Greener Pastures


Even as life becomes

a string of trade offs

reality bites

and  I choose to

blank  out  the unbearables

for  there  never is a return to innocence.


Free floating roots

Cannot contain emotions

that  run amuck

as I hurtle painfully

towards the naked truth

of loving you

more than myself.


My precious one

Interesting  to toy with

Difficult  to possess

As you choose to stay

In hiding

though  seeking.


How I’m tempted to console myself

That you’re not the one

for whom my soul hungers;

for you too would have seen

your ideal in me

as I did.


I tire now

of waiting  endlessly  for you

perhaps, for the better one

who will think me the best.

one who’s searched

the world for me.


About the author
In love with life, I am a retired gynaecologist and have always wanted to be a writer but there never was time; I loved reading but there never was time. A busy career and three children kept me away from myself. Even then I would steal moments and write, off and on. Many of my poems and stories are inspired by my patient's lives particularly one who was an actress. I have been closely associated with Mother Teresa's home and other social welfare institutions at Jalandhar, Punjab. I've been President, Lioness club, Jal. and was one of the two women in Asia to be awarded by International President of The Lions Club International in recognition of work done for women's welfare. I also was on the advisory board of A.I.R. & Doordarshan, Jalandhar and chairperson of several social and cultural organisations. I enjoy Sufi music, Gurbani, & Indian classical music. Have won many awards for theatre and oratory. Now 69, I finally got over my technophobia and am learning to operate this laptop by a hit & miss method, almost independently. I'm enjoying every bit as I've found this platform for sharing my writings. I also enjoy cooking and embroidery. Off and on I try my hand at sketching too. I'm sure to enjoy my love affair with Morsels & juices and savour each flavour and colour. Wish me all joy and fun.

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