Earthquake

All we wanted was continue to live
Our lives all of a piece within brick,
As history carefully buried in tome.

This morning temples broke peace
And Gods shut eyes to their falling.

These bricks no longer hold homes
Only life’s pieces left to dry in sun.

(A severe earthquake in Nepal caused massive devastation and loss of life on 26th April,2015)

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Neem fruits

The farmers have joined a rally,
Crying slogans in urban lawns,
Upside down, from neem trees.

They hang in a passing breeze.
They hang like fruits and drop,
When breeze becomes a wind.

Neem flowers have just turned
This season to fruity succulence.
Like every year they are bitter.

(A farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh, hung himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) anti-land bill rally at Jantar Mantar(New Delhi) on Wednesday)