Just Penned – Camera and Crime

Cctv, Surveillance, Security, Camera, Safety, Control

Streets were empty,
Heart’s were vigil
Conscience was on patrol
And the nights stayed quiet

The nights’ quiet was cruel
Truth was strangled at nights
The lecherous chose the dark
To gnaw at the victim and bark

Time has grown beyond time
With many tools to record crime
Every street corner has a cam
To tell the world, the crime, scandal and scam

People all, hold a third eye
With a perverted thought to pry
The third eye has gulped the hearts
And have sewn the sense to cry

Crime scenes are available cheap
For the cheap to take a peep
From rape of kids people watch
To see how the daring had their catch

Cams don’t seem to ensure safety
They only feature the civilians nasty
Perverts catch the glimpses tasty
Criminals bet the cams so hasty

Cams are vigil night and day
Eyes are losing compassion
Still hearts watch crime with no pain
Like cams that hang in silence


Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – Trying to make things “better”

When fervent prayers could bring rains
What’s the use of rocket science?!
What have thee found?!
Or what do ye search?!

Postulates are void, when another is proposed!
Ye name thy fall “improvement” and “change”
Ye spread midst people, the innovation mange*
Ye break the nature and do what’s strange

Automation is an illusion
Indeed machines go by command
God is merciful to give autonomy
For us to create near to His creations

Ideas, models, prototypes and the like
Bloom within the human confines
The measures that gauge IQ
Proclaims its limitations

Ye are not the Creator
Nor, the Ultimate source of power
Ye ne’er bout with Him
Trying to make things “better”

But ye have taught me
To see the finesse of creation
The perfection of the creator
The intellect beyond its sense

See! Ye are the best of His creations
Have you paid your gratitude to the date?!
What hath made thee create things useless,
To spoil the earth and rake?!

Mashook Rahman
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Just Penned!! – Brew thy Sweat

Bee, Animal, Rose, Flower, Red, Insect, Nectar

Vials of perfumes are many
Bazaars cry wooing the crowd
Vials are crafted with finesse
But, incense is null and void

Rose never claims it’s a rose
It’s humble of the fragrance it throws
Souls swarm after the rose
Rose is humble of the fragrance it throws

Look at thyself, O seeker!
Thee get a light, brighter as thy vision
Look at the roses, O seeker!
Their roots go deep for the fragrance

Bellow thy vision with thy thirst
Let thy fragrance, bring thy beloved near
Why should thee buy incense and wear
Let the fragrance of thy love, kill thy fear

Bazaars sell incense to smear
Incense fall to the sweat’s spear
Brew thy sweat into the fragrance of rose
To keep thy beloved, always close

Hum HuHu.. HuHu

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – The core of the web


I’m stranded between the pages
SEOs behave like CEOs of content
I’m naive enough to search the Internet
Yet, it serves me a lot of data in nano secs

The deluge of records flip me flop
Take me for a toss hip from hop
For search engines take
A “term” not a “thought”

From dictionaries to missionaries
Everything’s on the Internet
That I now believe to search for God
Yes, God on the Internet

Reaching the core of the web
I now think I’m connected
But, Actually I’m spun around
With cooked up information

After learning for years
Life demands to unlearn
Midst the process of unlearning
Career demands to relearn

I now stand stranded
Between the changing standards
I now wonder, why I obeyed
All the voicesless blaggards

Postulates proposed wear out in time
Theories proved become obsolete
Research findings always change
Generations pass half-baked

Why the hell should I be informed
With so many fake reams of data
I feel I’m invested upon with data
And ruthlessly harvested of blood

I wonder, have I a brain to think!
I should search it out on the Internet

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – Answering the Gadget’s Call

Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

Lured by the discounts,
I bought a smart gadget
The gadget was smart
But I thought I was!

