Sunday, January 17, 2010

17 Jan 2010

Apocalypse it happened
he had been waiting for it
for so so long
with his arms outstretched

Life raised its ugly pangs today
it had been good
for days, for weeks, for months and
for more than a year now

In its tsunami, it swept
Much of what he felt was good
Peace of mind was first to fall
Then blowed away his progress
his work he prided in
his money he saved
his meaningful way to work in the world

Standing naked after the tide
what was left was
a few friends who stuck by
his goodwill he had created for years
And a smiling grin which he always wears

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

More and Less

I laugh less
I work more
I play less
I gym more
I am angry less
Am calm more

I express less
I think more
I feel less
I reason more
I appreciate less
I want more

I am a man less
A machine more
Have Brothers less
Enemies more
I create less
I consume more
I distribute less
I accumulate more

I sleep less
Have dreams more
I fly less
I walk more
I spend less
I save more

I call less
I tweet more
I know myself less
Google world more
Am myself less
Am the world more

I love less
I hate more
I live less
I die more

-Anuj Lakhotia

Pool Side

Woke up early this morning and wrote this sitting on the pool side bench..few thoughts.

मोर पंख को लहू में डुबाता हैं,
पाटी पर निशाँ क्यों नहीं आता हैं !
कोई समझा दो उसे,
उस दिल का खून सफ़ेद हो जाता हैं,
दर्द और प्यार जहां लुप्त हो जाता हैं !

पानी को लगा चाँद उसके अन्दर हैं,
पत्थर ने प्रतिबिम्ब बेध कर सच प्रदर्शाया
चाँद को सितारों के साथ चलना हैं !
पानी को पत्थर के साथ बहना हैं !
प्रतिबिम्ब = reflection

आगे बढ़ने के ख्यालों में,
सपने पीछे छूट गयें !
ऊँचे उठने की दौड़ में ,
दोस्त नीचें छूट गयें !

-Anuj Lakhotia