Writing about What to Write
Then there comes common things of life-
Some personal, some general
Animate and inanimate
Writing about the people you know-
Your friends and foes
Places –visited and to-be-visited –
Means all kinds of Nouns –
Feelings and smells, likes and dislikes, habits and hobbies
Perceptions of various kinds…
I do have some particular things in mind
To write on, to spoil the ink on
One of them is the big Peepal tree in my school
Under which I often sit and read my book and teach the kids too
That’s something I’m very proud to love and admire
And I talk about it with my friends and girlfriends
The second is my bike about which
I have a feeling that it’s getting older day by day
And it demands more nourishment, better maintenance and higher expenses each time
Ideas of getting rid of it do strike me
But I don’t know why I haven’t yet sold it away
Do people get attached to machines?
That’s absolutely a good topic to write on.
I also have a feeling about the old couple selling fritters in my lane
I just watch them –hardly went and bought any item
Being apprehensive about the low quality edible oil they use
But the interesting thing is how devotedly they arrive and leave at time
And do their business like some corporate employees
I think it would be interesting to trace out their history,
To write their story,
But I fear their friendship will lead me to some gastronomical irregularities.
I know a neighborhood uncle who is suffering from a kind of neurosis. He’s in his late 60s.
One can find him anytime, in his khaki half pants, walking down the road
Another symptom, besides the khaki half pants, of his neurosis is his insufferable garrulity
People fear of getting caught in his clutches
And to listen then what he has to say
He spares no one. He can talk to a five years kid about politics.
He can talk to an adolescent about spirituality, even to a local leader –about honesty.
He is unwonted to oblivion. Omniscient! An interloper in people’s mind.
Every time I see him, I try to dodge slyly, but
He does catch me often and when out of respect I go near to him
He tells me what his younger daughter-in-law had cooked in lunch
And why he had to skip it because of being scathing.
And thus we proceed towards discussing cuisines
And just when I say, I like Chinese
That’s the one thing I don’t like about you, says he.
P.S. The photo has been borrowed from the internet owing full credit to the original owner/creator.
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Ravi is basically a Teacher and Reader. He loves to read interesting and thought-provoking books. On an average, he reads 80 to 90 books per year. He is much into realistic, political, historical and philosophical works, but occasionally he likes to read Poems, Short-stories, Fantasy and Romance. His other hobbies are Singing, Photography, Movies, and Travelling. Ravi started his writing by writing poems and book-reviews and he has written more than one hundred fifty poems in English and more than three hundred book reviews; some of his poems have been published in various online journals like : Indian Periodical, Mad Swirl, Borderless; in Print, his poems have been published in Oxigle Media Publications’ anthology “Whisper of Hearts” and Evincepub Publications’ anthology “Rubaroo”. One of his Short-stories has been published in TheUNIverse Journal and one of his articles has been published in Indian Periodical. Ravi has also published his collection of Hindi Poems “Vo Baat Un Dino Ki Thi” on Amazon Kindle.
Ravi is planning to publish his collection of short-stories and poems in near future, and working on his first novel right now.