"When my Heart ponders over the colors of life ... You come as a savior to my eyes And with my Pen I jot down the thoughts and embrace LIFE as it comes ... " - Saswati Barat



Sunday, March 07, 2010

Smile

Smile
And the world shall laugh at your face
Cry
And the world shall laugh at your face
Run
And the world might still be laughing at your face

How synthetic this emotions seem
When a girl cries or smiles
Or runs with joy or fear
Here and There
And everywhere
When Death is so near

Let alone this world feel ashamed
Of her chastity might proclaim
And if she is not to be true
Honor killing will do

To save our names and bonds
And the status we built upon
The walls so high
To not let her fly
And chain her down
With red bangles

Fly my friend
And let the world know
You are free
Free to be
Me



- Saswati Barat

A Promise

Father of the son
Mother of the child
Child of the earth
Promise
Promise me today
That you shall save this
Humanity
And not let it die
Die with guns and blood
And rain acid all over my breast
Promise you wont let
Me die
Die of disease or distress
And cherish the fruit I grow
From my womb
For your benefit
And not just feel ashamed
To say no
No to all who sell my womb
Sell your mother away ?
Go my child
Save the earth
Save humanity
From today
Promise.

- Saswati Barat

Friday, January 22, 2010

I


I am the circle in the square
The tree in the leaf
I am the smile in the tear
And I am the useful in the heap

The heap of wastes which is thrown away
Away by those who don't care
Care to even look at me stuck
Deep within there

I am skeptical
I am jealous
I am lonely
But I am fearless
Brave enough to say

I lie

And I lie to see that others
Are not bothered to care
Care about the real person
That is I

I say I am good
Good in ways which world doesn't want me to be
Good in ways where people mock
At the very sight of me
I , as a human
Graced by the heaven
Live and let live I within me


- Saswati Barat
9:21 PM
22nd Jan 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A tale of a woman

The peace I search


Of mind and soul


The peace of being alone


Born to be beaten


Crushed at the feet


Dropped out of school


And then sold away with relief


A burden of a daughter


A sister


And a wife


I learn


I live


I learn to live


And live to let others live too


My powers they say


Are of no use


Except of mane if any I produce


Give me a chance


Let me fight too


Let me be free


Free from the wisdoms


Stitched by thee


Some peace of mind


And peace of soul


My body my womb


I can console


I am not born to listen


Their yes or no


I am not bound to sit


When the heads nod and go


I shall not follow


What my mother has been


In laws too


Are not to be rhymed


I can find myself


Amongst the crowd of many


Let me fly too


With my own grown wings


- Saswati Barat