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Collection: Gearing Up [To Love and Serve!]
gearing-up

400 Personae →

Thinking of the giants and personae (characters) in my lifetime reading fiction, I dedicated this to a friend who helped me mend. "I wait for the never ending story to lead a way out of hell, As I promised the Empress I'd create something special".

399 Spent2 →

For a dear friend whose very peaceful future was and is being threatened. I do not agree with her decision not to go down with guns blazing, but respect the strength she has for choosing that. "My advice to you, all friends - is to just recover fast and keep moving - we know this life as bumpy, yet chose it, so make it one of giving"

398 Manish →

For Reuben, Sandeep and Harry on the death of their friend Manish Aneja, written from the view of the poet, addressing the dear departed.

397 Bayonet →

With pain, now gone, since I spoke about it and wrote Clarinet. Am almost mended now, though it caused much pain and anguish for many years. "I sincerely pray for peace for those warriors who wrest With life as her very future lies in the balance, now rest"

396 Rejection →

For a friend's friend as we welcomed here into our warm and light hearted circle

395 Hero →

About the important role some of us men play as Heroes in our children's lives - "We all feel a warm glow as you enter the room and greet us" - now go, have a ghand ball.

394 Human →

For a friend to dream and dare and in thanking for making me feel loved again, as we set out to "remind the world what it always knew - that acts of caring never go amiss"

393 Planet →

For a dear friend on the occasion of his book launch - with a plea to all to come, help build and then live in a "Common Planet"

392 Girl →

For a friend's daughter Taara, 4 years after her elder brother turned the same 1 and I was there to capture the atmosphere

391 Dreams2 →

A word of comfort to a dear friend to whom I say "Think of the secret of life, as new fields you sow, and water with your blood, sweat and tears"

390 Ananda →

About fighting for truth and Mother Earth, this one ends with a strong call to have a day "glorious as we dreamt. When we decided to fight for good"

389 Drown →

Begun with lines by John Denver, this poem sees me going back to earlier notions of having a "Tracey" in my life - a name from the Wilbur Smith novel Diamond Hunters

388 Flaws →

Crazy thoughts as I come to terms with what a dear friend meant to me who left this world altogether too soon.

387 Days →

A note to a friend to enjoy life and life true to his inner calling as he lives a family life and raises 2 boys.

386 Elements →

Offering some sagacious advice to a friens, "know boundless and uttermost delight - Strive on until the kingdom is won by your toil and your might"

385 Stop →

For a friend on his engagement, a request of the world to "stop" and take cognizance of these two youngsters falling in love.

384 Truly →

Reflecting on a friend and how her poise could be the very stuff of the universe

383 Ingenuity →

Written for a friend and engineer, as she steers her dynamic alumnni team to the background as they make way for a new one

382 Janavi →

Whispering my philosophy on marriages at a dear friend's cousin's wedding

381 Hold →

I very short sentences, this poem is best summed up in this line "We are not here overlong, so sing out loud and strong"

380 Dust →

The poet and the friend keep chatting as she complains about her "mate" and he offers different perspectives, for hes seen this couple up close and knows what they mean to each other

379 Times →

I'll let this cute line invite you to this poem - "I remember clarion clear your hands upon my cheek - clasping, as we set out to make Hermes and Aphrodite blush at our verse"

378 Cry →

Sometimes the poet misses to catch the sentiment because of the stereotype... This about a parinful youngster who'se missing her father and whose family is drowning in sorrow over it. Glad to say, its not the case in this one valiant family

377 Pat →

Another fiercely romantic poem, I this, I say "Do come back and abide in these lonely arms that ache for your Touch"

376 Aspirations →

Feeling lost, I soon pick up my spirits as I think of my gurus and their legacy

375 Prettiest →

A sudden yearning for a girl I once knew and how maybe in an alternate lifetime we could have had a future

374 Moonlight →

A random feel good poem I wrote about myself after a long chat with a dear old friend

373 Steel →

About the steel we find in people and how they, as a brook, goes on calm and serene, gathering the rain, even the unclean

372 Gentle Eyes →

For another friend who misses his father and thinks of his own mortality, realizing the "the best part of life Is over"

371 Mindful →

As my friend marks her mothers first death anniversary, written in the first person with immense feeling

370 Echoes →

Thoughts at a sacred place where children are being taught vedic hymns and in conversation with one of their teachers

369 Neat →

Written for a young girl who wants to turn healer and trying to offer her some perspective

368 Import →

Flow of thoughts at a Yagnashala or place where a ritual offering was being made to the divine, and a friend was addressing the students there

367 My Soldier →

Written for a friend from sweet 17 - oh how we danced

366 Forgiving →

Written about the story a friend and filmmaker had just made about compassion and forgiveness in the atrocities of war

365 Sangeeth →

Written for my friend's best friend and life partner, with much feeling and good wishes

364 Marble →

Random poem written when I was high to prove I could make anything rhyme

363 Verna →

About the old indic thought of gradations in colour of the modes of nature in people. Written for a friend who is researching it

362 Change →

Random thoughts from the parents and brother of a friend on his wedding evening as I drew them into intimate conversation

361 Nani →

I want to break fre but it seems i lack the nerve, lead the way, help me on green pastures to serve.

360 Full Circle →

Rise we then from ashes, but fall we shall to dust - have we come full circle?

359 Tether2 →

After all what fun is life unless we have each otheras tether.. So make a stand to uplift each other.

358 Four →

I want to break free but it seems I lack the nerve, lead the way, help me on green pastures to serve.

357 Ground Zero →

As I hit "ground zero" at ByTwo Studios, this medley sees me trying to set words to the tune of 5 different Pink Floyd Songs

356 Waves Felt →

A tribute to the nearly 30 girls and women in my life, weaving them into a single tapestry, seemingly addressing a single / a few people.

355 Life2 →

To sum life up, I simply say "To know her pain is also to know her high - ya? So try to dig deep for her buried treasure"

354 Dawn3 →

As a friend comes to a crossroads, my trying to give her courage and resolve. Happy to say shes already well on the mend.

353 Uma →

Another realization with regret that I can be a better son / nephew instead of neglecting / being gruff and terse. Ends with an imperative to "drop what your doing and show family LOVE not fuss"

352 Courage →

A from the heart confession about my less than perfect self / appreciation for the family that loves and supports me.

351 Rain →

About a long awaited rain - a plea and prayer for it to fall - but with romantic overtones


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