The world in pain

Too many hurting, too many in pain Too many being challenged with staying sane Crises unfolding in divergent ways COVID wave on the home front, delta rampant these days Political decisions, fanatic fundamentalism Converging to pose threats to humanism Countless women and children victims of violence In Afghanistan, where unfolds a humanitarian crisis intense.. Natural […]

An Appeal from Health Care Workers

We thought since we had been given the privilege Of making a difference to the lives Of people ill, suffering, in pain Since we could sometimes help the fortunate ones survive… That we would have endless patience and empathy For those suffering, our raison d’etre is to heal Our profession and passion are aligned towards […]

Write, ignite

What is the point of writing if it does not Vex the reader, if it is not with discomfort fraught? If words are in agreeability soaked If unpleasant subjects are cloaked In palatable phrases or idioms always If dark emotions are merely grazed At surface, without attempt at deeper dive Such writing does not appear […]

Imperfect Perfectionist

Perfectionism in a world that’s imperfect Is what I strive for, but I cannot expect The path to be easy, for nothing seems to rise Up to my standards- I wonder if it is wise To be inflexible, desire results impeccable When real life is messy, chaotic, unpredictable I often wonder if I should adopt […]

Insomniac

Why oh why do I fight The lull of precious sleep at night Daytime demons torment me, and so Those demons I need to let go Chaotic thoughts rear their ugly heads I need to extinguish them, instead It is that impulse somniferous That I end up trying to suppress Giving my overstimulated mind Further […]

When I quit…

(My humble attempt to give my imagined voice to an Olympic athlete similar to Simone Biles) Can I just get away from it all? Can I for once just listen to the call Not of shiny medals, nor of the grand prize But just my heart, my soul, my mind- prioritize Myself- relinquish the pressure […]

Do!

No preamble No expectations No goal in mind Unknown destination.. Sounds of criticism Unheeded No limits set To be exceeded Just start.. Hardest will be The first step But you’re on your journey After that hurdle Is crossed and behind you The path beckons Heed its call- that’s all you do Just do it again […]

Diversity in Workplace

We work in the same place, yes we do But you’re not me and I’m not you Though at work we would rather be painted With the same brushstroke, the truth is we are tainted With the smear of our backgrounds quite different Our skill sets are the same, our training similar in extent But […]

Cheer me on..

My smartphone is my biggest cheerleader these days It motivates me to do more in so many ways Tracks my progress in multiple spheres Congratulates me with applause and fanfare Whenever I achieve any goal, albeit small When I am slacking I listen to its call My Pacer app measures the steps I take My […]

Nonexotic

I come from a different culture, that’s true Is that why I am labeled exotic by you? I am a regular girl, not a Disney princess I do not transform when in ethnic attire I dress * Your culture is exalted, epitomized My culture however, is exoticized When you look for experiences new Indulging in […]

Infinite and finite

Boundless My imagination Relentless My ambition Limitless Dreams of mine Infinitely long The line Of my thoughts Ideas countless Outrageous and real Over which I obsess… ** Infinitesimally small My contribution Insignificant My actions My accomplishments A tiny fraction finite Of my dreams infinite ** I aspire To narrow the difference I desire To fill […]

In search of solutions..

I think of myself as someone Who solves problems as they come In to the issue at hand I immerse Myself headlong, before things get worse I want to find a workable solution Using my knowledge, skills and intuition.. ** I used to think of all problems as simply Challenges to be faced undauntedly I […]