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Nothing

My mind is empty. I have no thought to write about. Even as I write this sentence, I scan my mind for any thoughts I can write about. The second sentence had no meaning, neither did the third one. As I think about the first word of sixth sentence, I realize this is the fifth sentence. Or is this the 7th? I will not count. No, I will not. How many sentences have I written? No, I will not count. Obviously, what I think is not what I write. I scan my mind for something meaningful. I find nothing. I will stop writing. I shouldn't be writing without thinking. I can't think. What I think is not what I write. I will stop writing. Is there a point thinking? Is there a point writing? Should I stop? Even as I write the first word of this sentence, I scan my mind and find nothing. Should I stop scanning? Is there a point. What I think is not what I do. I will stop writing. I realize I have said this many times. This time I really mean it. What was I thinking when I wrote all this? I will…

ಕಳಚಿ ಬಿಡು

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ಬಣ್ಣ ಬಣ್ಣದನಿನ್ನ ಮುಖವಾಡ
ಕಳಚಿ ಬಿಡು,
ಎಸೆದು ಬಿಡು,
ಬಣ್ಣವಷ್ಟೆ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿದೆ ನನಗೆ,
ನಿನ್ನ ಕಂಗಳು ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ,
ಕಂಗಳು ಕಾಣದಿದ್ದರೆ
ನನಗೆ ಮಾತು ಹೊರಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ!














ನೀನು ಎಸೆದ ಬಳಿಕ
ನನ್ನ ಕಣ್ಣನ್ನೊಮ್ಮೆ ನೋಡು,
ಕಾಣದಿದ್ದರೆ ಹೇಳು,
ನನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣ ಕಳೆಯಲು
ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡು,
ಮತ್ತೆ ಮಾತಾಡೋಣ
ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕುಳಿತು ನಾವು,
ನಾನು ನಾನಾಗಿ,
ನೀನು ನೀನಾಗಿ!

ಕೊನೆಗುಳಿದದ್ದು ...

ಕೊನೆಗೊಮ್ಮೆ
ಎಲ್ಲ ಮಣ್ಣಾಯಿತು,
ಮಹಾ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ ನೆಲಕ್ಕುರುಳಿತು,
ಕೋಟೆ ಕೊತ್ತಲ ನೆಲ ಸಮ.

ವಿಶ್ವ ಸುಂದರಿಗೂ
ಮುಪ್ಪಡರಿತು,
ಚಿರ ಸೌಂದರ್ಯದ
ಕನಸು ಭಗ್ನ.

ಸರ್ವಾಧಿಕಾರ
ಮಣ್ಣು ಮುಕ್ಕಿತು,
ಭವ್ಯ ಕಟ್ಟಡ
ಉರಿದು ಭಸ್ಮ.

ಆಗಲೂ ಉಳಿದದ್ದು,
ಅಳಿಯದೆ ನಿಂತದ್ದು,
ನಾನೆಂಬ ಮಮಕಾರ,
ಮನುಕುಲದ ಅಹಂಕಾರ!

A weekend @ Office

It had been 3 days since Siddharth (Sid) joined his new job in an IT firm. He had joined on a Wednseday. The manager had then told, "We work from 9 to 5. We don't stay back nor do we work in weekends." Sid was happy, naturally, thinking that his search for a peaceful life has finally got 1 meaningful search result.

Presently, he was in his friends place. He had been there to discuss the following :
1. American recession.
2. Secure future.
3. Laaaatest technologies.
4. Mallika Sherawat.
5. New Bollywood movie DVDs (pirated).

When the discussion was about to commence, the clock struck 3. Sid's phone rings. It was his manager's call.

Sid: Hello..

Manager : Siddharth, where are you?

Sid (Feeling guilty for wasting time with his friends) : I am at my friend's place, I mean, Madiwala, I mean, near the gutter, the dead end after the temple, I came here now only. I mean to say, I came to meet my friends.

Manager : Oh, is it..? Look, I want you to do me a favour. We are in a fix…

ನೀನಿಲ್ಲದ ಆಫೀಸು

ನೀನಿಲ್ಲದ officeಉ,
ಗೊಂಬೆಯಿಲ್ಲದ show-caseಉ,
ಖಾಲಿ ಖಾಲಿ flower vaseಉ!

ಕೂಗಾಡೋ boss ಉ,
ನೂರೆಂಟು case ಉ,
situation hopelessಉ,
ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು ನಿನ್ faceಉ,
ನೀ ಬಂದ್ರೆ ನಾ passಉ!

ನಿನ್ ಮೇಲೆ ನನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ hopesಉ,
ನನ್ lifeಗೆ ನೀನೆ baseಉ,
ನನ್ heartಗೆ ನೀನೆ bossಉ,
ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು ನಿನ್ faceಉ,
please ಉ, pleaseಉ, pleaseಉ
ಬೇಗ ಬಾ ವಾಪಾಸು!