Raindrops

A Modern Sonnet by Shiuli Sural

The rains come and go
The farmers reap and sow
I’ve asked the drops to stay
With me for another day

As water fills the ponds
Nature rebuilds its bonds
As parched lips long for more
The wet spirits rise and soar

Those sailing paper boats
The drenched mountain goats
Rains, please wash my windows clear
Till the distant appears near

O my beautiful rainbow
Why did you make the rains go ?

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….