Forest Path by Hein Van Den HeuvelThe world goes about its business, quietly
Searching in the cupbooard of my memory
I strive to ferret out one pure strand
of raw emotion and come up with an empty hand
nothing bursts with joy or aches with unseen wounds…
nothing at all… isn’t that wonderful?

~Richa

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is it so easy to share one’s happiness, but so hard to share one’s sorrows?

Pummelled down, fists flying left and right
Black and blue and aching all over from the fight
No! don’t hit back… hold your breath and wait
wait… wait… wait… No!…No!… not yet… wait
 
Let flames lick your lungs…as your breath burns
Calmly the clock ticks along… and the wheels turn…
Now!… it’s your time, don’t wait another second
Lunge forward and hit hard… don’t miss a single shot

Now the fists fly again, with blinding might
Running the enemy to the ground in a flash of light
Gloriously victorious he gets up from the mess
The victor walks away… without looking back

~Richa

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Infinity by Gary FayeMy heart sinks and sinks lower
My brain is at a standstill, frozen over
Paralyzed with morose, I cannot think
But, I can’t afford this time I am losing

I have to go on, if I want to survive this trench
I take a deep breath, and dive in the deep end
Slowly the haze starts lifting from my mind
The wheels in my brain start moving again

I smile, looking back at my earlier state
First step had been the toughest one to take
Everything after that just led me on
On to the grail and far beyond

~Richa

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I have been buried under work and social obligations for the past few weeks. And that is my only pathetic excuse for not having any presence in this space.  But honest reasons always sound pathetic.  

Apologies to everyone.  I am a mean lazy person.  I just couldn’t find the strength or the time to log on to my blog.

But today when I resurfaced here after almost 3 weeks I was surprised by the new interface that WordPress has gifted to us.  I love it! Its so much more organized… Thank you WordPress team!

Yesterday I aged another year (I hope like fine wine).

This time it was an interesting day, started by a lazy morning spent sleeping, an all you can eat lunch with ‘Free Beer’, an amusement park for my son, a bad eye poke as a birthday gift (by my own son) ! And loads and loads of friends calling in to wish me.

Thank you GOD! Not bad I must say. Interesting day indeed.

Next year I won’t mind a repeat performance.

Although GOD, it will be much appreciated if you leave the ‘eye poking’ incident out, next year! 🙂

War and Peace by Pablo Picasso

Grim darkness cloaking her life

Compressing the space inside

Her breath stifled in the heavy air

She closes her eyes in despair

 

Quietly in her mind, she prays at the altar

Prays for a tear… a tiny drop of water

That will ease the oppressing weight

Settled in her breast like a deadweight

 

As she prays, her eyes settle upon

The cherubic face that looks on

Dark eyes looking at her gravely

Saying, His world depends on her sanity

 

She drinks back the tiny salty drops

Clinging to the edge, about to fall

And prays for time when the tears can fall

And then off her shoulders the weight will fall

 

~Anamika

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