What do I see?

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting it Sadje.. my take this week is simple and straight out of my heart 😊

The doors remained shut for so long

Caged within, felt that’s where they belong!

Emotions overflowed poems were written

In a secret place away from all it lay hidden!

Like creepers that find a way and grow however,

Sweet and bitter memories kept piling, over and over…

At stressful times it was a blog that kept me sane

One find day a thought struck; why not I do the same?

Will I fit in here? Will anyone connect to me

Can I write my mind out? Can I just be, Me??

My emotional quotient and confidence levels took a turn,

When I created and wrote my first post on Live Love Laugh Learn

Sadje’s prompt this week, took me back to that day

My first post here was published on 28th May (28-5)

Sphinx

In response to Sadje’s what do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting WDYS dear Sadje

Attempted it after reading wiki article on Sphinx and realised that I have very little knowledge about it 😅

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Mysterious marvel amidst the golden sand,
A treasure trove of secrets, poised you stand.

Body of a woman, head of a lion, wings of a bird;
Wish you could tell us your stories, never before heard

With round eyes that stare, You strike a pose!
Can’t help but wonder who cut off your nose!!

Are those layers due to wind and heat!
Or are you someone’s dream, left incomplete ?

Surya

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After a splendid all day performance,
Into the horizon, he slowly slides…
As though awaiting to take a dip
In the waters, to play with the tides…

All spectators look up in awe,
With majestic grandeur he leaves the sky…
Lighting up this stage with an orange haze,
For the moon to take over, in her unique style!

My simple take in response to What do you see prompt, by Sadje. Thanks for hosting WDYS dear Sadje.

P.S: “Surya” is the local name for the Sun here in India.

❤️Thanks a lot for dropping by and reading❤️

First impression!

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They were supposed to meet

It was a planned date

Chatted on a dating site,

Eagerly he waited at the gate!

She came by and just glanced around

Liked the tone of music played.

A lunch table arranged spic n span

And her decision about them was made!!

She told about her interests

About their lives they spoke…

She told him it couldn’t work out,

Can’t tolerate that habit or the cigar smoke!!

In response to Sadje what do you see prompt.

Well to my own take, I am concluding that he might have kept the ash tray ready for her, if she smoked! 😀. With most of my closest friends and soul mate, my first impression was wrong!! Totally wrong! What’s your view on first impression? Do you go by it?

Thanks for reading and I’m on the way in catching up with comments and posts in WP ❤️See you around soon. 😊

Hope

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In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting this dear, Sadje

As I gaze at the setting sun,

Waves of memories ebb

The wind carried an unpleasant sound

Shells of dreams, broken and scattered around

Foot prints of failures were seen

All over on the sands of time

Amidst an ocean of darkness, no one in sight

I see a jar of hope filled with flickering light.

A/N – A quick write up in response to Sadje’s prompt. My hands are full… No… I guess it’s my mind… my mind is full and pre occupied with no space to think anything for my blog here. All of us in the family are down with seasonal flu, thankfully not covid. But till the covid results came up we had to follow the norms of isolating the ones with symptoms and that’s hell lot of work!!! See you all around soon. I’m lagging behind with my responses to all your comments and reading all your blogs too. Will catch up soon.

❤️😊lotssa love😊❤️

Angels


I believe in angels
I feel them around me!

The one without fairy wings,
Granting wishes for little things.

By the road, I saw one today
Helping a challenged find his way.

At the elevator I saw one more
For an aged lady, he held the door.

One touched me with what she did
At the cafe, packed meals for a hungry kid.

I saw a bunch of them at the beach
Picking all the litter within their reach

One was turning 10, chose not to celebrate
Instead for a cause, she asked all to donate!

Yes I believe in angels,
I see them around me...

The one without fairy wings...
Granting wishes for little things...

In response to Sadje‘s What do You See prompt. Thanks for hosting it dear Sadje.

Whenever I hear a word, I invariably start humming a song around that word. From the time I saw this prompt .. ABBA’s “I have a dream ..” is on my mind …and that led to my response to the prompt😊

🎵 I believe in angels, something good in everything I see .. 🎵

Thank you all for stopping by and reading ❤️

A Prayer

The balance in the ecosystem 
Was hampered by man’s deeds
The earth tried to tell us
‘To a disaster, this leads’

From centuries its happenings
Pandemics are trying to teach
For us Homo sapiens here
Learning seems out of reach

A minuscule virus stepped in!
To handle it we dint know!
“Karma bites” nature’s saying;
“You reap what you sow”!

To the universe I bow
With prayer on my mind
“Fill us all with healing power
You are our hope, please be kind”

“Fill us with peace, fill us with love
Forgive us for causing you pain
Hold us Mother Earth in your embrace
Give us a chance to nurture you again!”

In response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge : Karma Bites and Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thank you both for hosting these prompts. Thank you all for stopping by ..

Lost but not lonely

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Loosing self in the mystery of the forest
Walking through trails, admiring things smallest
The chaos filled mind finds its peace
The soul heals, can feel the ease
Feeling joy in the rustle of the leaves
Fragrance of blossoms fill the breeze
One may be lost, yet he feels known
With nature, one is never alone

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting WDYS dear Sadje. Thank you all for stopping by 🥰

It happens

Image credit; Sonny Mauricio

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting, dear Sadje

From days I’m on your focus 
I’m a celebrity here, and you expect me to pose!
This happens, I try and understand...

Can’t even have a private chat with my wife
I’m wild!!! And you; a wild life photographer
It happens - I try and understand..

In my abode, you try and eavesdrop
Please don’t mind these droppings
Shit happens - I hope you understand!

On the way home in the office quarters where we lived, there were arrays of trees on both sides and from 6 to 7pm, hundreds of birds would return home. At this one hour, there was a maximum chance of crows’ shit dropping on our head. Me and my brother would hold an umbrella and walk on the way back from computer classes. It’s easier to wash the umbrella, than the task of taking a bath again. The position of this eagle in the pic, somehow reminds me of those days. 😅

I tried to write something on this pic, from the past two days. I open this page and try my best to write and yet… no words come out! I gave an effortless attempt, as I dint want to give up. It happens and I know you understand 😬

Thanks for reading 🥰

I’m tired

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I’m tired

Of being strong all the time;

This life being an uphill climb

I’m tired

Of trying to push my pains away

To get through every single day

I’m tired

Of searching for a person I could call – friend

I break to pieces, looks like there’s no end

I’m tired

Of hiding my tears from rolling

Goodbyes are tough, my heart’s aching

I’m tired

Of wandering with no place to go

Here I am, alone, I’ve always been so

I’m tired …. just tired!

I want to rest!

In response to Sadje’s What do you see prompt. Thanks for hosting WDYS dear Sadje.

Doesn’t that girl resemble Kareena Kapoor? 😬