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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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Walls

Ignoring the abrupt silence that has formed an invisible yet a brick wall between the two hearts cried with helplessness, but often the sound of pain falls in the deaf ears of egotist souls

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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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Rediscover Again

Maybe a song from yonder
or thought from yore

Maybe the vivid memory
of your first public appearance

Maybe the carefree laughter of your younger self
or the pleasure of seeing someone you deeply love

Maybe the touch of your little ones
or the echoes of your written prose,

let such feeling all conjure to make you feel blessed
as you ponder rediscovering your old self again

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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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Warmth

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

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Reasons

You may be determined today to stay aloof,
putting our hearts to the hilt of abjection,
for reasons that you firmly believe today

Or it maybe a presumption that you outlined,
fearing where this might lead,

It could be an illusion too
where you fear thinking
how we are so different like chalk and cheese

I am sure your reasons have its own merit,
but I am certain
no matter what you think today
when the cloud of your pretentious reasons will fade
you will realize illusions and apprehensions
are the only reasons
one should never reason with

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