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~A Cauldron of Thoughts~

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

#MyThoughts: I detest the sight of blood. This book was a flood of blood; a sight that continues to haunt me. “Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.” This quote was... Continue Reading →

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Invincible

Like rain Like seas Like clouds  Like genesis  ♥ Like hope Like faith Like pain Like mirth  ♥ Like beauty Like lust Like tempt Like trust ♥ Like truth Like miracles Love too is Invincible ~~~~~ Asha Seth

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Wordseduction

A paroxysm to sire. A wanderlust, a desire. Soledad, I come home. Wish for a glass of Merlot and dream of Rome ♥ Following my mind, you pull me close ‘Leave behind the mires’, you urge me so.  ♥ In the... Continue Reading →

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But Don’t Write Poetry!

Go to Tibet Ride a camel. Read the bible. Dye your shoes blue. Grow a beard. Circle the world in a paper canoe. Subscribe to The Saturday Evening Post. Chew on the left side of your mouth only. Marry a... Continue Reading →

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Sun’s Secret Affair

I watch and wonder as the sun sets. Where to it goes before it sinks? When it hides itself behind the clouds, for a fraction of time, where to goes the sun?  ♥ Perhaps, too overwhelmed for parting with its lover. Solemnly,... Continue Reading →

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A Casual Tirade

People, stop writing about how blogging is great, how good people are to you, just how much you love writing… STOP! STOP! STOP! We know you care for the word. All of us do. And that’s why we’re here. That’s... Continue Reading →

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On Writing Styles

Let me tell you something. As a kid, I wasn’t particularly fussy, but yet someone with peculiar tastes. God bless my mother, how she put up with my myriad moods is mystery to me.  It was many years later that... Continue Reading →

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What is Poetry?

What is poetry? I know not. I’m a mere amateur trying to be someone. Mind you, not like someone. Poetry, to me is elusive. I know about poetry just as much a new-born knows about the wide vast world. It’s... Continue Reading →

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A Fresh Canvas

I’m a wanderer with nomadic thoughts. Never settled, never stable. A restless mind dominates my nerves; I run bored of things easily, losing interest, the heart to pursue on. Such a kid, the mind is. With another year knocking at... Continue Reading →

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Year-End Jitters

As the year draws to an end, why is there a heightened sense of urgency? Why is there a yearning to have realized every dream, have every wish fulfilled? Why do my feet ache for a globetrotting escapade, to leave... Continue Reading →

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Take Me Away

Hold me tonight keep me in sight let me not escape don’t allow me be prey take me away let me not fall in love again ♥ Hug me tight confine me if you might let me not run astray... Continue Reading →

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The Christmas Feeling 🎅

What’s it about Christmas that makes me secretly so happy inside? Why do I feel like you feel on a  reunion with an old friend? That's because, of all festivals, Christmas is a favorite. And here’s why. Celebrations of Diwali,... Continue Reading →

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Reminiscence

There’s no perfect rhyme or reason, no particular time or season, to reminisce about things, events or people. An old photo or a mere walk down an abandoned lane can bring a rush of memories and before you know, you... Continue Reading →

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I wasn’t drunk…

I wasn't drunk when I spun my life around us I wasn't drunk when I emptied my secrets laid myself bare open showed you into the room where my fragile insecurities hid naked as my ripped open heart I wasn't... Continue Reading →

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Indecision

Going back in time, I ponder over the last hour. I begin by reading ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller’ because that’s what I am reading presently. At the back of my mind, I’m thinking about what an overrated... Continue Reading →

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A Game of Words

Work of Wonder by Advaita Inamdar Peek into his fascinating world here: https://extemporizedblog.wordpress.com/ ~~~~~ If it’s just a game of words, Then I must give it a try, It’s like a challenge to me, Gets me all mighty and high. My pen is... Continue Reading →

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Childhood

A glimpse into the gone in the tales of yonder beyond the visage of newness there lies wonder curiosity freedom and impish glee such innocent bliss such poignant memories no place thus to be found no where thus seen ♥... Continue Reading →

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Cataclysm

scarred by your words the insolence of your allegations coarse and obscene have mercilessly annihilated all of me how heartless blew apart the love and the likes a stream of dislikes the insults and the strikes to put up with... Continue Reading →

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The Good Writer & The Bad Writer

Is there such a thing as a good or a bad writer? I have battled with this thought in my head for quite too long. I think it’s time to unleash my thoughts! As a writer, I have experienced that... Continue Reading →

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Diwali Frenzy

Right since childhood, we Indians are taught that Diwali is a festival of lights. But I think there's more to it. The festival of lights has a deeper meaning than what is propagated. As I delve deeper into the religious... Continue Reading →

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On Writing Schedules

Why is a writing schedule essential? I had never given this much thought. Been blogging for 5 years now and yet, I've never had a writing schedule. I sometimes feel as though I’m missing something. And so I decided to blog... Continue Reading →

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Blue

Blue is the day so is the air I breathe the sky I look at reflects how I feel ♥ Blue is my heart and the blood in my veins  so is the sea that hides what lies far away ~~~~~... Continue Reading →

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Remnant

Never knew what hate was it was my love for you that introduced me to it a love that so completed me is slowly poisoning my mind, heart and soul ♥ Hate is the air around me the roads I trudge the... Continue Reading →

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When I’m Gone…

When I'm gone… baby, walk the meadows, where the dew tickled our toes where we'd lie for hours consumed with love in that moment, I'll be with you ♥ When I'm gone... baby, sit by the pond, we'd toss pebbles... Continue Reading →

