Girl in the black dress

Oh, that girl in the black dress,
gave grievance without redress,
she came to me sweet as a candy,
but then left me to my gin and brandy;

why can’t I let the memory pass,
someday I’ll show her who’s the boss,
she tears me as she giggles so sweetly,
who makes her laugh a lot,yours truly;

the day I saw her in the black dress,
I knew she was the one for me, yes,
is she now a black clothed vampire,
sucking my blood even when not near;

tell her this isn’t a game and I ain’t too clever,
ask her to trust and walk beside me forever.



பிள்ளையை பிரிந்தோர்

பிள்ளையை பிரிந்தோர் அம்மா
பார்க்கின்றார் திரைப்பைடம் அப்பா
ஊர் தூற்றலும் கீறி
சேர் வாற்றலும் மீறி
ஏணனில் கணவிற்க்காக


உலகை படைக்கும் பெண்ணவள்
தண் கணவையும்
கணவான பிள்ளையையும்
சேர்ப்பாள் கரையினில்.

சிதைந்தென் உள்ளத்துள்
ஆயிரம் துணிவு வந்தும்
கணவை தளர்த்திற்றேன்.

படைக்கும் கணவை…

புது கணவு பிறந்திற்று
பித்து விலகிற்று…

அத்தகு தாய்மாரும்
அவர் தம் பிள்ளைகளும்
அவர் தம் கணவும்
நிறைவேரும் படிக்கட்டாய்
அமைதலே எம் பாக்கியம்.


இரசிகன் நான் …

வாழ்வை இரசிக்கிறேன்

தூரத்தில் நின்று.

விமர்சகன் அவன் …

இரசிக்க மட்டும் செய்தால்

எப்பொழுது தான் வாழ்வீர்.

What is life

What is this life
one minute boisterous
another preposterous.

Why live it at all
wish we were in mother’s womb cloistered
forever from harsh pressures non flustered.

It ain’t a choice
one just shouldn’t have a chick
for no one is ever there to stick.

What is to live
to drive, push and shove around
where is hidden the old playground.

What is hell
the earth where all live in terror
and devil, just look in the mirror.

What is heaven
it is in our bank account and clock together
just got to unfollow one and slow the other.

I am a kid

I am a kid that never grew up,
never could do chores on my own,
dreams are gone, now empty cup,
peace at last, no skill to be shown;

now saw out of my safe glass house,
true love and joy, where no money was,
daily gather, simple feast, without grouse,
here grand dinner alone, what profit or loss;

yet he wants here, I want there,
all want money, bull or bear,
please hear, after life’s wear and tear,
won’t count money, rather your cheer;

don’t heed him, it is a poor wolf’s cry,
smile a lot, laugh aloud and hold high.

I chanced upon

I chanced upon
a deep green pond
that sought my whispers
and echoed along.

I was lost
in my sounds
and croaked at the stars
croaked at the moon
without a pause.

Us frogs’ croaks
filled the night time sky
no silence all around.

I once heard a cuckoo
sweet music aspired
in my croaks.

The cuckoos were silent
as I croaked on and on
and I swore to be mute
and not croak anymore
but my nature was just
that I couldn’t shut.

So at last
to give and find peace
I prayed to forever croak. 
(as in die)

That cuckoos may sing
may be spare a song
for us foolish frogs
that tried their hands
and went away for peace.

I sit here alone

I sit here alone
musing to myself
as silence echoes the night.

For days together
save for an odd word
here and there
with a solemn shopkeeper
my tongue is tied.

What do I want?
Money in my kitty.
Success celebrity.
Be loved as I am.

A whisper sought
this desperado
said queen of diamonds
will beat you
queen of hearts, best bet.

Queen, diamond or hearts
not for us failures
who’ve played our hand
and lost unto the cons
who rule this world
all in the name of love
or call it kindness.

Try again, a chorus heard.
How many times.
How many ways.
The world quit us
yet we won’t quit life.

The journey goes
and so will we
for we made a vow
to stay till the end.

Murky liquid

Murky liquid frothing in dazzling cup
shady poison
carry you worlds beyond.


Those that don’t find
peace in this world
lost forever to this.

Some for respite
ease their pain
yet some to enjoy.

Some for company
maybe with friends
or business associate.

Here too company
to cheer my solitude.