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A Fearless Heart

When the heart is fearless

When the eyes glow
thinking about the possibilities
but never fret
over the consequences or outcome

when the apprehension appear trivially

when worrying about future
never bothers one’s mind

then magic happen,
for then the mind stays clear
from unwanted perturbations
and the only thing that matter
is enjoying the journey
one step at at time

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Hope

Hope is the most bizarre thing I have ever encountered, for right when you give up the desire to chase hope, it shows right up. And often in that hope, an entire eternity is lost

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Such is our love

The thoughts inside me are all jumbled, smeared on my heart are some random words, yet when these eyes accost you all such scattered chaos find symmetry, I guess such is our love

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Surviving the test of Time

Showing you don’t care is easy, you throw the person out of all equations and ignore their very existence. But to truly mean you care for someone is an arduous task, for it is more than any spoken words, you nurture hope, you surround with empathy, you defy all perturbations, you essentially embrace a person without reasoning and never get influenced by any externalities to define your love.

And if you see someone who you thought cared for you but because of circumstantial incidents the person drifted away, well my friend then that person never truly cared for you. Ethereal bond survives time, never diminishes its shines and that heart will throb with increase escalation even when you are meeting after eons. My love for you is such, it has and will survive the test of times

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Essay on a Living Legend

Over summer vacation Shaurya got this amazing experience of interviewing a living legend who has survived the India Pakistan partition. He is father of my dear friend Karan Bhagat. Shaurya is writing a memoir on him. What I am posting is a 2000 words essay. Little long to read but worth the time.

I want to take this moment to thank my friend Karan Bhagat and his noble father Anant Simran Singh, for their time and support

You can read the essay here

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Noble Desires

Anyone can pick your shattered pieces,
anyone can love you in transient burst, anyone can hold you for a few moments
anyone can give you comfort for a little while,

But to find someone
who prefer empathy over sympathy,
who enthuse patience over anxiety
and consumes complex thoughts in calamity
who lifts your soul
who doesn’t focus on mending your flaws
who believes in you more than you do
who shows you can shine many hue brighter
than what you think about yourself

Finding someone with such love is sure an arduous task
but if you lend me your hand
I will selflessly love you
and bestow such desires and some more

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Surging Force

She held my thoughts at a distance,
away from her throbbing heart,
for her innocuous self
seldom could resist the divine pull.

But she was naive,
for who can tame a surging ocean,
a seismic jolt,
a charismatic smile,
and fragrance in the wild

and the time was not far
when walls would dissolve
the cracks would fill
and love would get its fair chance

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Six Mile Mountain Trail

What is the most extreme thing you did recently? Something beyond the routine, out of your comfort zone. After all the running and hullabaloos, we face in our lives, there is no time or drive to execute on aberrant hobbies.

I always have a few things in my TO-DO list, things I have never done before but desire to accomplish. From time to time I relook and make it a point to execute a few.

Three years back I started mountain biking, a new hobby, which I have never experienced before. Although I biked on dirt roads, it was mostly a flat pathway. Two weeks back I biked in one go about 40 miles (64 Kilometers), but it was an esplanade. Though I always wanted to go on a terrain trail but dreaded the thought.

This Saturday, my friend Karan, who is an avid biker, invited me to join for a rugged trail ride. I didn’t think twice before saying yes. Well, my rear brakes were not working, not a good thing while going down slopes, and my bike was not lubricated enough, but the excitement drove me to go with the flow. We were three of us and started our ride at 8:00 in the morning. It was a thrilling ride, uphill, and downhill, steep turn, narrow open bridges, tree roots covered dirt paths, sudden drops, valley, and terrain, and surrounded by stunning views.

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I fell twice. Once while trying to climb a ditch after a sudden drop, and the second time while maneuvering a turn I hit a tree head-on (helmet was a savior). I lost a paddle as well. The 6 miles trail took me almost an hour. I reached home with some bruises, but I am ready to go there next week.

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Afflatuz Post – Words

Friends, as some of you know I have launched another website to post some of mine as well as fellow bloggers work. Here is the link to one of my creation I posted today

Words

Will appreciate your visit, follow and comment. Thank you

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Our Love

The warmth you prescribe
drapes my soul layer by layer
when you smile
and embrace me with shimmering eyes
from time to time
and the wounds from the past though never going to go
yet remain dormant
for my heart
now is busy humming a song
a trance that we weaved
drenched in love

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