Lines & Angles!

In response to Cee’s black & white photo challenge : Lines Angles!

Reading between the lines,

the words connote a distinct meaning,

interprets a story with new angle.

While the essence remains the same,

life presents itself with a different perspective!

 

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Ideas and Thoughts!

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How do ideas or thoughts to write come to you? Do they come in……

 

Like a thunder out of the blue, in a flash

and keys type in, at lightning speed?

 

Like the burning desert sand, under the scorching sun

the thoughts , vent out ,seething ire?

 

Like the caress of the halcyon zephyr in the azure sky

the thoughts compose beautiful verses of love?

 

Like the serene waters in deep meditative trance

 the words seek to find an answer, beyond cosmic realm?

 

Like the dull foreboding grey monotone sky

the writings spill out melancholic odes?

 

Like a long forgotten idea in hibernation

thawed by the warm sunshine, blossoming into a beautiful poetry?

 

Like the sultry moonlight between the glitterati of twinkling stars

igniting an ardent passion of words, culminating in a union?

 

Like the downpour from the heavenly skies, nurturing life,

your thoughts ink to inspire and motivate mankind?

 

How do thoughts and ideas to write, come to you? Do share.

 

 

The Strategy!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 141, to write a tale on the given prompt in 280 letters or less.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash.com

With Sam’s head stuck between the pillars, the entire city thronged there to witness a grueling four hour effort, before he was finally rescued.

Smiling, the next day, he collected a cool 500 $ from his friend, winning the bet, to get his picture published in the newspapers!

LC : 279

Plastic Poison!

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“How much plastic is in your diet? “Glared the headline in today’s newspaper.

It says that worldwide people could be ingesting about 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight to a credit card averaging about 250 g over the course of one year.

The main sources of culprit are bottled water, beer, shellfish, packaged food and salt according to the University of Newcastle in France. Plastic particles have also been found in significant quantities in marine creatures.

Another study reveals that people in many nations eat and drink about 45000 plastic particles smaller than 130 microns annually while breathing in the same number.

More than 75% of all plastics winds up as waste being dumped into nature, polluting rivers, land and the oceans.

In the last two decades the world has produced as much plastic as during the rest of history and this trend is projected to grow at the rate of 4 % per annum.

Isn’t it shocking to read?

I remember as a kid stepping out to the market with my cloth bag, the grocer giving the provisions in paper bags, milk came in glass bottles. Almost everything was eco-friendly. People got things repaired and refilled. The concept of use and throw was alien. Though we didn’t have many luxuries and comforts to boast of, people were a happier and healthier lot.

If we want to remain healthy and save our environment we need to stop millions of tons of plastic that continue to leak into nature causing irreversible damage to all living beings and the planet.

What do you feel? I am sure many of us are doing our bit in making this planet a better place, do share it with the readers at large so that many can implement them and contribute to the cause.

Lessons to be learnt…

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We the flowers come in a

myriad hues, making us special.

Our fragrance, rarity or looks

further enhance our beauty.

Never do we compete

with one another but

complement and complete

each other, holding hands.

Be it at the altar or in a bouquet,

at the shrine or a festival.

At the garden swaying

in harmony to the

gentle breeze and admiring glances,

we infuse happiness and smiles

across the miles!

I often ponder, that there is so much for us to learn from these pretty flowers. Some are wild, some so delicate, some are short lived while some stay bloomed for months, the fragrance of some mesmerize while some others are an epitome of beauty. Each one so unique and beautiful in their own way and yet all of them, so happy with their “being”, without an iota of envy creeping in.

They seem to be the perfect example of unity and beauty in diversity.

Then why is Man, the most intelligent species, always competing with each other to be one up? Why does he fail to learn from all other components of nature who live in perfect harmony?

Are we really the most intelligent?

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