Archu From The Archive, Poems, Social

#MeToo

What is harassment really? Rape, touch, leer? Indifference to comments and cat-calls? Anything that fosters fear? The #MeToo hashtag is trending And makes me stop and think As I relate to and resonate Few flashback tears, I blink. I have little stories, Some dark secrets untold. Pages from my childhood, When I was eight or nine years old. We were…

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Archu From The Archive, Poems, Social

Tamil Nadu Today

With her, she rose With her, she fell One went to heaven And the other goes through hell The Queen held power, The aid hoarded wealth A clash between the friends Led to death by stealth While people screamed for trial The suspect staged an ascent Hailed the case from the past To deliver justice in the present A verdict…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal, Poems

Finally, Job Offer From Microsoft!

  Strong passion and perseverance Steady pursuit with focus Career that spells fulfillment Dreams beyond paychecks Many paths ahead of me, I dared to carve my own I wouldn’t say it was easy, For the most part, I was alone Making meaningful networks, Brought good friendships in turn Honest and transparent talks, Earned respect in return Interview invite is just…

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Archu From The Archive, Poems, Tamil

மனோபாவம்

  பேனா பிடிக்கும் விரல்கள், கரண்டி பிடிக்கக் கூடாதா? சலங்கை அணிந்த கால்கள், ஹை ஹீல்ஸ் அணியக் கூடாதா? ஆங்கிலக் கதைகள் எழுதிடின், தமிழில் கவிகள் கூடாதா? இரு பிள்ளைகளுக்குத் தாயானால், மீண்டும் குழந்தையாகிவிடக் கூடாதா? பெண்ணின் பாவாடை நீளத்தில், அவள் பண்பை அளக்கிறது மனோபாவம். மனதின் வட்டத்திலிருந்து வெளியேறினால், உலகின் விசாலம் அறியலாம்!

Archu From The Archive, Personal, Poems

Down Go My Tresses…

One lock, two locks, three and four. Down go my tresses, onto the floor. Chop! Chop! Chop! I’ve trimmed them short. Not beauty but bold, that’s the look I want. In the business world, strategies score. But network matters so much more. Blazers become things of reverence Attitudes morph to borderline arrogance High stung egotists are lurking around Few narcissistic…

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