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Pensive Thoughts

Her love came with gentle whisper, draped me in her evergreen emotions, and left me with a dream to long for a lifetime

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Stark Naked

Distance and space often creates an unfashionable vacuum and the mind drifts away in search of a new moon, and then one day just in a trice a distant sound, or a faint fragrance, bring all those memories again with a surge and the old moon stares at you with hollow eyes

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Patience

The tenderness he displays in his spoken words often forms a rainbow of tenderness in the barren world of her rouge heart, and he waited for a tipping moment to arrive when the barriers of misunderstandings will vanish, clouds will fade and love will find its lost words.

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You on my Mind

The spark of thousand nova shine at once,
the skies turns silvery bright in the darkest of nights,
the feel of love float like morning dews on some carefree briers,
the wind whistle with a gentle flow in some wild summer nights,
all such and so more miracle dazzle my eyes
when I have your thoughts floating on my mind

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Life’s little Pleasures

I remember vividly the days when I was struggling to establish my career. I had left my hometown and found abode in a place far away from home. The hustle-bustle, the storm of new faces, the sheer rapidity at which the city moved was overwhelming to say the least. The initial days were rough, for I had no friend, no mentor, no one to lean on. I was pretty much on my own.

Soon thereafter my brother joined me to pursue his studies further. The city was much bigger, offered many avenues and was a natural choice for aspiring people like us from small towns. My brother and I became best friends. We used to fight, play and do everything together. And the bond we formed during those early days of togetherness, we cherish till today.

We rented a small one-bedroom place. The house was a makeshift arrangement till the time we directionally knew where we were headed. We had a second-hand water-cooler to beat the heat when the temperature often sours over 115 degrees Fahrenheit. And I distinctly recall how we used to go to a local movie theater in peak summer days spending three hours in coolness. We used to buy the cheapest front row tickets in the most dilapidated setting, mostly to sleep in peace.

The only other way to beat the heat was by buying watermelon from street-side vendors. When the ice-cool slices of watermelon melted in our mouth while the heat remained at peak, and we dripped in sweat, couldn’t beat the luxury of having watermelon now at home at perfect room temperature.

This thought crossed my mind while I was having watermelon the other day at the comfort of my home. Ironically, It never tasted as heavenly delicious as it used during those days of thrift.

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The constant Battle

There is definitely a vacuum without you being around,
but I fail to define this nothingness,
for I am not able to comprehend
the juxtaposition of emotions,
which plays on my head with constant force
ever since we parted our ways,
and my heart is beyond my control,
for it always juts out against my wish for your arrival
and often drench me in melancholy,
even though it knows you are gone
it keeps rekindling hope
and despite all the threats and scolding
it betrays me
trusting a hollow promise you gave as a passing reference
that you will come one day

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Gateway of Arch

This must be my 10th trip to St. Louis in the last 10 years and never once I spend any time exploring the city. From the airport to the office, to the hotel and back to the airport is what I have typically done.

This time when I landed in this beautiful city of Missouri on Sunday, the plan was not any different. A big meeting on Tuesday and Monday was planned for a day-long preparation. But the good planner in me made sure we spend the day wisely to get some free time in the evening to explore the place.

St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri. The city has many things to reckon to, from house to the famous beer company Anheuser Busch, to be the proud owner of the most famous baseball team, the city by the banks of the Mississippi River has many historical moments to relish in yonder.

We didn’t have much time to explore the city in leisure, for we had a busy schedule the next day starting early morning. Our choice was to pick one place and we unanimously decided for the Gateway of Arch.

The Gateway of Arch is in the heart of the city. A 630-foot tall arch made up of stainless steel is the world’s tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. It was commissioned in the year 1968 and it took 13 M US dollars (equivalent to 80 M in today’s value) to build the structure. The visit was worth by any measure. By the time we reached, the access to the Archtop was closed. I guess I would keep the view from the top description for a different day. Here are some pictures, for your lovely eyes.

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My Thoughts

How many times I have taken your name
just to feel the metallic taste
of your vibes in my senses

And how many times
I have weaved stories
of our accosting moments

the scarlet skies,
the crimson eyes
sparkled with your vibes

And I proudly acclaim that
you can take away everything from me
but can never steal the thoughts
that holds you close to my heart,
for they are mine
away from your malicious reach

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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

It was the last Sunday of my stay in Chennai. I was supposed to meet someone over lunch but the plans changed at the 11th hour. So. I made an impromptu plan to visit Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary. The place is the oldest bird sanctuary known in India with over 40,000 birds visiting every year from all over the world. The best season to visit was winter and November was the best time to do bird watching as the avian build their nest and prepare for their breeding season.

It was a couple of hours of drive from the Chennai city. The place was located in the quietude of the Kanchipuram district in Tamilnadu. Spread over 74 acres with lakes and trees. The entry fees were about 60 Rupees (less than a US dollar), including 50 Rupees for the mobile camera.

The place was an oval-shaped pathway opening to a series of lakes and shrubs with thousands of birds dwelling. It was a breathtaking sight and the fact that birds flew from all over Asia and Europe to nest, breed, and mate was fascinating to learn.

I saw species of pintail, sandpiper, wagtail, and teal to name a few. Here are some pictures for your eyes only

Date of Visit: 24-Nov-19

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Warmth

The only warmth I feel in the coldness of the northern gelid airs is the presence of your reminiscence

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