Please Feed The Sparrows!

He returns not what he borrows!
He’s the cause of all your sorrows!
He sells you to the Pharaohs!
Tell him to feed the sparrows
TONIGHT!

This world is full of pain
because the people are insane!
The sparrows cry in vain!
So please feed the sparrows
TONIGHT!

Stop filling up your shelves!
You always think about yourselves!
Could someone ask the Elves
to please feed the sparrows
TONIGHT!

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I Don’t Know What Else To Do

I miss the times when you’d call
and now my life feels so empty.
In this void in which we fall
my despair can’t you see?

I walk this dark and lonely lane
and I just can’t stop thinking about you.
In my heart I carry this pain;
yet I just don’t know what to do.

‘cuz you’re no longer there by my side
and I feel so incomplete today.
I don’t have anywhere to run or even hide;
Is there nothing you have to say?

Even now, your whisper rings in my ear
and your face comes to my mind.
Losing you is all I now fear.
I wish life would be more kind.

Today we don’t even look at each other’s face
And I stretch my hand out to you.
As I keep counting the passing days,
I still don’t know what else to do.

I’m trying to be strong,
but my strength is draining.
I don’t know what has gone wrong,
But my heart is paining.

All I can do is hope you would understand
my pain of separation from you.
And today, I can only stretch out my hand;
I don’t know what else to do.

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When She Cries Upon Her Knees

To the Land of the Mortals
descended two unearthly beings.
Unaccustomed to this world,
they stood beholding their surroundings.

Taking their usual forms,
the two faced each other.
The Angel smiled at the Demon, and said
“How have you been, dear brother?”

The Demon snorted in reply,
and looked away from him.
For brothers though they were once,
he was no longer one of them.

The Angel smiled, nonetheless,
and continued to speak again.
“After a long time we meet, Oh brother,
I see you’re the same as then.”

The Demon stayed silent at this
slowly he inhaled the air.
He stood leering at his brother’s face;
for love and sentiments, he didn’t care.

“Do you see what these humans have done
to the very world you protect?
They have ruined the earth given to them,
by the God they don’t respect!”

The Angel smiled and replied,
“These mortals are innocent beings.
They don’t realize what they do is wrong,
but they aren’t devoid of feelings.”

The Demon snorted once again.
“How stupid can you be?
They have been warned well enough,
and yet how they behave, can’t you see?

Enough words have been wasted
by the prophets you send!
Enough time had they to change,
and now I believe it is the end!”

The Angel was still smiling, listening to him.
Their perceptions had never met.
“You must go back, my brother.
Your time has not come yet.”

“These mortals have lived like beasts
despite all that they were given.
They have made a hell of the Earth
which at the beginning of time was heaven.

And now I have come to fulfill my task.
I will do what I’m assigned to do.
I will not let anything come in my way;
No brother, not even you.”

The Demon spoke so furiously
and yet the Angel remained calm.
“Even so, these mortals I must protect.
I cannot let you do them harm.”

This enraged the demon even more;
the flames in his eyes were lit.
He drew his sword and plunged forward.
The Angel replied, “So be it!”

Before the Demon could strike
the Angel had risen off the ground.
Within a swish, he disappeared.
The Demon looked around.

And there, with wings spread out
was the Angel, floating in mid-air.
The Demon stamped and roared at him,
“Come fight me if you dare!”

Thus a fight erupted,
with the clash of swords.
Sparks flew from metal,
and sparks flew from words.

“Can’t you see your fight is in vain?
All their innocence has gone!”

The demon argued, still fighting
as their battle carried on.

“These humans are like children.
They know not what they do.”
“And a thousand times they were warned.
O’ brother, isn’t that true?

You protect all these humans,
for that, I won’t ask why.
But when they kill all other beings,
will you simply let them die?

For justice you stand and so do I.
I have come for my share of blood!
Let the human race and hypocrisy

all be reduced to mud.”

“But please give them some time;
They can still change!”

“Such miracles, my dear brother,
How will you arrange?”

The Demon fought hard,
but the Angel was fast.
Then there was a sudden flash,
and the Demon was disarmed at last!

The two stood silent,
The Angel had won.
But the humans were to be punished
for all the atrocities done.

The Demon still furious,
swore underneath his breath.
He uttered oaths of destruction
and prophecies of death.

“Be it so! I will go today,
and come back when Earth cries!
And then I shall drain all blood
until I ensure that the very last man dies.”

And so saying, the Demon did go.
The atmosphere did ease.
But he will be back that day
when Earth cries upon her knees.

ANAUJIRAM ii

When the world is doomed to burn and die,

know that I shall not ask why.

For what is a world which condemns you,

and exalts gods who were never true?

 

You and I were born to be free.
We can’t be blamed if the blind cannot see.

 

They forgot me when I hung by a rope.
But you alone gave me new hope!
I care for none, save for you, of course.
I shall know no love besides yours.

 

Hail Ganja! I worship none but you!
Our secrets be known to none but the few!
Hail Marijuana! Set my mind free
of my body’s pain, and life’s misery.

Green Karma

Tomorrow never comes
Yesterday has been shed
Today karma hums
I’ll rest when I am dead

Forgive me for what I say
Sometimes I speak the truth
If you haven’t had your way
It’s me you’ll have to shoot.

Oh, the grass so green
Goes up in lucid flames
Now the world I’ve seen
Plays psychological games

You won’t allow the grass
You can shoot me nonetheless
Today Karma’s verdict will pass
Burn whatever the world says

He who adorns a smoky crown!
Pays the piper before sundown!

My apologies

Dear Meghna,

I’m very sorry that I ruined your day.
I would have apologized earlier had I known what to say.
I’m not going to try justifying what I’ve done;
If there’s anyone to blame, then I’m the only one.

I assumed that I could take liberty as you are my friend
and hence fighting with you has become my trend.
But I never realized that I was going too far;
Or that my words would leave upon our friendship a scar.

If I upset you, I’d like you to know that I’m upset as well.
I know that what I did was wrong though I didn’t tell.
But what surprised me was the fact that I made you cry.
If such a strong girl should weep, I ask myself “why?”

It is not because you’re a girl and sensitive so.
It is because I went too far; but now I know.
I don’t know how to mend a broken heart.
I’m not the Lord, this is not my art.

But I want you to forgive me and let my soul be at ease.
I’m sorry, Meghna! Please accept my apologies.

Your friend
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Chocolate Romance

She smiles as brightly as the noonday sun.
Yes, she smiles at me, as radiant as can be
and my heart melts like soft chocolate.
If only I could melt in her mouth.

The chocolate leaps as she calls my name.
And her sunshine steals my chocolate.
“Darpan!” She sings. “Darpan, let’s go.
Let’s go buy some chocolate from the store.”

But why buy it, when I’d give mine for free?
Break it, crush it but it belongs to you and you alone.
Mon cheri, can’t you see? You belong with me.
Take mine before it melts in your shine.

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