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Oblivious

She daydreams about the handsome princes and knights in shining armor the queens in glorious gowns and castles with secrets galore ♥ She's mesmerized by the magic conjured by wands by the beauty of invisibility cloaks by cursed rings, poisoned... Continue Reading →

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To all ye writers…

Revisiting my earlier days, I recollect how blog awards were quite a deal. I always felt, it totally justified, to have the efforts of bloggers, rewarded. After all, this is our won little world. We live a distinct life here; different than the... Continue Reading →

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Craving

Originally published on The Unread Book Long did she stare at the books Beyond the shiny glassdoors Reluctant to enter those massive aisles Not capable of holding herself back From stealing a copy or two Wishing for the umpteenth time She... Continue Reading →

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What writing takes…

I love to read. Not because I am a writer. But because there is no better teacher. Reading always gives me new ways to write. Opens new windows with better perspectives. Last week I finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri's latest book 'In... Continue Reading →

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On Independence Day

While the nation celebrates another year of independence, I fail miserably in convincing myself to join in the massive celebrations. I don’t get a sense of freedom today. Ask me why! I struggle to understand, what being free means. Freedom from... Continue Reading →

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Wistful

Remember those days when all we fought about were pencils and crayons? When pages were canvasses of trials and temptation of the coming together of ink and paper? ♥ Remember those days when all we cared about were the paper... Continue Reading →

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Tangerine

When she got married, her mother spent sleepless nights. Oblivion engulfed her mornings, tea went cold each time, cups were returned to the kitchen counter, unbelievably from a tea-addict like her. ♥ Her favorite dishes, sweet and sour, left untouched... Continue Reading →

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When Dad turned 50

As a kid, I loved to celebrate birthdays. The best part about them were - A week prior to the birthday, Dad would ask what I'd loved to do and he would get me a present around that. When I was... Continue Reading →

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Commemoration

Shallow aspirations, masked apprehensions, callow words, stories told. ♥ Trials or tribulations, finessed or artless, but naivety is better than regrets, experience does teach that. ♥ It's time to celebrate, the victory of words, over mindless reservations, and mundane adversities. ♥♥♥... Continue Reading →

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Convalesce

An ethereal shift An enter to exit No backspace Nothing to erase ♥ No feelings No control Free as a dove No more in love ~~~~~~~ Asha Seth

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Want more blog traffic? Here’s the trick!

Who doesn’t want more readers? We might say, I do it for self-satisfaction, for thought-liberation, to improve the language, or create worded memories. Right and agreed. But has anyone ever felt they don’t much care about having an audience? Having... Continue Reading →

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The Boat

Work of Wonder by Manu S Kurup  Peek into his fascinating world here: https://theprimordialmanu.wordpress.com  

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Allow Me

What are you afraid of? What’s stopping you? Some pages are better torn off and some meant to be burnt. But don't you stop me, baby, allow me to fix you back. ♥ Walk right by my side, I’ll heal those... Continue Reading →

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Forever

At a quarter past nine with a candy bar and a smile she left him waiting under the tamarind tree  ♥ At a quarter past nine nineteen years since his steps lead him unconscious waiting for her incredulous ♥ In the dark under... Continue Reading →

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Long Lost

little things like secrets, like stories are bearers of poignant memories of sobs and smiles long lost  in the sands of time ♥ little things like secrets, like stories they make home and stay forever in some forgotten corner of the mind waiting to be sought and... Continue Reading →

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When a writer bleeds

her world shrinks as faces cease to exist days lack brightness nights miss the glow walks become rambles blank are the thoughts no place is desirable just she and herself behind shut doors are windows closed and the solitary corner beckoning... Continue Reading →

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Black

To me you'll always be the colour black concealing a part of me So dark so mysterious so seductive so rebellious Engulfing me heart and whole like the darkness  that surrounds There you are and yet not there cease to... Continue Reading →

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Tell Me

Tell me you love me and there's nothing more I need to know  Tell me you hate me and there's nothing more I want to know Tell me  you want to give it a chance and there's nothing I would not... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts

Words escape my mind, but thoughts never leave. Caught in a whirlwind, this is what perplexes me... What happens when you miss someone? Do they miss you too? What happens when your heart misses a beat? Does it get passed on to someone... Continue Reading →

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Irony

He walked tip-toed To not wake her from her sleep ♥ Hardly did he know She was not sleeping but drifting away ♥ In the arms of who awaited her on the other side ~ ~ ~ Asha Seth

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A writer’s anxiety

As a writer, it makes me anxious to not know exactly where I'm headed with my writing. Most times, I have no clear view of where I am going. It’s like walking in a tunnel with no end. It leaves me in a... Continue Reading →

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I still believe…

I still believe that fairies exist. I still believe that so does magic. I still believe that I cannot watch a loved one die. I also believe that I could kill for a loved one. I still believe that lying... Continue Reading →

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Looking for Answers

What do you do when you seem to be fighting for peace Every single day? To be heard, to be understood. Things running out of hands all the time. But what do you do if not wait and watch them... Continue Reading →

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Hurt

It doesn't hurt as much When you say you don't love me It doesn't hurt as much When you show you don't need me But it does hurt When you walk away each time It does hurt When you say... Continue Reading →

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Following

In the middle of the night When I turn out the light I see your shadows Following me Anxious I push aside the curtains Peeking out the window Check over once thorough Finding nothing Less settles my restless heart Bringing myself out... Continue Reading →

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Resolutions

Be kind to others Or pledge to transform yourself ~~~ Make someone smile each day Or travel the globe ~~~ Teach someone to write Or read a million words ~~~ Fall in love Or make peace with your past ~~~... Continue Reading →

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