Sleep

teasing me with your presence
brushing past me
like the breath of an angel
and then flying away with that smile
the receding promise of coming back
like the gentle lapping wave
touching my toes and then flowing away
you stare into my eyes with teasing smile
the promise of the embrace that you keep away

I ask you why I must let my thoughts wander
I ask you why I must explore the depths of where
it is meaningless to go
what do you want of me
what must I do to comfort you
so your gentle hands stroke my face
as i move into your embrace
without you shying away
like a newly wed bride

31 Responses to “Sleep”

  1. Kavita says:

    Such a beautiful poem, I have to share it.

  2. Neeraj Kaushik says:

    soooooooooooooo………..nice sir,,,,,,,,,really,,,just awesome…:)

  3. Appu says:

    I am in love
    I am in love
    I am in love

  4. anjali says:

    absolutely beautiful…:) thanks for posting it!

  5. Pali Raj says:

    you stare into my eyes with teasing smile…
    There you shine in my dream…
    If I am dreaming…
    I don’t worry…..
    You can’t go away…. 🙂 🙂

  6. abhinav says:

    Beautiful

  7. Pali Raj says:

    You stare into my eyes with teasing smile…
    There you shine with your smile…
    In my dreams…
    If I am dreaming…
    I don’t worry…..
    You can’t go away…. 🙂 🙂 Just go away!!!

  8. sonya says:

    Absolutely beautify!

  9. Pooja Raka says:

    Very swëeeeeet! Love it. Thanks for sharing

  10. AMATURE ANGEL says:

    Beautiful ……….Lovely words . YES….. SO Near Yet So Far Away !!

  11. sehban azim says:

    Written beautifully!! With such simple words and thoughts.. Starts with infatuation then love and in the end embracing and wedded with sleep.. Its like journey with sleep!!! I love it.

  12. prakash k rajachandran says:

    sleep… nature’s way to show that its the mind
    which craves and cries, care and caress, create and cremate…
    Sleep.. when mind is put to rest, so that the body is not put to test…
    Sleep…the Guru teaching subjective detachment, as the world though present, is absent to you…
    Sleep… when the soul dates with consciousness, to explore and experience the scape and scope of yonder…

  13. Harb says:

    I teasing you!
    O c’mon man
    You tease me!!

    I hover over and across you
    Like all others
    But you do not even notice
    Nay, want to notice, my presence
    So absorbed are you
    In your imagination
    Of your imagination

    You know?
    I am privy to
    When in the ecstacy of your self-absorption
    You wonder whether
    You should really surrender to me
    At its cost

    I often feel you are beyond me
    I cannot forceably catch you
    It is only in the morning
    You think of me
    But it creates problems
    For it is my time to rather leave people

    Kavi Harb lol

  14. MANOJ HARIT says:

    Excellent! How we wish Shekhar would direct Aamir in some movie.

  15. Meghana says:

    So transfixed, I stare, stare and stare…my eyes confused,ask me ….u? is it love,is it affection, is it protection…
    Iwas about to answer, but they all got blurred in the ensuing emotion… and I could only whisper.
    Its pure happiness!!!

  16. Saurav says:

    Loads of imagination…. creativity..z wht i cn see in it..
    Playin wid ur imagination & thn moulding it n words..nt an easy job..
    It’z brilliant..

  17. jitendra says:

    The way you write even an unimportant event you compelled to read it again and again.Even though you use simple language,but still it becomes an important story.

  18. liat says:

    U sure it’s on sleep? 😉

  19. poonam says:

    excellent words very thoughtfully put together conveying a deeper understanding of human emotion!

    deeply touched !

  20. i have been a fan of your films (since i was 5 and had the vcr playing mr india everday) and blogs (since 3-4 years now). i wanted to say that in person, when i crossed you in juhu last year, but never really mustered up the courage! you were walking casually outside the PVR there (i have seen you there twice now!) and i wanted to say something….
    anyway i am saying it here. i especially liked this one.
    sleep does that to me a lot of times even after working for 12 hours straight- i am hyperactive at night, waiting for sleep to stop “teasing” me. it takes its time, laughing at me and my misery. 🙂 but i am persistent, it gives in and before i know it, i am asleep.
    thanks for having a public blog!
    prerna (from mumbai, now in st petersburg for a semester- architect + studying to be a set designer)

  21. AJ says:

    After hearing, talking to many people from different communities, cultures, backgrounds …
    I’m surprised and wonder at the end of day, question haunts me :

    Why people are arrogant during current times ?

