Freed From Writer’s Block

So, for the first time, I decided to let go, and not be tied down by the bonds of rhymes. Ergo, my first attempt at free verse 🙂

A lot of times, my best friends (who I would show something when I’m not too sure of it myself) ask me, “How do you write?! I can’t seem to be able to write!”
This is for all those people who want to write, but think they can’t.
Lies. Give it a shot, and you’ll see you can 🙂 You only have to be true to yourself.

A sheet of paper lay on the board
Clipped securely on one end
So that it didn’t fly away-
Just like Riya’s thoughts
They too, needed an anchor
As they ran amok in her head.

One leg crossed over another,
The foot shaking to and fro,
Just like the pen in her hand
That she kept twirling around.
She bit her lip, thinking
She was lost.

Then her mother’s words came to mind.
“There’s something in everyone,
They’re just not noticing you well enough,” she’d said,
When Riya came home crying
From school one day.
Crying because she’d been called ugly.

No one liked being called ugly.
“Am I really ugly?” she’d asked Mom.
“No one’s really ugly.
There’s beauty in everything if you look close enough.”
All Riya had to do, was look close enough.
And so, she did.

She looked up from her paper,
Stopped poring over the endless blankness of it.
A small boy entertained passersby
With his cheap tricks
A smile on his face, which got more hopeful
When someone passed him and glanced.

A little girl and her mother walked by
The child pulled the edge of her Mother’s top
And pointed at the little boy.
Her mother smiled and walked back,
Dropped a note in the boy’s purse,
Making him smile wider than Riya thought possible.

A car whizzed past, and for a minute
Riya’s view of the boy was obliterated
And then she heard the angry shout
Of a man who had been splattered
When the car went into a ditch.
The little girl giggled at the drenched man.

It made Riya giggle too.

She lowered her pen to the paper,
And suddenly she found herself
Writing about the little girl
Who innocently giggled at the drenched man,
Who was the apple of her mother’s eye,
Who reminded Riya so much of herself.

She wondered if the girl
Would grow up like Riya- a writer.
She hoped no one would call the little girl ugly.
Because Riya was looking intently
And to her, the girl
Was nothing but lovely.

What’s love (finally) ?

Being part of a generation where people ‘hook up’ more than ‘love’, I’ve always asked myself why I didn’t go about it like other people, always wondered what love really is.
This kid just got it right, kudos 😀

FALLEN FUTURES

So. Literally 90% of the time, I’m asked just one question.

“What’s love?”

And a variation – “how do you know it’s love?”

I’m 16. While growing up, a lot of my perception of love was in the things I saw around me, the stories I heard, and the lives I became privy to. They told us that love is a big, grand gesture. Well. It’s not.

Always, you’ll find love in the little things.

Love is simply when you realize there’s a certain person you deeply care for, and you can’t envision a future without him. You just can’t. At every step of your life, at every milestone you want to achieve, he’s the one beside you, he’s the one egging you on.

When you listen to Shane Filan’s “Beautiful In White”, and think of him. Yeah. You’re in love.

It’s not having your whole happiness dependent on him


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The Awake and Unafraid

So recently, a friend of mine started a joint blog with a friend of his. Overcome with friendship and happy emotion that another person I know decided to write and let their ideas flow freely, I’m doing this thing where I ask y’all to go check their blog out 🙂

I do realize that their blog may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s not meant to be. But if you do go see this, thank you 😀

TheAwakeandUnafraid

Alright so welcome to this weird blog we decided to start. I say ‘we’ because this is a joint blog ( joint huh? DON’T DO DRUGS). We’re not gonna state our real names for some reason so you can call me Chandler and my partner would like to be called Joey, even though she’s a chick.So about us, we’re just two people who like to think we’re different than others, we quote a lot of songs and tv shows ( Game of thrones) mid conversation and will probably be doing it in this blog too. We’re huge My Chemical Romance fans, Duh! I don’t know if I should say this where everyone can read it but if you ever see a guy looking like Wolverine, thats me. Anyways, we started this blog because we have hope and we keep saying Darkness is our only hope. So anyone who is going


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An Ode To The Saree

I’m SO sorry I’ve been MIA for this long. I had my University finals (you know, the time of the year that students who haven’t read throughout the year always dread?).

I’M BACK NOW THOUGH YAAY AND I’M POSTING YAAY.

A few months back, we had Indian Traditional Day in college. To all you people who think students in Medicine and Allied Health Science Courses do not enjoy life.. *sticks tongue out*
I’ve always loved saris, couldn’t wait till I got to wear one myself. As I saw all my friends and seniors sashaying around in a myriad of colours, the poet in me was brought out. This was the result.

AN ODE TO THE SAREE

So beautifully she’ll drape
Colorful and bright
Encompassing all flaws
Fitting just right

Hiding what’s meant to stay hidden
Yet making everyone want to see
What stays hidden
Behind that saree

Six yards of sheer elegance
Around and around she flows
Tucked in snug then over the shoulder
Like a river on its course she goes

Everyone stops and stares
As she goes by
The world compliments her
She just smiles, so very shy.

And then she stops and twirls
Her glory she unfurls
In pink, blue and green swirls.

And breaths are held
And hearts swell
And everyone dwells
For that one moment
On that one beautiful girl.

Who’s so beautifully draped
Colorful and bright
Without any flaws
The most beautiful sight.

