Listening Haiku

a low voice calling

vanish away finding it

listen to heart’s beat

~

dissolving in breeze

inhale life with every breath

listen nature’s words

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coo of nightingale

wind halts to listen to it

pull open thy heart

* For Carpe Diem # 245 Listening.

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“Baby…”

Under the star light, he silently moved towards her.

She was sitting on the pier, gazing at the ripples of water, appearing on the sea surface. They were on a vacation and he was in a weird mood all the time.

“Baby”

She heard his voice and looked back. He had a sharp knife, clenched in his left hand with a mad look in his eyes. She was speechless, her mouth gasped open. Coming back to her senses, she shrieked.

“Listen, baby”

She wailed a long cry for help.

Lights switched on and people came pouring out, some spreading torchlight to brighten the night in front of them.

“What?”
“What happened?”
“Who was that?”
“Did you hear…?”
“Mom, I am afraid.”
“Hey, do you know?”

Rushing towards the location, they saw the entire scene; a mad man with a knife going to kill a young woman.

“Hey…,” a brave man moved ahead, talking to the man with the knife, “Throw that away. You can’t do anything to her now.”

“But…”

“Throw it away.”

He threw it away.

“And what is in you right hand. What are you hiding?”

He brought his hand forward to show a chocolate cake, resting on his palm.

A wave of shock fell across the peering crowd and the muttering started again.

“It is for my wife. It is her birthday; so I brought across a cake for her to cut down under the celestial light. It was a surprise,” he meekly said and started to cry.

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* Written in response of the Trifecta Challenge: Light

My Risky Venture

I have sent e-mails to various institutes providing Certificate courses in Patisserie/Baking and Confectionery, regarding the course information. I am now just waiting for their reply.

I know I can’t go for a Bachelor’s degree. But I have something else in my mind, something I would like to do.

I need proper training and I hope that I get it.

Regarding family approval for dropping-out, I haven’t got it yet. First, I want to get admission for one of the courses- then, I think they would oblige to my wishes, I hope.

I am going for a risky venture, but my heart is guiding me this time. And I am going to put some faith in my heart.

Even if I fail in the future, I know my whole life will be ruined even more so, but I would have the satisfaction that I tried and that I listened to my heart.

I am hoping for the best, and trying to wave off the feelings of hopelessness and anxiety and depression that are striking me every hour.

I need support, that is all I need right this moment.

Hello Child

Hello child,

Here I bring for you

the flowers- sniff them

won’t you?

they are so beautiful

aren’t they?

such a smooth blackness

they behold over them

sniff them son

sniff them, oh my dear child

and let me hug you

let me give you the kiss

let me hold you

let me grasp you from behind

let me be with you

please draw me inside you

let me cover you in my cape

oh my dear child

listen to me

here is your depression speaking to you.

Be A Good Listener!

I am a good listener and that is one of the qualities very difficult to find. Whenever some person is sharing a piece of his/her life with me, telling me about their feelings- their thought process, how they are- I very patiently listen to them, rather than butting my way in between. But I have tried to talk to some people and these people- I just don’t know how to write this, but they are so foolish that they don’t know when someone is going through a hard time and is finally opening himself in front of you, you must become dumb for at least that moment, letting the person complete; instead of convincing them that your problems are the same or sometimes even more severe than the other person. Come on buddy, that is common sense!

It is important for you to be a good listener– Here I am trying to figure out the necessity behind this particular notion. And what I have found out is enlisted as follows-

1. Trust– If you are a good listener, people would not mind confiding in front of you, thereby giving rise to a trust factor. And we all know that trust is something which is very hard to achieve and it is for your own good if you achieve someone’s trust.

2. You hear more– Wow, that is so simple. If you are a good listener, you will hear more. That is so true, isn’t it? Sometimes people who just want to blabber out rather than being a good listener may miss something important being said to them and they would then have to deal with the outcomes.

3. Patience– Being a good listener inculcates the virtue of patience in you. If you tend to be patient enough that you listen completely to what the other person is saying to you, it would be for your own good because that would ultimately make you patient in every work you do.

4. You become likeable– You become likeable when you let others speak their hearts out. People would definitely like you now and would definitely consider you an “understanding” personality. And how good is that!?