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INFINITE SEARCH

With longing eyes,

I look deep within ­­­­­­­­-

Sifting the dark layers,

Clouding my memory –

Of who I am –

And what I wanted to be.

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WHEN FLOWERS CEASE TO BLOOM…

Monica embraced the teddy the way she always held onto her mother whenever frightened of something. With ambiguous eyes, she stood there gazing in the direction of the sun. An otherwise playful Monica was touched by a deep silence unknown to her before – silence that’s reminiscent of a coming storm.

The wind chime placed in her room shattered the stillness with its rhythmic soft tune. But it failed to break the overpowering silence with its melody.

The emerald green crystal vase lay on the table sparkling like always. But today the withered sunflower seemed to fade its beauty. It subtly lent a pale and gloomy air to the vase’s sheen. The flowers were two days old. The dried petals in front of the vase lay lifeless, as if nothing – not even the beauty of life itself could revive it.

Monica ran her finger softly over the dried petal. Despite being gentle, she felt its powdery residue coating her fingertips as soon as she touched it. Its fragility bore a close resemblance to that of life. Engulfed by a sudden feeling of vulnerability, she dropped her teddy. It hit the floor without any resistance – the resistance to hold onto what is dear. A drop of tear rolled down from her cheeks. She swallowed its saltiness with a pinch of angst.

She knew that a lot was amiss. She knew that life’s unfairness had not just uprooted her from her world, but had annihilated it forever. A fatal car accident had not just turned her into an orphan, but injured her for life.

Even in the brightest hour of the day, a bleak future awaited her.

THE LAST WALTZ

The air was filled

With soft tunes-

Of a lovely affair,

Of emotions so sweet-

Making hearts skip a beat.

 

Like a beautiful pair of swans,

They glided hand-in-hand.

Gracefully they swayed

To the rhythm of every beat.

Every smile or glance exchanged said –

A million words with ease.

 

On the threshold of a new life,

They gathered every memory of togetherness.

This was their last waltz

As ‘You’, ‘Me’ and ‘I’

Tomorrow being a new dawn as just ‘We’.

NOWHERE TO HIDE

She sat in the tranquility of her cheerful garden, feeling the freshness surrounding her. The sun was shining brightly overhead but lent warmth that is sometimes missing even in the company of loved ones. The heat wasn’t scorching at all unlike some relationships that torch your existence with its bitterness, leaving you scarred for life.

Her face lit up with the sun. But it glowed with a difference. It was akin to a canvas splashed with colours of distress and pain. Red, black and brown marks decorated her face.

The sun gleamed like hope. She desperately wanted to hold on to it. But darkness was looming around, the animal waiting to prey on her. She knew that as soon as the sun would set, the devil in him would be let loose to destroy her.

ECHO OF LAUGHTER

When the world rules you,

Making you feel like a pawn,

You never quit –

Hoping there will be break of a new dawn.

If you care what others think,

You’ll get claustrophobic and sink.

Down and down you’ll go,

Fall into a pit of self-doubt and feel low.

Once down, it’s difficult to rise,

To free yourself from the chains of distress;

That will foil every attempt,

To stand up again and protest.

You can’t change what people think,

Like a glass half full or half empty,

Refuse to give those views any authority.

And use your time more wisely.

If you let these vermin in,

They will kill you slowly from within.

What helps them to grow and multiply?

The steady fall in your confidence every time.

Make these rot at the very source;

With a beautiful smile like a roar –

So loud and so powerful,

Fill your soul with the echo of a hearty laughter.