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Is this rube?

Oh! what a strange prompt today

all my thoughts have gone ashtray

didn’t know the meaning of rube

my vocabulary is going to droop

is it the cube fallen in a river

the idea itself gives me shiver

is the the railways called tube

No! that is a literally bad rube

is it that rust preventing lube

Ah! that is quite a slippery rube

Rube rube rube!

forcing me to snoop

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4

family bus

I don’t really know what makes me suspicious

for your eyes seems to be betrayed frequently

and I am the most unequivocal person on earth

who is trying to live the complex life decently

the honesty today is seen with great suspicion

the straightforwardness leads to skepticism

the helping hand is seen as the hand of devil

the greetings are taken as the words of evil

has being friendly become a crime today

why being selfish has become prime today

can’t the world become a global village for us

where all in this world can ride a family bus

4

the never ending lecture

the chemistry lecture was always pungent

the biology lecture too was malignant

physics never set the mind into motion

maths lecture had the vastness of ocean

management lecture was too unmanageable

the economics lecture too was fashionable

economics lecture never fetched a single penny

history lecture always seemed to be funny

out of the school landed into an institution

here the lecture has its own social illusion

one get advice from so called protectors

and they form short notes to the lectures

but the lecture that is never ever ending

is the wife’s basket of words extending

and you can imagine the lecture streak

twelve times a day, seven times a week

2

life simplified

let you be you, let me be me

still we can be termed as we

let’s not complicate things

let’s not clip our wings

let us be totally transparent

let our thinking be apparent

we can still stay dependent

with opportunities abundant

you have your own space

I should occupy my place

we shouldn’t police each other

and others shouldn’t even bother

what if we didn’t message each other

these shackles should not be sucker

let’s simplify our complicated lives

and ensure only mutual trust survives

we are what we are

our story can still go far

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the glittering prize

the tears from my heart have run dried

but you can still sympathize with me

my expectations have died their own death

but you can still empathize with me

sympathy can bring enemies together

you are my best friend anyways

but don’t laugh on my situation today

as it was not the case always

I am the victim of so called selfless love

that has claimed many hearts till date

I would have been a happier person

had I watered the plant called hate

but I have no qualms whatsoever

as I never gone for a compromise

though failure has embraced me today

it appears to me as a glittering prize

2

the bare facts

men are born free but never independent

most of the men always remain shackled

piece of land takes away peace of mind

most of the men always remain rattled

men in general try to have an upper hand

but most of the men always remain flaccid

decency is indisputable ornament of women

and most of the men never remain placid

as money is the biggest known trouble

most of the men always remain troubled

as women are the toughest known puzzles

most of the men always remain puzzled

lack of focus is the reason for the failures

most of the men always remain unfocused

it is said that the honest is the best policy

still most of the men never remain honest

5

early morning joggers

the talent pool here is just awesome

it is intellectual garden of bloggers

as soon as the daily prompt pops in

we see those early morning joggers

exercising and staying literary fit

relieving all their offline tension

reaching to people across the world

and getting much deserved attention

propagating love in this community

making it a lovely extended family

spread in unlimited sky of emotions

immersed in oceans of words mainly

and engaged in this righteous activity

with their profuse literary creativity