Lagori – The Game #OctPoWriMo Day 17

Written for: “OctPoWriMo” prompt for day 17



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Arrange those seven flat rocks,

One upon the other,

All you guys, spread around,

Let there be one group to aim,

One of them throw the ball,

At the arranged rocks,

Rocks will be displaced, in disarray

* * *

You all should now come running,

Try to rearrange the blocks,

Before they collect the ball and,

Aim at you, instead of the rocks,

If you all manage to rearrange,

Without coming in line of their throw,

You WIN!!!

* * *

— @pbkulkarni

Where Did The Weekend Go??? #OctPoWriMo Day 7

Written for: “OctPoWriMo” prompt for Day 7


So many things to do and so little time,

Two full days, but they breeze past,

Like it was never there,

And their this ephemeral nature,

Gives such a bad feeling and name to Monday

* * *

You feel like painting, you wait for weekend,

You feel like playing guitar,

Play with its strings and soothe them down,

You feel artistic and want to cuddle with,

Those Origami tessellations,

And those paper quilling creations,

You feel like drinking the words,

From books you’ve bought but not read yet,

And yet again you wait for the weekend

* * *

The desires pile up and impatience bottles up,

On a Friday, it’s so near yet so far,

Finally the weekend arrives but,

The urge to sleep a ‘bit’ more arises,

The household chores suddenly peek from nowhere,

The hot cup of coffee is gulped in haste,

It’s a race against clock, who will win?

The half day gone, quarter weekend gone,

And the thirst is not quenched yet,

Impatience is replaced by lethargy,

Planned things never happen, you think,

Half of them will be carried forward,

Next time I will not plan anything,

Let things take their own course,

But yet again on the next day, Monday,

You start planning for the coming weekend,

You can’t help it, thinking at least this time,

This time the plan will fructify.

— @pbkulkarni

Butterflies… #OctPoWriMo Day 6

Written for: “OctPoWriMo” prompt

It’s my date,

With a beautiful girl,

I try to forecast my fate,

My thoughts whirl,


* * *

It’s my interview,

My palms feel the sweat,

The job, the anxiety, all new,

Stomach feels upset,


* * *

I am at work,

I call mom, three times,

She doesn’t answer, feel of murk,

She picks and I hear chimes,


* * *

I plan to buy,

A car already in my mind,

Someone I tell lets out a sigh,

Was the decision blind?



— @pbkulkarni

Be Gentle… #OctPoWriMo Day 4

Written for: Day 4 prompt at “OctPoWriMo


Be Gentle

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Not everything is fair,

In this game of life,

But don’t point at it,

With a grudged knife

* * *

Some run ahead,

Some will be behind,

Don’t let the envy,

Clutter your mind
* * *

Look at the shanties,

Dream of high rise, but

Don’t let pomp get you,

In pride’s disguise

* * *

Cherish the good,

Distance the bad,

Some things will hurt,

But don’t be too sad

* * *

Karma is the cause,

Time is the answer,

On this grand stage,

We are just a dancer.

— @pbkulkarni

Hidden Words… #OctPoWriMo Day 2

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Hidden in the dark,

Lay the words,

Afraid to come out,

Like caged birds

* * *

Please don’t poke,

Don’t force them out,

Let them take baby steps,

Let them just sprout

* * *

Slowly wings will spread,

Eyes will look up,

Decision will be made,

And they will buckle up

* * *

The poem thus made,

Will have brave words,

They will touch the hearts,

Like high soaring birds

—- @pbkulkarni


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