Soaring Tempers!

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Emotional temper soars

rage blurs the mind’s vision

voices reach astounding decibels

heart beat escalates, matching the tempo

tirade of harsh words spew venom

 fiery frustrations fold in clenched fists

high voltage drama unfolds.

A blazing inferno fetters the soul

sinks under a dark ocean of wrath

wreaks havoc of toxicity

relationships develop fragile cracks

bonds of friendship scar

dents an irreversible damage.

Time deflates the swollen ire

the gossamer clouding the mind, moves

perspective shifts

streaks of regret get highlighted.

Stay away from soaring tempers

for its aftermath is filled with rueful woe.

Eugi’s weekly prompt : Soaring

Muted Voices!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 130, to write a tale on the pic prompt in 280 letters or less.

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When Adi introduced his best friend Jai to his bride Uma, they froze.

Recalling their chance meeting on a train journey where their eyes and heart embraced but  their words remained shy and muted. If only they gave their emotions a voice then, today would be a different story.

Letter count : 280

 

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.

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