The Barred Choices

The air filled with mourns
In an empty amphitheater

Waiting for the carnival of souls
Returning to the home ground

As the slowly dropping silence
Melted into the deplored voices

Of the unheard and unwanted
Joy of the barred choices

 

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Every week! Week after week

Pain of feeding the monster, weak
Every week! Week after week

The clock is on the run
Time is having its sweet fun

This is a Friday Pun
Still 2 to go! Hold on Son!

There will be a Monday
After a run over Sunday

“Give me freedom”
And he grunts at your wish

Locked in a 10×20
Caned by words plenty

Revelations
Post-mortem operations

Awakened you will stand
But dance to tunes of same band

Every moment! Week after week
Brutally strangled, is the meek

Cluttered head

There are knots of thoughts
In every corner of my brain

Some needed clutter
And the ache of strain

Unfolding some
Dumping the other

With every passing day
Its only crumbling further

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Escaped Soul

Happy souls exist forever
Some depart in agony today

Enslaved in mortal covers
Choke up to the harsh reality

Choosing the path of denial
Fly towards the open canopy

Rest in peace my dear friend
Hope there was another end

*In memory of a colleague who lost his life in an unfortunate accident. Please join me while I pray for him. May his soul rest in peace.*

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Expectations Getting Older

Angst getting older
Unfolded expectations
Buried years ago..

*My experiments with Haiku*

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

To Be or Not to Be

I often see disgrace in love
I often see selfishness in giving

I feel the force of hatred in me
I feel the shade
But its only a Tree

Sometimes to give
And sometimes to be

As loving as one can
And selfless as a bee

I know it as today
But tomorrow will I see?

A dream of togetherness
with depth of a sea

I don’t know it now
who will tell me how

or whether
‘To be or not to be..’

Dated: October 2009

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Being in Love

Under Shadows of Moon
Darkness grew older
Falling in abyss of love
Scared of depths
Life flourished each moment
Was drowning, never knowing why
With a joy filled fear
Suddenly the gravity was gone
Was I drifting out of Love
Growing older, I surely knew
I was rising to the lights above

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Happy Endings..

Stayed
With the bruises for long

Been
In pain throughout

Futile efforts
Chasing my dreams

Wandering alone
The silence screams

Empty,
Without love were vases

Until you walked
Filling blank spaces

Muted

Flower
Colored the deserts

Did not know how

Abandoned,
No longer now!

Dated: Sept 5, 2014

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj

Marooned

I`m marooned
In your heart
I`m lost
I am inside of you my love
Come and get me here
And take me near
So very close
And shut the doors

But oops I’m already in there
In your locked confide
And let me hide
For always till you can tear your heart
And again from the start

I`ll enter and live there
To be again marooned
Doesn’t seem like i`m doomed
In your love forever

Pooja Alok
Twitter: @poojaavj