Archive for ‘Zenei’

February 24, 2018

I’ll be Home Soon

by Zenei

Just a few days more…

I tell myself,

Though my shit isn’t as bad.

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December 13, 2017


by Zenei

I am re-visiting the past today,
just like I did yesterday,
And I am sure to go back tomorrow,
To be with dear people I know,
In places which no longer exist,
To relive experiences missed,

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October 12, 2017

When it Pours on Kohima

by Zenei

When it pours down on Kohima in October,You fetch your sweater or a light shawl,

Your feet are cold but just slightly.

Your Mom takes out her knitting set and wool,

And you sit by the fire and warm your toes.

The aromatic rice in the cooker is alluring,

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October 8, 2017

Worms do not Compare

by Zenei

Some only look up,

Picking and socializing,

Undaunted by Words.

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October 1, 2017

The Sounds of the Night

by Zenei

Every sound is amplified, every feeling gets exaggerated.

The roosters crow in the distance, though the clock only says twelve.

Cries of a baby emerge from the house below, the mother shushes.

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August 30, 2017

The Tree by the Lake

by Zenei

The water in the lake evaporates,

hungry dogs in the shade repose,

sweat runs down my back.

The road burns my soles

as I walk under the scorcher.

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August 21, 2017

Let us Go Back

by Zenei

The past holds the future.

Don’t be chased. Don’t be chained.

Forget it and we tumble.

Go back and make peace.

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August 7, 2017


by Zenei

Crying for candies,

getting it stuck to my hair,

dropping it on the ground,

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July 26, 2017

A Farmer’s Shed

by Zenei


There can’t be a greater sin than breaking into a farmer’s shed.

A tattered hut built from collected and begged scraps,

Made to stand on salvaged, old but reliable poles of timber,

cut open oil tin cans nailed to unwanted planks for walls.

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July 25, 2017

The Best Waiting Place

by Zenei

On many warm afternoons,

I would sit at a neighbor’s front yard,

Alone on a wooden bench,

that had a shine from excessive use.

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July 23, 2017

Paper Boats (Haiku)

by Zenei

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July 22, 2017

The Guava Tree

by Zenei

Behind our house used to be a guava tree,

Where my brother and I often sat for free.

Leaning against its cool creamish trunk,

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July 20, 2017

Enmity and Amity (Diamante)

by Zenei


Timorous, rebellious,

Resenting, doubting, guarding,

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July 20, 2017

Our Earth is Slipping

by Zenei

Earth is slipping,

And we are sleeping.

Plains are flooded,

The forest is gutted.

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July 19, 2017

Bondage and Freedom

by Zenei

Life –

Aggrieved, Wretched,

Lamenting, Oppressing, Despairing, Jousting,

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