Monday, March 21, 2011

Quest for the New and Quest for the Old


I listened , in silence,
What is the pulse of the universe telling me?
What should I make out of Its rhythm?
I heard the universe whispering my ears
"The quest for new",
Excited about the answer that I got,
I decided to listen again,
My confident mind told me nothing more,
Still I listened,
Or the universe made me listen,
And I heard a frail whisper,
"The quest for old",
I listened again,
More ardently this time,
And again I heard,
"Want the past back",
A stronger voice this time,
That got me confused,
Because now I see,
The quest for new,
Everywhere and all the time,
And the quest for old,
Everywhere and all the time,
Which one is bigger?
The craving for the new?
Or the craving for the old?
Don't know for sure,
Because I crave for the new,
And I crave for the old.
-Aparna

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mind Butterfly....: Times When I Like the Obscurity of the Dark



I like the obscurity of the dark
When I am under the blanket
And don't want to go to school,


I like the obscurity of the dark
When am stealing chocolates from kitchen
And don't want mom to catch me

I like the obscurity of the dark
When I am smiling to my self
And dreaming with eyes open


I like the obscurity of the dark
When I am looking at him
And he can't see me looking,

I like the obscurity of the dark
When my make-up is gone
And eyes are weary

I like the obscurity of the dark
When there are tears filled up in my eyes
And don't want people to see,


I like the obscurity of the dark
When on those sleepless nights
I sit staring at the stars

I like the obscurity of the dark
When I did the wrong thing
But still wanted to do it

I like the obscurity of the dark
When i failed
But didn't want to face it

I like the obscurity of the dark
In those times
When I am my best pal in the world
-Aparna