Lessons from the pandemic

No one had predicted such an occurrence A catastrophe leading to worldwide sufferance But there are lessons hidden in each calamity The pandemic has delivered a blow to human vanity Our survival instinct that lay dormant Has resurfaced to deal with the torment.. New revelations, new lessons have appeared While we navigate the waters with […]

Truth-or a dressed-up lie?

“Like yin and yang, truth and lies are inseparable, each containing a seed of the other. No words are ever entirely true or entirely untrue.”– Chloe Thurlow Looks like the perfect material has been invented Called truth- In myriad forms it can be presented Bendable, stretchable, moldable by humankind Capable of playing tricks with your […]

Her marriage..

Sometimes life happens to be just that way What really bothers her, she simply cannot say The pain she swallows like a pill, there is no choice Resentment, discontentment are all internalized, they don’t get a voice The moving parts of her marriage are hidden from prying eyes The truth bleeds inside, covered by an […]

Don’t just click away!

I think an unhealthy habit I have acquired Of clicking on icons on my screen, more than required Of course my work demands thousands of clicks each day I can make huge changes to patients’ lives in this way And then there is the mindless browsing of which we all may be In way or […]

Bad News

I have to break bad news to you I am quite apprehensive, it’s true I don’t know your current state of mind I doubt you’ve previously received news of this kind Intuitively I think you know something is wrong That worsening shortness of breath you’ve had all along Has to be more than a cold-this […]

The Objects of My (In)attention

I am having a pity party today For first world problems are blocking my way These self-created problems prevent My time from being gainfully spent.. ** I have been guilty, I do confess Of acquiring new things, trying to possess The biggest, the best, and definitely more Of everything I can, even if I have […]

Age, a number…

Do I dare imagine, in all audacity That age would just be a number for me? May I dream that at the age of sixty I would be a diva, confident and sassy? I wonder if my gray hair and wrinkles would give me Grace, and an air of wisdom that the world could see.. […]

Not So Productive…

Why is there this need persistent To maintain productivity constant To fill each waking minute, each hour With some activity- to make me feel empowered As if what I do alone constitutes my existence Why does my mind give me such resistance To the idea of being idle and staring into space Is it societal […]

Accent

To your ears, foreign sounds my accent You have difficulty understanding me to some extent I get it, and I wish you would simply ask me To speak more slowly and deliberately English is not my first language Some sounds I find harder to enunciate The way you do, but believe me when I say […]

Worth

“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.” Wayne Dyer I wonder now but why on earth Was I looking for self-worth Outside of me, in others’ eyes? I did not even care if they were lies Sugarcoated to sound cloying to my willing ears To drown the noise of my innermost […]

The beautiful female protagonist

            As an avid reader, there is something I have found That continues to bother me, in a way quite profound- The female lead in nearly every story Is a beautiful woman, no matter who she might be She might have qualities in every realm, but still She is usually […]