Misplaced Belief

Its thick branches bent in submission by gravity

Were coming towards me

To bless me or to curse me, I didn’t know

Towering over everything around it

Nature, Man and God alike

It intimidated with its stature and spread

And all bowed to it

Praying for it to save them from evil

And deliver their wishes

Bestowed with scarlet vermillion threads

It stood strong secure in its power over the mankind

As if challenging the very nature

It was a bitter monsoon morning,

After a night of roaring thunder

A sound of commotion drove me out

Anxious voices filled with dejection and sorrow

Were moving in a direction

I followed

That banyan tree that was their savior

That fulfilled their wishes

Had bowed down to nature’s attack

Burned by Zeus’s lightening thunder

It was hollow

I felt the same.

 

Banyan Tree

 

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An Apology

I owe you an apology
You know they don’t come easy with me
But I know I did wrong by you
and its only fair I bow to thee
I blamed you for things I didn’t get
Admission to that top-notch grad school
Eligibility to management entrance
A job away from home so that I could enjoy being on my own
And I specifically blamed you for messing up my love
I scorned at all who sang your glory
He does everything for a better good
Ha! Humbug. Ya I was modern Scrooge
But now I believe it all
That grad school would have been too boring
MBA wouldn’t have taught me as much as a job did
If I was away from home
I wouldn’t have been able to care for my mom
And I doubt I would have been happy with someone
who wasn’t capable of loving me the way I deserved.
So over all, you did well for me
It was hard to accept that time
and honestly, I think it’ll always be.
But atleast I can say sorry for my bad words
and thanks for staying by me 🙂 🙂 🙂

Smile

He saw her for the first time when he was 20
She was center of attention of the crowd
But then that wasn’t surprising, he thought
Afterall, wasn’t she first thing that caught his eye as soon as he entered.
And then he simply couldn’t turn his back to her.
She had grace and poise
And an eternal beauty that lasts more than a lifetime
Surrounded by willow shoot versions of female beauty that are rage those days
She overshadowed them all, and she didn’t even try .
He saw her and he saw her smile
She looked at him as if she could look right through him
Read all his secrets without giving away any of her own
What’s with the smile? he thought.
It was so serene and simple, with no artifice; it unnerved him.
He tried figuring it out but couldn’t
It scared him, yet mesmerized him.
It felt like standing in front of God
with your soul bare and your secrets revealed.
He closed his eyes and spoke of his innermost fears and desires.
She kept on smiling in that reassuring, comforting manner
somehow it was not unnerving him anymore.
HE spoke to her from morning till evening
People came and people left
For him, it was just the two of them in the whole universe
From that day till the last day of his life
he came to see her every week
to unload his burdens and get strength to face another week of his life
Then his visits ceased.
People missed seeing the man who used to talk to the Mona Lisa all day long.

Mona Lisa