A Little Hungry, A Little Poor

My head’s a little hungry
My heart’s a little poor
I’ve always been fearful
I’ve never been sure
I keep delaying things
I keep running round
Like an unknown planet
Waiting to be found
I could change myself but it still will be me
I could never walk straight right through a door
For my head will always be hungry
And my heart will always be poor

My lips are tasteless
My eyes are a blur
I’ve always been frightened
Of that there’s no cure
I keep learning things
I keep forgetting folks
I remember every tear
Hidden in my jokes
I know all about the world but nothing about me
I’ve a desk full of honours, prizes galore
But my head will always be hungry
And my heart will always be poor

My dreams are quite simple
My thoughts I adore
My pulses are special
Down to the core
I have a lot of problems
I am full of flaws
I am indecisive
It’s part of my clause
Whatever I am, whatever I may be
Silly, foolish, naive, dumb, immature
But my head will always be hungry
And my heart will always be pure

Common Diseases

You never really know Malaria
Unless you get it
You would not know Chickenpox
Until you’ve caught it
The same thing applies to
Common cold, broken bones
Or Pneumonia or Tuberculosis
Or Diabetes or Asthma
Or even Obesity

No matter how much you’ve heard of them
Or seen people suffer from them
You are never really prepared
To defend yourself from their attacks
When one day you wake up and find
That despite all your precautions
You have been caught

Same holds true for Love


There was once a rabbit
Who ate nothing but steel
When somebody asked him
He said, “It’s no big deal.”
He chewed off pieces of steel
That he could ever find
Had them all day and ensured
That he left no scraps behind
Some frog jokingly called him
“Hey, Man of…, I mean, Rabbit of Steel
Why don’t you go save the world?
Then tell us how it feels.”
But the rabbit contemplated
— Boy, the frog is right
I must pack my bags at once
Save the world from fright
Ever since that blessed day
He’s been fighting all sorts of fears
It’s been a-many centuries
It’ll be many more years
So if you ever feel afraid
Of anything or anyone
Just call out to your rabbit friend
All your fears will be gone

Education System

Oh this education system is a fail
They say math is beautiful
To that I will agree
They say math speaks truth
But that truth I can’t see
Well at least you can see my heart wail
Oh this education system is a fail

Oh this education system is a fail
They taught me calculus
I studied zero and pi
Math is supposed to be fun
But boy it makes me cry
They’re hammering my head with a nail
Oh this education system is a fail

Oh this education system is a fail
I can solve all the problems
With sin, cos and tan
But I don’t know how to use them
I don’t know where or when
How much longer will this madness prevail?
Oh this education system is a fail

Oh this education system is a fail
I am a master of none
But a jack of all trades
I never bothered learning
Only bothered about grades
I’m a boat with winds but no sail
Oh this education system is a fail

A Monstrous Secret

In the middle of the night
I woke up with a start
When I felt some heavy breathing
Neighbouring my heart

I rubbed my eyes to see
A frightening monstrous surprise
Staring back at me sternly
With two giant wobbly eyes

He crawled ever so close to me
And gave a hideous roar
Everything started to tremble
Even the windows and the door

I stretched my right hand out
To keep the monster at bay
Hid my face between the knees
As I began to cry and pray

The monster took my hand
Shook it a little bit
I looked up and saw him smiling
I was at the end of my wit

O’ the monster was only lonely
He had no bad intend
The roar was his way of saying
“Will you be my friend?”

Yes, we are good friends now
But don’t tell this to my brother
Keep this our little secret
Maybe I’ll tell you another

O’ Dear Daughter

O’ Dear Daughter
When you were four
I would read you fairy-tales
To get you to sleep
But you would be so engrossed
In every little detail
That you put off sleep
Even when it knocked hard on your eyes
I could see
A gamut of expressions
On your face
As you imagined characters
And stories in your head
And it was easy reading you
When you were angry, it showed
When you were blue, you were blue
When you were sad, you were sad
When you were happy, I knew

Now you are twenty four
You still love me
I still love you
But this love is not the same
That love was far better
Fairy-tale days are long gone
And so are the expressions on your face
I can no longer read you
I can’t tell if you are hurt
I can’t tell if you are merry
I can’t tell if you are worried
I can’t tell anything
I can’t tell if my little girl is lost
Or has she merely evolved
I don’t see her eyes lighten up
With amazement anymore
Life has taken over you
Just like it took me too

My Planet Is In A Crisis

My planet is in a crisis
It’s slowly burning down
We are all feeling the effects
In every city and town

Temperatures are rising
Icebergs are falling apart
The sight of forest fires
Is an arrow through my heart

Short-sightedness of humans
Has disrupted all lives
Birds and plants and animals
Only the fittest survives

Then there are other disasters
That have a natural birth
A way of warning humans
About this planet’s worth

Not a lot of time left now
Before we will all be gone
My planet is in a crisis
How is yours going on?