The Liebster Award :D

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Keya (www.proseoverbros.wordpress.com) THANK YOU KEYUUUU 😀

I don’t know why, even as a kid (not that I’m any less of a kid even now) I’ve loved asking and answering questions, unless they’re dumb. Now it’s GK that if Keya’s the one asking they’re not going to be dumb questions, haha XD

Thank you, for nominating me though I took an obscenely long amount of time to get down to it.

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The rules for this award are:

1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
6. Lastly, copy these rules in the post.

I was asked-
1) If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?

As much as I try to never ever regret anything, I do have a few. If given a second chance, I’d study harder for my MHCET, or I’d give it a second shot, for starters. I’d get back to athletics. Yep, that’s about the only two major regrets I have 🙂
2) What purpose did you have in mind when you first started your blog?

I wanted people to read my writing and smile. I love making people laugh, and express themselves. Any writing I do is mainly to make people feel better, feel happy, feel good- not just about themselves, but just about anything at all!
3) Who has been a guiding light for you in your life?

Mom. Although she does have her slight faults, she’s the strongest woman I know, has her morals straight in order, and never holds back on saying what she thinks. It takes a lot of guts to be so articulate and on point.
4) What genre of music and movies do you prefer?

Music, oh my god xD I’d call it the Hera genre- it’s the kind of music Hera listens to and immediately loves it, and it’s very varied. There have been instances when people have said “Oh, if you like that song, you’ll definitely like this one.” And I’ve hated the song they’ve recommended after saying so. But I know what I don’t like- very slow, soft songs, death metal, Eminem (though Stan and Love The Way You Lie are nice. See what I mean?), too much rap, and too much bass. Funnily enough, I also find trance a little boring. I do like Jal, Euphoria, Amit Trivedi, Bilal Khan, The Local Train, The Beatles, Imagine Dragons, Train, and some of Coke Studio’s songs.
Movies wise, intelligent comedy- be it rom coms, or just simple funny situations, as long as it’s not stupid or forced. I also do gravitate towards sci-fi, and stories based on real life, and I absolutely love “feel good” movies. I can’t sit through stuff like ‘Requiem For A Dream’ (no offense, I know it’s a classic by some measures, but too depressing).
5) What are you studying or where are you working currently?

I’m studying dentistry at the moment, I’ll go to second year now 🙂
6) How would you describe the word ‘friendship’?

A lot of people say the best friendships are where you can not talk for ages and then start talking like it’s the easiest thing. For some reason, I don’t relate to that, because if you genuinely care about someone, you’d always stay in touch.
To me, friendship is something that just happens- you can choose your friends, to some extent, but unless it “happens”, the friendship won’t last. It’s an amalgamation of care, a lot of trust, respect, loyalty, communication, and understanding, and it takes time for a good, strong one to form.
7) Describe your personality using three words.

Bright, cutting, and impulsive.
8) If you could wake up tomorrow as somebody else, whom would you pick and what would you do?

If I could wake up tomorrow as anyone at all, I’d pick to be the character Ranbir Kapoor played in Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani. As filmy as it sounds, I’d love to have the opportunity to be able to travel the world filming it, and the very basic trait that his character has, of going after his dreams and not bothering about anything else, but yet coming back to fix it, is something I admire in a way.
9) Share your thoughts about me or my blog

I’ve known you since school. Initially, to me, you were the brilliant genius who topped every set of exams, ever year. Who people said had a photographic memory, who people said had the best chance at head girl, and, to some slight extent, who people were a little unconsciously intimidated by. And yes, who loved chocolate. It was only later when we all became office bearers and started going for competitions that I got to know you, and I realized the chocolate part was so, so true. I’ll always remember the time when I sat next to you at Pratima Aunty’s and you took out a chocolate to munch during her test and wouldn’t share.  I’ve always looked up to you for your intelligence and frank nature, and the effortless way you seem to get things done. You’re memorable 🙂
10) If you could pick one book to be your favorite, which one would it be?

I wouldn’t be able to 😛
I’d say all the Harry Potters, Eleanor and Park, The Princess Diaries, Two States, Paper Towns, and the Windmills of the Gods.

Now for the nominees.
Khushboo http://www.innerharbour.wordpress.com/

Shreya http://shreyarvj.wordpress.com/

Marilyn http://marilynmoses27.wordpress.com/

Devika http://devikaoberai21.wordpress.com/

Kavzz http://elusiveconquests.wordpress.com/

Sriram https://srirammani96.wordpress.com/

Write To Write https://writeorrewrite.wordpress.com/

Shubhit http://kshubhit.wordpress.com/

Shubham http://sittininthesummersun.wordpress.com/

Joey And Chandler 🙂 http://theawakeandunafraid.wordpress.com/

Martian https://iku2e.wordpress.com/

Keya http://www.proseoverbros.wordpress.com

My questions to you guys are-
1. To conjure up a Patronus charm, you have to think about your happiest memory. If you had to think of one, which would your happiest memory be?
2. If you could do one thing in the future, what would it be?
3. Your idea of a perfect book. What or who all will it have in it? What would it be about?
4. The one thing you’d do in your free time.
5. Your happy place. Where is the one place that you’d felt the best, or what is the one thing that you do there that makes you feel so?
6. If you had the chance to change one thing about yourself right now, what would it be?
7. Your most embarrassing moment
8. What is that one thing you desire which money cannot buy?
9. Which is your favorite dish, or favorite food?
10. Looks, power, money, family, friends, love, and respect. What is the order of your priorities?

Look forward to hearing from y’all 😀