The House

Took the the trash out,In a nonchalant daze,The click of a doorknob,The ease from the restrains. The sky, a light-edgeOf a thousand blue images The flower veins behind glass,The silent melodies in clasps. And then the windows, the sunlit dust motesOf new knick-knacks, fresh coffee rings, red chairsAnd warm loving eyes. Time and time again, IContinue reading “The House”

The Last Timekeeper

“You see, living in the past is a cruel delusion, Chancellor.”A gold-dusted leaf drifts down by a lingering wind’s grace, as slender as a feather, to flow and adorn a tuft of grass fringing the chancellor’s rock.Inol Harmon sighs, his scrawny legs dangling against the little boulder he is perched on. Unmoved, on the rockContinue reading “The Last Timekeeper”

Indigo Mercy

I broke the sun’s seam, watched myself sieveThe sky from the sea, an indigo mercy. I might have deserted them,There on the black veil,Of silence and pain, swirled in rain. For their horizon was curved in white,The chill of vague, a mist in sight. But I didn’t dare, couldn’t bearTo leach our core spirit outContinue reading “Indigo Mercy”

Souls: Part One

“A favour as great as the universe is not worth the sacrifice of a star.” stated Alvis. “But altering the reasons of life is not in our hands.”“And so, as our beings fly as dust, we’ll recollect the reward, as meagre as it may be.”, said Brain, turning around.Eshter smiled and continued, “For it isContinue reading “Souls: Part One”

The Fence and the Nettles

How long will it takeFor the fence to break the nailsIf a warm hand fails to slip through?Time, eternal time, come in and dieThe nettles crave the winter dew’s touch On the ground, away from the air knives,But under the dull drizzle of sawdust. Oh for the holes in the wood,Won’t the pinpricks of lightpeepContinue reading “The Fence and the Nettles”

A Honey-pot of Sadness

I need a honey-pot of sadnessOf hot blankets and sticky tearsI need to taste its rich silenceAnd feel its brazen smears   I need a honey-pot of sadnessTo adorn my gold-gloomed criesI need the emotions to caressMy rusted soul with sweet ties I need a honey-pot of sadnessTo touch the warmth of a slashI need toContinue reading “A Honey-pot of Sadness”

Fearless Frances

I’m never unsettled by anything. Expect if you count the dentist’s office, and the dentist himself whom I treat with an air as tense as an encounter with a dangerous wild boar.However not withstanding this, when I was seven, I was coined the nickname ‘the Fearless Frances’ by a passing childhood friend and it wasContinue reading “Fearless Frances”

Untouchable

I am dead in bright sunlightThrowing rocks at the endless edgeMy cold eyes lie in a blindfold of plightAs the vast space stretches in arcsLike a mystery rune in eternal sight. To nudge the traces of bone shadows Is all I yearn of this black-misted glideBut hurling awry cries at this vague faceIs my onlyContinue reading “Untouchable”

To Live From Afar

I wish to have the soul of an eveningSo I could spread out the stars to singWhile sighting the horizon of golden joyI could give away the magic of my treatsAnd fade from dear memories by choiceTo become entwined with earthly peace. I could sail on the navy waves in the sky,Resting at the hueContinue reading “To Live From Afar”

Life’s Flutters

All the locks in the skyGloss my lips to a pompous shineThe debris in mauve heart voids Is of timid lights in life Silken sheen’s dance on rustSequins sewn into heavy crustsSlippery slope’s thrills of a sledGlasses in the traces of dread Summer sun rains bright goldCrowning the fall in blithe hopeThe threshold’s eternal mayMy springContinue reading “Life’s Flutters”

The Trap

Deep in the abyss of the forsaken paths lay a pond fortified with green embrace. The folks of the hamlet had either never or seldom crossed the expanse for it was an invisible dome, only entered by those with reasons to cede and bonds to fray. The pond held echelons of allure that fervently attractedContinue reading “The Trap”

Something Regarding Money

The haunting of unborn winter’s cries was like a ribbon of ice flying loose around the street. Kevin O’ Sullivan shivered when he felt the first tickle of cold encircle him as he strode outside his house to his car. He draped himself with the haven of it and was soon zooming down the lane inContinue reading “Something Regarding Money”

