Betrayal!

In response to Shweta’s 6 word story prompt : Betrayal!

Concept, Conceptual, Painting, Broken Heart, Hearts

Wedding vows gift wrapped with betrayal!

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Where is the festive spirit?

In response to Eugenia’s ( BrewNSpewCafe ) writing challenge : Festive

Sweets, Indian Sweets, South Indian Sweets
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The booming economy and changing times

have diluted the essence of celebrations.

Festivals, which reflected cultural tradition

today is more about flaunting riches.

The warmth of cohesive affability is

replaced by instant gratification.

Instagram is bombarded with

pictures of the pomp and grandeur displayed.

Fragrance and bonhomie of the festive spirit

sadly, remains obscure and scattered.

The Celestial Party!

BrewNSpew cafe’s weekly prompt : Harvest Moon

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The velvety stage is set, as twilight casts its veil

the halcyon breeze croons a musical melody

a poetic rhythm ensues as stars join the choir

the celestial party comes alive as

the luminous pearl makes a grand entry

flaunting its flamboyant florescence,

serenades the inky expanse with an

alchemy of its gleaming halo.

Betrayal!

Reflection of Woman's Eye on Broken Mirror
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Passionate verses resonated

under the glowing moonlight

inked in eternal fonts

profusing  love.

Sadly,

the bubble of euphoria burst

as his broken promises

crumbled her world,

left her bereft of emotions.

His hollow words echoed

as empty feelings enveloped,

desolate evenings haunted her

the heart bled tears, consuming her

in an emotional pyre!

 

Twilight!

In response to Eugenia’s weekly prompt: Sapphire

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Home bound avian’s greet the eventide

before settling in their branched abode

sun gives a parting embrace to the sapphire horizon

painting hues of lavender swirls

the silhouettes amidst the ebony skyline

welcome the glitterati of stars

the shadows merge into the emerging monochrome

before the velvety darkness envelopes all.

 

The fear of failure!

Loser, Failure, Finger, Suggest, Board, Scaredy Cat
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“The greatest mistake we make is living in the constant fear that we make one “ John. C. Maxwell

They say failure is the stepping stone to success….yet we are afraid to fail, aren’t we? We are hopeful that all our endeavors culminate in success. Many skip an opportunity if they are unsure of a positive outcome.

If we learn from our mistakes, then why are we always so wary not to make one?

“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, be afraid of not learning from them”.

Looking back, I believe that all through our childhood we were conditioned to do everything right. Failure was looked down upon at school and among friends. People would be chided or belittled for going wrong, not to mention the tirade that followed, “It’s your fault”, “You can never get anything right”, “I told you so”….the list of such degrading comments never ceased.

Acceptance for failure is never total. I guess that is primarily the reason we still shun any form of failure!

“People often avoid making decisions out of the fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes”. Noah Winberg

Would love to know your opinion on this.

Where did we lose it?

Flowers, Child, Girl, Dandelion, Field, Human, Children
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In response to V. J’s weekly challenge # 62, CHILDHOOD/CHILD

Childhood, a beautiful phase of life

where the soul radiates an innocent aura

the heart devoid of any malice,

forgiveness is a virtue to swear by

abundant echoes of laughter resonate

 tiny delights translate to happiness

the questioning mind experiments

dreams take a fancy flight to fantasy

ingenious creativity sparks unique solutions

simplicity defines each moment.

Then,

Why as we grow into adults do we bury

these genuine and transparent qualities

 in the sands of time?

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