ALMOST 5

In a dimly lit room,

Of smoke and ashes,

Her skin shines,

Like a childhood memory.

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MY LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE

I’d have thought I were blind,

If it weren’t for you,

My little ray of sunshine.

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A CLASSICAL FILM

Silently is how I drown in my tears.

Spilled out pain is what it is. Every drop of my tear trying to

put down the fire in my heart. The Rage would never become less.

No matter how many tears are shed. Our memories is what I see

when I close my eyes. A Classical film, is what our love story is.

Where the man leaves and the woman dies. In the ocean of her

tears is where she commits suicide. She seems to be motionless.

But she is fully awake. When the world Is sleeping. And the moon is signaling!

It is when She says goodbye!

©  Ghananjani

SHE WILL CONQUER THEM ALL

They slashed her wings,

So that she cannot fly.

Stripped off her freedom,

Hoping that she would die.

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SECRET LOVE

I’m happy when you look at me,

A smile is what you see.

You’re the reason, you know,

But what would you get.

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YOU WILL THANK GOD FOR THAT DAY

In some moment of life comes a time. The one that most people are afraid of. The one that make you feel alone in a crowd. You will be left helpless, hopeless and meaningless. The only thing you will have left to offer is yourself.

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WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING?

What tomorrow will bring?

Repeatedly asked about this?

Bluntly having no idea!

Often being ambiguous about our tomorrow,

But insuring it and barely living in the present!

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MUMBAI

Mumbai.

The city of dreams,
The city of lights,
The city of togetherness,
The city of boundless spirits.

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ENJOY THE MOMENT

And one day when tragedy brings you back to your old lane of memories,
You will be able to survive with a smile on your face.

And one day when the stars fall,
You will be strong enough to not wish upon them.

And one day when sunsets appear to be mesmerizing,
You will not rush to capture it.

Life consists of lot of such moments, beautiful to keep holding it,
Too beautiful to just letting them go off and enjoying the moment.

© Ruchika Rana, Author

I STILL HOPE FOR MIRACLES

तू मैनु पूछ ना कोई सवाल
चल दूर किते मेरे नाल
के तेरा हो जाऊं

मैं किसी और का हूँ फिलहाल
के तेरा हो जाऊं

Somewhere I want her to know how it feels to miss your loved ones or maybe she knows it well. I want to go back to her, but I cannot. I had to move on knowing you won’t be returning. I wish we had time together.

Oh gosh!! It’s my marriage tomorrow and all I’m doing is thinking about you. I’ll be someone else’s tomorrow and forever.

Standing solitary on the terrace of my bungalow, with a beer bottle in my hand, admiring the sky, with meager hope in my eyes, chilled winds alleviating my face, I know it’s wrong to think of you at this moment. But with this song playing in my background and its entirely relatable lyrics has led me to our old lane of memories.

How I wish…
For once let’s just go to the place where we first met, singing, with no worries, with no questions, just craving for each other’s company.
For once let’s just sit close, watching the sun going down, with your hand wrapped around mine and those fluttering feelings.
You remind me how times can be good, you remind me how people can be loved.

सूखे से पत्ते हैं एक टहनी पे लगे
क़िस्मत तो देखो कि झड़ नहीं सकते
फ़िलहाल तो यूँ हैं कि कुछ कर नहीं सकते

I cannot undo anything. Neither you can. We have played our parts and left it upon fate. I know it’s the harsh reality. Somewhere in my heart I still hope for miracles. If not in this lifetime then maybe in the parallel universe.

© Ruchika Rana, Author