Monday, September 16, 2013

Poem 281 - Carnival

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Costumes, balloons, rides
Because it's a carnival
Lets have some good fun

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A ride so scary
Like at the top of the world
My heart skipped a beat

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So many dances
Each different from the other
Different cultures seen

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I can smell something
It's excitement in the air
Annual carnival
-Gaurang Rao

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Poem 280 - Escapist

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To escape from this world, he looks in his map
He can't go somewhere far, has to be close
He sat under a tree, removed his cap
In confusion, he knitted his eyebrows
On leave he was, all alone, but glad
Job too tiring, now he needed a break
All office tension used to make him mad
Time off - dream from which he didn't want to wake
So there he was, at his map - staring
Confusion of where to go, but still happy
Some hiking clothes and shoes he was wearing
For the first time, he himself felt so free
Oh! Escapist enjoy your holidays
You can't escape for long now, anyways
¬Gaurang Rao

Poem 279 - Strong Summer Heat

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A strong summer heat
Most of the plants have wilted
The cactus stays strong

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Flowers are depressed
The heat soaks up their water
Nature's funny game
~Gaurang Rao

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Poem 278 - River

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Sliding and shining
Tirelessly, river flows
Splashing on its banks

Happily it sings
To the fish in its deep depths
A slow bubbling song

It babbles non-stop
To itself, more than to fish
Under mortal's boats
~Gaurang Rao

Friday, September 13, 2013

Poem 277 - Superstitions

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A mirror shatters
The family starts praying
Seven years bad luck?

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A black cat passes
Oh! He seems to be cursing
This ill omen

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She sneezes once
And in fear she waits, as
No second sneeze

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Thirteen floor building
Sudden fire on thirteenth
Quite mysterious

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A dog starts howling
His master feels afraid
Owners time to die?
~Gaurang Rao

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Poem 276 - Lost In His World

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Lost in his world, he did not notice the waiter waiting
So many food items, but had to choose by price
Just a couple of notes in his hand he was clutching
So while choosing he had to be wise

The waiter grinned, looking at the boy lost in confusion
He coughed, to offer his help, but the boy absent-minded, shook his head 
For he wanted to make his own decision
Lost in his world, still the waiters presence, in his thoughts did not spread
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 275 - Ganesh Chaturthi

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The puja has started
I can feel them in my bones
Some holy spirits

Smell of incense sticks
Some holy chants being told
Ganesh Chaturthi 

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival or occasion celebrated in India as a mark of Lord Ganesha's birth and him bestowing his blessings, through his presence through the festival.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Poem 274 - Everyday Traditions

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A sign of respect
Touching the feet of elders
Also getting blessed
~Gaurang Rao

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She wakes up early
Picks flowers; goes to temple
Offers her prayers
~Gaurang Rao

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To remove his evil
He takes a dip in Ganga
Clears his soul from sins

Ganga or Ganges is one of the longest Indian rivers. People who take a dip in it are believed to be cleared from their sins.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Poem 273 - Bones Of The Past

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Some bones of the past
Prove a lions existence
A chill through my spine

Middle of forest
Now I think; could it be,
Some cannibals?

Nature's man-eaters
A bigger chill, through my spine
I fled from the place
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 272 - Bowls Of Happiness

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Aroma of food
Something's always happening
In the kitchen

My tummy growls
Smell of food, teasing my nose
Oh, mom! Make it fast

Bowls of happiness
I see on the table
Yes! Food is ready
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 271 - Decision

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First day in Dubai
I had gone to the market
To buy bread and jam

While coming back home
I seemed to have lost my way
Is it left or right?

God's made a large world
Where in the world was I?
Lost in a maze
~Gaurang Rao

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem 270 - The Dove

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Whiter than the clouds
Looks like it's covered in snow
The small little dove

Such a nice colour
I wish my teeth were so white
Natures gift to doves

I watch and admire
The fairer than the fairest
A beautiful thing
~Gaurang Rao

Friday, September 6, 2013

Poem 269 - Lights In The Water

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Beauty of the night
At the obon festival
Lights in the water

Beautiful waters
Reflection of lights like stars
Lanterns bob about

I offer mine too
A small white paper lantern
Among some thousands
~Gaurang Rao
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Obon festival or bon festival is a three day festival celebrated in Japan, which includes a special dance and floating lanterns.

