Merry Christmas

Wishing you and your loved ones the cheer of Christmas, from spirit to spirits, the joys of having your family and friends as a gathering, celebrating the year gone-by, with an eye for the coming year, while remembering that Joseph and Mary were refugees on the run and that throughout the world, there are many…

Little Jesus

It seems this Christmas It has snowed in the Sahara After 37 long years, while in Melbourne The temperature rises to near 40. And over in the Arctic, Santa and his little helpers Are waiting to deliver beautifully wrapped presents To the needy, while over in Turkey, there are queues Of people, gathering over a…

Joseph (Perhaps the True Story of Christmas)

Christmas is as much about The bravary of a Hebrew man Who took the virgin’s lie Under his wing, and made love A fool’s choice, being fooled by god And everything fate stood for And yet that foolish man Became the unsung hero of a mythical tale In the forbidden dessert Of a long journey…

Festive Season

“Festivities” is a little edition Of a month – December – that prostrates And extends to make little parties mushroom In the name of the savior’s birth When people gather around cypress trees To give gifts as tokens of the spirit of Christmas And giving only appreciates in the festive season But so does inflation,…

The Special Education School

We give to the needy When needs are just a little obligatory Package tied to a shoestring And we hunt all season for the perfect toy Or the mirrored beauty of an evening gown To wear at the 31st night ball We chase party invitations to be seen With the in-crowd at lavish parties We…

Bambarakanda (The Tallest Waterfall in Sri Lanka)

Between the drapery of cones and needles Of a pine forest, rests an indomitable Wonder, a trickle at most, even in the monsoons The pure nectar of the land Lunging past a ledge and falling Like the tresses of a mountain goddess. A waterway that scales the mighty fortresses And washes away the granite cheeks…

Love

There are more sayings on love Than hope or ambition and yet Hope and ambition are always cornerstones Maybe even preludes to a little edition Of heart-matter overheating in burn chemistry. Flames are blazed from a cauldron Inside a palpitation chamber, unequivocally An incandescent lantern lighted with affection And burning with desire and that fusion…

Unwed Mother

In the final chapter Of her gestational saga That begin with a glass of wine A creature burrowed through lovers lane Swam through tides of the amnion To make a little excursion To life And in these vicissitudes Of emotional collapse And abstruse forbearance Her heart learned to love beyond Any residue of fallback hate…

Christmas

When eggnog is grog and yule log is cake And a little cheer blows through The endearing heart and merry-making Becomes a hazard zone to your balance and poise When a kiss appreciates under a poison-wreath And affection is not just lip-chemistry but gift-bonanzas As obese men become chuckling saints Drifting on wind tarmacs on…