poetry

veronika, sixteen

Morning coffee, reading obituaries
Wonder what it took
to get a talented young lass
to plummet 14 storeys
to end up
as a kind story
in cheap ink on cheap paper?
Wonder what she was running from
or looking for
“Unhappy that her life was too boring”, the parents reason
“Ironic”, I thought, emptying my cup
to solve boredom
by attaining a state in which
you can never do anything about it

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the heartbroken poet

It’s hard
To be in love
and not pause for a moment and relish the euphoria
To see a pretty face
and not be reminded of that first kiss when you made a complete fool of yourself
To breathe in your first kretek on a cold winters night
and not let the sweetness seep up from your lips and throat to your brain
To have conjured an alliteration so amazingly aesthetic
and not marvel at its unusability in anything you write
It’s hard
To have words
wanting to line up in pretty patterns
and not smile at the irony that they once refused to line up when you tried.

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the power of assumption

I met a stranger, assumed he was stupid
He did the same
And we then talked about the weather and politics
Instead of inventing the Great Things

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Mushy mushy mush mush

Wrote this while listening to music, so I have no idea if it makes sense or not:

You’re beautiful
more than I realized
At first glance
But now
After a million times
of thinking and reliving those fleeting moments
I’d rather not meet you again
For maybe I remembered you wrong?

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maybe i don't know who you are

I’m sorry I don’t know who you are
or where you’re from, or what you do.
Maybe its because of my bad memory
or maybe you met my other personality?

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R.E.M.

R.E.M. stands for Rapid Eye Movement, a term connected with the phenomenon of dreaming while asleep. I wrote this poem sometime around 1999, when I was in class 10. (click # to read more)

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My Own Kind of Weather

A blues-ish song/poem I wrote in the first year of college. Aadarsh, Ashish and I also attempted to compose a tune for the song and record it. Thankfully, I think I’ve lost the cassette had the rather hilarious rendition of this.

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