The Sphinx’s Lament…

Since time immemorial, my abode was

teeming with people from across the world.

Intrigued by the myths that shroud me,

photographers, writers and tourists

thronged to experience my mystic aura.

The gales filled me with the echoes of

 chatter and clicks of the shutterbugs.

Always, the center of attraction,

there was  never a dull moment in my life.

Life across the globe changed drastically,

 the gloom of the pandemic, cast an ominous shadow.

Today, the gales sing a melancholic tune

bringing in silent grains of sand.

I am deserted, in this vast desert,

lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,

trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.

Sadje’s : WDYS #80

V. J’s weekly challenge : Roads

From Reel to Real!

Actor, Mask, Theater, Performance, Comedy, Theatrical
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As an actor, my career spanned decades

with many characters portrayed on screen.

Some I molded into seamlessly,

others tested my abilities intensely.

A few, I am proud to have essayed

while regrets defined others.

I grew…

as strands of yarn from every script nested into my thoughts,

crocheting patterns into my core.

Their fragrance wafted into my breath,

slivers of joy and sorrow, filled in my emotional palette.

A fragment from each portrayal, scripted my growth…

I grew from a reel actor to a real human!

V’J’s weekly challenge : Nesting

In Gratitude!

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I surrender my pain to the soul of the universe

to look beyond the illusion of emptiness, that besieges my heart.

My teary emotions dry under the illumination

of the starry moon dust.

My closed eyes watch a display of snippets of life

unfold a scenic panorama.

I anchor on to light of trust

as the dark shadows of hurt begin to recede.

I harvest a refulgent slice of peace

from the abundance of the cosmic energy,

in gratitude .

Sadje’s WDYS #75

V. J’s weekly challenge : snippets

Cheated in Love…

Endearing moments, amorous feelings

romantic hearts seal, a promise of “ and forever…”

Rendezvous under the silky darkness

 whisper echoes of sweet nothings

stoking the flame of frenzy,

 whorls of scarlet emotions flow.

Heady tangled intoxication

tastes the elixir of passion.

The morning zephyr

blows the embers of rhapsody

 only the charred remains linger.

Her naïve heart,

misread his illegible scribbles, for love.

Broken dreams scatter into oblivion

teary eyes blur the memory of intimacy

painful scars etched, heartbroken,

her vulnerability is there for all to see.

Sadje’s What do you see #72

V. J’s weekly challenge : Con

Micro fiction – And the Suspense Continues…

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The city woke up to a strange sight one morning. A yellow lopsided house, popped up in the middle of the park. The media and people thronged the site to witness this unusual structure.

Breaking News bombarded the channels worldwide. Though the house was dark, the windows and door closed, strange sounds could be heard from within. A wave of panic gripped the city.

“Experts from various fields have come in to assess and understand this bizarre structure.

 What is this? After Covid 19, now what is the world going to be gripped by?” Blared the news reporter into the camera.

We’ll keep you updated after this short break. Please stay tuned!

Sadje’s WDYS #70

V’ J’s weekly challenge : Wave

Relationships!

In response to V. J’s weekly challenge Threes. “Sum up a story in 3 words or three lines of three words”

I have written a pair of threes, highlighting how spoken words in a relationship can make or mar them.

brown sand with water waves during daytime
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  1. Caustic tongues lash

corrodes relationships’s scaffolding

crumbled emotional detritus.

2. Amiable patient dialogues

propensity to forgive

sinews of relationship.

Sounds of Solitude!

V. J’s weekly challenge: ” What pulls on your soul?”

Away from the rut of the mundane

as the wandering thoughts settle,

clouds of chaos dissipate

when all the noise is silenced,

I sit alone by the sparkling blue ocean

watching the tidal waves ebb,

soaking me with candid conversations,

washing away my wistful woes.

The nascent rays of dawn

usher in a promise of hope.

I hear their unspoken words.

 The sublime sounds of solitude

wrap my soul in a tranquil embrace.

And Forever…

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A first dreamy date, basked in the

warmth of sunshine romance,

comes alive with the glint of scented vanilla,

 that wafts with the fragrant scarlet red asters.

Drenched in crimson tides of passion

timeless whispers pen love sonnets

 heart-warming gestures, moor their soul

like wine, their bond matures with age.

Today the old radio plays a nostalgic song,

 silver strands define the receding hairline,

toothless smiles brighten the twilight years

wrinkled hands tether to old pictures,

 visit the boulevard of sepia toned memories.

Joyful reminiscence of the bygone seasons

unwinds a spool of snapshots

 scripting their saga of eternal love.

Sadje’s prompt WDYS #60 : How does the above pic inspire you?

V. J’s weekly challenge # 125 : Heart warming

The Question Remains…

Lock Down, Lock, Year, Nostalgia, Era, Door, Metal
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Lock down changed life forever

redefined many facets.

We tasted virtual reality bites

embraced a minimalistic approach,

nature rejuvenated, when we were caged.

Emotions came about in a mixed bag.

Familial bonds recharged with great vigor

skills honed, connections renewed.

Some had to endure the pangs of separation,

mental health issues rocked a few.

The health workers are true warriors

fighting an enemy unknown.

The harsh plight of migrant workers

brought to fore, many kind souls amongst us,

 reaching out with helping hands,

 the blessed, bowed down in gracious thanksgiving.

Now all masked up, as we unlock our cages,

this question continues to torment me…

Will man emerge wiser from the pandemic?

will we respect this freedom now

or

will we go back to our old ways?

Reena’s exploration Challenge #163

V. J’s weekly challenge #123 Warriors

Tanka – Unrecognizable!

Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay

lost intimacy

relationship turns turbid

oppressive control

fists scar her innate psyche

succumbs to insanity

Sadje’s WDYS : Does this picture inspire you to write something?

V,J’s weekly challenge #121 : Intimacy

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