Dear Diary

A Modern Sonnet by Shiuli Sural

I write in you,
My secret, vice and dream,
My aspirations, old and new
My thoughts, full of beam.

My closest confidante
I vent in you my feelings
You only listen to my rant
My doubts, worries and dealings.

I tell you all about myself
My world and my life
The movies I watch, the books on my shelf
Towards which goal I strive.

Now I shall tell you no more,
Having left the room through the door.

The Passing Of Time

A Modern Sonnet by Mannat Sidhu

They say

“An idle mind is the devil’s workshop”

My idle mind says nay

My idle eyes wander to the clock,willing it to hop

Ahead, a few hours, a few days

Wishing time to quicken, to hurry up

But that darned clock and its wretched ways

Can never seem to speed up

It moves so slow

And as I sit and stare

I fantasize about giving it a throw

I’m up to my ears in despair

But eventually time moves; days,months and years progress

That beloved clock moves too fast; all I want is to regress.

Flouting Forces

A Modern Sonnet by Kaisera Kanwar

Clothed in star pyjamas, all of seven years old I declared I wanted to fly

Who would question an imbecile’s reverie?

They said Yes! Yes , you will touch the sky

But now I see….. You are my greatest enemy ‘Gravity’

Your pull and hold, like being patrolled

Your invisible bond, frustratingly firm

Oh cruel foe! You have me pigeonholed

To the sun and moon, I must escape, even if I appear infirm

Lets us reverse your force

No stalling, just free falling into the universe

May your attraction

Boost my acceleration

But in our ability I doubt , physics we can’t possibly flout

I can’t really fly it turns out….