Friday, October 05, 2012

Poem: Love yourself

The heart is generous
Love fills it to the brim
The heart is made for love
After all

And love's not wasted
When the world is full of things
To care for

A mother who's more than motherhood
A friend, a foe and everything in between
A father who's the first man
You ever kissed on the cheek
And hoped that every man that followed
Lived up to at least a shadow of the man

A sister who was always there
Even if just to fight
Caring in a way, only sisters can
Promising to lend even her soul
If ever you were in need of one

All the quiet loving friends
Who never let on how much you've meant
And for how long
Not knowing how it might've helped
When you struggled through life's little battles

All those unfortunate princes
Who weren't quite the white knights
Not for you in any event
Plunging that knife, deeper,
In an ever bleeding heart
Than all the evil queens in the world

And that final fortunate prince
Who stole your heart when you challenged him
And stole it for life

All the gentle, mute, mischievous children
Siblings, friends and strangers in need
Of the animal kind

So many to love, who loved
A busy journey for the heart
I'm sure
Strange that you forgot to enjoy
The lightness being busy brings

So I wonder in the end
Did you forget to love yourself?

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Poem: The List

Remember the milk...
... Remember to heal
From all the insignificant hurts
They are only a fraction of how you feel
Remember to sow
All that you want to reap
Remember to grow
Remember to keep
Sleep on a thought
You think in haste
Remember not to let
A loving impulse go waste
Be true to yourself
Remember to smile
Remember your heart
When the mind's gone on for a while
Remember you have
A place in this world
Someone else is that other person
Remember to be your own girl
Life is too short
And slippery as silk
Remember that little one...
Oh! and remember the milk!

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem: Lost

Too weary to move
Too intimidated to try
My own choices
Brought me here
But where's here?
I'm so lost!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Poem: Stuck

Got some gunk on my shoe
And now its stuck
Now its a part of the sole
Just some more muck
I'd wash my shoe but
Is there any point?
Where I tread, there'll be more
Its a constant lament
Kinda like this phase
And a broken sorta luck
I'll make a friend out of Murphy yet
Sometimes its just comfy to be stuck

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Poem: Spring

Looking forward to spring
The flowers, the daylight, the colors and more
Not that I have anything against this winter
But even the most content of bears
Need to come out of hibernation at some point!

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Poem: Morning After

I'm glad I'm a happy drunk
That I'm still smiling
After all the things I said
That I'm still standing
After all the things I did
That my inner devil is just a lot of mush
That my friends still care whether sober or sloshed
Yeah, I'm glad I'm a happy drunk

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Poem: Sleep

Oh to sleep another hour
What I would give to be so lucky
Blessed are husbands and dogs and children
Being a mom or a wife's plain sucky!! 

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poem: Moving mountains

Conniving away, but not getting anywhere
Facing a boulder of a phase that just won't budge
What lever to use, what inner strength to touch?
I want to move a mountain, with just a little nudge

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)