Archive for June 2009:

What do I mean

I mean 9 to 5 grind daily
One among throngs many

I mean  smarting eyes
Pollution’s grip like vice

I mean goat n kid’s bleating
Girl child’s life so fleeting

A mercenary’s tainted earnings
Conscienceless undiscerning

I mean subjective n objective
The corrupt and the coercive

I mean the quality n the quantity
Decisions of life extraordinary

I mean masters, public serfs n serfs
Preoccupied protecting self turfs

I mean survival of the fittest
Body’s Evolution,  mind?

I mean the law in jungle still pure
Jungle concrete ’s tough to endure

I mean wreaking of havoc on mankind
Ironically humans bestial on own kind

What do I actually mean
I mean to draw a mean

A measure of what irks
Behaviors full of quirks

I mean this and that
And a whole lot more

And to make sense of it all
Unravel puzzle of life’s coil

A Thought


A bud opened
A firefly flitted
A light blinked
A star twinkled
A baby awakened
A matchstick flickered

Took flight
Down staircase
Of the mind
entered and
took hold

Expanded tentacles
explored pros cons
other options
few alternatives
some variables
To complete self

To full term
Well balanced
Thrashed out
Reasoned and
Figured out

Aired fully
Now ready

to be Launched

Pen And A Sword

Pen And A Sword

My Word!!

Only a mere S separates a word from a sword
One harmless word joined by an S becomes lethal

Written word can





It can impart a whole gamut of emotions and then some…

A sword on the other hand


As an Excalibur

Can conquer

A soldier’s pride
A matter of honor
And valor


Makes war

Yet it is prompted, lifted, triggered

Penned or spoken or thought

So the pen is mightier than the sword

I rest my case;)

Romancing the WORD

Tantalizing, teasing

Spoken written
Sacred, sacrosanct
Papyrus to paper
Tangible virtual
Powerful, silent,
Gestured by
Eyes, head
Torso, hands
Magic word
Saint, sinner
Beginning, end
Rent, bend
Sear, smear
Jest, jeer
Leer, peer
Give, take
Circle, veer
In the end
Has the

I romance with words
They rumba in my head
Jealous spouse
Hide my lover word
In eyelids, beckoning
Loving them always
Till death do us part!!

Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler British, Poet

A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
James Stephens Irish, Poet

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t. – Anonymous

The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers forever!
Sholem Asch American, Novelist

“Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.”
Edward George Earle Lytton  Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873)

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword is an ancient Arab proverb. Before Islam united them, Arabs were too often engaged in tribal warfare against each other, so much so that one of their many wars, one that lasted for 40 years, was started between two tribes through a camel owned by one tribe drinking from the other’s water and the fight that ensued thereafter. In those tribal wars the poet of a tribe was highly esteemed and his ability to deride other tribes in his poetry and claim pride for his own was considered the height of might and the poet was given an honor higher than that of the warrior. To this day a traditional dance performed by men in Arabia revolves around the act of men with swords facing each other in battle formation and each is led by a poet, so that’s two poets against each other, and the poets engage in a spontaneous poetry match where one starts with a line of poetry that is repeated by his men in a dance song behind him, and his opponent is required to answer him with a line of poetry that matches it in meter and rhyme – not an easy thing to do – and it continues until one poet is clearly the winner over the other, or, more wisely, until both poets seem to satisfy their men that the issue had been resolved through a display of mutual respect; by that, I mean, that both poets strive to stand to the occasion and show the other that their respective tribes are worthy of respect and won’t be intimidated, while displaying respect for each other.
A poetry line might go “you, your tribe stinks!” – and being such a good line it gets repeated perpetually throughout Arabia to the shame of the derided tribe. Alternatively, it might go “Ma tribe is da bestest!”, and likewise, being a catchy line, gets repeated perpetually throughout Arabia to the pride of the poet’s tribe.
by cscltr

( pictures and some text and references from internet- disclaimer)



Life’s  tightrope
Heart in mouth
Soul in palms
Crimson or clear
spill not

Book on head
gingerly tottering
floor to door
Balancing end to end
Life floor,conquer

High heeled feet
Painful feat
Some  treat
price in pain
Life’s glamour gain

Juggling home, work
School and play
balancing Lifelong
Relations appease
Gain comfort ease

Held by a string
Above the crown
Puppets in action
Acrobat self willed or not
Balanced reaction

picture from internet- disclaimer


(pictures are from internet- mario miranda’s and others)

life lit, snuffed

Some engage
Some endear
Some endure
Some we endure

Some enter
Some leave

Some are ghosts
Some imbue
Some imprint
Some embed

Some strike
Some streak
Some shrink
Some slink

Throng dreams
Some absorb
Some adsorb

Some reflect
Some refract
Some fragment
Some cement

Irony of it all
We come alone
Empty handed
Exit empty handed

Futile exercise?
life’s game plan

still yet but

make a move
get into the groove

feint a left
jab a right


create effect
get affected

make a move
get into the groove

better to live
than not at all

feint a left
clip a right

take a bite
into apple of life

opportunity is rife
ready for a strike

better to be active
not laidback  passive

be a performer
many onlookers!!

feint a left
clip a right

take a bite
into apple of life

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson American, Athlete

I was on Oprah’s show recently talking about the people who impacted me the most.
One was a teacher and one was my soccer coach. I didn’t even go into my family,
who had the most influence.
Andrew Shue American, Actor

Fate, is an excuse for why we end up where we do! Our ‘Actions’ predetermine our Destiny, our ‘Reactions’ seal that fate!
Carl Stoynoff -poet/philosopher

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
Jim Rohn

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