The Indian Household

Intriguing reality of an average Indian Home!

Meenas Poems

The rice boiling

the vegetables steaming

the  broth simmering

the clock chiming

the school bus honking

the child bathing

the mother running

the father reading

the Indian household

in the morning

a chaos for the female

a peace for the male Indian household

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The Process called Life


''Wo kaghaz ki kashti, wo barish ka pani''

Pinks, purples and all their hues
Lured me to a dream land.
Bling and laughter filled the space
Gloom ceased to occur.

From a sulky little girl
To now a poised woman.
Playing in the sun and breaking a knee
Sheathing from tan now is my strategy.

Blabbering around with tales irrelevant
Silent and thoughtful is the new me.
To transit from what i was to what I am, is not the question
To find the same old laughter is my venture.

Building a home with dolls completing my family
In the plastic kitchen, happiness was cooked.
Stars and moon recited me fairytales
Constellations were a puzzle
Striking the rainbow filled life with all colors.

Life uncovered with unknown angles
Misconfigurations,  misconceptions resulted in commotion.
Shadows of past lingered in my mind
For history that was, now I had a clouded mind.

Fumbling with words
I attempt to define the process called life.
An ordered sequence of events staging obligations
Toddler tantrums, childhood adventures and challenges of womanhood.

Sometimes a low, sometimes a cheer
Lighthouse of gleaming sunshine.
A cranky journey or a playful ride
Adolescence coy and womanhood strifes.

Terrified with snippets of unbearable silence and desolation
My heart overwhelms with sounds of all that’s living.
Chased by weaknesses, Decoding the rules of this game
One day I will conquer this baffling trail.

I have many dreams, to decorate my tomorrow
Faithfully fulfilling my liabilities.
A daughter, a sister, a friend I am today
Future relationships to afix with love and care.

Awaiting my stellar source
That’ll keep me shimmering.
Soaring  towards a better tomorrow
With someone who is
like a diamond in the sky.