Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ode to Sehwag

Gut and instinct count for something;
The Genius is awesome in full flow.
He's someone we can't understand,
Can only stand and watch in awe!

Courage to ignore convention.
Confidence in his own talent.
The Genius mocks the establishment,
Nor steadies; No use, advice to him!

Perforce casting a lonely furrow,
Honing his own talent and skill,
He has no textbook he follows,
Nor can we write one using him!

When he's in song, you stop and listen,
Don't parse his music into Notes;
For Genius is not sum of the parts;
It's more than that, a magical whole!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Big Billion Sale!

It is raining offers,
The skies have opened up.
People with deep coffers,
Are pushing their products!

All things needed for life!
Reason for life itself!
Things I can't live without,
Which, till now, I didn't have!

Existence was a void,
Which now needs to be filled;
Can't think of life devoid
Of vital essentials!

The ads scream out at me,
I'm missing out on life!
Missing prosperity,
I reach out for my purse!

All my wishes are Wants,
All my Wants, desperate Needs!
All my Needs are for Now.
And Now is but a click!

All the products are rushed,
I consume by the morrow!
Once I buy and it's reached,
My hunger is for more!

More begat want for more,
A pity, could've bought more!
I just bought the day before,
Sigh! Yesterday is gone!

There'll be no void in life,
Since all gaps will be filled,
With things that I can buy,
Now I feel fulfilled!

Dinesh Gopalan
13 October, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Daffy-nitions by DG - Part 7

Blind Faith

For gymming, we consult the trainer;
For cardio, the ologist;
For diet, the nutritional mailer;
For every thing, there's a specialist.

Each of them is part of a food chain,
That leads back to money and profit.
Their motives lead to the outcome;
Sadly, it's us that's the target.

And we in turn have stopped to think,
Following experts of all kinds.
Our lives are run by everyone
But us; Faith is always blind.

Dinesh Gopalan
8 October, 2015