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Detroit to NJ

Joys of travel never fail to amaze me. If you had read my earlier post, you would know I got into Detroit with a 6-hour delay flight. The good news was my meetings went well. My flight was at 7 PM and by the time I reached the airport, my flight was delayed until 9. NJ was experiencing T-Storm and I knew the chances of the flight leaving was next to none. However, I waited nurturing hope against hope. Around 8 PM the flight was canceled and I was rebooked the next day afternoon on a different airline.

I checked the weather app and the rain prediction looked bad for the next day as well. We were three of us and decide impromptu to drive home.

To give you an idea the distance to travel was 594 miles (955 KM) and we drove across four states – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and NJ. We started at 8:30 PM and reached home around 6:30 in the morning. I drove about 340 miles and rest of the distance was covered by my friends.

Life is all about such small pleasures. When we take decisions on the fly and treasure memories for a lifetime.

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Ostentatious – A Flash Fiction

Crawling her thoughts in the crevices of her heart she died a thousand deaths every day, and those nights when she was in the company of her miscreant mind, she battled several torrid times. Yet every morning she woke up, put her make up, displayed a brave face and much against her wish she wore that ostentatious smile. And she survived

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Nosegay – A Flash Fiction

A loner I was, and a peripatetic soul, never rested at one place, in search of something that my heart never conjured. From crowded streets to desolate places, I traversed all without much respite, for an unruly restlessness crowded my mind. And in search of nothingness, I became a vagabond. Then one day as the fragrance of some nosegay wrapped around the waist of a damsel drove me wild. And I followed her along, behind the boulders, across the mountains and in the bed of the ocean,  it was peace at last. 

 

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Nosegay – A Poem

An uncalled longing,
the gyrations of many submerged thoughts,
blooming of a few dormant smiles
and craving of a million defiant hearts,
all happens at once
when the blinding fragrance
of some incessant nosegay
erupts my long lost love

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Nosegay – A Thought

The feel of yesteryears rush through my veins when the scent of your wild nosegays casually brushes my heart

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Her Promise in My Heart

And she appeared
gently diffusing the morning mist
layer by layer
like a dream rising from starlit dust
and the morning breeze
kissed her tresses in a wavy trail
and her smiling countenance
embracing the flair of dawn’s smile
then I saw a dream morphing to reality,
for her eyes held a million promises
and I floated to blithe
holding her promises in my heart

In response to Manic Sylph beautiful prompt Her Eyes Hold a million promises

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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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Halcyon – A Poem

Her fabric of smile
still lingers on my mind,

Those halcyon days
weaving many memories to treasure
many moments to beacon

And in the years to come,
I will smile often
reeling back in blithe
and lost in the ensemble
of those glorious times

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Halcyon Splendors

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Propitious

When we meet
the flower blooms with glory and pride,

The azure cerulean skies drizzle
creating a breathtaking sight,

The Zephyr gently blows
captivating hearts and mesmerize souls

Every soul enthuses smiles,
every thought displays a charming verse,
for our meeting beacons a propitious purpose
beyond any rhymes or reasons

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