That World

I wanted to write a poem about hope,
To conjure brightness and mirror them in my words,
To imbibe a optimistic energy in your soul.
So I hoped for hope,
But I could not have hope
and/or hope,
I too don’t know.

I wrote down ideas,
Pondered on poetic forms and devices,
I am told
Use ‘sun’ for happiness,
‘Breeze’ for peace,
Blooming vibrant flower beds,
For growth and positivity.

And I tried,
But words deemed me to be doomed again,
What will I write today?
I thought to myself,
As the ceiling fan stirred the abandoned dust,
What passionate flame shall ignite,
The pulchritude in my words?

And then it hit me and I realized,
I was writing with a blindfold on my soul,
There will be days when I struggle,
But isn’t it the struggle that makes us listen,
What our soul has been trying to say all this while?

Why was I waiting for the words to strike me?
I don’t want to do that.
I do not want the words to find me,
For then I’ll miss out on the joy of the struggle,
After all,
What’s the fun of hide and seek when you’re the one waiting to be found?

And I want to trip over surging waters,
And drown in the endless sky,
I want to question my so-called comfort zone,
And break the norms of imagination.

I want to freely explore the galaxies beyond,
And pluck broken stars to drip them in honey,
And brew rhapsodic stardust.
I want to break the barriers of my mind,
So that I can see the depth of my soul.
I want to capture the fragrance of the first rains,
And store it in a perfume bottle like century-old wine,

Which will be my getaway,
When my soul seeks tranquil air again.
My own personal drug to remind me of satisfaction,
When life overwhelms me with its clever deceits,
And leaves my lungs dried and desiccated.
And I’ll be drained of purpose.

I will inhale the alcoholic bliss then,
And remember how true peace felt like. 
And as the petrichor slowly takes over my body,
Maybe I’ll write a verse or two,
And escape into that world with you.


Thank you for reading!
Open to all suggestions in the comment section!
I hope you’re all well and safe 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello, fellow bloggers!

It gives me immense pleasure to tell you that I’ve been nominated for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ by Riya Gupta through her website WorldOfMyThoughts on WordPress. I request you all to check out her amazing blog of her unique words. Thank you so much Riya, for this nomination. I am so grateful to you.

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RULES

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  • List the Rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 Questions the Blogger has asked you.
  • Nominate 11 New Blogs to receive the award and notify them by comment on any of their posts.
  • Ask the Nominees 11 New Questions.

Riya’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite writer and why ? I don’t have any particulars, my favourite writer constantly changes. Right now, it’s Jefferey Archer. I read his book ‘A Prisoner of Birth’, and it is the best book I’ve read my whole life. I think it’s because of his gripping plots and the way he puts his words and crafts the illusion. I’m currently reading his book ‘False Impressions’.
  2. What is your dream occupation ? Music Therapist, Teaching
  3. Who inspires you the most ? My mother and Mr. Yash Nahar
  4. What does happiness mean to you ? Happiness to me, is knowing that life can never be perfect and will always have its ups and downs, so live in the moment, and cherish the spirit of the positive energy you have right now. It’s a choice and it comes from hardwork and solving problems.
  5. What genre of movies do you watch the most and why ? Suspense thrillers, because they manage to create this wonderful aura which keeps me hooked and continues being interesting enough to always make me want to watch more
  6. Do you keep up with climate change events ? Yes, I do. My mother is an environmentalist and hence get to know about it through my mother.
  7. Do you know who Greta Thunberg is ? Yes, I do. She is such an amazing person and I love her cause! Hats off to her courage and dedication. One of the many qualities of a true leader.
  8. Who is your favorite blogger ? I don’t have a certain favorite, plenty of bloggers whose posts always leave me in appreciation.
  9. What is your favorite cartoon character and why ? Jerry, I relate with him
  10. What is your number one fun activity ? Series marathons with my mother
  11. Who is your top choice for the best musical act ? None

    Great! Thank you so much dear, I am so grateful to you. The bloggers I wish to nominate:

Ancient Skies

Allison Marie Conway

Luna

Craig Lock

Accidental Blogger

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Samyak Singh

Brad Osborne

Anonymously Hal

Simran Sawant

These are all the bloggers I wish to nominate. I ask them the same questions.


Happy Birthday, Papa.

Dear Papa,

No matter how long we talk over the phone none of it compares to the time spent together when you’re here. Birthdays. Some are excited, some are not. Some have gigantic parties, some make wee celebrations with cake at the most. But we’re simple, middle-class Sindhis. Give us sai-bhaji with chawal along with teriyal patata and papad and we’ll call it a night. You are everything, Papa. You’re the one who taught me what life truly means. You never gave up on me and never will. You’re a wonderful father, never ceasing your endless support and encouragement.

You always ask me, “आपको मेरी सबसे ज़्यादा क्या बात अच्छी लगती है?” (What do you like the most about me?) and I present you a vaguer answer every time the question asked. Well, Papa, truth be told, whenever I see you, be it as a son, a husband, a friend, a father, a brother, a son-in-law, an uncle or even a human being, what’s not to like? You are perfect from every perspective. Even your flaws are so gracefully elegant. You’re it, Papa. You’re my inspiration. My heart. My soul. My poetry. My pani-puri.

Thank you for taking care of us and bearing with us and taking time out for everyone.

And I apologise for every mistake I’ve made and sorry in advance if I continue to do so? Because let’s just face it, what do I know about the ‘real world’? But you’re my world and you’re very real. And I know you’ll always guide me, support me, and be by my side and give me space when I need it.

I rummaged through all the exquisite words in the dictionary known to exist but could not find the perfect way to describe you. I mean, how do you a describe a person who so easily takes all your troubles away with just the spark in their eyes? I say it’s magic. There’s something magical about you but I cannot put my finger on it. Maybe it’s just you, from your dyed hair to your bubbly laugh, it’s magical indeed.

You’ve always taken care of me, walked by my side, showed me the light and I vow to do the same for you and Ma. I love you💕. You’re the paper to my pen. Happy birthday to such a surreal and beautiful soul.

Come soon.

Your loving daughters,
Simran and Niharika❤.