curtains put aside
the conscious stirs to wake up
joyous morning rays
touch of joy on skin
walking along aimlessly
rhythm of foot steps
* For Carpe Diem # 240.
* The first Right2Write Prompt is open for submissions. Do participate..
I got a wonderful opportunity to work with the lovely Merbear and you know what, we ended up creating this poem together. Please read and share your views.
leaving for her journey
She was binding her hair in a bun
Readying herself for the journey ahead
Which may take her to distances unknown
Bring in her the sense of being alive
She had never felt ever before
She was leaving behind all her fears
For the adventure that awaited her
Her stomach coiled like a snake
Past torments licking at her heels
Dare she run so fast and proud?
Her life not worthy of a fairy tale
She sighs so loudly she startles herself
Trapped emotions needing to meet air
Praying to breathe air
The stream of tears fell down her cheeks
Which she didn’t even care to wipe away
She was looking for a happy ending
Which she had to find herself in her own way
She picked up her hand bag of happy memories
And moved ahead towards her cage door
And pushed it open, it wasn’t locked
Desperate echoes of her soul
Beckoning to her aching heart
Calling her to where she needs to be
She trembles with trepidation
Limbs weakened by the struggle
Her life never drawn before
By her own personal design
She was never meant to be free
Doubts crossing her mind
When she had just seen the sunshine
But she would never return back
And thence, she flies away
Its true leaving is difficult but
Once you have left, it is easy not to turn back
Then the breeze whispered her name
A lullaby warm and soothing
Like balm for her battered soul
Bringing her back to herself
Oh, she thought she had been lost!
Smiling inside herself with pure joy
For her true path was known all along
Movies- Especially those which claim(or are partly meant) to show some part of the real life….
Here’s my simple definition for those movies- false perception of something real!
The life projected by movies, by varied books, by those “successful” sort of people we envisage to be in our dreams– its all fake.
Because there is no life without problems… Problems even arise in the life of that person who claims to be the happiest person in the whole world(well, I don’t think someone would go on bragging about something like that). That is the central point around which our life rotates.
Life is a blend of joys, gloom, love, hatred, beauty and drastic things. Life consists of the moments- the million moments, both happy and sad, both memorable and necessarily to be forgotten.
LIFE ISN’T A FAIRY TALE…………
I have always heard of one particular quote about life- Life is as we take it… Huh? Complicated? Right!
So, instead of explaining some silly-billy quote, I would rather talk about the life which isn’t a fairy tale. Well even in fairy tale, the princesses and the fairies have to deal with villainous stuff:-
1. Rapunzel had to get across her evil guardian to meet the boy of her life.
2. Snow White had to go into deep sleep because of the evil plan of the wicked Queen.
3. Cinderella had to face the agony while living with her evil step-mother and her daughters.
Take any fairy tale- it isn’t an easy tale either.
So, how could we believe that the life is going to be full of happiness and joys and blossoms and love.
Well, those who believe so and those who defend the false projection of a life like this- you’re wrong. Be practical or psychological, theoretical or philosophical, spiritual or material, you’re definitely going to see through the dark curtain which makes you believe that someone’s life is perfect and makes you grieve for it.
Life isn’t a fairy “tail”
It is just like a boat’s first sail
How it floats on the water
With a hope of smoothness later
How it appears with a strong sweetness
But indeed it faces the water’s hardness
How it sets the sail forward
Of course it isn’t meant for the coward
How it moves, sets towards the destination
It doesn’t project the charm of the mansion
How it struggles in its path
Facing the natural wrath
Life isn’t always beautiful
It need one to be dutiful
Tackle the difficulties even if it is hard
Since it has to reach the final yard.