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Are we really stardust?
February 29, 2020
 

Maybe some stories are meant to be different. Maybe some people never find their soulmate. Maybe that's what god desires.

SIMPLICITY DAY
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February 10, 2020
 

Farak

डर डर डर
बस चाहें वो तू मर
सच्ची बात नहीं
बस अच्छी बात कर

जो जीना है तो  ऐसे बोलना पड़ेगा
कुछ भी कहने  से पहले बातों को तोलना पड़ेगा

 देखी इनकी दुनिया
देखा इनका संसार
संसार , संस्कार।  संसार, संस्कार
इनके शब्दों के   जाल में न फंसना  मेरे यार

 कोई अमीर कोई गरीब
कितने देखों गरीब
देख ये कैसा नसीब
इस  मायाजाल से निकलने की
आती nahi क्यों  कोई तरकीब

कैसे मैं समझाऊँ इन्हें
कैसे मैं बताऊँ इन्हें
बातें हैं ज़मीर की ये
ना किसी  फ़कीर की ये

 अब बातें तुम करों
और खींचे कोई और लकीर
देखो कैसे मर रहा
दिन ब दिन सबका ज़मीर

तू, तुम , आप के
 खेल न तू खेल
दरारें तुम डालों
हम  करते हैं मेल

बस यही है फरक
डर डर डर
 मर बस चाहें चाहें वो तू मर
सच्ची बात नहीं
बस अच्छी बात कर
ये नहीं करेंगे
तू खुद कर अपनी क...

JUST LOVE
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January 31, 2020
 

Aliens and Minerva
It was a strange and confusing night. I went to watch a play in my city,invited by a beautiful Russian I matched on tinder. The name of the play was 'aliens'. I wasn't new to plays but this was incomprehensible. I couldn't make sense of it.  The only word I remembered from the play ended, I went backstage to meet her. I wasn't able to find her, I approached a guy who was in the play and he was confused as to why or how I knew her or wanted to meet her. Later, she came out and hugged me as she recognized me. There was a little kid with her,not hers, who gave me the happiest handshake I ever had in my life. She didn't understand English so we had to talk through part gesture...

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January 22, 2020
 

With my witches

I will ride under the moonlight
All the demons prepare to be terrified
I am not I
What battle ?
There is no fight

We've seen the dark sun
And seen rhe darkness inside
Vanquish the light
The light lives on still
Even when everything is out here to kill

Little do they know
We dont care
But we care a lot
The maze of our souls
Are bigger than our thoughts

Enough, it's time to leave earth.
There's a world where we belong
This was a mistake
Lo and behold
Riders in the sky looking down
Is this it ?
Can we leave please
Our work here is done
- Arbikshe

MLK DAY
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January 21, 2020
 

Such is life
It was the beginning of second year in the college. I had taken up a job during the summer vacations and was working part time as the head of the office had convinced me to continue part time.

One fine day, I completed my evening classes and left the college for my office. I went on about doing my work and enjoying some music on the computer during the break . It is then the floor supervisor came near my cabin and said that there was some noise coming out from somewhere. I removed the headphones and realised that the noise was coming out from my pocket. In those days, smartphones were not common. It was simply a phone for texting and calling.) I answered the ongoing call and lo...

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 16, 2020
 

If  I were you ,
And you were me,
I'd know what's true ,
And you'd know what's true absurdity.

Dev Arbikshe  

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 15, 2020
 

Simple Man

Wish I could say I was a simple man
But I'm not
Wish I Could Say
I was my own friend
But I'm not

Wish you could see the man among men
But he's gone
The one who could never pretend
No matter what

Always kept his heart on his sleeves
Now all he does is grieve
Miracles happened
And I  saw him on his knees
Begging and praying
I need something please

God listened to his cries
Granted His Wishes
Gave him what he wanted but
Now all he wants is to die

Wish I could say I was a simple man
But I'm not
Wish I Could Say
I was my own friend
But I'm not

Why does life have to be so cruel ?
But in the end
It's a choice to be a fool
Or not.
- Dev Arbikshe

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 14, 2020
 

The diary of a  modern madman.

