#7 Poetry – I Fall Down (2010)

There is some confusion underneath

Some doubts, some questions lying beneath

Some things which make me tumble down

And that is the point when I FALL DOWN


There is some point of time

When all problems cut their mime

Each second just deepens the wound

And that’s the second when I FALL DOWN


Wait a second, you know what I think?

Life has become so bore, just in a blink

Just a moment back, I was walking in a lawn

Lightning struck me and I did FALL DOWN


Why didn’t everything happen as I expected?

Oh God, don’t you have mercy for the creature you created

Why did you break my heart just when it started beating?

Oh Pretty Bitch, you must be so proud after annihilating

Why the efforts didn’t count, “They weren’t enough”?

Oh Mr. Perfect is the journey of our dreams that tough?

Situation my friend! It makes the king loose his crown

It makes me bow and I FALL DOWN



After all this trauma, I wonder why aren’t I dead?

Even after breaking bones, tearing muscles and all bloodshed

I’ve started collecting broken pieces and rising on new ground

And that’s the Fucking reason, I REFUSE TO FALL DOWN

Guardians of the Galaxy and Howard the Duck

Crooked Eclipses

Howard-the-DuckBefore I saw Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest box office dreadnought from Marvel Entertainment, I read in the Huffington Post about a post-credit sequence featuring Howard the Duck. “As fans might remember,” the article pronounced, “”Howard the Duck” was first released in 1987, and would become a giant bust for Marvel and producer George Lucas.” But that’s not what I remember. What I remember is that Howard the Duck was an incredible comic book written by Steve Gerber, one of the only comics outside of Mad and Cracked magazines that I read as a boy.

I also remember that the Howard the Duck of the movie, the Howard the Duck who came from “Duckworld,” a dreadful place where no duck-themed pun was too low, the Howard the Duck who romped through second-rate science fiction in the name of anemic political satire, was the Howard the Duck of writer…

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Eight things I learned from travel

Life After Liquidity

Travel Cover

As I write this post I am sitting in the Caltrain, passing through various suburbs of the San Francisco Bay peninsula on my way to the city. It’s comforting to be surrounded by so many familiar sites once again.

My wife and I have had quite a journey: 17 countries, dozens of cities, and countless airports/train stations/bus stations. We’ve witnessed both staggeringly beautiful phenomena (Northern Lights in the Yukon Territories) and horrifying moments (a mob beating up some dude in the streets of Istanbul) along the way. Fortunately, my wife and I came out the other end of our trip completely safe and with a lifetime of memories.

I’ve delayed writing this post as long as I could; it’s been taking me a while to process what I’ve learned from this trip. The short answer is: a lot.

I may not be able to cover all the lessons I’ve learned…

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