UDAIPUR

From being the hush of a locomotive engine, it creepily crawls into an uneventful conundrum: “Am I the zenith? The murmur of the chirpy aerial characters? The grandeur of the villas? And the silvery spark of the lakes?”

“Or, the perennially oscillating advanced apes hopping in/out the city? The motion of the chaotic engines? The vividness of shoppers’ paradise?”

“It is an autocrat with plutocratic souls resting in its palaces and forts: all international. It is a peasant housed with herds of guides and travel agents and camel riders: all local”, is how I mull about my sojourn with remarkable difficulty.

Anyway, whoever you’re, whatever you’re, I hope you’re, you just are… Immortally like an always and never like a yesterday. May you always envelope your crisply edged Aravalis in the darkness of the sky as the naughty moon attempts to mar its beauty. May the sun Gods always embellish your scars with intricacy and placidity as the blackness gets dispelled, every single time.

The city of lakes retains its perplexity unlike the iridescent travelers, tourists, backpackers or whatever you summon yourself/others. May its paradigm smoothen all irregularly curved turmoils of your life, your own universe in the compactness of Earth’s infinity.

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THE PARADIGM

While her tongue ran naked in the news show as she debated,

“How in order to defer rape, it’s necessary for all men to be castrated”,

She forgot her virgin male friend who always escorted her home,

Just to ensure that filthier men around her don’t roam.

She led her way to thinking,

that “men are good for nothing”.

Poor lass! Couldn’t summon the old cute boy down the street,

during the trek, when she fell helplessly, who soothed  her glitched feet.

“Women shouldn’t be dependent on men”, she protested rightly,

when she heard of housewives marred by men maliciously.

But oblivious to all the guys she rested upon,

be it her father, brother or lover… long gone!

Conclusively, I’ll be saying this with a sigh,

for some, even feminism comes with a tag of “if convenient” with a self-standard not too high.

As feminazis fail to realize that “interdependence” is the crux of all human civilization,

they hypocritically continue to oppose all men irrespective of their caste, creed or nation.

-D. Sharma