPY….

you find me in DRY…..

and at the edge of CRY…….

but I am nowhere in high….

why why why………….?

Y said the alphabets……….

why do you CRY……?

you are not in high….

but you soar with FLY…

NO……….yelled Y;

Don’t you know…

I burn with FRY………….

how can you all…..

DEFY and DENY…?

No smart little one…

said the other swanky ones…

you smile with the BONNY BABY…

and blooom in the white LILY;

you comfort in the bed COSY,

and marvel in the smart LADY

you shine inruby; the red RUBY

and model in the dress TRENDY;

You shine in the morn;

with the first RAY;

You are in the thrill

when children PLAY,

You are the tail end;

that is true;

but  don’t you know;

you are one of the chosen milieu….

when the world sits;

and reverberates Yahoo!!!!

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

images (7)

X was cross……………

X was cross…..

troubled and coarse…..

no words it decorated……

no names………..

people frowned…….at him….

the alphabet used sparse……….

it lay invalid…..

no better than a carcass…..

among the twenty six……

it thought…….

I am an alphabet farce……

why do I exist……..

seldom is my name……….

at twenty four I lay…..

……..no intimates to play…….

I have no pros………

in the garden of language….

I am the moss….

I have no fame…..

no acclaim…..

“Y” said ….you liar…

everybody you blame?

you epitomise festivity…..

celebrate fun and glee

when you are the gift laden

christmas tree……..

Its you that every alphabet

ENVY………

at twenty four you stand…..

cuddle at twenty five in the;

christmas and new year melange….

people pause and wait….

as you stand in vogue….

X as in Xmas…….

the festival prologue……………

download (4)A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

 

 

 

W -the poem…..

W was vertical……

tapering at the end…..

it stared at its half twin identical(V);

frettng and fuming

over its posture typical

Or did it capsize……..

and invert……..

shoved down by its twin (M)

to be a pervert

with  tapering ends……

tending to falter….

grief sticken…..

at the end ………..

to simmer and smoulder…..

Hey you!!!!! said the neighbour (X)….

you are such beautiful and svelte…..

You have to your credit….

the one for which all strive and delve….

You have WIN………

why do you envy your vertical and half twin?

images (6)

 

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

 

 

Serene face…..

Siddharth and Indu proceeded towards  the quarantine ward of the renowned hospital……….

Every step forward seemed to be snatching Indu’s forbearance……..a  story of misfortune and msihaps seemed to be few yards away………

It was ten in the morning.The hospital staff went about their chores attending to patients.They stood outside the ward with bold letters in blue which said “QUARANTINE WARD.”

Indu struggled hard to maintain her composure.For the past one week Gauri chechi had been admitted to this hospital……reason being……..the swine flu……..but that was just one part of the story…………

The story went back fifteen years,when she had got married to Siddharth’s Uncle ,much of which was unknown to Siddharth also.But he had agreed to take her to the hospital so that she could get a glimpse of the serene face……………….which had deluded her for years………

A ward boy………came up to them,”Sir,you cannot met her but can have a look from the window.”

Indu tiptoed towards the window……………….

A lady stood on the window,at the other corner of the ward,Indu wept……………

black-and-white1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“She does not utter a word……………..her eyes longing gor somebody,her gaze melancholic………..

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

 

Never ending…………….saga of misfortune

“Ammu, we had no choice…………we were not her family.Though we knew about her alliance.”

“Ammamma, Amma also?” and all of you did not even bother to tell me about all this?

” Indu you were just five.” Ammamma felt her pulse.

“This is being so obnoxious,Ammamma.Now, can you tell me her husband’s name?”

“I think it was MN Nair and I suppose he worked in home ministry.”Ammamma replied.

“Ok,thank you for sharing”………and Indu abruptly hanged up.

She picked up her laptop…………..for the most sought after social networking site.

“Amma……………please get me a glass of water”.Amma put the glass of water with a thud and trotted off.

Indu reached up to the glass of water and…………………..it spilled……..

Gosh!!!!!!!!!! Indu gathered her senses to find her cute communicator drenched and soaked….

Image

Frantically she searched for towels and napkins…………..anything that could dry the water………….but the damage was done…….

the computer blinked and went blank……..the keys danced a salsa…….amplifying features of one another…….a A portrayed itself as 9  and the others acted as disorganised artists who forgot to enact their respective roles…Chaos was the thought for the day…….

Indus sat crouched,moaning and mourning………………

to be continued…………………

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory lanes…………….

download“Ammammaaaaaaa ……………..Indu said.”

“Oh ammu…………my darling?…………how are you?Ammamma was elated.

“I am good,Ammamma,what about you?”

“What ails you dear child?”Amma could sense the tension and discord in her voice…..

“Ammamma where is Gauri chechi?………….”

The silence at the other end…………swelled her up from inside…….

“Ammu……ammamma said,Why do you want to know about her.”

“Ammamma ,was she forced into marriage?”

“No, Ammu………but……she was never told about the family.”

“Family?”

“Ok, did you like Vijayalakshmi’s son? ”

“Ammamma,please……………who on this earth is Vijayalakshmi and why should I like her son?and please tell me about Gauri chechi,I am going through a major emotional turmoil.Whenever I think of my childhood,her serene face serenades and captivates me.She is the angel who taught me the first aplhabets,………….how can all of compel me to forget her?

Nobody wants me to know about her.What is it Ammamma,that I should not know about her?

“Ammu……..Gauri was married off into a good family…….however husband was a widower and he had two issues.”Ammamma whispered.

When she came to know…………she had already been married off.She  never saw her husband before marriage,only their photographs were exchanged.Gauri’s Amma knew about it and hushed it all up.She was aging and was under the pressure of her brothers.

“And Ammamma,you and my Amma………..both of you connived with them?”

to be continued……………….

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]