Anila Dhami: Short Poems
It has been a long time since I have written poetry. I find that contemporary society no longer gratifies poetry in the way it was appreciated once upon a time. Yet I find that poetry conveys such deep emotions that, as a form of writing, it should never be dismissed. The short poems that I have written below are based around famous quotes that I have found applicable and important in my life; either from my own experiences or behaviour that I have seen in other people.
‘Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You’
The saying goes; ‘good riddance to those
Who didn’t make it to my present,
They are in the past for a reason.’
They didn’t make it because they
were good to me for a short period of time.
That period of time when I was on that step.
That period of time when I needed their help.
I have moved on and met others,
I no longer need those who I left in
the past. I am doing well. Good riddance
to them. I am on the top. Good riddance
to them. I do not need the ladder anymore.
I look around me. They didn’t do as well as me.
That’s their problem. They didn’t make it
to my present for a reason.
‘Treat Others How You Wish To Be Treated’
Scandals, lies and office politics,
Drama, cheating, drunken frolics.
False devotion; promotion.
A friend, an enemy
Which one is which?
I don’t care, I want to get rich.
Help me please, you are so kind,
Help me please, you are so blind.
A car, a house, I have it all,
Heart felt shame for your fall.
Now at the end of my life I ask,
For a little more comfort and ease,
For this home is a little bit of a scare,
If only they gave a little more care.
‘The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side’
I’ve always wanted to travel around the world,
Visit India or Africa where I would teach,
Maybe I’ll organise a fundraiser.
I’ve always wanted to explore this Earth like an emerald,
And learn all about nature and about my country,
But today, I ask for a rainfall, for just one drop of water.
‘Let Love Go, If It Comes Back, Its Yours For Sure’
Mummy is reading Cinderella to me,
I wish I was a princess, that’s what I want to be.
It’s my first day at school,
I am wearing my princess shoes that sparkle.
Shopping with my friend for my high school ball,
I need a tiara, a gown, and glass slippers to look tall.
It’s the day of my wedding; I am dressed in all white,
My Prince Charming awaits me; my hero, my knight.
(All of our lives we wait for true love. Why let it go when you finally find it?)