Of Ice and Men #BarAThon

Of Ice and Men #BarAThon

Once upon a time: High heels and matching gloss A twirly skirt and a flowery top “O, don’t you look lovely?” The mirror coos at me I just tug in a stray strand Skipping out of the door Yep, I am ready,

Misplaced Expectations

Misplaced Expectations

I can see the love in his eyes It says Hold on to me till the day I die He will notice when I am sad He even steals a hug whenever he can   I should just be happy 

Life of Pie #BarAThon

Life of Pie #BarAThon

I was baked to motherly perfection Don’t you go poking your finger in me The little monster looks at me with glee Crash it! Smash it! Crunch it! Punch it! Why not catapult it?   I lay strewn all over

The Fault In Our Stares-Part 2 #BarAThon

The Fault In Our Stares-Part 2 #BarAThon

Dark baby, fair baby Do you even care? Happy baby, healthy baby Hear hear hear.  (To be sung to the tune of ‘Warm Kitty’ from ‘Big Bang Theory’) The incident that prompted this article: Recently, my maid asked me for

The Fault In Our Stares #BarAThon

The Fault In Our Stares #BarAThon

Quietness spells trouble Oh, what are you up to now! Is that a bindi you are wearing? Are those my shoes you are trying out? I swiftly take them away saying “That’s only for girls, beta”.   My daughter follows

What to Expect When Your Bar-A-Thon-ing

What to Expect When Your Bar-A-Thon-ing

A rhyme a day To keep you humming all day And a question to ponder on So get your thinking caps on.   Short and sweet I promise it will be And two times the fun From this to-be-mommy second

A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

Was my heartbeat really that loud? I shushed at it. The current challenge was a rather complicated one. I had to reach the other end of the bed and retrieve from the side table that piece of electronic device which

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

In a cold bright room, she rested between screams. “We should abort. Sixteen is too young”, her “pro-life” parents had reasoned. The boy had been just that, a boy. There was no hand to squeeze as she gave the final

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Both of them always wanted to be right. He said, “I will love you forever” She said, “Nothing lasts forever” He died the next day in an accident. She loved him till her last breath.

Just Desserts Served Cold

Just Desserts Served Cold

Dawn had come and gone. An inch is all I wished to move. Bottles in every hue neatly boxed me in. Large cylindrical boxes, tiny cubed boxes completed my cage. My attire was a never ending roll of plastic covers,

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