I was a lot smarter before….

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Invasion of the cyberspace

into my space, has a zombie effect,

degenerated lifestyles rule the roost

slumped shoulders, frozen thumbs

poor postures, sore eyes.

 

Buzzing phones vibrate all the time

likes, comments, emojis

dominate friendship chats

conversation is through the keys,

fingers have forgotten to hold a pen.

Texting with short forms

have rendered spellings obsolete.

 

Before the advent of the smart phone,

I was a lot smarter,

Once a storehouse of information

Now, memory is a fading asset.

 

Life without google seems impossible

an app for anything under the sun,

an answer to all our questions,

our brain seems to be out of work!

 

The mobile has replaced every other gadget

it has stolen my time from me

making me a prisoner in its “cell”!

 

While there is no denying about the many benefits of the mobile, I somehow feel we have become its slaves! This is one of it’s negative facets I have highlighted.

Power of words!

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A bullet once fired from the gun, passage of time and the spoken words, never come back.

There are 3 elements in the above quote, (i) bullet; (ii) Time and (iii) Words. No intelligence is needed that a bullet has the power to kill and it is common sense that there is a time span for everything and everyone. Words are the strongest weapon a person can have. It can not only kill, terrify, petrify but can praise, inspire and persuade.

What do you think is the power of Words; will you believe me if I say words have the power to kill? Maybe not. Let me narrate a small story to prove the same. In the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, some villagers practice a unique form of cutting a tree. If a tree is too large to be felled with an axe, the natives cut it down by yelling at it.  The woodcutters creep up on a tree just at dawn and suddenly scream at it at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree dies and falls over. According to the villagers shouting and abusing kills the spirit of the tree. This method has never failed them. When words can kill, it’s impossible to deny the fact that they are just merely signs and letters.

I am sure you will agree with me that words have energy and power to help, heal, hinder, hurt, harm, humiliate, humble and persuade .In a small village there was a little conflict between people as to whether god existed or not … To solve this the village headman decided to conduct a debate between a theist and an atheist and whoever won this debate was right. All the villagers agreed and the debate started early morning. A marathon session followed and finally ended the next day! By then the theist became an atheist and the atheist became a theist … Whether the villagers got their answer or not, we don’t know. But for sure we can conclude by saying that words have immense power! And with thoughts and words synchronised we can do wonders!

Words are what we use to express our self, our thoughts and our feelings. We use words in every walk of our lives and hence the power of words is immense. The impact of words on different people varies because it depends on their understanding and the tone with which the speaker has spoken.

“Words, so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Words are most powerful messenger of your thoughts. Do you agree with me?

 

 

 

Sidlak – Night!

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Dusk kisses

shadows dream longer

azure sky changes attire

the sun melts to her seductive charm

 consumed in a star lit black magic!

 

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.

Reincarnation!

In reponse to Kat’s twittering tale #72, to write a tale within 280 letters on the given picture prompt.

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Uma slammed on the brakes, bringing the car to a screeching halt. The place looked very familiar. Recollection came in a flash. Her husband, in her previous birth, had brutally murdered her a few months after the wedding. She recognized the old man walking out. She knew what to do…

Letter count 280

Micro Poetry – Breakthrough & Movement!

A haiku and Tanka for Colleeen’s weekly poetry challenge #72. Prompt words Breakthrough & Movement, but to use synonyms only!

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Haiku

Boosting the morale

positive reinforcements

a paradigm shift!

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Tanka

Ink illuminates

thoughts so crude and raw

finding the right words

an artistic connoisseur

poetic evolution!

Shattered Dreams!

In response to

Daily prompt : Constant

and

secretkeeper’s weekly writing challenge #129, to use the 5 prompt words in a poem or fiction.

Ease|Storm|Mute|Calm|Rough

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My dreams roughly jerked away

drifting into oblivion,

for I have to fulfil my parent’s legacy

“A family of doctors are we

and that’s what you are to be.”

my fate decided and sealed!

Sadly,

science is beyond my comprehension

while,

the world of words fascinates me

I paint my characters with ease

who come alive, as I dress them

with magical verses,

A writer is who, I aspire to be

but,

my  scarlet tears, anguished screams and earnest pleas

all fall mute to their distant ears.

 

My calm persona is just a facade

to hide my shattered soul

mocked and scoffed at,

helpless and hollow within,

I chalk out a plan to escape

the constant storm of tirades.

 

I sign a pact in the dark

with the god of death

I am sure he will welcome me,

with open arms into a world of my dreams

where only the paper and pen

will be my “soul” companion!

 

 

Sunrise at the beach!

Early dawn enrobed in a misty cloak

letting out a yawn in lazy slumber

under the cool winter breeze

the pale blue waves ebb to the shore

deserted catamarans dance

to the rhythm of the tidal swell.

The horizon readying to welcome

the brightest star in all its glory

beckoning the birds to rise

and play their chirpy melody.

Streaming sunlight casts its rays

the sea turns to a crimson blush

they shimmer in a perfect union

to usher in a glorious day!

Unending Desires!

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Sometime back I came across a quote by Piyush Mishra* in Hindi which read:

zindagi halki phulki hai,

bhoj tho kwaishon ka hai

which when translated means,

Life is simple

but desires burden it!

Isn’t this absolutely true? Why is man always wanting more? Unending desires has become a constant in man’s life and sadly it is a universal phenomenon. Man has succumbed to the trap of wanting more. Being content is a lost virtue today. The list of desires seem to explode from every corner into his life, burdening it with all things negative. He ascends on the steps of desires not knowing which floor is his destination. He keeps climbing up thinking the next level will have something better in store.  But when the final destination of life knocks at his doorstep, he realizes its futility.

Lost in a maze of desires

chases illusionary happiness

obliterates tiny delights

short-lived triumphs

defines false impressions

but

when emptiness besieges

laments valuable time lost

the burden of desires

overwhelms life!

 

* Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter.

Cosmic Ecstasy!

In response to Whimsygizmo of Dverse poets prompt # 50 to write a Quadrille poem on the given word Murmur! The challenge is to pen a poem in exactly 44 words not including the title.

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The brilliant turquoise blue expanse

shimmers through the jagged serrated peaks

icy winds hum a heavenly harmony

puffy clouds murmur , wafting daintily

a conversation in solitude, infuses a calm aura

the soul connects with the cosmic energy

drinking in the sweet essence of nirvana.

Haiku – Character & Affection

In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #71 for the prompt words Character and Affection with the condition to use only their synonyms.

A haiku triplet this time 🙂

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Roses, gifts abound

celebrating love in style

happy valentines!

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Spring brings in the warmth

 sanguine spirit envelopes

vibrant blossoms smile!

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Her kind eyes showed hope

selfless devotion for all

universal saint!

 

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