Padmanabhan Ananth Poems
|88.||(still) Lost Flight||3/30/2014|
|91.||My Departed Brother||1/14/2014|
|92.||Dussera - A Festival Of Dolls||1/7/2014|
|95.||The Desert Dancer||1/2/2014|
|99.||The Golden Guest||1/7/2014|
|100.||Prayers & Prescriptions||1/7/2014|
|101.||Scents At Sunset||1/4/2014|
|102.||New Year's Cheer||1/1/2014|
|103.||That Joy Ride||1/29/2014|
|105.||Shame At Bhiwandi||1/21/2014|
|109.||My First Blessing||1/21/2014|
|110.||Poem, Must You Rhyme?||1/29/2014|
Oh Nirbhaya, have we lost you in vain?
Was it you to blame to just be a woman?
That you didn't remain home past setting sun?
All you did was board a Delhi city bus
And then you'd to face six-n-half devils
That were evilly strolling for prey on streets
Why pick on you those evil marauders
To pierce you with their rotted organs
And use on you, gosh, even rusted tools!
They threw you on streets to simply shiver
You begged to passers-by for warmth-n-water
When help finally came, your life was on totter.
Reminds me of a drive on a state ...
His Waiting Lounge
He remembers vividly, his retirement speech
One streamer broke loose by pedestal fan's breeze
And flew down on his face, as if to caress
For all that he did at work and career, such praise
He reminisces the speeches - some true, some sham
The silver memento still wrapped in cellophane
Squats in a corner of his almirah - hardly noticed
O'er score-n-half years ago - so long in past!