Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014

take me to a place
 no man’s land
it disgust me everyday here
when will this stop

done asking for justice
every two minutes
one of me is a victim
of your mental sickness

treat me as human
i am not for amusement
where am i safe?
home or public place
alone or walking hand in hand

your eyes will trace me
no matter wherever i go
no matter what age i am
i cannot read your mind
how sick it can go!

they say you are strong
and i am weak
that you are to protect
fallacy i accept
then why don't i feel safe around?

the most unacceptable
shameful humiliating act
and yet you walk with presumption
they tell me to hide, cry, whine
to pretend everything is fine!

here i die in pain
all in vain
but you feel no shame

had they taught you well
what being 'real man' is
i would have lived more
smiled, danced, rejoiced
walked valiant, stood high
a world i can only imagine

my heart cries
as you mock, stare, snide
i don’t care what they say now
and i will fight
for my life, and battered pride!

A Poem by Sudha Kripal
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Posted on Monday, 17 November 2014

through the eyes of the open casement,
i saw her flying all around
finding nest for her new ones
or making mere amendment

carrying love beneath her wings
unconscious of future happening
she worked from dawn till dim owl light
to toss away all grudges and fright

but who knows what mother nature shows
that comes out its way bears blows
then think of nest before it
a house of twig, a hut of grit

and there comes the rolling clouds
the lightening flashes, the thundering showers
that blew away the nest of grass
and all the dream that birdie draws

it leaves two things for the bird to mend
a broken hut, a broken heart
it challenged the winds of the sky
and waited for a message to be sent

that there it triumphs the devastation
with its twigs of courage and renewation
and flew along its way
saying 'after every night follows a shiny day'

A Poem by Lakshmipriya Pillai 
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Posted on Sunday, 16 November 2014

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

I am a part of all that I have met.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
- John Lennon

I know I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Philosophy is common sense with big words.
- James Madison

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding truth.
- Ludwig Borne

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
- Aristotle

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Your attitude belongs to you, and its your choice if you want to have a good one.
- Joyce Meyer

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
- Navajo Proverb

You can see a lot by just looking.
- Yogi Berra

Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
- Thomas Carlyle

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man.
- Greek Proverb

We become aware of the void as we fill it.
- Antonio Porchio

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
- George Sand

When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted on Thursday, 6 November 2014

dragged dream,
night’s theme
i doubt
black out

silly scent,
hell bent
blood shed,
rose red

nature’s diction,
geometric mean,
labelled green

dirt’s debt
sky upset
cloudy clue
monsoon blue

romantic rhyme
autumn time
forest fog
orange cloak

steady tear
teddy bear
missing link
stupid pink

burning crop
sunflower hot
latrine’s name
yellow’s fame

american dream
fairness cream
racist gown
white, black, brown

darkness died
declared fair
tropical blood
siberian stare

turquoise hills
pearly daffodils
bona fide sigh
jaundiced eye

poor man’s rainbow
rich man’s night
prejudiced peace,
favours white

poet’s tact
floral extract
colour is illusion
it’s all abstract
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Posted on Monday, 27 October 2014

A wedding is just like a funeral except you get to smell your own flowers.
- Grace Hansen

Why is it when we talk to God, we are praying, but when God talks to us, we are schizophrenic.
- Lily Tomlin

Behind every successful man, stands a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
- Brooks Hays

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
― Mark Twain

Normal people with normal problems can be hilarious.
Tommy Lee Jones

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. 
― Betty Reese

I'm single by choice. Not my choice. 
Orny Adams

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around chinatown.
― Woody Allen

Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted. 
― Bob Monkhouse

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
― Henny Youngman

The conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
― Arthur Bloc

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? 
― Unknown Author

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you are down there.
― George Burns

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
― Rita Mae Brown

I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.
― Les Dawson

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. 
― A. Whitney Brown

The trouble with children is that they're not returnable.
― Quentin Crisp

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
― Lily Tomlin

The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing.
― German Proverb

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
― Groucho Marx

Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.
― Ambrose Bierce

The road to success is always under construction. 
― Arnold Palmer

No, I don't have a solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
Ashleigh Brilliant
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Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014

Enthusiasm moves the world.
- Arthur Balfour

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.
- Peter Diamandis

Courage is grace under pressure.
- Ernest Hemingway

If you are going through hell, keep going.
― Winston Churchill

Everything you can imagine is real.
― Pablo Picasso

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
― Benjamin Franklin

The best revenge is massive success.
― Frank Sinatra

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
― Albert Einstein

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
― Mark Twain

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
― Joseph Wood Krutch

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
― Charlotte Whitton

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
― Han Suyin

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
― Farrah Gray

The best way out is always through.
― Robert Frost

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
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