Archive for May, 2013

Rain over sleep!

May 26, 2013

Today’s early morning rain and the day long cool respite from the heat spell of the last few weeks, and this!

May 26, 2013 – 7.38 pm


A light flashed on the wall

An electric blue fleeting streak

Strong enough to penetrate

Through the small aperture

In the curtain and the wall

And then it was gone!

Like a car headlight beam

Playing hide and seek on the wall

As it turned the street

And I relaxed again,

Trying to cajole the elusive sleep

To settle on my eyelids

And give me some rest

At four in the morning

But then came the sound

Of a hundred hoof beats rolling

In the distance, and I smiled.

That was the light of the lighting

And this the thunders clap

I sat up to welcome the first drops

Of the rain forecast by the weatherman

The rain to allay the heat filled

Life and bring a long awaited relief!

And thunder only heard this time

The lightening perhaps farther

Than could penetrate the gap

And I strained my ears,

To hear the first drop of rain

Hit the parched earth

To bring forth the smell

Knowing it was futile

For the whir of the cooler’s fan

Drowned even thoughts and dreams

And then the smell

Bursting forth from

The bosom of the earth

Like the night of sorrow

Coming forth to meet me

Like a long lost love

And I smiled

Let sleep not come now

For this was bliss and more

Relaxing at this point

Than any sleep could be!

sarbajeet singh

May 3, 2013

my masters

handlers of my fate

moving me as a pawn

on the board of

hate and expediency

like a sacrificial goat.

did you plan my

moves on the board

to wreak havoc

and loose myself

in the ensuing melee

lucky if i escaped

life paid for if i lost.

if you could but

taste even a second

of the twenty-two years

of the time of my life

i lost playing out

your designed end game.

till one day in kot lakhpat

the town of the

holder of a lakh

each day an agony

waiting to end in reprieve;

and out of the blue

set upon by men


having nothing to lose

for they too

were already condemned

living on death row

to agonizingly wait

for the last visit.

but i, set upon

saw stars and

a pain and

blissful darkness

and my last thoughts


is this the tightening

of the noose’s rope

thrown over the gallows,

or reincarnation?

and the news proclaimed

sarbajeet singh is dead!


may 02, 2013 – 11:45 pm

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