Tag Archives: memories

The Kiss of the Winter Sun

I love the kiss of the winter sun basking my world, and in its drape I reminisce the days when you were around, for then, even in the dreadful winter nights your love kept my soul blithe oozing warmth of a million warm days

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Old Times

And when I look back in times
and play the reel of the adolescence times
the nostalgic moments of my yore days
when the skies were blue and the world was pink
when happiness remained in the littlest of things
when houses were small and dreams were big
when we cried over trivial things
when life was simple and friends were dear
when mischiefs were innocuous and love was real

Not that the current times are not worth it
but the feel of being oblivious
still lingers often on my smile
when I think of the old times

Reticent Memories

The labyrinth of a reticent mind so hard to decipher, for the memories that used to give obnoxious pain are the only hope left for his survival now – the juxtaposition of a passionate dolt

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Afflatuz Post – Treasure Trove

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

Treasure Trove

Will appreciate your visit, follow and comment. Thank you

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Mere Words

The words that used to ruffle your world,
the days when my thoughts made you desirous,
burning that heart while it yearned for me

Are now scattered on your barren canvas, lurching to touch your soul,
but the hearts have changed,
our world doesn’t converge anymore
and the verses that elated you in the past
are now nothing but a mere set of words
staring in oblivion with diminishing hope

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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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