Posted December 16, 2017 by ideallaedi
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What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,
So they always say, do they not ?
Why is it different for me, I wonder,
In every trial that Time has brought.

Amidst fresh fears of failure
My old courage, find I, cannot
From Experience as a teacher
I seem never to learn but nought

What doesn’t kill you, should leave you stronger
Why then does it feel, I wonder
That every stinging blow¬†from Life’s whip
Leaves but a new hole in a sinking ship




Posted October 24, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: lyrics, lyrics, poems and quotes

Drip ..
Drip drip ..
Danger a thrillin’
Drop by drop, a fillin’
With a smile sweet as honey
The crease on the cheek, a lightly

– Inspired by Gulzar’s Tap Tap in Rangoon


Posted October 23, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: lyrics, poems and quotes

Pink, you say, luv, is a girl’s colour.
The shade of blushes and cupid’s flowers
Pink, darlin’, is nought but, remember
A brilliant red, with gentle white, tempered.

The red of thirst, of unquenched desire
A passion, feeding perpetual fire
The red of wrath, of righteous anger
Bleeding from the heart pierced by a dagger.

The red of possessive jealousy,
An owner marking her territory
The red of strength, of independence
A leader asserting her feminity.

Posted October 14, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: lyrics, poems and quotes, music

Stitched to you thus, am I, dearest

Body and soul, that the merest

Turn, away from me, you take 

Bruises mine body as my heart breaks.

From Gulzar’s O Saathi Re in Omkaara.

Bed time reading : Installment #7

Posted October 10, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: book reviews, books, daily-news


Posted August 6, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: lyrics, poems and quotes, music

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Like a garland of flowers
Adorning the prince’s chest
A wish, to find mine way to yours
And there to forever rest

This burden of reserve, to lose
A desire, in your arms to fuse
To merge with your every breath
My life, dearest, I send, till death.

– An inspired and incomplete translation of Sirivennala’s Ra ra kumara from Govindu Anadarivadele

Posted August 2, 2017 by ideallaedi
Categories: lyrics, poems and quotes, Uncategorized

“Do you see them” the little one asks me
Wiping her tear stained eyes bravely
“The monsters aren’t real, my dear”
I reply, while at me and her, they leer.

How do I will her not to give in
How do I make her fight them and win
How do I ensure she’s better than what I’ve been
My little girl, who sees the same monsters I’ve once seen