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
Tina’s pet Tony got terrified when she put his plush toy, which was more like his sibling, in the washing machine to clean it instead of the way she bathes him.
As an effort to comfort his baffled mind, she took Tony to the godown which is Continue reading
— Headwaters —
snow filled mountain caps
memories melt on warm days
nearby lake collects
— River Channel —
pathway forms on green globe
memories taken away
voyage from heaven
— Waterfall —
treading over rocks
water splatters with loud roars
embracing valley Continue reading
— Clouds at dawn —
wind breaks talks of clouds!
hoping to meet them elsewhere
sun waits the whole day
— Clouds at dusk —
clouds blush crimson red!
promising to meet again
sun kissed the floaters goodbye
— Love with Moon —
never do they meet
sharing light they pull closer
never do they part
His mom was worried about her son’s solitude and dull attitude after he got transferred to the new city. As a lead to comfort him, she enquired upon his early arrival, “Why didn’t you attend your office party?”
“I’m not a misanthrope, Mom. I just don’t get along with the people here,” he replied in an irritating tone and immediately apologized Continue reading
Love stories can begin either ways in a library – when you open a book to read the pages or when you close a book to read the eyes!
Woman to Artist:
paint me either way
gray shades or vibrant colours
I dare not question
Artist to Woman:
days so glittering
with plain shades or complex strokes
born free to live free
you are gold that glitters
your lit face or diamond heart
I dare not question
Celebrations failed when both of them followed the crowd and went missing.
Before silencing due to fear and tiredness, they were clever enough to garner attention by crying and barking loud, without knowing that they were actually screaming out a philosophy.
Those who follow the sea of people usually get lost in its waves. Continue reading
This is a free verse depicting the life of anyone who has hit the rock bottom but still clinging onto life with hopeful efforts. A six-word story (quoted) is framed at the end.
Her reasons are not enough.
Her effort is not enough.
Her words are not enough. Continue reading
Here is a rebus puzzle with a hint to decipher its meaning. A rebus puzzle is usually a picture illustrating letters, words, or symbols arranged in a certain way. It is more like encoding of a phrase or saying.
The puzzle above decodes to a simple phrase and is of ‘easy’ difficulty level. As a hint, it is something that is charged to the defaulter on having caught red-handed for a misdoing.
You can leave your guesses or the firm answer in the comment section. (Answer revealed in comment section) Continue reading
— Blind Truth —
blind belief reigns world
lies roam around in the light
distorted truths shy away
— Scepticism —
haze hid the vision
gazing through confusion clouds
light led the mission Continue reading
A monkey ‘Spunky’ lost some key to a bunny ‘Bunkey’. Spunky, who’s a flunkey to a hunky junkie, clung to the monkeypod fearing the slinky walk of that clunky lad, abandoning the key in his name ‘spunky’.
➟ clunky – old-fashioned. Continue reading
Mornings beside the window that’d bring in chill air and pleasant sight from the park, now escorted stench and an unbearable sight.
The new neighbour disturbed Preethi’s peace with her tamed peristeronic flock. Continue reading
I can bet it’s not just success that takes us through zig zags of toils and tears before reaching the target, after having experienced the toils of Google Maps that takes us through zig zags and narrow lanes of up to 2km to reach a destination 200m away on a straight road!
We, the lavender fields, bounded by mountains and green trees on one side were once cultivated by an estate owner with a good intention of escaping from the residues of the industrial revolution, bloomed to serve as visual treats to visitors, also spreading our aroma to lands around.
However, as generations passed, our lifestyle got changed just like yours, wherein we are plucked as buds even before we bloom so as to retain the colour, fragrance, and freshness longer.
Instead of helping the tourism industry bloom Continue reading
Petrichor scent: aromatic alarm for rain.
Forget your umbrella to invite rain!
Pluviophile yearns for lullaby of rain. 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