Friday, April 30, 2010

An arm and a Leg

An exotic holiday
Nice idea

Ample rest
Relaxation but
Melting currency

Awakened thoughts
Nagging worries

A forturne spent

Lost years of
Earnings earned
Greeted with worry again

- written for Acrostic Only ;  Prompt 7

Meaning of the slang: A large amount of money; very expensive or costly.

Burnt Out

Bursts of anger
Under work pressure
Running out steam
Naively continuing
To slog

Outward healthy
Unhealthy inside
Times of distress

- written for Acrostic Only ;  Prompt 3

Go Bananas

Goofing away
Orbiting around

Bumping into
A store
Noisily, evoking
Angry stares
Nonsensically he sang
Sweeping lottery away

- written for Acrostic Only ;  Prompt 5

Meaning of 'Go Bananas' : To be irrational and wild; to lose control


Amateurish pranks
Insignificant rants
Rolling eyes
Hovering cries
Enlightened never
Airy cravings
Drool all over

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 6

Meaning of Airhead: Someone who isn't very smart; a stupid person.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Gun in hand
Untwining puzzles
Meticulously investigates scene
Solving crooked crimes
Hooking the guilty
Omnipresence felt everywhere
Ensnaring with suspense

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 8

Meaning of GumshoeA detective or private investigator

Note: The April months' acrostics are all English slangs and usages many of which I wasnt aware of the meaning..These acrostics are really fun to write though I havent been able to do many. This month and probably the next I might not be so regular here, have been very time-tight lately:(

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

World Economy

Welding nations around globe
Objective being price stability
Raising standards of living
Lowering poverty, increasing prosperity
Developing nations growing fast

Emerging markets bring opportunity
Creating jobs and money
Optimal usage of resources
Net incomes spirally increase
Of common man, with
Many needs getting satisfied
Yielding a secure livelihood

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 10

Police Brutality

Punishing innocent people
Optimised power misuse
Liberty unlawfully thrusted
Increasing criminal activities
Corrupted officials who
Encourage other sinners

Bribes taken regularly
Ragging impoverished folks
Unilaterally tuned mindset
Terror to everyone
Abrasion of ethics
Lies tarnishing uniform
Indictment is required
They should be
Yelled proper punishment

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 4


Time saving techniques rule
Emerged out of necessity
Connecting people around globe
Hoisting more accurate results
Nowadays taken for granted
Obedient machines perform tasks
Living made easy, but
Only when used intelligently
Gain is ensured; today's
Youth admire its potential

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 7

Suicide bombers

Skeptical group of people
Uneducated in moral ethics
Inspired by wrong notions
Cruelty in worst form
Innocent people brutally murdered
Desecrating faiths, their aim
Encouraging hatred amongst men

Bloodshed created without remorse
Obscured-minded men are lured
Mentored to breed terror
Bombs twiddled like toys
Envisioning salvation for sacrifice
Religions of all preach
Serenity; they never realise

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 5

Neglected Elders

Not even a letter
Echo from the children
Grey with worry parents
Live without support or
Ease, abandoned by all
Comfort they had sacrificed
To provide and give
Everything their kids required
Desperately they now survive

Eagerly awaiting better times
Languishing sadly in despondent
Domains, weak and ailing
Envisioning the good days
Reasoning what went wrong
Sleeping in painful solitude

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 12

Friday, March 26, 2010


Innumerous calamities strike hard
Natural and unnatural ones
Hundreds of lives perish
Under cruel human nature
Money counts more than
An innocent child surviving
Nefarious activites victimize women
Infants burned to death
Turning a blind eye
Yesterday ignored, laughed away

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 9

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Child Abuse

Chided for being childish
Holed up in darkness
Innocent little kids are
Lashed, forced to obey
Dread filled with blood

Anger, violence of grown-ups
Borne with subdued fear
Unseen tragedies often heard
Silently kept under wraps
Echo voices! save lives

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Speaking Out

Silence is'nt a
Permanent solution, so
Energize mind to
Abandon unnecessary fears
Key success by
Igniting your liberty
Nail down oppression
Grab opportunities head-on

Optimize your right
Untwine the hesitation
Trigger out words

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 1

Domestic Violence

Dreams completely shattered
Of newly-wed souls
Modesty outrageously ruined
Entering inevitable death-trap
Suffer in silence
Tormented, wounded, perverted
Injustice ruling large
Caged for life

Vainly attempting to
Improve their condition
Onward journey covered
Lousily with forfeit
Envisioned life, broken
Nagging lies, pierce
Caress the depressed
Empathize and support

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 3

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Survival

Mysterious world I entered
Young, naive and innocent

Scores of obstacles lay
Ushering me to tackle
Racing made me stumble
Viciously hurt and teary-eyed
Indignated, I continued striving
Vigorously winning and losing
Axing along still aspiring
Living life, conquering dreams

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 11

Monday, March 1, 2010


Nascent stage begins anew
Emerging from its shell
With energy and vigour

Dismissing all fallen thoughts
Aspiring for achievements henceforth
With this beginning, a
New life shines bright
- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 12

Note: For the February prompts, every acro needs to contain four (4) words per line.



