On the Ball


Hey there, be careful don’t drop the ball


You’ve gotta go on, answer your call.


Dribble past the hordes and forge ahead


Steer yourself to a peak no one’s ever tread.


The bookies might not favour your odds


And your fans presume the game is lost


But persevere my friend don’t give it away


The goalpost there beckons your way.


Don’t heave a sigh, don’t be slow


Don’t wait for the sun’s next morning glow.


For as the grass grows under your feet


And the rainbow migrates to a different street


Your skills might not be the same


Your feet might crumble under the strain.


Now is the only time you can score


Win laurels from your tribes galore.


Stay firm, stay true and face the test


I hope one day you’ll be the best.

Another one turns 23!
Just back from Amit’s place.. twas his birthday today – oops!! yesterday to be precise – was sort of a reunion with a coupla school friends, its amazing how we still have the same wavelengths even though I dont really meet them as frequently as before. Yet we still laugh at the same jokes, narrate the same anecdotes which sound funny to no one but us.. probably would still laugh at the same stories a decade later too… and even then they would seem just as fresh as the last summer gone by… yeah we all need a bunch of buddies like these… with whom you can bum around, talk truckloads of crap, actually just wind down… forget for a while that we have grown up… behave like brattish 16 year olds, might be just for a few hours but who cares!!


Thanks Amit, and once again happy birthday pal!!! Selwyn, you’re next!

Another of my sporadic entries


No excuses to hide behind this time around… I’ve just been too lazy to write in the past fortnight… though I must say there’s hardly been anything to write about.


Just played a few games of Scrabble (www.isc.ro) with a bloke whose vocabulary seemed limited to weird two and three letter words….. qi, ai, xu, qat, suq… words that dont exist in the dictionary but are all valid in this game. Right now, my bleary eyes overcome with that all too familiar somnolent feeling tell me its time to get to bed… man its been a long day!! racking brains the whole day over a program, gawd!!! The computer is really a dumb machine, you gotta tell it exactly what it has to do in each case!! And to think people compare Shakuntala Devi to a computer. How demeaning!!!


So long till my next post.