Wordly Wise

Musings of an infinite soul

Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category


with 2 comments

I’m tired of pretending
wearing a dozen different masks
for different occasions
at different locations
completing a hundred tasks
this drama seems unending
I’m tired of pretending

I’m fed up of conforming
to the whims and demands
of this capricious society
its weird ideas of propriety
no one understands
my attempts of transforming
I’m fed up of conforming

I’m weary of my mind’s games
played with ghosts of belief
haunting me wherever I go
as I struggle hard to grow
never a moment of relief
my soul is up in flames
I’m weary of my mind’s games

I’m sick of this eternal strife
a ceaseless series of conflicts
resulting from a clash of egos
even as friends become foes
and everyone only contradicts
I’m exhausted of living this life
I’m sick of this eternal strife


Written by Manoj Khatri

15 March 2010 at 10:45 pm

Posted in Blues, Poetry

Tagged with , , ,

Praying with you

with 2 comments

Praying with you is
like walking
on the morning grass
with the fickle dewdrops
tickling our bare feet
while our souls meet
and smile to greet
each other

Praying with you is
like drifting
on wispy, white clouds
on a sunny day, as we play
like little kids
a little fine, a little fey
And as our game starts
our love engulfs our hearts

Praying with you is
Like dreaming
a magnificent dream
where we scream
in ecstasy
as a rainbow wraps
you and me
in vibrant colours of glee

Praying with you is
Like weaving
a fairy story
that we fill with
God’s goodness and glory
Each memory we create
is a tale of our sweet love
so memorable, so great

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

29 March 2008 at 9:14 pm

Posted in Love Poems, Poetry


leave a comment »

My feelings these days
they are so strange
…they have such a range

Now, I am happy and ecstatic
Then, frightened and frantic

Now, I dream, hope and desire
Then, all my hopes catch fire

Now, I want to sing and dance
Then, I just get lost in a trance

Now, I see all so plain and clear
Then, my vision is blurred by a tear

Now, all I want is to conjugate
Then, I wonder about our fate

Now, your joy is my only goal
Then, my soul cries for your soul

My feelings these days
They are so strange
But my love for you
…doesn’t change

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

29 March 2008 at 7:37 pm

Posted in Love Poems, Poetry

My only aspiration

with one comment

In the hustle and bustle of the day
Surrounded by folks and friends
I feel lost, lonely and astray

Drifting off or awaking,
in dreams and reality
My heart’s always aching
and my soul’s always praying
for you…

Suppressing my urges
to talk to you
curbing my craving
to hear you
ignoring my thirst
to meet you
restraining my longing
to be with you
stifling my desire
to touch you
I feel fervent and helpless,
desperate and hopeless
For I expect and demand,
hope and anticipate

Then all of a sudden I seek nothing
Bereft of hopes, wishes or desires
Left with only a soul that aspires
…for your happiness

Then I experience a holy calm
Peace descends on me
like a soft, soothing balm
and a knowing arises
…that we’re never apart
because you live
forever in my heart

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

23 February 2008 at 8:58 pm


with 4 comments

I don’t know why did we meet?
Then chose to be bitter, not sweet

I don’t know why did we start?
Then chose pain over a joyous heart

I don’t know why did we hope?
Then chose to walk on a tightrope

I don’t know why did we pledge?
Then chose to push our luck to the edge

I don’t know why did we care?
Then chose to let our souls dare

I don’t know why did we pray?
Then chose to forever stay away

I don’t know why did we fight?
Then chose darkness instead of light

But I do know why we chose to love
‘cos God chose to bless us from above

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

14 February 2008 at 10:36 pm

Posted in Love, Love Poems, Poetry


leave a comment »

Drifting like an aimless cloud,
resembling a soft ball of cotton
in the clear, blue sky
in no specific direction
I feel peaceful

Floating like an unmanned raft
concurring with the currents
of an endless, wild sea
no specific thoughts
I feel joyful

Hopping like a beautiful butterfly
from flower to flower
in the garden of love
with no specific reason
I feel cheerful

Walking like a goalless vagabond
who has nothing to achieve
in this lovely, long life,
with no specific purpose
I feel blissful

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

13 February 2008 at 12:29 am

Is this a nightmare?

with one comment

The life I am living
seems so unreal,
feels like an
endless scary toil,
as I fight
my deep-rooted fears,
unable to hold back
my tears
I pray that
my mind adheres
and my heart also hears
my pleas

I fear
that my soul
is being hoodwinked
by my mind
…my mean mind
that is so unkind
It simply delights
in the agony
Though I don’t think
it’s so funny
making me dance
to its tunes
as if I was a bunny

My dream seems now
like a nightmare
As I feel intense
but bare
Never knew
I had to prepare
…to stare
at dark, starless
missing those
lovely fights
we had…at midnights
those highlights
of our love

© Manoj Khatri

Written by Manoj Khatri

3 January 2008 at 11:35 pm

Posted in Blues, Love, Love Poems, Poetry