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What My Parents Taught

The character I display,
the candor I swear by,
managing competing schedule,
prioritizing work,
the attitude I show,
the aptitude I display,
my adaptable stance,
the rooting to the ground,
the focus on work,
all such traits and many more
I proudly wear as a ​badge,
for the austerer environment that my folks created
helped chiseled my character
and made me who am I today

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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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Paid Nuisance

After possessing most luxuries in life,
now when I come to think of it
is nothing but a paid nuisance.
If you don’t believe me read on

The phone,
which tracks me down
even during my vacation time

The laptop,
the concept of work hours
now exists no more

The car, the house,
chained me in loan and mortgages,
making me to work some more

And the life which was in blithe,
carefree like a bird
not too long ago,
has become the most desirable possession in life.

The irony remains
we work even harder
so that we can buy
that long lost life
in old age
when there will be no life
left in this so called ostensible life

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Afflatuz Post – Managing Expectations

Friends, as some of you know I have launched another website to post some of mine as well as fellow bloggers favorite work. Here is the link to one of my creation I posted today

Managing Expectations

Will appreciate your visit, follow and comment. Thank you

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Tiger Woods Incredible win, A lesson to Learn from

Tiger woods incredible comeback to win the master’s title after 11 years is an inspiring story for many to reckon. An ugly divorce, with everything going wrong for him and personal and professional life, he resurrected from his woes to show to the world that perseverance never goes waste.

I once wrote – never give up, for when you don’t give up until the end failure will never find you.

There is so much to learn from this man, and I am sure he enthuses hope to so many of us.

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Vulpine’s Pack

Like some vulpine’s pack
howling in a devilish night
or an abstruse eerie
smearing scare in some ghoulish setup,
or some uncalled deluge
or scorching heat
his beliefs betrayed him,
every time her miscreant thoughts
crossed his deviant mind

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Her Defiant Poise

I fell head over heels
for all the shades she exudes

The shade when she set her soul free unbounded
soaring to some skies above,

Or the one when her deep doe eyes
long for the moments of our togetherness

Or the time when she displays
the shade of her blithe to grab the ocean in her eyes

I love all such shades and some more
but the shade I loved the most
is the one when she exposed her vulnerable self
with shaking lips yet with a defiant poise

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Alchemy from an Ancient Ruin

She ambled into my life
gathering my heart’s scattered debris
of belief and trust
into the fold of her eyes
slowly resurrecting me
from my insentient state of insanity
and I treasured her like some
alchemy from an ancient ruin

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Rugged Soul

You are that rare treasure
that is yet to be found,
disguised in the shades of gray,
almost invisible covered with grime,
like an easily avoidable scene,
beyond the reach of any ostensible eyes,
like a rugged stone
hiding the shine of diamonds,
and you remain happy
in stealth like some undesired coal,

But can you hide from my deviant soul,
for I can trace your smile that is yet to arrive,
the shine that is yet to beam
the spring that is raring to come,
the love that is forever mine
and slowly I will unearth your old soul
and we will float to a serene abode

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Broken Faith

The faith she nurtured overtime
had defeated her soul,
like a blemish
it appeared stark naked
on her mind’s canvas
and the chaos
drown her into a ravine
and she watched her helpless self
slipping into nothingness
one leaf at a time,

Such tragedies often happen
when faith is betrayed,
for we are left with nothing
but an uncalled vacuum
to deal with in our life

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