My Biker Chick

Tired of being single, I looked to settle down, find myself a wife
Little did I know I was in for the wildest ride of my life

Met this girl at a bar, man, she looked swell
Seemed single and ready to mingle, but who could tell

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Brands Make the Man

Came into a cool couple of million through a Nigerian scam
Thought I’d go splurge to better who I am

Clothes maketh the man, so with a craving for all things luxe
What better way to spend a few easy bucks

Donning these fancy labels and tags
They’d add way more style to my swag

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Spam!

Hundreds of messages waiting for me
Online friendships aplenty
Inducing me to adultery
And hot, kinky sex for free
Porn, more porn and all kinds of pills
Poker, psychics, tarot and thrills

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Dowry be Damned

Though outlawed, dowry is a sad and disgustingly regressive fact of life in our parts of the world. I’ve tried to tackle it in a light manner, using broken Indian English and examples of what matters in larger Indian society, but I hope the message comes through strongly. Leave poetry aside, it’s an issue that needs to be outright and permanently rejected through a drastic change in collective mindset. Is education the only answer?

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THE GOOD & THE BARD

Thy name held in esteem by the speakers of the Queen’s tongue
Non-native speakers have also over the centuries of thee praises sung
But a curse upon colonial students art thou
If only you were to reflect how
The grief that your works upon us has bestowed
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