There was an owl, and a mail sometime later, with a prompt to get home soon. It was once home, and will always be. But barely did it strike then that your voice nor my name will ever be heard thereon. The why was never answered and it’ll remain so.
A new star studded to the dark sky. It began to burn fiercely with that fuel of the pain it left behind on the earth. It is still as bright as the first day even after years, as if the fuel never depleted and is far from running out.
The water falls
With the fallen leaves
Which make no sound
As the season spells fall.
They flow together
As the stream flows
To sink in the bed of beauty
Steered by the scream of streams.
As autumn (season of fall) arrives in one’s life, at times, they (leaves) surrender to the closest cascade (waterfall) silently with no choice, even after which the unfulfilled memories follow the time’s (stream’s) flow to the bed (death) at the end of one’s beautiful life that would have been lived with the desired content and joy (screams).
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I’m ecstatically happy to share with you the news that an anthology that I’m a part of, “Utmost Feelings” with the theme ‘Love’, has been released.
It’s been exactly a month today since the launch (29th June 2021). But, I wanted to share this news only after I received a paperback copy. The delivery was a mess, unfortunately, and I got my copy only a couple of days ago and hence the delay in the announcement.
Attached with bittersweet memories, this book will always remain special. Astha, the girl who initiated the process of compiling this book is no more with us. Today marks the end of three months since her demise. But still, the legacy of her dream lingers in each word that the book holds. I heartily appreciate the efforts of True Dreamster, the publisher, who took Astha’s wish forward and presented this bouquet of love to her family as a tribute.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to every person who’s a part of this wonderful project and all supporters.
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- Ashutosh Joshi
- Debashreeta Nanda
- Hiba Lakshmi Mohan
- Irtiqa Noor Ansari
- Neelam Gupta
- Parvatha Varthini
- Radhika G
- Rudrali J Gor
- Sandeep Chouksay
- Sandra Prasanth
- Shruti Kumari
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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
❝They say I'm an adamant child.
What else would I do?
I wish I wasn't born.
I know it's too late.
I'm 14 now.
There's another wish.
I've locked it in out of fear,
of being labeled a monster.
I wish to see "Her" in the coffin.
— Rain —
divine elixir drips down
the cup of universe fills
sip of ecstasy
— Honeybees —
sip of flowerbed nectar
busy chores proceed in spring
amidst queen cup fight
— Coffee —
Among the sand hills,
I walk naked, with chivalry lost
and the regret of an oasis passed.
I see nothing but the sand dunes.
I hear nothing but swooshing winds.
I find none but my own dark shadow. Continue reading
My life has changed colours
on your entry as well as the exit.
When I was asleep,
you were near, anytime besides.
Now, when I’m awake,
you are distant, nowhere to be seen.
Your smile that was once soothing,
now like a phantom, is haunting.
The cheery impulse we shared,
is now my lone seizure to be sad.
I’ve let go of some pieces,
but still holding on to many. Continue reading
— Autumn / Revival —
fearing dreaded cold
they die gently kissing earth
awaiting fresh start
— Envy —
a wide killer smile!
the enemy’s inner self
razes by strong weapon Continue reading
— Supernova —
the massive stars blaze to ash
rising other stars
— Unrequited Love —
every time she smiled
he destructed himself
and made his eyes lie Continue reading
Here are my six-word stories on ‘time’ – a few collective stories, and a few individual ones.
——– School ——–
Sand clock, once entertained, now betrays.
He’s running around to avoid deadlines.
Clock ticks faster during morning rush.
Same appears slow in bored benches. Continue reading
Photo with someone tall?
Given a choice among all out there!
.. Unpaid selfie stick!
.. Kneel with kids!
.. Show just your face from behind!
Photo with someone fair?
Filters make them a daytime ghost! Continue reading
The post is lengthy, around 2000 words, and is not a substitute for any kind of professional medical advice.
For those who’ve made guesses on the title, the invisible enemy is depression and not COVID. The pandemic may end sooner or later but the air of despondency never seems to leave.
I’m deeply affected by the news of Mr. Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. I’ve adored his movies as well the heights he has reached, and this was out of nowhere. I also got to read his interest in astrophysics, appeal towards tennis, his astonishing bucket list, and talks on his constant learning behaviour. In short, these indicate that he was someone who could pull off many things together and was such an ambitious soul.
“Nobody is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.“
– Terry Pratchett
Just like how this tragedy popped up discussions on mental health all over the internet, it also triggered me to write this post. However, I don’t want my words to sound like sympathetic music. Continue reading
“We must all suffer from one of two pains – the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
The difference is, discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
– Jim Rohn
Life always offers choices after it throws opportunities at our faces, and leaves to us to make the decision.
We can spend our time choosing a means that will lead us to the scene with long-lasting change for good or, to the one that gives immediate gratification.
It’s better Continue reading