The Shroud

With green as pale as apples, the leaves curl into the buoyant treeProfiles of certaintyInvoking a deityGolden promises and purple faith carried away on a butterfly’s wingsRest at a honey pit covered in tatters, deeper than rough waters.Starry eyes spiral down the crescent time’s slow decrownOn the back of a moth flying the blotchesTo theContinue reading “The Shroud”

Echo

Amidst two of the golden shards of walls that bejewelled the empyrean chamber, a coil of white smoke lay, woven with pearls of fresh blood.The residue of the expanse was strewn with fragments of butchered Cranes, staining the gold-plated floors and only breaking off when met with the boundaries of smoke. Inside, a frail bookContinue reading “Echo”

The Seaside

I breathe in the sun of the seaside and kiss the sheen on the waters for the last time I came is still bitter, like the stench of old perfume.The seaside had whispered eternity, haunting me with captivity so I sailed through the clouds just to set foot on firm lands.Now I run and viewContinue reading “The Seaside”

The Truth

The Truth Inner beauty doesn’t recede with the sands of timeBut yours didn’t show the difference between hearts and housesYour ruby mouth and coal eyes were a sight to beholdNow held too long, they’re burning me in a pyre of blood and ashes Change Never have I seen you in the faceAdmitting to the poisonContinue reading “The Truth”

The Tent

I’m seeking shelter in the tentWoven from hanks of chaosThat tours the heaven now Bathed in its sheen The cloth ripples my cutsEnfolding me in solaceOf blurred balance and spaceUntil my legs nudge the corners. In the darkness devoid of shadows To haunt me with lies and truthsI float between them in symphoniesStrung with memories out ofContinue reading “The Tent”

The Key

We always conceal our threads when they begin to stray. Owing to someone else or to ourselves. Then, the facade is eventually broken by age and we start to even spot the most modest strands of them all. It takes a long while for us to learn and ignore these lost threads but we doContinue reading “The Key”

Winds

My winds are embedded down in the earth Whispering remorse for having failedIn dwindling the vast ocean That I steadily trickled out of hurt Till it flew beyond my clutchesAllying with birds faraway in motionOut of my sight and into the skyWith heaps of wayward emotionsThat are too untamed to lie Life is a bed of rosesBecause everyContinue reading “Winds”

Solitude

Clusters of jewels in the night’s mine,Banishes the steady gloom of the sky.But the lone white pearl’s splendid shine,Altogether makes the darkness fly. A picturesque wood with thick greens about,May stir the soul with supreme glee.Yet a separate tree doubtlessly gives out,Complete beauty to feel and see. The prodigious blue of our shared realm,Reveal theContinue reading “Solitude”

Carpet

I was once a most prepossessing sight,Blue, velvet and artistically designed.The crowd professed their deepest wishesTo have me claimed, kept, washed and dusted!Oh, I was acquired tout de suiteBy a zealous merchant who somehow knew,To ceremoniously sell me to an imposing king.How I was treated with magnificent pride!I was acclaimed, commended and immensely boasted.But timeContinue reading “Carpet”

The Escapade

A lone owl perched on a the branch of a birch tree, was wide-eyed, looking out at the noises emanating from the ground. Moonlight streamed in through the canopy, letting the owl discern some little figures that were slowly trudging through the forest floor. Rachel tossed the wet tissue into a bin, having dabbed herContinue reading “The Escapade”

The sights

Everything is dotted with a whirl of colour bursts like blooming flowers. At least that’s what I think it is when suddenly someone switches it all off. I scramble to my feet and blink rapidly, trying to catch a shadow for clues. But all I see is the dark, the swirly nothingness of the dark.Continue reading “The sights”

The evening

The clouds glisten like water as the sun sinks into it. It strikes me how small it looks, like an orange ink blot in the sky. The other colours- the rosy pink blush, bright blue and the soft lavender look like smudged streaks of paint. God is a good artist. Excellent, even. And very speedyContinue reading “The evening”