United stand taken by
Nations of the world
Instigated the creation of
This organisation to seek
Emergence of peace and
Dole security where necessary

Need for development not
Achieved completely due to
Testing times and inefficiency
Increased cooperation is required
Of all member states
New policies should generate
Safer abodes to live
- written for Acrostic Only; Prompt 6


Rays of seven colours
Aspire all to fulfill
Innermost of desires that
Nurture within the self
Bestows happiness and prosperity
Omnious thoughts vanish upon
Wishfully sighting a rainbow
Shining through one's life

-written for Acrostic Only; Prompt 10 

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Different destinations they took
Insisting to outwit others
Venting their anger throughout
Ignoring all support given
Desperate for fame, integrity
Easily they threw away
Danger lurked in corners

Wading through the dark
Ended their joyous days

Fell down they, hard
Amongst kins had they
Leaned, blissfully secure their
Life would have been
- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 7


Treading long thorny paths
Only possible, when we
Go hand in hand
Eager to help others
Till the road ends
Have trust, understand that
Encouragement is a must
Reason out your fears

When we work united
Even nature's fury can

Surely be mitigated, so
Try to forget grudges
Alienate away bad thoughts
Navigate every heart to
Drive towards victory, together

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt 8

Friday, February 26, 2010


Picture courtesy:

Celestial objects swiftly move
Ornamenting the dark night
Melting tail of theirs
Emits a magnificient glow
Treasure to the eye
Sihouettes in the sky
- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt #9

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Picture courtesy : hpphoto

Bond made of love
Removes all our woes
Oodles of warmth pour
These caretakers of ours
Hold, never letting go
Eradicating evils of society
Remain with us forever
Having foresights of tomorrow
Oceanic display of togetherness
Of faith and hope
Devoted friends, standing tall

- written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt #3


Picture courtesy:  Krisdog

Purple coloured beautiful fire-bird
Harbouring life after death
Obitual symbol of immortality
Elixir of life anew
Nestled in gold plumage
Inspirational, mythical and sacred
Xenon of hope, sacrifice

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt # 11

Friday, February 19, 2010


picture courtesy : Stucorlett

Strength achieved with passion
Intimately united by integrity
Spreading powerful waves of
Tremendous hope required for
Every woman in pain
Rays of wisdom, courage
Hovering for brighter tomorrow
Oneness making it the
Only unbreakable bond for
Destroying the world's evils

-written for Acrostic Only ; Prompt #2

A tag and an Award

Two posts here..I have been tagged/awarded by 2 of my favourite bloggie friends..

Chhaya, (one of the first friends I made through my blog) sent me a Honest Scrap, a long time ago, sorry that I'm writing so late..

the RUles

1. You must thank the person who gave you the tag/award and list their blog and link it
2. You must list 10 honest things about yourself
3. You must put a copy of Honest Scrap Logo on your blog puttin in this post
4. You must select at least 7-8 other worthy bloggers and list their links done at the end of this post
5. You must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

So, here goes... 10 things about me - Honestly

1. I like change - attempting various things like writing, reading, singing, teaching music, sketching, knitting, photography, driving, travelling, etc

2. I am hardworking, a workaholic when at work..

3. Solitude - I feel dejected if i dont have atleast 20mins for myself everyday!

4. I am a sensitive person

5. I am moody..guess its all Cancerians' (sun-sign) trait..

6. A poor eater - how much favourite the food is, I cant eat much..need to eat at various

7. love window shopping :d

8. My various reads include: Fiction ( Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Robin Cook), Comics (Calvin and hobbes, Tintin, Tinkle), Fantasy (lord of the rings, Harry Potter) and Inspirational books..

9. I am not a movie buff..I dont like to see a movie alone - be it at home or outside..

10. I am independent- Like to do things by myself till the extent possible

I would like to pass on this to Amias, Shraddha, Ayu and Saras

Beautiful Heart Award

Ayu - a sweet, nice friend gave me this award.


1. List 4 things that keep your inner self beautiful.
2. List 4 things that keep you physically beautiful.
3. Tell us about a precious memory you keep close to your heart. [Optional]
4. Share this award with 5 other people that you think have a beautiful heart too.
5. Link the blogs of the people you chose and link the person's blog who awarded you

1. Things that keep my inner self beautiful..

- Meditation, praying, being helpful and sharing joy

Things that keep me physically beautiful..

- eating habits
- being active ( I'm not an exercise person, but i cant sit idle too)
- try to be cheerful always
- taking long walks

I would like to share this award with ChhayaSimi and Choc Lover

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


picture courtesy: Radli

As I stand and stare before the mirror,
I see something sprouting out of my sides.
Shocked I see I have florescent wings like those of a butterfly.
I flap them wildly and feel my feet rise above the ground,
Harder and harder I flap them, now im floating in the air,
And scream with joy upon this newfound experience.

The vast blue sky is lit up by the sun's slanting rays,
I feel the freshness of air and the gale upon my face,
Swerving and turning I fly past pine trees who sway to
the tunes of the whistling wind,
Chirping of birds are heard echoing across the vast green plains.

