Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Its been an annoying day,
its late in the night,
Its quiet and perfect,
I sit down to write.

I switch on my computer,
Stare at the screen,
I draw a blank,
My page is clean.

I turn on the tv,
Channels I surf,
Many topics i think of,
Naah...that's not my turf.

I hear a little baby giggle, I check my sleeping child,
Deep in slumber, to myself I smiled.

Now I am bugged,
Think I'll just quit,
Then it just hit me,
Anger is the culprit.

It does not let me think,
It clouds my mind,
It scrambles my brain,
Makes me blind.

A child laughs, I'm sure I heard,
Where is this coming from, not a thing around me stirred.

When in anger all seems bad,
Words are harsh, actions rash,
All that negative energy,
Stored up in a cache.

Words once said cannot erased,
This anger is such a bane,
I may yell and feel better,
To the listener it causes much pain.

A shadow of a teenager, I see through the corner of my eye,
I hear a snigger, what's happening to me and why?

Anger hurts too many,
It does not stop with one,
Strains and breaks relationships,
Should'nt it be shun?

Anger is an eye problem,
Can't see things clearly,
If its not treated in time,
It will cost us dearly.

That someone is an adult now, with a sarcastic smile,
I turn and look at the clock, its been quite a while.

My head starts to hurt,
My pulse is racing,
I don't feel too good,
Blood pressure is rising.

Anger does no good to health,
Our physical being, and mental one,
It keeps chasing me,
Away from it I run.

Almost a demonic look now, horns, a tail, with a smirk on the face,
I turn around to throw a punch, all I hit is empty space.

In anger decisions go wrong,
That affect not only us but others too,
Life changes completely,
Need to think it through.

Nothing makes us happy,
Smallest of things an irritant,
Don't take things easy anymore,
Everything we confront.

A full grown demon I can see, twisted horns, spewing fire,
This can't be happening, am hallucinating for sure.

Finally comes withdrawal,
We cut all social contact,
No one understands us, we think,
Anger has such a deep impact.

Oh my god, I realise,
What was a voice, then a shadow,
Is fully grown and now a demon,
What do I do?, OH NO OH NO...

"Why dont you leave me alone!!", I scream,
My voice high and shrill,
Anger grins at me and replies,
"Let me go, and I will".

Sunday, August 25, 2013


What is that invisible hold that prevents us from doing what we want when someone just says "no"?
There are no chains holding us back.  We are not tied up physically. Our body can move with instuctions from our own brain.
But these instructions are theorems deduced and rationalised not only from practical axioms from the brain but also emotional axioms from the heart.
While those emotional axioms could be positive like love, friendship, respect, loyalty, duty, goodwill etc., it could also be negative ones like fear, despair, panic, cowardice, doubt etc..
When positive axioms stay positive and supportive, all is well, everybody is happy. When the positive axioms are misused by others to alter our behaviour or actions it is termed "emotional blackmail" and does no good to the people involved or the relationship.
While Negative axioms obviously have a negative impact, they could also have a positive effect by preventing someone by acting impulsively or making wrong decisions.
In the end a combined input of both practical and emotional reasoning is needed in every action and decision.
Lets not get caught in the shackles of sentiment. Those invisible harnesses that could change a life.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Long ago I was a kid. I was told stories with morals, taught good and bad, proverbs, phrases, idioms, their meaning and how they apply in real life. Times have changed long since then. I sat down and thought of how the same things are different now.
Early to bed, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. :: Preparing late, and early to rise, makes the morning relaxed, orderly and nice.
A dog is a man's best friend :: and so are cats, birds, fish and hamsters(dogs are not allowed in apartments!)
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing :: but it goes a long way in plumbing and electrical work, till help actually gets there.
A place for everything and everything in its place :: ya....if it is put back!!
Empty vessels make more noise :: especially if the maid is angry and the baby is sleeping.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :: how can anyone be seen in same clothes!! :O total fashion faux pas
Ignorance is bliss :: if you want to be swindled, cheated, extorted, tricked and double crossed!!
Laughter is the best medicine :: especially when your health insurance claim has been rejected.
Marriages are made in heaven :: and on matrimonial websites.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones :: unless they have some juicy gossip about the other person.
Patience is a virtue :: especially if you calling any CUSTOMER CARE TOLL FREE NUMBER.
Seeing is believing :: That is why Rajinikant and Shah Rukh Khan are superstars!
The pen is mightier than sword :: unless you have a 24 x 7 news channel
Waste not want not :: if already wasted, start recycling!!
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil :: yes...we ignore it and carry on with our own life!!(no offence to the exceptions)
Ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law does not excuse) :: unless you have enough money or the brains to manufacture it (the excuse, i mean)
Money talks :: A LOT!!
All that said...there are some things that never change
It takes a thief to catch a thief :: guess that is self explanatory!
There's no place like home :)