Sunday, November 12, 2006

The warrior within me

He strikes back hard every time I try to put him down,
The more I think I got him, the stronger he gets on...
Just a pawn, just a piece, just another roll of the dice,
A slip, a fall, a fantasy! Oh! But I can't beat him still.
There's a war inside my head, me and him - again,
And yet again he wins. To spin a story or a song -
To die before too long, or to live on till eternity,
Questions that he asks, questions that have answers
That he alone can tell. The warrior within me...
He hasn't slept a day... not since I've lived.
Sometimes I fail, sometimes I cry - and laugh.
Sometimes I just look back at him in awe.
And he stands tall, speaking but in whispers...
For me to know that I might lose the war,
I might wander off with Alice - once in a while,
And while I am off tumbling down the rabbit hole -
Finding my way home... The warrior carries on.

-Anubhav

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Free falls ain't free

Free falls aren't free anymore,
Or lest so it is argued often...
I missed a step so long ago -
In time, in space, in memories,
And yet I didn't end up there,
In the dark labyrinths of hope,
Where childhood stories told -
Of giant monsters and gargoyles.
Answers I have none and questions -
So many! I lost count long ago,
But there is something that...
I wonder, perhaps we hang on -
To a cobweb spun out of love,
Of courage and of timeless dreams.
It would be long before I fall,
Even if I miss some steps again,
Surprises I guess would go on -
To be pleasant, like a breeze,
Or a drizzle for us to dance...
There is but just a reason so,
That to smile and bring smiles,
Or if you really want to fall,
The ticket's after a long queue!

-Anubhav