As I spot a group of sparrows, I realise i've shrunk to their size,
I make a perfect landing upon a bright flower standing upright.
Oh! so soft its petals feel, as I slide down upon them
Just as I immerse myself with this unimagined happiness so everlasting,
I come face to face a young man with handsome features.
I try to reach his outstreched hands but his face begins to blur

Suddenly everything around me is shaking,
No, im beginning to shake, im confused
I recognise my old surroundings, im in my room
A shrill scream from my mother, wakes me up from my slumber
I heave out of bed and walk towards the mirror,
Hopin to see my wings again, but there's no sign of them.
I know im in the Real World now
Wishing I could merge both my Worlds,
Grudgingly I prepare myself for yet another day which goes on routinely as ever..

PS: Wrote this poem years ago, when in college. Had this habit of doing everything other than studying during the study holidays :D ...Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Grand sized ice
Lessening and melting
Abrupts the ecosystem
Curtailing of water
Involved due to
Ever warm climate
Raises alarming questions

- written for Acrostic Only  (prompt #12)


Ever helpful donkey
Enters into depression
Young at heart
Often rebuilds house
Repeatedly misplaced tail
Ends his happiness

Note: This acrostic is written for Acrostic Only ( prompt #9)

It describes "Eeyore", the donkey character in the famous cartoon - Winnie the Pooh..

Friday, January 29, 2010


Violin's string broke
Only trumpet's blaring
Idiotic noise arose
Crowds erupted chaos
Ending the concert
Swiftly for eternity

- written for Acrostic Only (prompt 6)


Gone the spontaneity
Reaping benefits sown
Overcoming body pains
Wishing better days
Increased wrinkles show
Numbering days bygone
Greeting white hair

Oncoming journey's rough
Longing nature's grace
Disciplining one's self

- written for Acrostic Only  (prompt 10)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Care and warmth
Offered she with
Motherly love, when
Patiently showered, it
Armoured the orphan
Silently and calmly
She empathized with
Its misfortune, gradually
Overcoming, her boy
Nestled in peace

Compassion (Acrostic Short Story/prose)

Care and warmth, the orphan needed very badly. The earthquake had changed his life completely. Just a day ago, he was like any other kid, loved by his parents.

Offering all her love, the fair lady protected him day after day. She had found him lying unconscious under the rubbles, bleeding.

Mother! Mother! he screamed when he awoke. He found himself in a tent filled with lots of injured people.

Patiently, she tried to console him. When he realised what had happened, he stared at the roof constantly, showing no emotions at all.

As days passed, his wounds started to heal but the scar would remain with him forever.

Shivered he, even when the climate was warm. Starved was he, though the kind lady fed him sumptously.

She empathized with the boy's misfortune and how his life had taken a turn. She was always with him, telling stories, singing sweet songs and trying to do everything possible to make him smile.

In due time, he began to come to terms and let off all the emotions he had locked within him. Wailing uncontrollably, the child accepted the truth.

Overcoming the fact was very tough. But the boy had renewed respect towards this generous lady who had adopted him and treated him like her own son. She saw in him, her baby, she had lost a decade ago.

Nestled in her bosom, the boy slept in peace. He soon grew to become a confident, young man who did well in life.

-written for Acrostic Only and Acrostic Short story ( Prompt 7)

Friday, January 22, 2010


Silently they drop
Ushering Earth's fragrance
Making leaves shine
Moisturising parched fields
Ending the heat
Rapidly engulfing skies

Restoring the beauty
Again of nature
Instilling faith and
Nourishing sad souls

- written for Acrostic Only


New dawn
Eagerly awaited
With glee

Yearning for
Everlasting happiness
And peace
Reminiscing memories
- written for Acrostic Only

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Realising the
Existence of
Actuality and
Linking today's
Insight of
Truth with
Yesterday's vision

- Written for Acrostic Only

Monday, January 18, 2010


Gentle aging souls
Render us warmth
Adaptive yet dependent
Naive and innocent
Dented with wisdom
Prayers devotedly recited
Amiable childlike heart
Reciprocates love with
Enthusiasm and trust
Narrate stories aplenty
To listeners and
Savour every moment

- written for Acrostic Only

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lesson from a Candle

Picture Courtesy: Lukasz Jernas

There was darkness everywhere
And with a eerie silence I was surrounded,
I groped about and found a lil candle
I lit it up as I prayed for the electricity's arrival
As I stared at the candle, I noticed so many things..

The wax melted as every tick of the clock's hand echoed
The dancing flame burned in blue, yellow and white shades
The black wick had now turned golden and
the liquid wax lay spilt all around the vicinity of the flame.

As the wax trickled down the cylindrical structure,
It grounded the candle even firmer
As the candle's size reduced every minute,
The flame's size increased that same minute.

Though in sometime, the flame would be extinguished,
That very flame was spreading light and driving away the looming darkness.
The flames saying the never-die-spirit made me think,
'live ur life to the fullest, spreading happiness wherever u go'