The broken arm!

In response to the daily prompt : Broken


That sunny noon

I heard myself croon

Cycling along the path

after a long bath

Friends and I fret

arguing over a bet

Agreeing to treat

the one who beats

To some ice cream

by the stream

Thus began the race

I tried to keep pace

The road had a bend

as I began to descend

Not wanting to lose out

I furiously pedalled about

Crash! bang! echoed the sound

as I landed on the mound!

Bruised legs, a broken arm

sending all into an alarm

All for some ice cream

by the stream!! 😦


Daily Prompt – Core!

My perspective on core values….


Change is always good, but not when it comes to changing your core values.

Core values are like roots, the deeper they seep in, the stronger they make you.

A generation built on strong core values, will emerge into a healthy nation.

Seeds of core values instilled in children will sprout into a strong tree, able to withstand any storm.


How challenging do you think it is in today’s world, to instill core values in children?


Daily Prompt – Tantrum!


Mundane moments

oscillating moods

unreasonable demand

met with disapproval

emotional outburst

flaring tempers

torrential downpour

raucous screams

failed reasoning

loud tirades

time out!

Oh! it’s such a challenge

to handle children’s tantrums!

Daily Prompt – Radiant


Cradling the newborn, the first time ever,

close to the bosom , snuggling,

words fail to describe the surreal moment

a surge of hormones swirling

as I look at the angelic face

in a trance, my heart melts

tears moisten the eyes,

while lips curve into a smile.

Cascading emotions tangle

euphoria, fear, anxiety , peace,

 all play together,

 a life defining moment.

Unconditional love flows

joyous smiles and well being

wished for the tiny bundle of joy

the radiant face of the new mother

narrates an overwhelming, yet contented tale!




I float in the sapphire sky

listening to the clam whispers

the gentle zephyr brings in.

The cosmic vibrations echoes

rhythmic chants that

rejuvenate and illuminate

my soul with spiritual bliss

invisible to the outer world,

filling me with inner peace!


In response to the daily prompt: Invisible


Daily prompt – Fabric


Beneath the fabric of love

dreams of passion weave

intricate designs of rhapsodic rhythm,

threads seam in total surrender

to paint bold strokes of red

fervent kisses sew a sensuous hem

motifs of tender caress lace it

sealing it with an intimate fusion

Oh! the romantic soul is draped

with an amorous blanket!

Daily Prompt – Above


When death hovers above me

knocking at my door,

whispering my name,

to take me on a journey beyond,

I wonder what I will feel?

Will I look back at life, content

or will it be a bagful of regret?

Will I raise a toast to life’s beautiful moments

or feel, could have let go of tiffs, to create more of them?

Will I be happy at the wealth amassed

or will the balance tilt in favor of my kind deeds?

Will I be remembered for my achievements

or for the smiles I brought to people’s faces?

Will I be able to allay my fears of death

or embrace it with open arms?


These questions often makes me pause and tread differently!

Shattered Dreams!

In response to

Daily prompt : Constant


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



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!


science is beyond my comprehension


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


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!



Daily prompt – Puzzled


I am puzzled at the never ending puzzles that life puzzles us with.

Will I ever find all the pieces to make a perfect picture of life?

Nah, I doubt that. But then, I tell myself,

Just focus on being the piece you are.  Then you are doing the part that completes the picture.

Life is beautiful with all its imperfections!

Do you agree with me?

Daily prompt – Trill


Nestled in a valley veiled in a blanket of mist

 a gentle brook gurgles with laughter

the cool breeze brings with it  fresh woody fragrance

golden rays at dawn imbues a warm glow

wisps of clouds waft across the blue yonder

meandering butterflies whisper secrets

 birds  enjoy their flight of freedom

 the canopy of trees soothe the weary traveller

wild blooms dance in gay abandon

intense trill of the insects ring in

 the harmony of nature reverberates,

I sit in this paradise on earth

and indulge in some soul therapy!

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