I love words, and I love playing with them,
it is way different than playing with people’s emotions.
Sometimes hiding behind some, and sometimes
putting myself all out through them.
They give me the leeway to sometimes
be the riddle, and sometimes be the answer
…to my own, or even to one posed by another.
Words are always simple, innocent,
with meanings defined, but
we all play with them differently,
and interpret them differently.
The fun is not in the literal meanings, but
in what they seek to convey,
and more importantly – to whom.
Sometimes its a catch,
and sometimes its a miss.
We always don’t manage that,
what was intended to be conveyed.
But then that’s how life is too…
some meanings are lost in translation
and some cliffs learn
to ignore the persistent waves.
Irrespective of the games
that we use words to play,
sometimes its the invisible emotion
that seeks to find a way.
Disguised as a beggar, the king sometimes hides himself,
to know the truth, that his own crown, would otherwise betray.
©Vidur Sahdev 2015