False Consciousness

What if I tell you that you are nothing but a cash cow? They are making you chase the money, For which you become their corporate slave! Then the system steal all that wealth you gain, By creating delusional reality, Spreading lies that are now so engraved in your brain. Look around, what you see?Continue reading “False Consciousness”

Stillness in Turmoil

While everything around me whirls and storms, I remain grounded. In the middle of all the turmoil Of all the intense energies and emotions, When it’s all just so dark, I cannot see anything, cannot touch or hear. I think about you, My heart feels your love. And I get clarity. With no pause betweenContinue reading “Stillness in Turmoil”

Nationalistic Rite

I suffer from the conflagration in my mind, Should I stay on the side of dissent? Or should I dive in the stream of the contemporary nationalistic rite? I worry that someday the reflections of my youth may pass me by, Like traces on the car window, Driving at 120 on the freeway, Haunting me,Continue reading “Nationalistic Rite”

Words

Dying embers. Wild flames. Twenty-six letters. A thousand names. Scratches on paper. Slender frames. Young words. Ancient games Wither and fade, Into an insipid blur. But with some Rhyme, Alliteration, Assonance, And consonance, Forming a battalion of lines And stanzas, Winning hearts, And breaking too. Leaves their mark. Forever. – Mahesh Mali. Copyrighted © 2017–18Continue reading “Words”