Sounds of Emotions
I fondly remember laughing
Freely, crazily, gaily,
On the sea-shore -
Chorusing mother Sea's laughter
As the wave came pluning towards me.
And just in the other moment
while the tide unfurled -
You could hear my tears
Seeping into the Sand,
First Kaboom !
And then slithering like a serpent
Hushedly moaning then.
This cycle continued,
So it does now as well -
Just that I miss my sea now.
Behind my old home,
There used to be these railway tracks
The way this train gurgled in,
Is how I remember excitement.
But, growing up - the same train
Which spoke of excitement,
May be too much of excitement was mundane !?
There used to be a 'washing paddle'
A wooden plank with handle
Which was used to wash clothes,
I wonder if anger resembles it's thap-thap somehow ?
The way it used to hit the garment
Brought shivers to me -
They would have spilled all the blood out
If those garments had veins
Or heart for that matter.
Those yellow-brown leaves -
Decayed, withered dry,
Being crumbled under those feet
Reminds what destitution is!
You have fallen off your grace,
Not even able to fly
Or walk a few steps -
To protect itself.
That little envy that you try to hide
Makes it's sporadic noise now and again
Like those maize and millets being roasted
In the open camp-fire.
Its all quiet and still and then it spurs;
Out of nowhere, that sound:
That's the jealousy breaking it's way out.
Pee-pee, pow-pow, sheew!
That's how frustration acts
Constantly honking into our heads
Making us realize we are stuck
While everything else is motional.
The constant nagging of the clock
Reminds of the internal pain
Moving slowly and steadily
At it's pre-defined pace,
Though subtle enough to be observed
Amidst this chaos called life.
But love, love introduced me to sound of serenity,
The one that is found
As the moonlight passes over a murky field
Soothing, calming, alleviating
Like being whispered by Divinity.