IS THIS POETRY?

Q. Is this a poem that you are writing here?
A. I don’t know, never delved into this thought.

Q. You are writing in verse, so this must be meant to be a poem?
A. Ok agreed, this is a poem.

Q. But where are the heavy, intricate words which intellectuals use?
A. But I am not an intellectual and I like simple words, because that’s what
appeals to me in other people’s writings too.

Q. Where are the rhyming words, isn’t there rhyming in a poem?
A. When I write, it’s as if I am talking to a person, I don’t talk using rhyming
words in my daily conversations with people.

Q. So, you are a thinker who analyses everything.
A. I just write what comes to mind, what I feel like sharing with everyone.

Conclusion : Poem or not, I am just sharing what’s on my mind.

© Jan 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani

A Bit Of Both

There’s a bit of both in me,
A bit of both in all of us.
Both of what? you ask,
Both of the extremes, I say.
I am an extrovert at times, but look forward to solitude too;
Enjoying time with myself and mine, in my own small world.
There is music in my home, songs constantly churned out from my beloved Radio;
But there are also days when all I want is to feel the peace and serenity of silence.
There are days when I dress to the hilt and dance, eat ,enjoy at a gathering;
Then there are times when I find it frivolous, a wastage of time.
I sometimes love to play the clown, making my family and friends laugh;
Then there are the times when all I want to do is be alone.
Sometimes, I am civil to a people who have been unkind to me and others;
But too many times, I want to go at them full throttle and beat the devil out of them.
There are more of ” both” inside me,
Just like they are in you.

© Jan 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani

My own time

The elder one has re-started the school after the winter vacations. The younger one, noodles, is still at home. Her school will re-open on the 15th of January. The busy-bee that she is, the whole day goes by in a flurry. Today she has gone to her dad’s office to fly her kite, which I got for her two days back. And I am absolutely loving the silence in my home. The helpers have also left and it’s just me with myself now. Though I am down with fever, cold and cough- I still am planning to read a book and enjoy this unexpected bonus. So, parents-of-young-kids, please don’t become slaves to the li’l angels. Do find the time to nurture your own mind, body , soul too. If my own soul is well- nourished, only then I can nourish the little souls in my care.

Off to my book now 🙂

© Jan 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani