No Thanks!

Don’t you hate it when within days of updating an app, it turns obsolete and we are forced to update as if there is a significant change in its utility?

Things have changed today from yesterday

Yet the eyes barely notice a difference 

Habitus exerts it’s coercion, a nudge

But I refuse to give in to the force and budge.

I’m thinking & worried at the pace things change

Yesterday did not seem so bad or strange

I know in time,  I’ll give in to this coercion

But for now I don’t want an update, so ‘No Thanks!’

Dignity & Pandemic

Chilling night, lit by pyres burning everywhere, 
Ears flooded with cries of the helpless that went unheard
Pavements surrounded with corpses and despair
Praying, begging, crying just for a gasp of air….

Waiting their turn to burn their loved ones
To bid farewell and apologise 
For denying them the dignity that every being deserves
For the moments of suffering they endured, struggling for a breath.

It’s all over now, but the ground under is slipping
The uncertainty of life or even a dignified death,  is frightening.
It’s become a privilege in these times to have someone near
When you leave this world, bidding goodbye to this inferno and fear.

How did we get here?

How fast did the time go
I once saw people walking down the road
The one that leads to the graves of their dreams
Burying a part of them along the way

They mourn, but carry on…

Running the daily race to escape 
The inevitable oblivion that consumes all.
Who’ll sing and speak of the ones –
Of the ones that fell on the way
Of the flags that reached no summit
Of the trees that give no shadow anymore
Of the breaths that cease in darkness and cold

This indifference is hurting,  a void in our hearts
Numbness is all I feel, 
Down with the sickness that no one can heal.

Did I miss any directions? 

Did we miss any signs? 

I remember a home
Filled with happiness and warmth.

In this wilderness, amidst nowhere, 
How my friend, have got here?