IF ONLY…

He combed his white hair to a side, Then patted them into place. Dyed by time and embellished by age, As the mirror smiled back a wrinkled face. He gargled his mouth and spit it out, Sprayed perfume on his new shirt. Then powdered his face for the only one, Who had always known his … Continue reading IF ONLY…

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EX-CUSE

A sergeant he was, Big and strong. A world class pistol shooter, Throughout Hungary he was known. He practiced so hard, Days and weeks would retire. For an Olympic gold, Was all that he desired. In nineteen thirty six, he set his sights, But he couldn't participate altogether. For the law demanded, as weird it … Continue reading EX-CUSE

MAGIC

With a black hat on his head, And a black jacket full sleeved. With Abra-kadabra and sleight of hand, It was reality itself that he teased. A magician he was, Renowned by all. Kids or adults, Alike did he enthrall. My hands are empty, Oft' he would say. And conjure a bouquet, In broad light … Continue reading MAGIC

TE AMO

“Jis inaayat ki tarah tujhe paya hai,  utni hi shiddat ke saath tujhe chaha hai, Tera pasbaan rahunga sada, jo tere pyaar ko riwayat banaya hai.” (Inaayat – blessing; shiddat- intensity; pasbaan – protector; riwayat – tradition) LOVE,  1 word, 4 letters, multiple meanings. It Is strong, it is all-conquering, it is also the biggest … Continue reading TE AMO