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Showing posts from May, 2014

Why we choose to

Well, the context might look very obvious. But if you think a little deeper, you'll realize that there are many themes in life where this can be applied. Making is fun At least for most Rearing is less fun Except for most Yet we want to Yet we dare to Out of need Or wanton greed Out of fear Or is end near For we have little to leave When called to leave So we choose to So we don't have to not to.


Was out on labor day for a medical appointment and had a chance to wander around an underground mall by myself, for couple of hours. The key thing here is 'by myself' -- I haven't managed to do this for quite a while. At least not since the arrival of our daughter, which was 2 years ago! Anyway having lunch at the mall, relishing the what was to be a short-lived experience of my single days, I was inspired to write a small poem, based on my observations around the mall during that hour. I call it as a poem, not knowing what qualifies as one. You be the judge. It started with the first four lines, but slowly took the following form on the ride back home. Context is my decision to go for a KFC burger as lunch, giving in to the momentary temptation, that could be safely pursued in the absence of my better half. A fleeting bliss Derived from junk Makes me wanna hiss For what's inside is gunk. Lovers locked in kiss Hues of purple and pink Intent is not to diss