Take Charge

For once I thought,
It’s enough.
The pain.
The anguish.
The lamenting.
Let it just be done.
For once and for all.
And cherish the beauty of now.
The power it holds.
Life could be messy right now.
But it couldn’t be any better too.
Things might be shady.
But when has it not been?
If not this, the other.
And well, we know now,
it’s never easy peasy.
So just stop complaining.
And embrace what you have.
Many crave for this comfort.
Work their ass off for this job.
Many save lakhs just to visit home.
Or wait tirelessly for a vacation.
Feel blessed for today.
For you cannot hold all of world’s joy at once.
And that is okay.
It shouldn’t stop you from being grateful.
I wanted to write something utterly beautiful today.
But anyway, not every day could be a writers’ day.
So I just pour the thoughts in blank verse.
And let them find their meaning.
While I discover mine.

PS: Feeling confident, sharing positive vibes πŸ™‚

The Birthday Letter

I love to write birthday notes and letters for my friends. However, this year, I wrote one for myself. This was when I was super busy at work, but needed self love to the most πŸ™‚

Happy birthday hera,

Today you turn 26. It doesn't feel good to say though, but you are aging like a fine wine, just keep the fats away, will you? You look beautiful, however. I am just trying to say that you need to work on your lifestyle. You cannot sit upto 12-16 hours on your computer and expect a healthy life, you know what I am saying?

Complains apart, I wanna tell you that you are my star. You have come a long way my girl, and I know you'll do good. Just hold on, okay. This too shall pass. And can I reuse the quote - 'what doesn't kills you makes you stronger'. Besides, congratulations for making it to a new job in 2022. You genuinely deserve this raise, so stop misjudging yourself. And you are doing fine. Just think about your learning curve, it's advancing exponentially can't you see? Let me tell you a secret, this is just the beginning of the good times; your good days. You are going to be rock strong, believe me I know the emotions inside of you and how they keep trying yo pull you to the bottom, but hey, I know you. I know you are not ordinarily ordinary, okay. You be good. You are gonna be something. Something that someone can look up to.

I got so much of deep talking to do, maybe we should have a call someday. It would save either of us our time. But for tonight, sending you love, hugs, and simply positive vibes πŸ™‚

2022

2022, you are brutal
You kill me
You despise me
And make me feel
As if everything I did
Wasted
My efforts
My hard earned
Back to square one

2022, thank you
For a raise
I didn't deserve
You challenged me
Bombarded with
Struggle
And Over-time
But that's what
Growth demands


2022, you're still here
Laughing at me
While I rant
But I ain't giving up
Beyond limits I
Rise
& Shine
My silver lining
On the other side

Gold

It's difficult explaining anybody why I must stay aloof
For nobody gets how I need to keep my heart safe
How important it is to not let it break
To not let any stranger create a wreck

I already got too much in my head space
My heart breaking with familiar ache
Ruins of days that still walk past by
Memories that never say goodbye

I don't know if anyone is capable of holding
The heart so tender a thing that it is
You need to be truly a man to know
How to hold a heart of gold

Mending

People can put you through shit
And yet act like it's your fault

Then they'll do that over again
And say they were just afraid

You'll see them spill out what's in them
Only to realize you were in delusion

That's how you know you were but the one
Know your worth and walk away

I know it hurts to know not everything
you thought and dreamt and felt was true

But never let them take you for granted love
And never let them take away the best in you




Isabelle

If you think it’s crazy writing to fictional characters, you’d probably not known a one so well.

Isabelle. Vianne. Antoine. Sophie. Rachel. Gaeten. Jullien.

Every single name is ringing in my ears since the last three days. I do not like eating, sleeping, rest aside doing anything else.

Our history books didn’t quite capture the acute longingness those men, women, and children had to suffer or the trauma that carried along even after the war.

And amidst everything, there was this fierce, heart of a lion, young beautiful girl of nineteen who would know love and war, and passion and survival. Only at the end, to face death, in the arms of her beloved. It happened infront of her family, her home. The Nightingale. She teaches me so many things. She’s a hero.

Until last year, the war usually meant the second or the first world war. Today, the word ‘war’ reminds of 2022, and it’s heart wrenching.

Live It Up

Tonight I'd rather enjoy this calm
of free thinking thoughts ringing alarm
Sheepish of my ways long foregone
I'm misconstrued by what's going on

Maybe it's okay to leave what's not
In control and rolling short
The pretty distant nuances of times
Laughing at me for forceful rhymes

I write lyrics for singers you won't hear
Oh, and that was a dream when ya'll cheered
Make-believe world is so beauteous
When it strikes - Game's Up - it's already dusk