Even when shattered,
mirrors aren’t failures.
“They’re the cause”.
This story is about the fragrance of flowers that can make one want to leave the room, and easily put them in a bad mood. Aroma can cause discomfort too, esp. strong fragrances. Just like how a few people are chemical intolerant and a few others are allergic to pollens, there is a set of people for whom the fragrance of flowers can trigger severe headaches to migraines.
Yeah, flowers are pretty but painful. Their softness can hurt too!
Aren’t confusions chaotic opportunities that help in ending up with the right choice? Here’s a free verse on the same, with a six-word story at the end.
Under a net of confusions disguised as vermilion veils, are complex clutters. Beyond the blindspot was a discovery in the dark, the beauty in balance.
Compromise or Adjustments?
No more confusions!
——– Maternal Mortality ——–
With her death, began his life!
——– Tribute ——–
Died for her after her life! Continue reading
Is it not time we kill those man-made social constructs like religion, race, caste, and class in which humans still hide their inexistent honour? Emphasizing this thought, this free verse is written with six words in each line, and a six-word story is quoted at the end.
Disparaging sanity of love, honour glows. The crushed dreams fuel its fire.Continue reading
She was strong when he was. She was weak when he was. Locked in a cage by choice, They found their freedom in captivity. Their love began with a metaphor... His killer smile, Her vulnerable drug!
A flash of numerous pictures sequenced. Memories flooded together with sudden twitches. Burdening past, haunting bruises, and overpowering sorrow!
She built a nest inside her. Adorning it with all her jewels, overcoming the restless urges that brought forth the broken episodes of her life, she somehow got Continue reading
These six-word stories that can be read alone or together, imply the creation and destruction phases of a tree. The female persona denotes the tree and the male persona, dependent wildlife.
Her growth, silent!
Her fall, heavy!
His sound changed,
as her’s cracked!
These can also be perceived as the thoughts of a father who is worried about his daughter’s unprecedented failures.
This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, depicting the emotional connection between two persons in love. A six-word story is quoted at the end of the verse.
Hearing one's thoughts isn't a curse. At sight, or out of sight...Continue reading
The six-word story below pictures the life of someone who knows there’s no plan B for passion, but still, deletes her digital study materials. Only she knows if she did it with the gratification of achieving or the regret of missing her dream.
Deleted study notes…
Gratification or Regret?
This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, comparing balloons with human lives. A six-word story is quoted at the end.
We are balloons filled with emotions, Attached to strings yet flying freely! Unable to hold on, we lift. Hoping to let go, we fly.Continue reading
This is a free verse that depicts the plight of climate migrants who are forced to flee their homes or nation for the collective actions of the entire humanity. A six-word story is quoted at the end, for the prompt word ‘free’.
These freed victims have no plans.
From non-existent places, they start roaming,
bearing globe's guilt against their freewill.
Their minds are now enslaved.
As masses, they've survived troublesome days,
yearning to breathe free in closed spaces.
When free-land is demarcated with boundaries,
and open skies are only for free souls,
where else can they settle freely?
conveying freedom’s true interpretation.
We often go through tough times when we face failures, when expectations crowd or we’re in the spotlight. We wish we were left alone in a dark place without any disturbance. But, is it okay to welcome gloom into one’s life volitionally? At least with me, it’s a no.
There are different shades of darkness. An eerie silence and moonless night. Luminescent beach with none by side. Dense forest with torch in hand. Sullen sky accompanied by stray winds.Continue reading
This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, comparing water with the life of anyone who is in trouble. Based on the mind’s perception, the hope for reality might evaporate or offer a solution. A six-word story is quoted at the end.
Amorphous, but still assigned a colour. She closed the doors of perception. Things known transformed into things unknown. She got lost in the waves.Continue reading
There are people actuated by joy. Few others are impelled by pain. Discipline can drive; so can fears. Many of us dream similar dreams. Few who dream do it whatsoever. Few others choose to focus elsewhere.Continue reading
Success is not what it seems.
He wins her.
They live together.
They mutually split.
He wins the race.
He boasts and forgets values.
Arrogance becomes his armour. Continue reading
It is a skill to generate a strong voice for oneself, ignoring the voices of those people who poke their nose into others’ lives. This is a free verse depicting the aforesaid message, with each line written as a six-word story.
Don’t retaliate referees in your life.
Let them watch as you grow.
Let them judge until proven wrong. Continue reading