What other people think of you is none of your business. It's their problem. Wasting your time thinking about what they think of you serves nothing.  Seeking approval will get you nowhere and it is a very wrong way to spend your time and energy. It will only bring you anxiety.
What ultimately counts is; whether you approve of yourself , not if others approve of you.  Your own approval matters the most.  
Being popular with the world at the expense of your soul is a true booby prize. How people perceive you reveals more about them than it does about you . People will perceive you based on their own conditioning . Taking it personally can only be a poor choice o...

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 13, 2020
 

Fusion of thoughts

Flying umbrellas
Jumping stones
Clay feet
On the concrete

Blue flies, green skies
Strange birds black ants
Don't worry about correlation Nothing matters in the end

Down the river
Live mermaids
Who can see through the charades
What a world
Hyenas act as snowflakes

click tick click click
I choose my poison
you choose your fits
click click tick click
The clock is such a snitch
It tells my Brain
I am a mortal
And life is such a trip

You're dead when you live
But do you live when you're dead
Not everything has to be so complex
rise above your brain
rise above your head
rise above your habits
You're all that you have

- Arbikshe

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 12, 2020
 

Kept thinking,
Kept thinking,
What's the point of life?
Kept thinking,
kept thinking,
Didn't understand one bit
Cobwebs suffocates the spider
Experienced fear
Experienced fearlessness
But something  remains unseen
And remains a mystery
The veil stays
What's the truth our existence
What lies before birth and  beyond death?
Who knows, who knows?

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 7, 2020
 

तरस

तरस  गया हूँ
देखने के लिए साफ़ हवा
कहाँ गई
जिसे कहते थे फ़िज़ा

रुआंसी आँखे हो गयी
हृदय हो गया गमशुदा
फिर भी किसी को नहीं है
इस मुल्क में
किसी की परवाह

कोई करे मैं ये जात तू वो जात
कोई करे मैं ऊँचा तू नीचा
किसी को धर्म और मज़हब से नहीं फुर्सत
नहीं दिखता इन्हे
इस सब की वजह से
सबकी फूटी किस्मत

बताओ मुझे कैसे रहूँ  मैं खुश
जब खा रहे हैं हम
विषाक्त भोजन , पी रहे हम हर पल
ज़हर भरा जल और हवा

बताओ किससे करू दुआ
ईश्वर , अल्लाह, नानक या खुदा
क्यों पड़ी है मस्तिष्क पर मिट्टी सबके
दिखता नहीं क्या इनको कि  
कहाँ हम पहुँच गए

कहते हैं ये हँसा  करों
रहा करो खुश
लेकिन जहाँ ज़िन्दगी जीने की
ख़त्म कर दी हो वजह
वहां ये सब बातें है बेवजह

न मुझे देना सच कहने पर दोष रे
ऐसे विभत्स कलयुग में खामोश रे
आता होगा सुनक...

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 6, 2020
 

Cadillac Musings

Red Corvette in my dreams
And my hands on the steering
I like my Kawasaki
Long live two wheels

-Arbikshe

A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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December 31, 2019
 

A New Beginning

A little 'dobby-like' creature is watching me with a smirk on his face while I'm writing this note. 'A new beginning', what a joke he says ! How many times have you had ' a new beginning' ? The creature is in my head. Once again questioning my efforts and my ability.

 These 'dobby-like' creatures are doubts that creep in our minds time and time again. Yes, it is true I have seldom finished the projects I started in past and left a lot of resolutions to be fulfilled . I have been way more inspired than I hope to be ever again and yet abandoned many a tasks I intended to complete. But does that mean I should stop trying ? This might be a misnomer but somewhere, somehow a new...

