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To Papa With Love

This is for my dear papa. He left us too soon and we dearly miss him. He was a rockstar, did so much for the family without any complaints. Today whatever I am is because of him.

I miss his smile, his carefree guffaws, and everything that he used to do. Writing this ode to him, I had tears in my eyes. May his soul Rest In Peace

Happy Father’s Day to all you beautiful dads

The clouds were rough that day,
bellowing storm cracking thunderstorms
the world was smeared with dark shades of gray,
not a soul was at sight,
sensing the gale
everyone vanished to take shelter
ready to embrace the gale

I remembered how we were caught unguarded,
me my little brother and my dad
on a Bajaj 150
scooting beyond the speed
the two-wheeler could manage
and the downpour came,
the deluge was thick and relentless
and then I saw dad
hurriedly putting the bike on the stand
he draped the lone raincoat on us
and then covered his body over us
to protect us from the beating
on that lonely October night

Then I recalled the day
I had to leave home,
going far away to shape up my future
around the same time,
you left home too
serving for the forces
call of duty
mom and my brothers couldn’t leave
and you had now the burden to feed three homes

I came to know after a long time
how you had taken up cooking on your own
to save money
to make the ends meet,
but never complained once
or told us once
and always carried your impetus smile

You left us too soon
not that I could repay your debt ever
but you never gave us a chance
to take care of you,
to show you how your sacrifices had finally taken shape,
display our love
hold you tight,
maybe the last embrace

I know you are resting in peace
in heaven’s abode
blessing us
and sending us loads of love
every moment every day

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Sweet Wait

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Afflatuz Post – Macabre

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

Macabre

Will appreciate your visit, follow and comment. Thank you

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Lei

And that day
when I met you
after eons of staying apart
despite staying away for ages
I felt as if you were never gone

For I saw the same smile
like the one you wore yesteryears,
glowing with charm,
radiating purity
like some lei flourishing
in the midst of spring
for me tonight

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Faded Sepia

The reminisce of our yesteryear yonder
still lingers fresh on my mind,
the moments of our innocuous touch
playing a fresh

And those carefree guffaws,
and the sleepless nights
the silly talks
and the momentary delight
all wrapped beautifully in my soul

And they play back today
like faded sepia of some stolen memories
resurrecting from some past yore

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In response to Manic Sylph beautiful though Faded sepia memories of stolen Memories. Let me know your thoughts

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Eternity

Hold me close to your soul,
hold me so close
that there is no space to abut,
you lost in my embrace
and I dissolved in your charm,
let us stay forever young
beyond words and time
till eternity
in each other’s serene heart

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Faith

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The Hope Survived

In response to Manic Sylph prompt Hope burst forth in the heart of a spring lover

You bit your lower lip
gnawing it with your even keel teeth
to a crimson red
putting all your might
to resist that smile
to grace your labium

And the rebozo
that shroud your visage
yet stealthily revealing
every emotion
through those curious
doe-shaped eyes

The fidgety hands
the wayward walks
guffawing sometimes
and at times hiding those thoughts
in a wryly smile

All said and unsaid words
burst forth hope
through the heart
of the spring lover

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I Will Rebound

Clamp me down to my knees,
shred my soul later by layer to the last drop of life,
abrade my heart,
detest me,
despise me,
throw me in a rut,
demean me,
call me by names,
mock me,
ridicule me,
detest me,
do whatever you wish
but despite such atrocities
I will rise and shine,
for I am a woman,
a resilient force
and I carry my scars proudly
and I will rebound

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Sanguine Smile

The torment of the passing storm
had brought the town to its knees,
battered house,
shattered emotions
hopelessness convened
devastated souls lost any lingering hope
accepting their painful defeat

And resigned to their fate
engulfed in sorrow
they led a defeatist life,
often blaming God
for its atrocities and wrath

And as the dilapidated surroundings
were rambling an eerie
a defiant face rouse from the Far East,
she wore a radiant smile,
and she gracefully sauntered
like some sailor adjusting the bunt
taming a ferocious ocean

And she moved like a breeze
like some bourn flowing with ease
her innocuous eyes
reflected a sanguine smile
despite the prominent rife
that clouded the old town’s life

And then she gave hope,
she rattled lost souls thoughts
and the town soared ahead
with some renewed hope

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