​Deep blue sky calls
“Dive in.”
Steps up ;
wings wide
embracing the winds
for a call on trust.
A Leap up and some flaps.
The first nervous trial
begins the flight
for life.



​”Sound sleeps,
warm bed,
a room facing sun.
– I hope.”

“But wait…
Will it be as I need?”

Leave the sun and bed
but sleep in here is calm.
Calm in regrets 
and in wishes to revert
what happened.
“..What after parole?”
Same sleeps
Or added fights 
to brave my mind against 
the outer new…
I know not.


One night it was love
narrating her woes with friendship.
Love didnot know that friendship
would come up this bad a person.
On hearing love
Misunderstanding stood up.
Topics changed. 
Misunderstanding fought with love.
A long fight though
ended with love in tears.
Love was true yet couldnot convince.
Misunderstanding chose to deny.
Fight got intense and ended love broken
having lost all respect.
So it was time to leave.
Love was hurt,…..crying
a lot.
Finally misunderstanding calmed
and could understand
that love was true.
Words saved the scene.
Though love was hurt
yet stayed.

A sound broke in and he woke up.
I guess the storyteller had a nightmare.


​Fifty years back, I shot a man. 
Crime prisoned me to the bars.
Standing behind them
all I gather
is a child 
who then was brought in here.
– No idea of the laws of the world
   Neither about people making them.

“Filled in with guilt?”
“No. Else to be true…no idea!”

This child in here fears,
if the world outside
will be the same to him.
A small kid
had left then;
returning as an old man…

“Life Imprisonment
– This is a truth.
As all it imprisons is your life
Not you.”


“Will you help me out tomorrow?
Just some stuff of few hours..”
The next day was her birthday.
He was happy-
few hours out and
just two of them.
“Which one- green or peach?”
He chose her earrings.
She bought them.
It was her day the next ;
he was happy.
Eyes winked- some pause.
Lunch talks had no end.
“I had a nice time,”
“Me too..”
– the story didn’t pause
nor did the storyteller.
“I miss your smile..”