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019
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December 29, 2019
 

Words of a dying man

We're all actors
and the world is a stage
If only our eyes were open
We'd get out of this maze
This cage

I've been watching all these people
and playing their twisted games
they won't stop until your soul is lost
so I don't even want to remember their names

pointing fingers all the time
or being indifferent
it's time to step up I guess
time to end the apathetic unkindness

All this time
all these lies
all these fake smiles
and the mind crimes

don't die
don't die
don't die

you are needed alive
-Arbikshe

GOLDFISH LOVE
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December 28, 2019
 

Flukelang

Ka kow
Pow pow  
Chi chi cheng cheng
Klick klack kleng kleng

Raw straws
cats paws
Guilty dogs
Drunk frogs

Pet parrots
Eating carrots
Rabbits staring
At them ferrets

Old trains
Break those chains
Don't use your head
Use your brains
- Arbikshe

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019
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December 24, 2019
 

Dreamers

Dreamers sitting on the beach
Looking at the moon
As the waves touch their feet
Dark night,sparkling trees
The moonlight, lit their dreams
All they have is their dreams

They thought
Enlightenment would bring them peace
Lost memories
The could've beens
They wanted a fairy tale
But all that is left is screams

Now you're surrounded
By the consequences of your mistakes
They squeal,they bleat
So much is at stake

Lost verses
Stretched curses
Find your verses
Kill them curses

Clock is ticking
Time is running out
Yet you sit on your porch
Waiting for the world to turn around

Back at the beach
No one is sitting there
The world is burning
Such a sight, cold  st...

JAMES MCINERNEY
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December 9, 2019
 

Another prayer

3 years after graduation and 1 after post graduation, I was sitting on the gate of university wondering what next ? I could not keep deceiving myself. It's true that I was forced to pursue post grad in English literature but I was also at fault for taking up Spanish for 3 years and not being serious about it and in the process ruining my grades and career prospects. Thus,I had enough of it.

I prayed to grant me 3 choices. A situation where I would have 3 job offers and leave it upto me to decide which one to select. 3 seemed better than 1. I stood up and left after the prayer,the wish and went on about my daily routine as I thought it takes some time for prayers to be answer...

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December 9, 2019
 

Candles

I remember that night clearly or call it morning if you will.  3.45 a.m. on the clock, I crept out of my slumber with a little nudge, I'm sure it was no earthquake, no tremors. Lying upside down,flat on my back I tried to get up but just as I tried to open my eyes,I froze!

There was  a well built woman in front of my room in white clothes with a child in one hand,an infant, and a candle in another. Her gaze was very steady and bold but she didn't seem intent on scaring  me,she was simply looking at me. I was half asleep and half awake. I rub my eyes,trying to make sense of what I was seeing, in disbelief, I tried to see again and she was still there. I saw her for at least around ...

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December 8, 2019
 

Deliver Us

Maybe I should have written down the things I wanted
Maybe I should have not taken things for granted

Maybe you  should have seen the things for what they were
And shouldn't have confirmed to them or even the ether

You were handed down the ladder
But you broke it down
Yet he extends another one
but it's not yours .
This is the last straw
Better walk on the giants shoulders
Because your own spine is bent down

Tell me why are you so afraid
The things you hold so tightly are all dead
I admit you had it rough
But my intention after all that happened was to make you a better man

Let it go
Let it die
This is your call from the inside
Breathe deep
Open your eyes
I com...

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December 2, 2019
 

The Beach

"The Beach"starring Leonardo DiCaprio was released in the year 2000. It had an amazing soundtrack and I was captivated by the tracklist. The track by Moby and All saints were breathtakingly good.

I was mesmerized the first time I listened to the song 'Pure Shores by All Saints" . Coupled with the adventurous rush I experienced while watching the movie, I somehow was so impressed by the beautiful places that I resolved to live in such a place before I die. As usual my rational brain taunted me; 'how would I do that?' I didn't care and I didn't pay heed to the doubts. I just KNEW that I would have that experience.

Almost a decade later and after a lot of twists and turns of fate...

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December 2, 2019
 

Wish fulfilled

Year 2006/2007, I used to go on walk every evening. Usually, it was music that captured my attention as I strolled. So, listening to music was an escape from the mundane daily humdrum. It was one of the days when I felt particularly creative while listening to music and the effect it had on me. The songs had left me wondering what if .... what if you could have anything in life, what would you have ? How would it feel?

It is then I came up with an idea to test life , whether life actually gives you what you wish for. At that time it was only one wish. I imagined how cool would it be if I would get a gift from a girl from another country. The gift could be a memento or anyth...