  22. AJ says:

    This precious day, these precious moments
    we share with you, we live with you
    and we wish you many colorful years ahead
    Happy Birthday Shekhar
    look forward for many many many moreeeeeeeeee …

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough & more
    It turn denial into acceptance,
    chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    Gratitude makes sense of our past,
    brings peace for today & creates a vision for tomorrow.

    In appreciation of our association, during this short life
    we extend our love, life, laughter, forever…

    Yeh Janam Din aap ko bahut bahut mubark ho…
    Hum sabh ki yeh hi dua hai
    aap jiyon millions saal, aur saal ke din ho millions…

    Wishing you our Beloved all the best in this precious life

  23. shekhar says:

    thank you AJ

  24. kavitha says:

    night bells, stars & angels
    brushstrokes across skies
    soaring far & high
    in the deep of the night

    gentle curtain of rain
    a bride’s veil upon the skies
    neither rain nor pain
    touch upon the flight

    embrace of the infinite
    hanging upon the night
    how shall I seek, how shall I seek
    beyond the veil, the Light

  25. Mr. India says:

    1. When there is a chemiacal reaction between a blonde and stephen hawkins whats result ?Rajnikanth
    2. People nomore call Blonde and Sardar crazy why ? Becuase now they call them Rajnikanth .
    3. Which is dealier Virus than most dangerous computer virus ? Rajnikanth Joke
    4. Why does Rajni hate Sonia gandhi ? Rajnikanth thinks his cousins were killed in Sri lanka by Rajiv Gandhi .
    5. People nomore call Blonde and Sardar crazy why ? Becuase now they call them Rajnikanth .
    6. Rajni wants to be a world leader in ? being joked about

  26. Chaitali Shah says:

    I just love your poems. I am visiting your blog after a longtime. And always enjoyed the poem. Whats happening with the Buddha Movie, I am so looking forward for it. I am learning oil painting. And I just made a blue Buddha. 🙂

  27. pappu says:

    Wow..luk like everbody went 2 sleep after this poem..wah wah

  28. brahmastra says:

    This is off-topic, but actually the only topic that should be discussed currently:

    December 10, 2010

    Dr. Manmohan Singh,
    Prime Minister of India,
    South Block,
    New Delhi.
    Re: Cancellation of all 2G Licences
    Dear Prime Minister:

    This letter is in continuation of my earlier letters on the same subject.

