A digital painting by Aishwarya Vidhya Raghunath stirred the wordsmith in me. A brilliant rendition it is, of the darkness of fiery Corona red, the lonely quarantine nursed with love from afar and the golden sliver peeking, a sign of hope.
Here it is in verse form as “Lonely?”.
Thank you Aishwarya.
“Have you felt pain so deep that sucks everything turning you into a ‘living dead?’ . A creative that I wrote for @AllPoetry contest on “Pain or Love” in 26 words exactly.
Dark can be beautiful and shiny or real ugly. Isn’t it sad that when it adorns humans, it is most often the latter?
A creative 15 word brevity contest at AllPoetry based on the prompt ‘dark’. (Oh, it was awarded Gold.)
As I cycle early dawn, I see goats huddled at the butcher shop, and wonder if they know it will be the last sunrise that they will see.Submitted for AllPoetry brevity contest – 20 words based on prompt “Cruelty”.
Have you noticed the clock running at different speeds during various phases of life? Here it is captured as a poignant creative “still waiting”. Written for @AllPoetry contest based on prompt “waiting”, that should be 20 words max.
A soldier he was Fair and handsome Full of life Caught in crossfire He returned home in an urn Absolutely still Charcoal grey — Written for Allpoetry.com contest based on the prompt “Charcoal grey” that has to be exactly 23 words. Featured image courtesy : http://bit.ly/charcoalgrey295
In today’s world, the real and perceived are blurred, artificial and natural seem to be indistinguishable, and one’s external facade does not mirror their inner being. In the book “The biology of belief” the author Dr Bruce Lipton establishes a strong connection of how belief can heal the physical body. The wellbeing is an issue today and the more so mental health, which deeply also affects the physical body. Here is my take on how…
A spate of suicides in the newspaper over the last few days ticked me badly. All of us go through moments when we are frustrated and helpless but seemingly it is the balance we practice in our lives that triggers the Yin-Yang to swing the pendulum from the extreme helplessness to action and purpose. Is this what was missing in them, compelling them to take their lives and their family members? A creative take on…
The daily news of people who took their lives purported to be depressed is distressing.A young data scientist jumped off a building close to my office, a middle aged man shot himself today leaving a note that his family be taken of a wife killed her young son and committed suicide, a TV personality hung himself… In today’s apparently well connected world, there is more loneliness, in an supposedly era of economic growth and prosperity, there is…
What can one do when life becomes dark, heavy, sombre? Write. Yes, writing is cathartic.[Catharsis (κάθαρσις)= “purification” or “cleansing”]Run. Yes, running is cathartic.Cycle. Yes, cycling is cathartic.Do something. Yes, doing anything intently releases you.