Friday, 10 February 2017

Commercialization of Human Emotions

Since the ancient times of
The laughable 'Stone Age',
We have come a long way as we scoff
Upon the stories of a yellowed page.

The Humans have evolved,
But in the process, what have they lost?
The Nature we bulldozed,
And in the process, destroyed what we need most.

Today, we live in the times of
The formidable 'Iron Age'.
All of us are masters at bluff
And pretentiousness atop the 'Worldly Stage'.

Our manners remain impeccable as ever,
We sugarcoat each syllable with care,
But beneath the surface, at each layer,
Our personal life if full of wear and tear.

We live our lives, so black and white,
And strangle the shades of grey in between.
We turn a blind eye to our heart's fight,
And let commercialization of emotions win.

Today, all that matters is,
Climbing high and making money.
When did we last hug or kiss,
A close friend or family?

Sure, we kiss our mother
When she gets us a new dress.
And, squeal with glee at our father
Because of an accessory to impress.

But, do we not throw a temper tantrum,
When our wishes meet denial?
Are our spirits not turned glum,
When 'NO' is the answer that is final?

How do we explain our morals,
When materialism is what drives us?
Our affections can be bought by dolls,
Toys, dresses and people who fawn and fuss!

Look how far mankind has come!
A point where money is the sole
Driving force and all other emotions are numb,
We present greed, etched deep in our soul.

Hail the world, where affection
stems only from materialism!
Commercialization of Emotions,

Extinction of all Relations?

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

February 6th

Like a sweet mix-fruit jam,
I wish you a Happy Birthday Ma'am!
You are the very reason,
My meandering life found it's mission.
You watered the tiny buds,
That enclosed my way with words.
Without a doubt,
There's lots I need to thank you about.
My heart, therefore screams and shouts,
I love you lots!
You embraced the scrawny kitten,
That later bloomed, intermittent.
Tabby Cat probably loves you,
More than I can ever do!
All Tabby and I want is,
That you forever be happy, please.
Your awe-inspiring vibe,
Is something all your students wish to imbibe.
Your "always supporting" nature,
Is a refreshing feature.
You ALWAYS practice what you preach,
And your soothing presence always in reach.
Your doors are always open to all,
You help pick up when pieces fall,
Offering support like a strong wall,
You are a beautiful, never-ageing doll.
Your talent needs no introduction,
It's something I wish to conjure up like a magical, medieval concoction.
If I manage to become half the person you are,
I will be ecstatic to have reached so far!
All those days practicing on stories,
Are etched in my heart, piece by piece.
All you words of encouragement,
Essential to my budding writer-infant.
I will forever be thankful to have known you,
And to have been mentored by you,
Otherwise, I'm sure I'd have no clue,
About my life and be left, feeling blue.
And for all that, and more,
I'm thankful to you, a "comforting shore"!
Hope this day brought you all that you wished for,
And that all the happiness and success comes knocking at your door!