El Pecado

the night slumbers
darkness overtakes light
dousing the effulgence..

the cumbersome clouds 
tease the shy moon
as she tries to take a peep
from behind the fast moving 
grey curtain of flimsy ice..

dogs howl mournfully
as if knowing 
of nightmares being dreamt
on beds of comfort and fluffy pillows
eyelids flicker uneasily
It is not the sleep 
of the peaceful
whose hearts are engraved 
with the stamp of sin..
A symbol that has no identity
The deeds that spill forth
Bloodying the streets
Lasting but not everlasting 
Like all good things have to end
So do the bad...


starry night brings delight
how I love the stars' light
shimmering , glittering, bright
twinkling like sapphires
scintillating and shining
like lanterns glowing
through the darkness igniting
dreams that keep showing



a slight wind fans the mabkhara
the tent stands lone in the vast emptiness
of the desert,
through the shifting sands
time seems to stand still...
little sand dunes....picture perfect
in the deep brooding silence
my ears strain to catch the nuzzing 
of camels..
little flocks of sheep and goat
nuzzle at the grey green foliage,
dotting the sands randomly..
crows gather at the carcass of a dead camel..
flies swarm around..
the sky is blue as ever
in this hot arid land
the nomadic lives
in his oasis of life..

riding the desert trail

i caress her jibbah
her night black eyes gaze at me
she whisks her silky mane
lets me ride the wind
her spirited gallop
devours the desert trail...
Her sensitivity to human nuances
a loving bond has created
she is the most majestic
she is the most exquisite
she is the pride of the desert..

My Arabian..

desert storm

the red sky heralds
a sand storm.
Beautiful sand dunes
shaken by the wind
sand swirling 
spinning madly
round and round
stinging my eyes
feeding me..
rummaging through
my hair..
almost blowing
my clothes away..
trying to lift me
off my feet..

I stand my ground
I stand on sand...

heartache in the net



This is dedicated to Nonie .

It is a world of deceit
Wooing with words, an ordinary feat.

Useless breaking your heart
Over somebody who gave life a new start

The internet friendship is a fake
Some people a fool for you take

The ache in your heart is for you to suffer
Maybe some people will beg to differ

Words of love tossed around easily
Conscience takes a hold but only fleetingly...




the substance of my spirit
is almost ethereal
an idealistic vim
almost ecclesiastical in zeal.

contemplation helps kindle
latent intuitiveness
that is inherent in me
I,essentially quintessential..


The Desert

Desert, desert swirling sands
In the silence, of no sounds
Desolation of nature
Cactus, lone standing feature.

Seeing redness of the skies
Armadillo lizard sighs
The cactus wren sings a tune
Thorny devil is immune.

Jumping Chola gives delight
Desert flora, stunning sight
Desert,no barren land, ground
Exotic species abound.

Desert holds an oasis
Giving life chance of success
Crystal clear water of spring
Quenching of thirst, it does bring.