Monday, June 29, 2015

I, ache for a hug
Alas, am touch deprived.

I crave to envelope
Someone special,
in my arms,
So tight,
Where,  we both
melt and mould
nullifying the
agony of life.

Our mortal parts
brush
to  fondle
each other
with love and care.




The  pounding  hearts
When embosomed,
Tears of joy
Stream.

I feel safe
I sense your care  for me
I am comforted in distress
My soul pepped up.

Such miraculous
Is a
 HUG.

I envisage
of
being hugged.

Your warmth
The optimism
Rejuvenates me.

My soul elated.






 © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bountiful  sins,
Vulnerable my soul,
 With the burden of Sins,
Oh, creator! Liberate me.

 I stand brittle,
With  head  bowed down,
fragile, paralyzed.
Inept even to stare
Into
 Your deep, soothing eyes.



My soul gags
For, I have embezzled
that which doesn’t belong to me.

Oh, creator! redeem me.

Never was I lavish,
 ‘bout Care and affection
 on those who have
Mothered me!

Never was I religious,
No prayers,
No fastings.

Unholy 
the
Holy books to me.

My Life truly
an untamed horse.

Hurt and bruises
My giveaway to all.

I might have
Ceased to sin,
Only if you’d
raised an alarm.

Omnipresent
Is what you are called!
But I realize,
You are a mere onlooker

Thus, Days and years
Has fallen off
my calendar.

Now, I realize!
I prostrate,
surrender
my ego
at your lotus feet.

Oh, Lord Vithala!
Unshackle me.


Courtesy: Purandara dasa Kruthi                                © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Aah, The Color Black!
Sentimentally bad
for a few.

Naah, Don’t typecast,
I ain’t a racist.

I am in love
with the color black,
and, the tanned.

You may  ponder, Why?
You look for reasons.

 Mr. Moon
with his shimmer
turns the dark sky
 romantic.

So, is Mr. Moon the reason?

Or, is it the
twinkling stars?

When in Dark
One learns
To overcome!

So, ability to overcome,
the reason?

Then, 
I figure out.

 Black, ain't sad!

Yeah!
Black is colorful,
It is poetic!

Dark Black hair,
Color of  youth.

Black depicts, silence.
Silence, most often
the solution.


The Tanned,
The black
I love.




 My lil one,
My bundle of joy,
My lil Ishaan,
My Krishna,
Is tanned and dusky.





 He radiates love
Warmth
Happiness

Above all,
He has bestowed upon
Me
The title
“Pa”

Aah, now do  you 
 get the reason 
why?





 © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved) 
I am him,
He’s Me,
He my Kin.

He is the reason,
He is the motive,
He is the cause.

I longed for him,
To cuddle,
To nuzzle,
To love,
To be loved.

He arrived,
He bestowed,
My wish Fulfilled.

But,
Is he, the all?
Only,
Time shall speak.

Life is about
Being all-inclusive,
So is family.

It’s not about
Him, her or I,
It’s about Us.

Family,
The knot
Of love and two-getherness.



Now it’s him
Who holds us together,

From falling apart.


 © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sometimes I wonder
Does anyone care?

Maybe they do,
Maybe they don't.

"Care"
A 4 letter word,
A verb, a noun.

Care - showcases concern
Care - cautions to be careful
Care -  is to Guard, to protect
Care - is as tender as nurture

Now I realize,
Who is concerned?
Whom to be careful of?
Whom to protect?
Whom to nurture?

A petty world,
Petty goals, petty desires,
Busy we all.

A very few care,
and, special they become!

Should care be reciprocated?
Now, I ponder upon.

Why should anyone care?
Does it really matter?


 © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I toss, I turn,
I bury myself
In the reminiscences
Of my past.

I lay still, waiting,
To be swept away
Into the enormity of a reverie.

My ideal world,
A world of fancy,
Fancy, fantasy entwined,
I zip my eyes tight.

Whoa! In the trance, 
I am caressed, by 
the lightness, the buoyancy,
My soul beams.

I let myself free,
No inhibitions whatsoever.

.I live, I rejoice,
I be cheerful, I breathe

in my dream.

I reach for the stars,
Such is,
The supremacy of Dreams.

Then, the dawn dons,
Bleak becomes the dream,
The trance wrecked.

I wake up, eyes wide open,
And, there I witness
staring at me,
My ghastly Present!


 © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Thursday, June 18, 2015


The Day dawns,
With Morning dew on the leaves.

The race begins,
Sprinting towards office,
To be an achiever,
To reach the Stars.

But, 
the Financial year Stares.

The seductive grin of "Scorecard"
the Enchantress.
Alas, the Flirtatious 'enchantress'
never submissive.

The taxing customers,
The so-called customer expectation,
The run for customer delight,
Along with, the  irrational bosses,
Tantrums of the reportees.

Planning, Organizing,
Staffing, leading,
Directing, controlling,
Coordination,
Leading by example,
God Save,
Management and it's adjectives!

Yeah, Yeah! To 'forecast' included.

The towering targets,
The corporate politics,
Causing see-saw of emotions,
Phew!  A Prolonged day at the office.

The longest drive,
On the potholed roads,
The grilling traffic,
And the trickling sweat.

The smoke  and the  dust,
The honks of the vehicles,
The non-abiding driver,
The abusive pedestrian.

A day passes
Not knowing what has been achieved
Material Or Abstract?




© 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Saturday, June 13, 2015


“Give me thy legs”
Cannibals say.

Horrified, 
On the table
I lay numb and frozen.

My feathers plucked,
My neck slit.

My family Moan!
You, 
the flesh-eater, celebrate.

No difference, I see
'tween, 
You and ISIS?

I am dressed up,
Neat and pretty.
I lay motionless,
On the plate.

The Plate – My Coffin.

My family awaits
their turn in the coop,
To be Crushed.

My unborn,
Supposedly, TO BE safe,
In the ovum.



Alas!
You cook, Bake
and Gulp, my Unborn.

You go Blah, Blah
About Being Human!

Aah! Humanity a fossil.

Here, the weak 
always
Oppressed.

You, 
seldom practice
What you Preach!

You, Such a fake!

Oh, Human!
Don't You have a heart?

I Plead,
Live and Let live.

Every being deserves,
to live.
Live free and in glee.





Courtesy: Mercy for Animals           Image courtesy: Pexels      © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thoughts,
They creep into me
While being alone

Draped in black,
Inviting
Prickly emotions

Tremors invoke
Within, those unpleasant
Moments

Burden
Of past trials,
Cloned in forever

Days and nights
Pass,
Bleeding my heart

I gaze to the horizon
In faith, to embrace
The-Rising-Sun



Rays,
The breeze of the dawn
Soothes me

Escorting me
to a brighter
arena.

Liberating Us,
Me and My soul
from the 
clutches of those
 prickly thoughts.


Image Courtesy:  Google © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Oh!  Lil one
The charm of papa’s eye
Sleep, sleep, sleep.

Papa sees you yawn,
 With Snoozy Lil eyelids
Gliding to sleep.



Aunt slumber awaits
 to sway you
in the Moon’s cradle.

May the Lil angels
Visit you in dreams, 
to hymn a soothing lullaby.

 oh, Lil One!
You are Papa's Melody,
for, 
Papa ain’t melodious.

 Hush, oh world!
My Lil one is asleep,
after a sleepless journey
last night.


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Image Courtesy: Collection from Ishaan's Album.  © 2015 Ajay Pai (Reserved)