The Past, Present & Future!

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Recently I was watching a rerun of the Bollywood film “Dear Zindagi” on television. A beautiful movie where the protagonist is overwhelmed by an incident of her childhood, which reflects on her present life relationships.  Her personal life seems to be in doldrums. A chance meeting with a Psychologist, helps her resolve her problems giving her the confidence to view life with a beautiful perspective. Definitely, a movie many can relate to, worth a watch!

There is one line in the movie which the therapist uses during one of the sessions. “Don’t let the past blackmail your present to ruin a beautiful future”.  Such a profound statement, isn’t it?

Life can throw quite a few unpleasant challenges at us. Many, we shrug off, some teach us a lesson, while a few hurt us, blemishing our personality to a great extent. At times, we reel under its burden, unable to shrug it off. This manifestation definitely needs to be addressed and set right, else, it could eclipse our future too!

 

The indelible scar of the past

meanders in the mind’s crevices

whispers secret messages

forays uninvited into dreams

entraps the present

sings haunting lines in hushed tones,

emerges from obscurity

to cast a gloomy shadow

on the future.

Untangle the web of antiquity

steer life on course

before,

the hollow memories of yore

pushes the soul into

an abyss of no return!

 

 

 

The Prophecy!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #99, to write a tale on the given picture prompt in 280 letters or less.

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The recurring dreams of the horses running berserk tormented Amanda.

Staring at the same picture in the papers along with a news item a few days later, sent jitters down her spine.

She recalled the gypsy woman’s prophecy at the carnival, “Visions of the future will haunt you”!

 

Letter count : 279

Sidlak – Blossoms!

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august breeze

floral tapestry

laced with aromatic scents

awakens soul to essence of life

beauty of lavender blossoms!

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 ( no restriction on syllables) or the feelings of the writer.

 

 

Tanka – Turmoil!

In response to Colleen’s weekly tanka challenge # 98, to use the prompt words Sad & Write (Synonyms only)

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the somber heart weeps

hit by emotional storm

pen scribbles in vain

the deluge of tears ink

a melancholic saga.

 

Musical Ecstasy!

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A slender humble bamboo stick,

hollow within, embellished with tiny holes

every breath infuses the note

with a balmy resonance.

Deft fingers sway in a mystic rhythm

conceiving a classical sound,

a divine melody emanates

the ears soak in the musical euphony

the soul revels in the

mesmeric redemption,

when the lips kiss the flute!

 

 

Tanka – Freedom

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India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day today.  A dream I see take shape for my country is redefining its freedom in the truest sense.

redefine freedom

uncage the archaic systems

empower values

shape our country’s destiny

herald a better future!

 

A very Happy Independence Day !

Nature – Surreal Splendor!

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An ardent lover of nature, I believe nature is a treasure trove of beauty and joy. She dazzles our senses with the feelings of awe, wonder and amazement at her sheer beauty.

The confluence of the varied facets of nature’s immense artistry is there for all to see. The wafting clouds, winding rivulets, snow-capped mountains, green meadows, glorious horizon, starlit night sky, vibrant smiling flowers, all complement and complete nature. No concrete structure however magnificent it is, can match the alluring charm of nature. To me she is all encompassing epitome of beauty.

“If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere! “Vincent Van Gogh.

Today, I will focus the spotlight on the many roles that she dons.

Musician

The gurgling brooks, the roaring thunder, the dancing winds, the gentle rainfall, humming bees, chirping birds, the undulating waves , the cascading waterfalls, trill of the insects, all her musicians play their part to perfection in creating a scintillating symphony. Truly they play an ebullient orchestra!

Artist

An artist par excellence, she paints the horizon with a riot of colors depicting her mood.  Many painters have attempted to capture her glory on canvas. From the vermilion and tangerine streaks, to the diffused hues of purple across the azure horizon, the pristine white clouds to the tar grey, the lush greens to the ochre yellows, the calm emerald blue waters to the shimmering gold, the pristine snow clad splendor to the ember autumn glow, the grandeur of the majestic mountains to the ravishing valleys, she looks radiant in all her avatars!

Healer

The confused mind, broken heart and the bruised body, all find solace under her benevolent grace. She energises and rejuvenates the body and mind.  Her tranquil and serene persona infuses an eternal calm to the seeking soul. She indeed dons the role of a therapeutic healer with élan!

Scriptwriter

O la la….. Nature loves to play cupid in many love stories. She pens a perfect script and setting for a romantic evening under the silvery moonlight and the confetti of the twinkling stars. The raindrops, snowfall and the whispering cool caress of the breeze, all kindle the amorous souls to compose beautiful poetries of love and passion.

Nurturer

Ever providing and giving to one and all, creating a nurturing sanctuary for dwelling, she is a boon to mankind, a celebration of existence and an elixir of life!

What is nature to you?

 

 

The perfect setting!

In response to Kat’s twiterring tale challenge # 96, to write a tale in 280 characters or less.

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The drifting wind carries a sweet floral fragrance, alluring me to step into the most beautiful garden. The bird chirps, echoes of the rustling leaves, the riot of blooms, a table set for two, is just perfect for my date.

Trring…….darn the alarm, jolted back to the mundane morn!

 

Letter count : 280

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