She was a Woman

Thank God that she was a woman

Without her I would not be the man

I am today

Her silence spoke volume of an inner strength

Gentle eyes radiated love

A touch softer than a billowing cloud

Warm enough to melt a hardened heart

Faith and belief in goodness of man

Hearth open at any time of the day

For the needy

Never asked but shared what she had

A voice never raised to keep us straight

Mere thought of hurting her

Enough to show  us the light

Who needed medicine

When a hug was enough

To take away all the pain

Thank you God

For making my mother

A woman

Without her

I would not be the man

I am today


A tribute to my mother on International Women’s Day

Dread the Silence of the Night

I dread the silence of the night
When the whole world sleeps
I lay awake with my eyes shut
Fighting to rein in the demons
Galloping through my head
I pray for noise to drown
Voices, meaningless sounds,
Continuous chirping of crickets
Endless ringings that magnify
Rhythmic sweet snores
Into cannonball bursts
Cure looms not on the horizon
No miracles here
Modern medicine offers sops
Made my peace long back
Waiting for death’s cool hands
To silence the unwanted
When the dead of the night
Will be silent again
What good will be
Sleep to me then


As per American Tinnitus Association, “Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present”.

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