The Puppeteer

‘Alright, who’s next?’ Called Mrs Telhall and her daughter walked in through the curtains.‘Sit down, dearie, sit down’ Mrs Telhall smiled and pushed back her curls.Fifteen-year-old sally sat and stared outside the window.‘Now, let’s see. Open your eyes, sally. Open your eyes.,’ whispered Mrs Telhall softly.Sally did. A few people were walking on the pavement.‘OpenContinue reading “The Puppeteer”

Gratitude

Aakesh rubbed the sleep out of his eyes as he walked to the park. Late nights made his morning walks quite a chore now but he wasn’t ready to give them up yet. As he entered, he took his hands away and blinked at the greens unfurling about him: tall trees with red and yellowContinue reading “Gratitude”

The Dreams

I ventured into lands unknownWeaving some dreams of goldI believed its light shoneIn the darkest paths of lone I entwined the thin threadsNot leaving a strand astrayBut I tore my life to shredsLeading me to lie and betray I played a game with fireWon dark smouldering holesI had ashen threads to rewire Into a shadow ofContinue reading “The Dreams”

The eternal night

“After darkness comes the light” – Cornelius Nepos For centuries, the sky had been dressed in a sheet of stars, moon and ink. A nightfall, in years erstwhile, had washed away the streaks of light in one great sweep and had been ruling the world ever since. It was believed to have been a cosmic curseContinue reading “The eternal night”

Memories

Memories upending over my soulBurn like acid as they touch the floorBlinking away like camera flashes They capture my heart’s core Held prisoner in a wave of sadnessAs moments flow and caressThe shore of eternity Only to fade and flee Vanishing into an abyssReturning to taunt with a glimpseThey grasp emotions in a blink of an eyeAndContinue reading “Memories”

The holiday spirit

‘Twas the night before Christmas. Snow wafted from above, like raining clouds and floated down to the city, dripping off the fine glittery buildings. The whole city was bejewelled with twinkling filaments of light like coloured stars. Perhaps the brightest source of it was the gigantic Christmas tree that adorned the plaza or maybe justContinue reading “The holiday spirit”

You and me forever

God may have bound me to you for eternity But he had devastatingly chosen wrongly For I knew from the first our rope would be cut You feel so alien, so foreign under my skinBut I have to try and understand your termsFor we both know the truth that can’t be shut ‘Cause it’s you andContinue reading “You and me forever”

The Gift

‘It wasn’t really a question, replied Catherine, a sharp edge in her voice as she pulled out a knife. ‘But, mom I..’ Kyle began but was cut short by a gleam in his mother’s eyes that unduly spoke of finality. He sighed. There was no use in arguing when it was clear that he wasContinue reading “The Gift”

The world goes

Salty scents brim the air Cold wind seeps in everywhere  But cold to warm, the world goes Melting emotions once froze  Frothy waves dance on the shore To the music inside the heart’s core But music to noise, the world goes Seagulls screech out all my foes Pretty shells colour the lands Holding on toContinue reading “The world goes”

The single line story challenge

Thank you May for nominating me for this challenge. May writes these amazing poems that are so creative and relatable. Do check out her blog. It’s awesome. Rules Thank the person who nominated you.  Write 5 single line stories that fall under any of these genres (you can pick which ones you do!): fantasy romanceContinue reading “The single line story challenge”

Prison and waters

Lately I find it difficult to pay attention to the world. It’s like I’m sinking in the waters of my life, deeper and deeper until I’m chocked. Everything is a haze of blinding blue. The slow muffled gurgling of water is like bleeding to a slow painless death. And I try, I try to reachContinue reading “Prison and waters”

Just Another Day

Age is just a number, the saying goes. But pushing 70, I can feel an overwhelming sense of forgetfulness creeping in as a result of my ageing mind. Why, just yesterday I had lost my glasses and realised that it had just been sitting on the bridge of my nose all the while. Now, that’sContinue reading “Just Another Day”

