January 27, 2013


(Wanted to attempt a funny piece, ended up something else. But this is how it looks like finally- a mish-mash! :P) 

And fear visited me one day
In the guise of an old maid
Not shying away from showing
In how many ways I could be afraid

"Keep the bed soft and ready
and on the table, a coffee tray
Make room for me in your life now
For I am here to stay,"
the intruder to my space
said with a nonchalant face

She made her niche in my drawing room
And put her cosmetics on my shelf
Called my table a pig sty
And treated me like a house elf

I plotted many a cruel ways
To uproot her from my house
But when I decided to execute
them, I scampered off like a mouse!

The wrinkles added up to a thousand
On her pale old shrunken face
I was hoping she would die soon
And was merely counting her days!

Afraid, alone and shivering I sit
No mercy on me, has she shown
I wait, covering in a corner
As she treats my house as her own

Days pass by and so do the seasons
and yet her end doesn’t seem near
She cackles louder and shriller too
And I sit still, shrouded in fear! 

January 24, 2013

Uproot: Reroot

Picking out limb by limb
Root after root
Sown deep into everydays
And corners
And them dusty drawers
Yet filled to the brim.

To find the many places
I had left my heart to hang
Pegged by a memory
And pack them all
Into one suitcase
That I could carry around
Always, with me. 

January 23, 2013

The promise

I'll search for you everywhere I go,
while I search for myself
knowing I'll find you
in the end
at home
only, at home!

But my paths I must carve
and I must leave
to wander
to get lost
to find
to seek
to be sought

But I promise
I'll come back
always to you
for you are where
I looked up
and found
a wonderful universe
opening for me!

(Written to my wonderful terrace!)

January 04, 2013

2012, my letter to you

As is my usual practice, 2012, here's my letter to you. No, I will not give you any salutations, because you treated me like shit. Okay fine, you were gadgety good. But that's pretty much it. You gave me fake promises and crash landed every one of them. You took away a dear one forever and I can never ever forgive you for that.

Thank you for getting over and getting lost. I shall never again entertain an year like you. I have decided from now on that no matter whatever number you come by with, I am taming you, making the year dance to my wishes. Slavery may have long been abolished, but who cares, I am gonna make every year my slave.

I'll meet you in the eye and live without fear NO MATTER WHAT!

Call it arrogance, call it foolishness, call it whatever you want!

I must however thank you(grudgingly) for the one good- however INDIRECT- thing you gave me back this year- MY SPIRIT!

I had lost it while being tossed about, beaten around and getting confused in the horribly difficult process of growing up. In all the terrible trials, events and tricks you piled on me in your 365 days, somehow, I rediscovered what I once believed in, what I used to be like.

So 2013, come on in and be my best friend.

Like you even have a choice, anymore!

*rolls eyes, grabs 2013 by the hand, and walks away with a bloody large grin plastered across the face!

© Dryad's Peak
Maira Gall