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Business as usual 

The hottest love is soonest cold The higher stakes, the faster fold  Love is bodies, bought and sold  A bastard trade o’erlain with gold 

Six word story 

No sorrow, no joy. Fair Trade? 

Six word story 

She says my feet are clay.. 

Six word story

I’m always outside, not looking in

Magnetic Poetry – 26.9.16

Inspired by Elusive Trope’s magnetic poetry challenge…..It’s been a long time since I last tried this and it is still a good mental exercise. I was forced to change the rhyme, the pattern, even the tone of poem so many times but I think I ended up with a decent poem. And yes, it kinda … Continue reading


I was but a faded verse Annotated on a page Not one stroke could I reverse Though I struggled for an age   The dog-eared corner of the book Half-hidden like a venal sin Turned down, so you’d overlook The dark inked stain that lay within   And time helped further to erase And no … Continue reading

Six word stories

Love is a naked, bloody mess.

Six word story (c. Nina)

I’m the gun pointed at me

Six word story (c. Nina)

The subtext darling, not the context!

From a ghazal by Akhtar Shirani

दुनिया का तमाशा देख लिया, ग़मगीन सी है, बेताब सी है उम्मीद यहां इक वहम सी है, तसक़ीन यहां इक ख़्वाब सी है दुनिया में ख़ुशी का नाम नहीं, दुनिया में ख़ुशी नायाब सी है दुनिया में ख़ुशी को याद न कर. ऐ इश्क़ हमें बर्बाद न कर…… I know the vanity of this world, … Continue reading