Ring in the new…..

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The pages of the calendar turns swiftly.  The year draws to an end and it’s time to get a new one. It is the time of the year when the mind rummages through the moments that became memories, some treasured while others best forgotten. It muses over the accomplishments and debacles, sets new resolutions and targets, assures itself of an improved and better version of itself in the coming year by gifting itself an optimistic outlook, burying all bitter moments. It wants to start on a clean slate and script a life full of colorful hues with bold strokes of positivity infused with a perfect blend of zeal, learning and enlightenment.

May the coming year, unravel treasured moments,

May life surprise us in beautiful ways,

May we gift ourselves the gift of living in the “Present”,

May we all discover a new facet of our personality,

May the New Year usher in brotherhood, love and peace in the world.

A very Happy 2018 to one and all ❤ !

 

Daily Prompt – Cozy!

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Lost in a dreamy slumber

snuggling under the blanket

in the warmth of the cozy bed,

the cocoon of  the lulling reverie

shattered by the shrill of the alarm

to be snoozed, until it loses patience

and goes off again, its ire more obvious!

Oh, it is such a gigantic effort

to get out of bed on a cold winter morn!

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The challenge this week,

“This week, we’re proposing something a little different to celebrate the end of the year. Instead of a specific theme or topic, we invite you to share your most meaningful photo from 2017. This isn’t necessarily the “best” photo you’ve taken this year — feel free to post your most technically accomplished photo of the year if you’d like, but we equally encourage you to think about other parameters.”

A kaleidoscope of images captured through the year with my lens . A mixed bag of my favorites with mesmerizing nature, architectural marvels, adorable animals and happy emotions. Take your pick!

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Grand Palace , Bangkok

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Chilka Lake, Puri
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Sun Temple,  Konark

 

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Krabi, Thailand

Dispelling Darkness!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #69. (280 characters)

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Somber feelings define the mood

as a blanket of darkness descends

on the melancholic heart.

The vision eclipsed,

until a tiny flame ignited

from within ruminates.

Solitude and reflection

illuminates the soul

dispelling the obscurity

melting away the gloom!

 

Lc : 254 letteers

 

Sidlak 8 – Sunset

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Dusk settles,

the marmalade sun

casts a vermilion glaze

colors blend across the twilight sky

painting the horizon to an orange glow!

 

Sidlak poetry (sid/lak) is a structured poetry consisting of 5 lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables AND A COLOR. The last line must be a COLOR that describes the whole poem or the feelings of the writer.

 

 

 

 

WPC – Ascend

As the sun begins it’s ascend across the horizon

bringing with it a new dawn filled with

hope, cheer, sunshine and faith

experience the fascinating moments of life

revel in  its tiny delights, all through

before we begin to descend on the

dusk of our life, into another realm.

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The blast!

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In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

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The loud blast ripped through the calm of the city

deathly agonizing shrieks echoed far

innocent souls in a stupor, numb with fear

to soak in the effects of the gruesome bloodshed

shattered homes, dead smiles, painful cries

nothing seems right, to the frozen mind

the ghastly massacre leaves haunting images

lives, happiness and smiles, comes to a standstill

humanity plunges into an eerily gloomy silence!

The Rubik’s Cube!

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Jumbled and random

brightly coloured squares

the puzzle has a strange allure

enticing many to try a hand.

Solving it, solicits a certain charm

cajoling it at first

trying many combinations

failing yet persistent

the first solve , an achievement!

Improved focus, cracking algorithms

bettering the time, every time

adept fingers work at a frenzied pace

to unravel the magic of the masterpiece

as the colors fall into a pattern

within a blink or two.

 

This poem is inspired, watching my son solve the cube!

Tanka – Stark & Trap

To use only their synonym in any form of poetry. In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry prompt #61.

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Desolate and bald

the net of desertion fails

the lone tree stands tall

amid a blanket of snow

certain of sprouting  afresh!

 

Brave or Foolhardy?

In response to Kat’s 280 letter twittering tale # 61. The challenge this week is:

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This week…a twist. The photo below by MorningbirdPhoto at Pixabay.com features someone holding a stack of books. Now, you can write a tale about this book lover…or if you’re up for a challenge, pick one of the books and write your tale based on the title. And let’s take it up a notch if you’re really up for a challenge…choose several titles and incorporate them into your story! The possibilities are endless! I’ll see you at the roundup next week! 😊

My tale for the prompt is:

The Swiss family Robinson traveled Far North on vacation. Visiting the “Maze” at The Monster of Hollows declared the eeriest place , was on their list. Braving their fears, they went on. “Called to Die”  read the spooky signage. Clutching the Holy Bible in his pocket, he prayed!

Letter count: 276

 

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