Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Snakes & Ladders

All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you hope to climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner, and for every snake a ladder will compensate. 
- Salman Rushdie 

Life on a board
years neatly sorted
in square colorful blocks

Destiny is a dice
rolls at random
the minimum sometimes
saves a life
the maximum
death in disguise

two players start
a cordial game
win or loss
just the same

holding hands
at every fall
sarcasm, cheating
they laugh it off

gradually life happens
every defeat bitter
bruises on the ego
now linger

love an endless wait
at a lonely corner

fangs & footholds
Snakes & Ladders

Monday, March 20, 2017

Short Poems for Inspirational Writers - A To Z Challenge 2017 (Theme Reveal)

HAT-TRICK CHANCE as they say in cricketing terminology.This is my third consecutive year at the A to Z Challenge.

A to Z Challenge 2015 my maiden challenge was dedicated to the memory of my late father, who had passed away a few days before the challenge. All the posts their , very special to me personally and found an overwhelming connect with readers far and wide, still do.

A to Z Challenge 2016 happened when I was struggling with mental health issues and a really difficult personal time, so I chose the theme life lessons , to share what I had learned and find new insights.

2017 has started with laurels for me as a blogger. This blog has received the ORANGE FLOWER AWARDS for POETRY and my other blog for HINDI WRITING.

So this year I dedicate my A to Z Challenge 2017 to all those who have inspired me with their writings and hence I will write


I will be picking one writer every day and try to write an ode kind of poem about how their work has inspired or influenced me.

Fellow A to Z people, looking forward to loads of co-learning and fun.

Good Luck !

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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
The Odyssey
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
Eat, Pray, Love
The Da Vinci Code
The Kite Runner
The Silence of the Lambs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Notebook
Gone With the Wind

The Human Bean Cafe, Ontario

The Human Bean Cafe, Ontario
my work on display there !!!!!