Just saying Thank You

Can find reasons galore

To brood and not be thankful

On a grey cold morning

Freezing rains dripping

But as I look up

And see the sun

Struggling to lift the veil

Of dark rain clouds

Hope made its presence felt

And myriad reasons rushed in

To be thankful

Just chose only one

That am alive and

Able to reach out

To unseen friends

Across the seven seas

And just say Thank You

For being there for me

Will keep the other reasons handy

Because many more grey

Rainy days there will be


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day in USA. Wishing all my friends a happy Thanksgiving.

Story of the Broken Umbrella

Cold damp rainy day
With a bubbly in my hand
Reminiscing about the good old days
My eyes drifted towards the corner
An old broken umbrella
Leaning against the wall
What could have been
Those glorious days
Side by side we walked
Umbrella in my hand
Shading my beloved from
Sun or rain
One moment of chivalry
Turned into a life of misery
When I offered the umbrella
To the beautiful siren walking by
Clothes clinging to her body
Thoroughly drenched in rain
Nine stitches on my head
And my broken umbrella
Is the only memento I have
To ruminate about my ex
On a bleak rainy day