Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lost Pigeons (Poetry)

Bombs. Blasts. Blood.
Limbs torn.
Tears shed.
Eyes sore.
Aches felt-
not only in body
but in heart as well...

Bombs. Blasts. Blood.
Silence shattered.
Lives tattered.
Surroundings withered.
Pigeons faltered-
before they flew away...
Will they be seen again?

- Archana Sarat

Copyright Archana Sarat 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just Another of Those Serial Blasts... (Poem)

Delhi says, "Do not panic,"
Pakistan offers condolences,
America says, "we are with you,"
but we don't need any of you!
We have at least two special days every year-
7/11, 26/11, 26/7 and now this 13/7.
And what do we do after the 'festivities'?
We get up,
dust off the dust and watch some more news
before rushing off to catch the local!
After all, we are Mumbaikars, aren't we?
Does our resilience validate your negligence?

Archana Sarat

Copyright Archana Sarat 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011


A few days back I received this email and it came as a pretty rude shock. I am wasting time.

Some terrific truth about time:

First: Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that take up your time.

Second: Time is expensive. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of our day is spent on those things or those people that only bring us two percent of our results.

Third: Time is perishable. It cannot be saved for later use.

Fourth: Time is measurable. Everybody has the same amount of time...pauper or king. It is not how much time you have; it is how much you use.

Fifth: Time is irreplaceable. We never make back time once it is gone.

Sixth: Time is a priority. You have enough time for anything in the world, so long as it ranks high enough among your priorities.

I do get some little time during the day but it comes in such small pieces of 10 minutes, 15 minutes, etc that it seems easier to flop down before the television at those intervals rather than sit and write on the desk.

Another thing I have noticed is that I hog down fried stuff only when I watch TV. This is definitely not going to make my fitness trainer any happy. So, I decided to start work again on my Writing Course and Poetry Course. This is something I enjoy doing, it makes me happy, it is a good use of valuable time and it helps me avoid unnecessary calories! Let's see how this plan goes!


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