Poem 268 - Spring Indicators

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Beginning of spring
Marked as some flowers blossom
Lovely fragrances

Birds happily chirp
Natures best season arrives
Full of warmth and joy
~Gaurang Rao

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Poem 267 - Irritating Rust

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Rust is so irritating, seems to ruin stuff
From my cycle wheels to factory machines, I've had enough
And they turn stuff brownish-yellow not even red or blue!
Whether you scratch or you scrape, it will always stick like glue
Please rust, leave this world, take your colour away
Looking at you people, throw thing in dismay
You ruined my cycle bell, you ruined the engine of the car
Seriously you have to realize that you have gone a bit too far
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 266 - The Bearded House

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This empty house one day, decided to grow a beard
You might think this is quite weird
But he was determined, so he asked help from the plants below
They agreed and slowly on the house they did grow
But my god! What a beard he had grown, right under the sun
Creepers too had joined in for fun
He felt suffocated, wanted to trim it down
But the plants resisted, with scowls and frowns
After all he had asked help and they had done their duty
So the plants remained, changing the house's beauty
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 265 - Tiny Moving Speck

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I look down, to see a small black ant, crawling away
It moves so slowly, to reach its destination it'll take the whole day
On its back, a bit of fallen sugar it seems to be borrowing
Right under my nose, this tiny speck is moving

I decide to follow, on the ground I do kneel
It trudges on again, slowly carrying its meal
It stops in the middle, probably to take a break
Probably now with a bitter back ache

I follow no more as it goes through a cupboard crack
But one day for food he will be back
When the storage in his house is empty or low
Right under my nose, he might come or go
~Gaurang Rao

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Poem 264 - The Terrifying Zombies

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I woke up one morning to see a strange sight
Outside, from the window, some creatures were having a fight
They looked like, Oh no! Could it be? Yes, zombies
And for a moment my heart did stop and freeze
It's not even Halloween, are these just wacky costumes?
 Fighting with stick, axes and brooms
It was not just one or two, but so many of those weirdos 
Fighting away, giving each other some blows
I screamed for my mother, I heard footsteps on the staircase
Relieved, I ran to the stairs, only to see zombies all over the place
I run to my room, lock the door, no use, the zombies break through
With twisted necks, and white eyes, their stare on me increasingly grew
I jumped out of the window, only to wake up with a scream
It was a nightmare after all, never a dream
For a moment my heart, the nightmare did steal
Thank god I'd woken up, for it had felt so real
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 263 - Teacher

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Sitting under a tree
Students talkatively wait
For their strict teacher

Silence among them
As their guru appears
And classes begin
~Gaurang Rao

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Poem 262 - The Shepherd

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He grew with the sheep
His beard now white as their wool
But loved them the same

His looks might have changed
But he was always the same
The guide of his flock
~Gaurang Rao

Poem 261 - Ballet Dancer

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With her toes pointed
She swiftly jumps like a deer
A perfect landing

Right with the music
She doesn't miss a single beat
To the soft music

Mesmerizes me,
I get lost in the music
To another world
~Gaurang Rao

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Poem 260 - Silver

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Brighter than sunlight
A light seems to blind my eyes
Silver bangles shine
~Gaurang Rao

Monday, September 2, 2013

Poem 259 - Guardian

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The old gardener
Was made fun of by children
But he was happy

With love he took care
Of his beautiful flowers
From pests like children

Those manner-less kids
Were chased by the gardener
For plucking flowers

A true guardian
As he really seems to care
For the things he loves
~Gaurang Rao

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Poem 258 - Frog

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A cute little pond
A statue in the middle
Of a small merman

I hear a soft croak
Coming from near the statue
A small little frog

With shock I stared at
Natures other kind of green
Just croaking away
~Gaurang Rao

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