The night

However hard he tried not to be, Ethan was afraid. Nervous energy thrummed throughout his body as he held the back door to his house open. ‘Now, it’s just a little stroll, Ethan. It’s probably just nothing,’ he told himself, biting his lip. He looked back into his house. It was dead quiet except forContinue reading “The night”

To my sister

You’ve always been with me since my life began, Paving my way with love and care, You’re my pillar of support, a guiding star Brightening my path with your steady light. We’ll always be together wherever we are Because we’re tethered to each other, With a bond knotted so tight, That it can’t be brokenContinue reading “To my sister”

The forest

A small verdant forest rests near my house. It is alive with green things towering high up, like skyscrapers piercing the sky. And it has become a treasured daily retreat of mine. I slam the front door of my house shut, savouring the banging sound for it meant my freedom from my daily humdrum life.Continue reading “The forest”

The girl

Rory’s pale face was framed with dark wind swept hair and studded with a pair of emerald eyes flecked with crystals of grey.  The thin smile that always played her lips was now expanding and relaxing as she kept flashing it to the sea of children swimming across the dark corridor to reach their classes. Continue reading “The girl”

The little bird

‘….. The old man uncaged the little bird with a lovely smile wrinkling up his face. The bird, at being released, gave a shrill chirp of joy and flapped his red wings happily. The man watched the little bird, his eyes brimmed with tears. And then bidding a final chirp of goodbye, the little birdContinue reading “The little bird”

Gratitude

Your voice resonates deep in my hazy heart, Ceasing my worries, curing my thoughts. Your smile sets up a wave of rapture, Escalating throughout in a vague gather. Your words evoke an expanse of warmth, Penetrating through my faded form. Your profound presence fulfils me, Filling the emptiness residing in me. So tell me, howContinue reading “Gratitude”

Rainstorm

When a heavy rainstorm brews within  Threatening to release, burst and win Unleash it all for it’ll eventually cease To again restore an abode of peace When the rain of tears hits the ground  Drenching the tranquil mind with sound  Don’t you forget that It’ll unfailingly dry  Becoming an echo of time elapsed by WhenContinue reading “Rainstorm”

Future Predictions

We have come across many sci-fi movies or stories informing us about the dangerous future where humans become devoid of feelings or the same old robots taking over earth or the life brimming with technology. After coming across a similar story which told me about a future where education would be entirely digitalised, complete withContinue reading “Future Predictions”

Bookshelves

Two dark gigantic boxes with a sun touched transparent glass showcases a spectrum of glinting tinctures of colours. And then when you edge nearer, you give heed to the tiny words on the colours. Your eyes skim over them urgently in the act of searching or just in mere exhilaration. Either way it’s breath-taking. YouContinue reading “Bookshelves”

Change in lives

The year 2020 has caused a lot of changes in our lives.  A whole year of our lives had been somewhat fruitless because of Covid. And now, 2021 seems to be going the same way too. The vaccines had given us a ray of hope. But just as we sighed in relief that it was allContinue reading “Change in lives”

Almost Magic

Just a month before the pandemic- November 2019, I experienced the best vacation of my life.  My dad and I have a small tradition. We go on a sort of a daddy-daughter trip to different places except well, we don’t get very far. You know, a walk to a park, to get ice-cream or toContinue reading “Almost Magic”

Necklace

Grandmothers, they calm the mothers, like when you break an expensive bottle of perfume that your mother had bought from France and she screams her head off and suddenly grandma to the rescue! She patiently pacifies mom and she always sticks by your side! Everything becomes alright again!  Yes, that’s the main thing that weContinue reading “Necklace”

Window

The unfortunate turn of events in the previous year is unimaginable. A dreaded virus, tedious lockdowns and numerous restrictions. Yesterday, my mind was overwhelmed by this unfortunate situation. I felt very gloomy. It felt like years since I physically went to school, and as though I had missed everything because of this lockdown. I feltContinue reading “Window”

Spreading the light

Happiness is the same for everyone. Whether we work hard to get one meal a day or we sit back and have ample food three times a day, happiness is the same. What I mean is whether we’re rich or poor, it’s very similar in execution. A cry of mirth, sudden shine of eyes orContinue reading “Spreading the light”

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