Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 4 April 1970

Unlock the Gates

A thousand thoughts are loose
In my mind’s cage,
A hundred thousand fancies
Riding without reins
On a rough terrain ;

How long
I wonder
Will the fences hold ?
How long the crumbling walls
Withstand this giant
With anguish torn ?

Not long
I am afraid ,
Unless my Angel’s smile
Unlocks the gates

And let the torrents flow .


Thursday, 2 April 1970

I am Free

I am free
As much as a slave can be,
In a life
That is young ;
As young as a life
With a million cares
Can be.