A dog owner’s letter to her neighbour

Dear neighbor I believe you have some issues about living next-door. I understand most of these issues involve my dog. Since I sympathise with the plight of non-dog lovers, I’ve decided to write to you some gentle pointers about co-existing with these amazing animals. Here are some that you may find useful: If there’s poop…

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Does your love know

Your eyes, what have they seen? The hint of a smile, the stirrings of a dream? Or the creeping blush over rosy tips Of deep valleys and shallow dips?   Your ears, what have they heard? The sound of a gasp, the scrape of a beard? Of thudding headboards and broken wineglass Of murmured voices,…

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Why not just kill myself?

I’ll tell you why not. I think it’s safe to say that out of all the people who’re reading this post, 80% will have experienced suicidal thoughts. No you didn’t read that wrong. I am talking about suicidal ideation. And the title pretty much covers the first thought we have when we contemplate suicide: Why not…

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The woes of a Singleton

 At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. -Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns  If you’re Single and you’re reading this, then Christmas is not the…

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Foolish thoughts

Man has many foolish thoughts And like every other thought Each foolish thought counts Like the wish for fulfilment In the sinking of sun-kissed pennies To the bottom of romantic founts The foolish trust in friends Or those we inevitably think of In agonising moments of trouble Not knowing that, they are as Incapable of…

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Say ‘Not yet’ before you say ‘I do’ : Against early marriage

There are several noteworthy things that come to mind when one hears the words ‘early marriage’. According to me, all these things can be grouped into two categories which are, quite simply, a) Pros and b) Cons. A lot of girls my age and in fact even the younger crowd is of the opinion that…

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