An Uneasy Day

Some days are so weird,

Thoughts are scattered
Nothing matters

The cup (=brain) is full
Every sight is dull

Lost is the trust
Tears outburst

Suggestions poke
Opinions provoke

Hazy vision
Silly reason

Smile flees
Leaves me with unease


Blame me not for the uneasy day sire!
‘Was busy slogging to fulfill your every desire!

The 2020 Loss

I have a story to tell.
I thought I started working well.
It was the year 2020 (twenty-twenty),
When the world was in a frenzy.

Was the first month at that workplace,
Not even had received my first pay.
Had earned too little since Oct ’19.
With a little left to pay bills in lock-down time.

One day received an (apparently authentic) email.
In the ‘disguise’ of my ‘Boss’s name’.
I thought I was lending a helping hand.
When ‘He’ asked me some money to send.

For two days I hadn’t checked my mail.
But the third day I was under an unknown spell.
I replied like an obdient employee.
He conversed and made me agree.

I transferred a sum of thirty thousand,
On the Bank id he had provided.
I made the transactions in two phases,
Not suspecting it was a fraud case.

Nine days later I realized,
When I was not getting replies.
The email had come from an unknown domain.
Although it appeared to be Boss’s name.

I called out to my office heads.
They said that I was duped, when they checked.
I called my bank for some help,
And registered complaints for the same.

I was asked to approach the Police,
For they would surely catch the thief.
I did gather courage to make an FIR.
On the cyber cell webpage, I tried to register.

Then I had a fear—
My parents were not near.
There was no elder to guide and care.
To all, this story I could not share.

I felt alone and I freaked.
With mother on call, I cried and cried.
To my mails the bank didn’t give a supportive reply.
And my Boss, any help, he never supplied.

The office never accepted their fault and my problem.
It was a security breach in their system.
How was only I duped by a fraud?
Of course, they had a pathetic IT squad.

I didn’t go to the cops.
I never got registered the FIR.
Days passed alongside office workload.
I was highly exhausted and in fear.

Conversations after conversations,
With bankers and their executives.
I called a support staff to log my suffering.
Another manager called me twice for listening.

Days passed, I was still wondering.
To my eye had caught attention, a thing.
Going back and forth, reading, email checking.
I was on my own, investigating.

After all that I had gone through,
My thoughts brought me just one clue.
Had it happened to others too?
How can that be true?

Here’s it for the reader to ponder.
Let me know if you really wonder.
That “name”, all four owned same name—
The Boss, Bank support staff, a Manager and that Fraud.

The name, that name haunts me!
Not sure if the fraud man owns it really!
The fraud’s account was in Mumbai,
To which I had transferred my money!

I recall how I got trapped.
After all those troubles of the world,
It was the Boss’s name, in it I believed.
He was asking for a small help, it seemed.

Why am I telling my story today?
Because it is again 19th May.
I won’t forget it easily anyway,
That fraud’s mail arrived my way.

Lost with two clicks, my hard-earned money.
Left with no choice, I kept working silently.
Same office, still holds my salary,
Saying that they are facing bankruptcy.

I don’t believe them, I know it for sure.
Every one pays for their Karma here.
It did not start or end well.
But my work it was, I didn’t fail.

The Balance Breaker


I am out in the open,
Staring plants and trees,
Enjoying the cool breeze,
Away from city’s squeeze.

But why am I scared?
Why does it feel so weird?
Breathing out of fear,
Even when no other human near.

Dear plants and trees—
A blessing you have been,
Grateful I am for every breath,
And the oxygen you release.

But how do I sustain?
How do I get out of this pain?
People going to a different abode.
They’re short of breath and choked.

Dear plants and trees—
You see this misery?
You’ve given O2 for free,
Never were you cagey.

But what brought this conflict?
Between the easy give and take,
Something disrupted the nature—
An invisible and silent creature.

Dear plants and trees—
You maintain nature’s balance.
You are friends of humans.
Have mercy, be around please.

But why must I hide the reason?
The virus is around to teach,
Lesson for all humans to learn—
Failures resulted from human breach.

फिर मिलें ना मिलें

बनाया था मैंने एक प्यारा सा जहान।

जिया है जी भर के हर एक पल यहाँ।

देखे थे सपने, छुआ था आसमान।

इतनी ही थी मेरी छोटी सी दुनिया।

हैं बस सब कुछ दिन के मेहमान।

जब तक सांस है, है ज़िंदगी का कारवां।

मिला था जीवन जैसे एक वरदान।

फिर मिलें ना मिलें ये जिस्म और जाँ।


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Pressure Cooker

The pressure of giving your best takes such a place in your mind sometimes, you arrange a meeting but forget to add the link!
Nothing else to blame but past 2 unstable years!
When I was at school, I did not have peer pressure but some self created one to not go below a certain level of percentage or remain in the Top 10, academics and extra curriculars, both.
When I reached higher secondary and then college, the challenges were to get through the exams properly because I was going to have a career ahead.
When I got a career, pressure was external because the so-called future of this country’s future were in a teacher’s hands!
When I transitioned into a different career, the pressure was not to lose the job because I saw laying-offs happening around.
Then, it did happen—a lay off, but at a time when I had complete clarity for what I was actually looking for.
Again, a different pressure—no money, when there was a loan to pay.
No, I am not married! Oh yes, there is very tiny pressure now. Yet my choice.

Sometimes I feel, this keeps me going. Then, sometimes I just close my eyes and get lost to “I have nothing to deal with, I am free.”

© Sneha K, Pen and Book
YouTube channel: Sneha Recites

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Leadership—Learn at Home

How important it is to remain employed and to remain a provider for your family!
When you look at their face, you realise their—hopes, desires, dreams and happiness. Sometimes you may forget what you want.
Being able to provide is so fulfilling. You do feel like a leader although you maybe not for real.
When you develop this attitude, it pushes you to apply it at your work too. Do observe yourself carefully. You won’t back off when you see someone in need at your workplace. Maybe you would go an extra mile to help them out, and not leave without a success.
We all learn things from our home—sometimes ‘what we must do’ and sometimes ‘what we must avoid’.
If we make our homes a primary/secondary and a permanent place for learning, we can surely overcome obstacles in life or work.
We need to strive together at home too, as a team. Isn’t it?

Let Me Be Different (Poem)

Hello Co-bloggers,

Please do read my new poem that I dedicate to differently-abled learners. After reading the poem, watch a short movie by Pixar, use the link shared at the bottom.

Let me be different,

Let my dreams fly.

Can you too take a leap of faith, 

And only let me try?

I want to see the world, Momma!

I want to be on my own, Dada!

I want to make attempts;

I don’t care if I fail at them.

I will find my way forward.

For my inabilities, I won’t cry.

Just let me be different,

Let me go high.


The link to the movie “ Float

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