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Dental blues

I had my tooth pulled out today. Not any ordinary tooth, but a wisdom tooth. I can’t decide what hurts more, getting a tooth removed or getting kicked in the family jewels. While I linger around my bed and sometimes squirm in pain, here are a few lines that summarize my situation. There are some … Continue reading

The life we knew we could never live

The life we knew we could never live Is somewhere out there in the wait Asking for another chance It’s time to go, walk through the gate There are hobbies waiting to be picked Or asses asking to be kicked A million jaws just to be dropped And bullets out there to be stopped The … Continue reading

The snowman

I A slight chill graces the air As the leaves of fall mingle and fly away Riding the mischievous wind. Showers of white slowly appear And the air is now wispy, cloudy As the sleet covers The previously grassy lawn In a blanket of sparkling frost. A little child, bedecked in wool And armed with … Continue reading

New beginnings

Clear blue skies, Opened eyes Hands in hands, Wedding bands Crowded spots, Quiet thoughts Open air, Stand and stare Splash of wine, Joy divine Spoken word, Emotion spurred Years end, Ears lent Humankind, A lot more kind. Time for new beginnings. © 2014 Mihir Kamat A very happy and prosperous 2015 to one and all! … Continue reading

One for the holidays

It’s that time of year again To shop and cook seems such a pain Yet this is simply not what it’s all about There are also laughs and cheers Bottled ales and sweet, cold beers Little ones who love to scream and shout A nice little getaway Children gathered round to play Night time skating … Continue reading

Happy days

A golden stroke of sunlight In the calm chill of the morning The kiss of a coffee cup With the warmth of a thousand bitter Drops of heaven… A single songbird perched nearby, Chirping till its heart content Waking in the sleep of a hundred. I sit here lost in thought While I gaze into … Continue reading

Graduation day

The mother spots her teenager easily Bobbing in a sea of black As she meekly takes her seat at the back In the ocean of parents gathered today. A quiet stream of tears flow Somewhere between the laugh lines And curvy, dimpled chins. A sense of pride emerges, knowing, He was once, just a little … Continue reading

Good times

If pictures could talk, They could write an epic, Or recite a symphony, Like no other. I hope they’d talk About the day that we met, Of the chemistry as we looked Into each other’s eyes, Or of watching us laugh like no tomorrow. How we danced in the rain, Like toddlers without a care … Continue reading


The night is young and restless As the candlelight glitters on her face She’s all dressed up in black silk With eyes that betray her frenzied search. She wears an unlikely grimace As her wine’s insipid, yet she sips on, A mere ploy to kill time; To fill a vacant void. I name her, Serena; … Continue reading

The storm

We watch the moon in all its brilliance The light, it shines across the bay The sea is calm, but there’s a storm Brewing somewhere in the distance. The world’s away, left far behind But there’s no escaping your probing stare Clearly there’s more to be wanted, or felt More left for the taking. I … Continue reading



She glitters on, unfazed at the touch of human skin; as he mulls holding her with jittery fingertips. He wonders what a hole she would make in his pocket, yet considering she would be totally worth it. She looks around, scoffing at her peers; they can only stare back, green with envy for she carries … Continue reading


Where there was once time To look into her eyes And find my world Hidden deep within them I’m now left staring Into four-inch screens Trying to hold on To a shred of a relationship. Where there once was space To hum along a melody Or to find an old record And relate to its … Continue reading

The last kiss

There are moments, I’ve wished That would never end, and once they do, That they’d never begun. Soul searching, yet out of reach Falling out of comfortable arms From cushioned relief Into raging nightmares Where the beast is awake Ready to feast on mellow creatures The mind wanders, endlessly, carelessly, Aimlessly, pointlessly, wordlessly Staring into … Continue reading

Life and death

I’m here again in the company of Wizened flowers, that form a deathly mosaic Beautiful once, now a mere arrangement Of wilted roses and shriveled lilacs You chose to go to that better place And left me here to my loneliness Now I try clutch on to cherished memories As I hold these in my … Continue reading



A golden circle; Studded brilliance holds Tiny, lone crystals Your melted heart speaks As light shimmers through many Broken window panes; Those glowing rocks just Scatter radiance beyond me Why those tears? Our breaths unite As the distance closes down To nothingness now And all I can see Your eyes speak like diamonds; Love is … Continue reading



Silent graves seem left behind Where flowers sit on dusty berths Mere markers in the sands of time Trying to prove all their worth So quiet, the winds keep passing by Right from the early, break of dawn The hope that fills the heart alike May not see the first light of morn They once … Continue reading



You whisper in my ears so softly And point towards my worthy foe A rustic clock hung on the far wall Telling me it’s time to go I sit up straight and keenly watch Your brilliant eyes look back at me So innocent and full of charm Your hand fits mine so perfectly My skin … Continue reading


I hold a glass, half-empty With a heart half full – A match made in heaven. I sink my first one; It burns over melting ice Sparking my tongue tip Leaving a halo of bitter sweetness Adventurous; I pick up another Guzzle it down like water Attempt to drown emotion In an alcoholic flood Giving … Continue reading

Lost words

Lost words

I wrote of love all this time Never knowing what it stood for Or what it meant to someone else Those words were flowery Buttery, slippery Rising with every tender breath And falling as the sun goes down I wrote of beauty, magnanimity Of holding hands and second chances And eyes that did most of … Continue reading



Her quiet eyes still look on Validation all they seek Autumn’s gone; tomorrow beholds More frigid, morose, wintry days Those wizened hands are outstretched wide Revealing tales of days gone by Pausing; waiting for a moment Craving blissful sanctity Her face is crinkled; yet so elegant And may be fifty years ago A single wrinkle … Continue reading