Portrait of Words

Portrait of Words

Sitting in the warm Spring breeze
I try to draw a portrait of words
The exhausted sky looks at ease
smiling at returning birds
A few twinkling stars in the sky
City lights blinking bright
My shadow is asking me why
my curious feet are quiet
I smile a bit, I stroll and stop
I feel time silently flow
I stare around from the rooftop
While the city buzzes below
I often hear what I can't see
The spirit of silence
Darkness introduces to me
My heart's silent cadence
© Taruchaya

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 1
Prompt, write an introduction poem.

Regrets

Regrets

Those unkept words
Unfulfilled promises
Unrealised dreams
Fading memories
Plagued by regrets
We keep moving on
Striving to survive
in limited time and means
Climbing the stairs
reaching somewhere
Spirit dead or alive
Who can tell the difference?

© Taruchaya

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 3
Prompt, write a "spirit of the stairs" poem.

No Matter Where

Photo: My Photo Gallery

No Matter Where
( From Boyzone's "No Matter What")

Sometimes it will be bright.
Sometimes it will be grey.
The mornings will still have light,
no matter where you stay.

Sometimes you'll see the moon.
Sometimes it'll wane away.
The sight can still make you swoon,
no matter where you stay.

Sometimes it'll feel bit light.
Sometimes it'll seem to weigh.
Life goes on so you'll be alright,
no matter where you stay.

You'll stumble, you'll fall, yet stand again.
You'll find yourself someday.
Wounds do heal - time lessens the pain,
no matter where you stay.
© Taruchaya

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 7
Prompt: write an altered song title poem.

The World Within

The World Within

Some people may agree with me,
while some may choose to disagree.
There's a hidden world yet undull
encased safely within the skull.

Where thoughts fly like birds free
and values are rooted like a tree.
Where hope wakes like the rising sun
and dreams come as the day is done.

As long as we're alive and breathing,
everything has a hidden meaning.
When some thoughts create chaos,
there's always some kind of loss.

Like we lose our peace of mind -
and our perception gets confined.
When thoughts are full of cheer,
desires grow...goals become clear.

Just like we always trim unkempt nails
Treasure the triumph, forget the fails.
Good thoughts can never do any harm-
call it mind's power or uncanny charm!

© Taruchaya

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 9. Prompt : Cause and Effect

Don’t give up

Don’t give up

They tried to tie the light with ropes
They tried to put it in a cage
Yet sparkled and glowed tiny hopes
Like silver scattered on a dark page


The tired city groaned with gloomy grief
Ached every bone, muscle and joint
Like fireflies flickering – small and brief,
aiming towards a celestial point


Rising from the silhouette of shadows-
unshackled, undeterred and undying,
Dreams, like the stars and moon, glows.
Whispering, “don’t give up without trying!”


© Taruchaya

If I had a pair of wings!

If I had a pair of wings,
then I will love to fly.
I will pack few things
and glide in the sky.
I’ll map the sandy shore
and hover over the boat.
When the waves will roar,
I’ll sing a calming note.
I’ll race with the fish
or settle like the shells.
And with the dusk’s windy swish
return where my heart dwells.

© Taruchaya

The Halcyon Bird

The Halcyon Bird

I caught a bright flash of blue – 
cerulean than the sea and sky. 
Surprised and curious too – 
my feet froze, i don’t know why.

There sat seemingly ruminating, 
the heavenly Halcyon Bird. 
Maybe majestically contemplating, 
it is on which part of the world. 

Perhaps it was missing a stream, 
or a river that sang along the way. 
Maybe it was sad about a broken dream, 
or a flashback of a memorable day. 

With a breast of orange like a sunset 
and the azure of the vast sky. 
I know in my heart, i shall never forget, 
the Kingfisher that caught my eye! 

© Taruchaya