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Childhood never ends

December 14, 2020 1 comment

When you stop
To look at the full moon
And utter soft whispers
To the starlit sky

When you climb trees
Or play in roadside puddles
And dance in the rain
in gay abandon

When doubts rise from your bosom
And your eyes light up in wonder
When you move from one task to another
Without loss of energy

When you see no divisions
in colour, caste, race or religion
When you can laugh with joy
Or dance like nobody’s watching

Then there is a child in you
Brimming with boundless joy
Who knows only love
And Childhood never ends

© copyright, skm, 28th September 2015

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December 5, 2020 Leave a comment

I would rather trust my intuition
And commit a folly
Then trust someone who has
not even given it a try 

I would rather be quirky and whimsical
Then live in studious discipline
For life is not just rocket science
And one does need a breather

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Ally or Foe?

December 4, 2020 2 comments
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December 3, 2020 1 comment

The ubiquitous lust for power
Constant strife and discord
War, discontent,  terror and arson
The constant rhetoric and finger pointing
Arms race and nuclear buildup
Bloodshed and broken rubble
Shuffle like images in a kaleidoscope

The fleeting dove has lost its way
In this illusory maze
Deluded in anger , lust and envy
Its vision is blurred
Seeking the rainbow -utopian and ephemeral
The naive man rushes outward
Hidden in his own bosom
Is the lasting peace he seeks

©copyright 9th Dec 2010, skm

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Why I write poetry?

October 9, 2019 Leave a comment



What is Poetry?
Poetry is a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.  Poetry uses aesthetic and rythmic qualities of language to evoke meanings in place of prosaic ostensible meaning.  It attemps to stir a reader’s imagination or emotions

How to write poetry?
Poetry has the following elements:
Structure :   In poems, lines are often grouped together into what are called stanzas. Like paragraphs, stanzas are often used to organize ideas.

Imagery :
Poets use imagery to draw readers into a sensory experience. Images will often provide us with mental snapshots that appeal to our senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.  In essence, images show us meaning; when we compare the snapshots in our mind to our own memories or experiences, we connect emotionally to the poem.

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One Love

September 15, 2019 Leave a comment

one universe








Bathed in your effulgence
I wake up to a new day

My senses enlivened
Are ready to play


I breathe, I walk
I eat. I talk
Every move
Arising from you


As I retire for the day
And sleep overcomes me
A dream plays
In the recesses of my mind


I find myself
In a loving embrace
Of soothing peace
And eternal love

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Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt

Like a flickerless flame
Uncompromising, steadfast
A beacon of values
A timeless lighthouse

In the limelight
or hidden from scrutiny
You shine forth
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December 8, 2016 8 comments

Write a new post in response today’s word ‘Protest’

Her tender arms
Could not resist
The brutal force
Of animal instinct

The lecherous look
Of a trusted relative
Scared her to death
Beneath the sheets

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The Golden Hour

June 26, 2015 4 comments

6.00AM: The best hour of the day or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?

The first rays of the sun outline the clouds
Breaking the dark of the night
The struggle has passed
Dawn has broken the spell

Somewhere over the horizon
The hues begin to change
Red, crimson, orange, yellow, blue
Morning announces its arrival

Flocks of birds set out
Friendly chirping cries of joy
Leaves are a flutter
Crying dew drops of joy

A serene calm prevails
Nature is at peace
An inner voice beckons
In the early hours of dawn

My favourite time of day
To play treasure hunt
Seeking to find the real me
Hidden somewhere in myself
© copyright skm, 26th June, 2015
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New Internet Order

May 12, 2015 2 comments

All the world’s countries have decided that the Internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net — do you accept? If so, what will your platform be?

Yo maan, this is my domain
Cause Im the PM of World Wide Web
Welcome to the virtual world
Where power is in terabytes

You are the apple of my eye
my followers on facebook and twitter
You spam my timelines
And post your updates

Information overflows in myspace
So be wary of a lurking threat
Stalkers, spammers and cyberbullies
Are preying on you in cyberspace

Double check your passwords
Secure yourself from hacks
Scan and clean your pc
from viruses and trojans

Shopping is a breeze
With Alibaba and Amazon
Don’t get carried away
Cause you still have to pay

Lets build bridges of trust
Not walls of hatred
As we unite for a common cause
To make the net safe place

© copyright skm, 12th May 2015
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