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November 26, 2019
 

This happened around year 2012-2013 in Goa away from my city of birth Delhi. Facing one of my many breakdowns in life by then , it was a unique one.

I had got what I wanted in life, a miracle come true that I was living in a place identical to my dream place . But it wasn't enough. Because I did not get "everything" I wanted. Exasperated at the pain and torture I felt from within, this was a revolting feeling towards God.

I thought of resigning from my job in Goa, torn,because I didn't want to go back to Delhi and felt like I had found my actual "home"in Goa as I like nature, clean air and space and Delhi was opposite of that. Just when I rise up from my chair and have my resignation letter...

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November 26, 2019
 

Monday 3 pm, I hear a phone ringing on a table next to me in my office. I look at it and see a name flash ie "Vaibhav" . It's the same name as one of my friends and hence I remember it. I come back home and go to sleep. I have vivid multiple dreams but the only thing I remember or put an effort to recall was unmistakable pronouncement of a name in the last dream; Mrs Lamput.

I wake up at 3 am and wonder what a strange name,never heard of it before and I don't watch television, so let's Google it. I find out it's just a cartoon series and not any person.

But wait, the creator's name of the series is the same as the one that flashed on the phone the day before; "Vaibhav". This is just one o...

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November 26, 2019
 

There was a time when I had matched with someone on tinder. We talked for a few times. She asked for my number and left hers as well. I saved the number and called her. It was never answered and always went to an answering machine. I wondered if this was just some creative way to stop talking to me. A few days later as technology is these days, I get her profile in suggestions on a social media platform, I ask her if it's "her" . She blocks me. Convinced that this is just idiotic and I won't compromise with my self respect, I vowed to never even think of her.

But a few weeks later , I get a call from city metro station.  Bewildered why they're calling me as I travel in a car or on bike  and...

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November 26, 2019
 

There was a time when I had matched with someone on tinder. We talked for a few times. She asked for my number and left hers as well. I saved the number and called her. It was never answered and always went to an answering machine. I wondered if this was just some creative way to stop talking to me. A few days later as technology is these days, I get her profile in suggestions on a social media platform, I ask her if it's "her" . She blocks me. Convinced that this is just idiotic and I won't compromise with my self respect, I vowed to never even think of her.

But a few weeks later , I get a call from city metro station.  Bewildered why they're calling me as I travel in a car or on bike  and...

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November 1, 2019
 

Wordweaver

Split to the core ,
All he could say was ; '' I can take no more'',
So sure, so sure ,
Of yourself, all of you, all.

The last words that echoed were .
I can take no more.

Split to the core

So what happened after all ?
Why are you still stuck
on these damned crossroads ?

It has been 5 years now,
And 12 years all in all
Since you began your struggle
Failing is not an option

No! Don't fall , don't fall !

How long will you be heading nowhere ?
All the answers are here,
Inside your own soul !

Just need to take a look in the mirror ,
Time passes everyday,
Questions cannot remain same .

Tick tock, tick tock,
Can't you hear ?
It's the clock .
This life can be a game,
Only if you'...

IMPOSSIBLE.. I THINK NOT.
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October 31, 2019
 

In solitude, I listen to
Their voices without speech
I was looking for answers that were always within my reach.

-Arbikshe

#INKTOBER
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October 28, 2019
 

Dani

Dani was a little girl
She didn't know what to do
She had a lot of things on
her mind

But about life
She didn't have a clue

She had a lot of talent
But how was it going to
Shine through?

Dani was a little girl
But she didn't know
What to do !

-Dev Arbiskshe

#INKTOBER
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October 28, 2019
 

Today I pray

Today I pray
Hear me out
If you may

I have the courage to be me
The one I am meant to be
Or
The one I was born to create
May I have the wisdom to see through their games
And be loyal to a vision
Avoid sloth like plague

Today I pray
Hear me out if you please
Th e courage to preserve
My integrity
Against the onslaught of society

The mirror within me
Tells me what I have been
The games are there
For a reason
But my reasons
Are not worldly

Dev Arbikshe

#INKTOBER
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