The AI Asisstant was another hook
Politely, it made me feed it all about me
It was the last night, I remember I was sane

The gadget served me notifications
And I was pleased, as it reminded me
Forgetful of the fact, my mind was absent
I just looked at my device with all pride

The alarm was strict, and repeated daily
The location setting hinted my office time
My vacation habits, poured in lot of ads
Even my toilet’s tissue was known to the device

The device demanded my company
It kept me connected online
But, I was disconnected from myself
And was answering the gadget’s call

By the day, the device took my memory
By the day, it proved me a numbskull
On the mirror, I only saw a poor foolish being
I doubted my IQ and my personal being

The self-righteous device dictated me
The erroneous notifications frightened me
It was like a typical boss
That made me feel dumb

I lost sleep to answer the device
I lost weight obeying the device
I lost sense of freedom at last
Without the device, I felt vulnerable

Without making a backup
I just flung it on the floor
To save my mettle
To swim out of the boiling kettle

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – Voices are many

Voices are many
What it takes is
A heart to listen

When heart sinks into void
When vanity sings a lullaby
It seldom listens to itself
Yet stays afloat in the scum

Scum of pride makes heart numb
Numbness keeps it deaf and dumb
Scum of lustful blood
Gyrates through the heart dumb

When truth speaks within
And heart’s still dumb
It takes a heart to listen
To get truth summed

Void and vanity toy the heart
Clueless heart enjoys the toss
The voice keeps dunning out
The numb heart never heeds a beat

Naive, novice heart’s glee
Saves it not, nor let it flee
Nibbling all that’s illusionary
Numb heart feels like a luminary

Voice of truth falls into void
Knowing the numb heart
Scum blood gushes, vanity shrills
Truth giggles and spills into silence

Voices are many
What it takes is
A heart to listen

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – There is the call

There is a call
I know what it has to say
There is a call
I never want to let it say

There is a call
I evade it every time
There is a call
I give excuses to

There is a call
To take me to tranquil and peace
There is a call
To unchain my burden and ease

There is a call
I heed not to it
There is a call
I choose to hide from it

There is a call
To set me free from me
There is a call
Towards the light and its glee

This is the call
I feared I might respond to
There is the call
I’ll take it and never turn up

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – I want to go

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
Where knives smile at me
But don’t stab my back
Where thorns prick my heel
But don’t snatch my path

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
Where love is not any sickness
Where hatred is not all known
Where faces have only smiles
Where roads have only happy miles

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
To see what am I truly
To get away from the wicked, unruly
To pay all my love duly
To take a turn to me newly

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
To take abode in me
To make a heaven of me
To bake me a glowing sunshine
To keep it all as mine and mine

I want to go
Somewhere… somewhere.. somewhere
Where I could heal my soul
Where I could seal my soul
Where I could steal my soul
Out from all the hurt and people cold

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned – I cry unto Thee

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In the love for Thy nectar
My wings freeze
I cry love unto Thee
On my frail knees

Thy petals are open and pouring
Thy nectar is gracefully flowing
I miss the drop that quenches me
For I’m hasty in Thy love

Now I’ve come to freeze
On my frail knees
In the love for Thy nectar
My wings freeze; my wings freeze

I see Thy nectar flowing
I wish I drink Thee to Thy roots
I see how hollow is my being
I plea! Thee drink me!

In the love for Thy nectar
My wings freeze
I cry love unto Thee
On my frail knees

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – The Air of Venom


When venom kisses venom
What gushes into air?!
The green fumes of lust
Lure the blissfully white air

Breathe not! Breathe not!
Ye be caught with the air of venom!
Breathe not! Breathe not!
Let the mantle of the heart be pure!

Venom is intent in thee already
Ye see thy venom in every soul
Break not the vial and let venom flow
Just let it fume within and die

Stop seeing thy sting
Relish not thy face
Let all the venom in thee dry
Save nothing of it with “grace”

The drift of venom without
Hits every soul
But those that in love
Never get astray

Beware! The hiss is on

Mashook Rahman
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