    There is now much evidence within your Government itself that Etisalat DB, the new name for Swan Telecom, and one of the favoured few which got the UASL 2G licenses for 15 circles in 2008, is a company that is a partner with the Pakistan Government’s Telecom Company: the PTCL (incidentally which is dominated by ISI, a pro-terrorist intelligence agency of the Pakistan army). Etisalat is also connected to China’s PLA. Etisalat DB’s Shahid Balwas is a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim (the underworld ‘Don’ and criminal who is a proclaimed offender). Balwas is also close associate of one of your Cabinet Ministers.
    These data are available with your Home Ministry. The Home Ministry has also information that Etisalat DB has Telecom Surveillance Software that will enable it to track movements of anyone who takes a SIM card from it for its service.
    This also is the position of Unitech Wireless which is another undeserving licensee, and which has now sold its controlling shares to Telenor which is also operationally based in Pakistan.
    Hence to safeguard our national integrity, you must use your residuary extraordinary power vested in you as PM, to cancel all the 2G licences awarded, and order an auction for Indian bidders. The Supreme Court judgment in the Petrol Pump allotment matter also empowers the government. Therefore, Mr.Sibal’s 60 day notice to 2G Spectrum allottees is foolish in this background.
    In this context, it is of concern that financial sleaze operator, Ottavio Quattrocchi, who has a temporary respite from incarceration thanks the indulgence of yours and your predecessor NDA governments, has become again active in India’s business fixing, sometimes operating from Malaysia on behalf of a large East Asian nation, sometimes from Milan for European interests. He leverages his son’s presence in India and extraordinary access to the Gandhis (Sonia and Rahul). It is essential that he be declared an‘undesirable alien’. I believe the CBI maintains such a list of undesirable persons and circulates that list to bureaucrats to ensure that no one entertains any persons on that list.
    I also draw your attention to the baneful influence of one Ms. Farida Ataullah, a Pakistani with dubious connections (during the Benazir Bhutto tenure as PM she was her ‘bag person’), who has been a close friend of Ms. Sonia Gandhi for decades– so much so that she was Chief Guest of Honour at a select gathering at the wedding of Ms Gandhi’s daughter, Priyanka in the mid 1990s. She lives in Dubai and co-ordinates all kinds of nefarious activities in and out of India.
    Perhaps because of her influence, an important member of the core group of the Congress Party called the Mumbai and Maharashtra police officials to his suite in Oberoi Hotel Mumbai after the 26/11 terrorist attack, and directed that “Indian collaboration” in 26/11 should not be probed.
    All these facts put together paint a grim picture of the national security scenario in the country. Pakistan was defeated four times in open military warfare by us but because of corruption in high places today flowing from the well known “Gangotri”, Pakistan may succeed in undermining our national integrity through such well placed persons and effect a soft subversion of the Indian nation.
    I write this letter to you place my concerns on record. As a public person who has been elected to Parliament five times and held Cabinet rank posts twice in the Union Government, I have a duty to inform you of these developments that I have been apprised of by my trusted friends in India and abroad. Please verify for yourself these facts and accordingly discharge the oath of office that you have sworn to uphold.

    Yours sincerely,
    ( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )

    http://www.janataparty.org/pressdetail.asp?rowid=59

  29. brahmastra says:

    November 24, 2010.

    Dr. Manmohan Singh,
    Prime Minister of India,
    South Block,
    New Delhi.

    Dear Prime Minister:

    You may by now have realized that the 2G Spectrum scandal is not only bad for the country in the dimension of corruption, but now it emerges that there is a national security dimension too. The RAW, IB, CBI, ED all have enough material which they may have placed before you regarding the dubious aspects of the principal player in this scam.

    According to my information two sisters, Anushka and Nadia, of Ms Sonia Gandhi had received sixty percent of the kickbacks in this deal i.e. Rs.18,000 crores each. The frequent travel of Sonia Gandhi and her immediate family to Malaysia, Hongkong, Dubai and parts of Europe including London requires to be probed under the law. What requires your special attention is the mode of the travel, not by commercial airliners, but by jets provided by the corporate sector which itself is illegal under the DGCA Rules. I find that often Ms.Sonia Gandhi and family have traveled to Dubai and then traveled onwards on private jets provided by dubious Arab business interests to Europe. It is not clear on what passport they have traveled. In Dubai they were felicitated by agencies of countries which are hostile to India including that of Pakistan.

    You can no more not take a stand when evil is permeating in the country in the form of terrorism, religious conversion and demographic infiltration. The ill-gotten money in billions of dollars equivalent, the money laundering and Participatory Notes have all undermined our national integrity. The time is come for you to take a stand.

    I am familiar with the information and data with our intelligent agencies. I also know that you can seek cooperation of other countries especially the United States in pooling information especially from inter Intelligence interaction that take place regularly. I hope therefore you will rise to the need of the hour and take effective steps to set right the sorry state of affairs in the country caused by overtly and covertly resident foreigners. In this connection I would like to meet you at the earliest. My Secretary will be in touch with your Secretariat to fix a time.

    Yours sincerely,
    (SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY)

    http://www.janataparty.org/pressdetail.asp?rowid=59

  30. FUBICO.com says:

    Thinking of what tomorrow will bring.

  31. Smitha Nanjappa says:

    Beautiful…”Sleep” woke me up!

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