Uncountable Dimes

By ANZAL KHAN Let me tell you a story in the form of a dream, When the days were cold and the spirits of night all screamed, Hanging by the windowsill, a solitary moon, contemplating; Was reflecting upon someone else’s beauty her only ability? The moon wept tears cascading down a silver glow, Indifferent and … Continue reading Uncountable Dimes

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‘Likes to Cash’ Contest entry- Sarika Dsouza (Dreams)

The advent of dawn pricked Gowri's dreams and woke her up with a sense of expectation. She stood and tiptoed down the stairs, Went outside and stared at the misty mountains, Absorbed by the mornings silence. Her breath formed a white plume in the air, She felt warm for her heart throbbed with excitement and … Continue reading ‘Likes to Cash’ Contest entry- Sarika Dsouza (Dreams)

Crow Tyrannosaurus

CROW TYRANNOSAURUS BY TED HUGHES You can read the critical analysis of the poem here. Creation quaked voices-- It was a cortege Of mourning and lament Crow could hear and he looked around fearfully. The swift's body fled past Pulsating With insects And their anguish, all it had eaten. The cat's body writhed Gagging A … Continue reading Crow Tyrannosaurus

What is life?

BY MEHUL SINGLA Life is a gift we got Which is passing like a trot It is a mixture of up and down Learn to swim before you drown Life is a journey we all are on Choose the right path before it's gone It is a puzzle which demands to be solved Solve it … Continue reading What is life?

Caged

Caged. We are thrown behind bars Of stereotypes and 'ideals'. Bars made of what people think Is right or wrong. Bars made of their 'standards', Their expectations of how our lives should be. "You are free to be who you are" But not gay or bisexual for that's a sin. Don't be a man who … Continue reading Caged

Grey

It was one of those 'grey days'- The sky was grey, The clouds, the weather, my mood- All grey. I walked down the worn down asphalt, Its once crow black colour Now faded to dull grey. An old lady walked past me, Her back hunched, her deaf ears Sticking out of her lifeless grey hair, … Continue reading Grey

Apocalypse

As I sit here, Looking at the city stretched below me, The twinkling lights, The roads criss-crossing- Like a maze, All I can think of is how insignificant we are, Individually. What can we hope to accomplish alone In this world where lurks thousands and thousands, Dreaming the same dream? What if, what if The … Continue reading Apocalypse

At the Break of Dawn

The water is Dark; It then turns a deep Red; Then Orange and at last A shimmering, calm Blue, Now matching the flawless sky. A flower blooms; Pearl white petals opening up To steal the Sun's warm kiss At the break of dawn. A bird stuck its neck Out of its little hole. It chirps- … Continue reading At the Break of Dawn

Black

"Come out of your cocoon", they said. "Break free from your shell, It's time. Spread your coloured wings wide. Show us how bright you can be, It's time." "But I am just fine inside", I said. "There is happiness here, For me. I can do what I want, how I want. I am happy here, … Continue reading Black

Streak of Hope

The moonlight poured Into my darkened room, Lighting it up as though it were day. Although the night sky was cloudy and bare, The city lights twinkled as brightly as Stars- newly polished gems under candle lights . A cloud consumed the moon; It was only for a couple of minutes But felt like eternity. … Continue reading Streak of Hope