Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Death of a Phoenix

The phoenix dies
Turns in to ashes
Wanting to rise again
Flooded in its tears
For sorrow at its own fate
The phoenix dies, forever

Monday, November 2, 2015


Let us unite
Take up arms
Overthrow the ruling class
Annihilate them
Form our government
Democratic of course
Basking in the sunshine
Of revolution
Appoint leaders
To oversee revolution
Guide the government
And then
Start again
Let us unite...

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Fall down
On a dry desert
Churning in the heat
Yearning for some comfort

Fall down
On lush green fields
Pleasing to the eye
Helping to remain so

Fall down
On mountains so high
Giving birth to rivulets
Growing as they flow

Fall down not
On the homeless so pitiful
And those rushing for home
After a day so long

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Photo: Andrey Brandis

She was a church
For the unfaithful
Who saw the building
But not the altar

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Love is a package
Wrapped in possession
Hate and jealousy
All inclusive

Monday, March 23, 2015

'Singapore Father'

So much well-wishes from the members of public. There's an innocence in the drawings by children that is touching (Pic and Caption by Neo Xiaobin - Photojournalist with The Straits Times, Singapore)

He led a nation
To prosperity
Creating human machines
In a concrete jungle

Some thought

Until he fell
On a sickbed
Fighting the inevitable

The machines convened
By their thousands
With prayers, flowers
Love and hope

Proving his machines
Were human
And humane too

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Respite

I have walked
Many a mile in my life
Till the legs are aching
To a point a respite is begging
The young whisk past me
And I don't complain
It is we that raised thee
Not to stop where we did

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Pic by Clyde Frogg

Vast, vast expanses
Inviting, tempting
To run, run fast
To imagine
The space along the plains
And top of the mountains
All mine to roam
To roam like a king

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Bookworm

In the picture: Marina Nesterova (by Georgy Charnyadyev)

The bookworm reads
Page after page
Line after line
In between the lines
Seeking solace
Perhaps inspiration
Oblivious to
The movements around
And the shadows behind

Monday, January 12, 2015


The woman
Fears her elegant necklace
For it may outshine her
But fears even more
Of losing its glamor