Words unsaid Lies in my heart Like creases on the bed. The gratitude, the concern, The love that I may have showed. They remain stuck to the walls of my heart Choking me upto the throat. They should have flowed. The unshared emotions and all the guilt. Have blocked my heart like accumulated silt. Now even if I want to grab someone's hand I am not able to move, as if stuck in sand. Lately a grave lesson life has taught. And this burden, believe me it weighs a lot.
Heart got broken Into thousand pieces. In pain, drowned in emotional flood I wrote sad ballads People called them masterpieces. With time I thought I had cleared all the fallen shards. But sometimes when I walk the bylanes of old memories. The winds of past stories give me painfully warm regards. Emotions once attach Are so hard to detach. Moving on in life is an act fair. But it's not denying that some part of you remains stuck back And from time to time it gives a deep sad stare.
We met in Paris At a party on ferris. By mere chance We happen to dance. I was startled As her eyes sparkled. I asked her for a date She said it's already late. We will meet again mate If it's in our fate.
6 months passed...
I was in Rome Went there to roam. Had watched ROMAN HOLIDAY got curious in a way. Lo and behold. She was standing under a tree old. I waved my hand She waved hers too. We also exchanged smiles few. Is it fate or luck by chance. How about second time dance? She smiled and a dance it was But inbetween she took a pause. I am here only for a day.(she said) After looking at my face She said not to worry we may meet at some other place.
4 months later...
I was in Mumbai Attending to a delegation from Dubai. I saw her again at the hotel's reception. Now I was sure that we have some connection. Mademoiselle, What are you doing in this hotel? She was surprised to see me again. Her smile was making me go insane. You have to now agree that it's our fate. We have to somehow go out on a date(I said) I don't think it's the case May be it's another pl*** I didn't let her complete the word. Just held her and kissed . Though my heart acted like a timid bird I hope she did not got pissed. After the act I was not sure how she will react. She just turned and started walking With herself she was talking. I stood there watching her go. Maybe it was a forever no. At a distance she stopped and stood still. I got so nervous, heart pounding in thrill. For a while she seemed as if in slumber. And then she turned back , to my sheer surprise She asked for my number.
And I will write Something to cheer you up Something to make your mood light. It's a beautiful night. Moon is in sight. Near you I stand We should hold each other's hand. Let's dance with delight, under the moon light. Some magic around swarm with your beauty and my charm. The winds are singing a delightful rhapsody. Such joy they are bringing with full melody. You are a princess and princesses don't cry I don't want see a single tear, don't even try. You are meant to smile, you are meant to laugh. Remember I am there for you, so nothing is tough. If you ask I will do any task I will dance on mars I will pluck the stars I will ride a whale while holding its tail. I will stand upside down. I will become a clown. I can poke anyone Just for your fun. The world maybe vicious But you are so precious. Though I am a charmer. Still I will always protect you like a knight in shining armour.
Take a deep breath. Don't be afraid cos yet it's not death. Just another hard moment. In an okay road, just another risky bend. To tell you none of the roads are ever straight. But it shouldn't abate you from moving on. It's in the nature of things If there's a roar then there's also silence in galore. Put on comfortable shoes. Listen to jazz and blues. Move on with positive demeanor. And make it sure all this while Carry that beautiful curve on your face The wonders that can do, your smile.
-Make people around you feel special. -Tell them that you miss them. -Tell them that you love them. -Say sorry to those you think you had hurt. -Call a friend who you think has not been in contact since long. -Help few people who are in need in any way. -Show kindness. -For once laugh from stomach. -Smile from heart. -Tease a child in a fun way. Do whatever makes you happy and others the same too. Make festivals a medium to de stress. We already are overburdened with stress and pressures. Let's do what we actually want to do this diwali. Even one day makes all the difference. HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL.
The crimson moon In the night of June. Far away dark skies Of beautiful stars they comprise. Calm breeze whispers in the ears. It's in love with the wind chimes, it appears. The heart of wind chime also swoon. It dances to the breeze's tune. Everything is beautiful around. So peaceful that I hear my heart's sound. I am sitting by the sea and on a rock. Your beautiful memories began to flock. Though right now you are in another city. But I am missing your company. Although I am calm But my heart is in some agony. We are distant apart I don't know how to console my heart. From these serene waves to the moon afar. There's no one as beautiful as you are.
Beautiful, mesmerising, raising curiosity. Brushed by various hues. Putting up a smile that's obviously cloaked. Breathing but the wind pipe seems choked. Representing a disturbed artist's brilliant showcase of a beautiful mess. She represents some chaotic beauty on that once blank canvas.
#HESYKHIA (#Hesychia) ____was the personified Greek spirit (daimona) of quiet, rest, silence and stillness. She was a daughter of Dike (Lady Justice). Her Roman equivalents were Quies (Quiet) and Silentia (Silence).
Everyday when dawn knocks on my window I leap out of my dream world n’ head for my nearest park. Slowly creamy sunlight tiptoes and massage my taut nerves for a fresh start. While walking on lush green grass daily I see a frail old man digging,pruning,tending the plants oblivious to the people around his head bowed to the ground , lost in his own world sweating head to toe carrying a hoe little does he know the value of his knowhow. Treading on the dew drops of grass I wonder…….whether they are nature’s treat for us Or they are gardener’s sweat //longing to nourish Mother Earth// Preet Kanwal 22.11.2021
Dear #wanderers of #Universe Have a glance and drop a #star or #scar in accordance with your feelings to the verse. Your suggestions are heartiest welcome. ---------------------------------------------------------- ** To all those stars you hide within 'O' Staretched soul, smile and shine Don't hesitate to twinkle before tumbling into the void Claim your precious presence that none can avoid.
Don't burry your lucid lustre Devour darkness with ardent valour In the dark night of despair and fear The bright stars of love and hope shimmer, truly forever.
Which one do you prefer? A shabby scar or a shimmery star? Tattered existence or an exquisite one? **
* GLOSSARY : Star etched - Decorated with stars, Tumble - Fall down, Void - Blank space, Burry - Cover, Lucid - Bright, Lustre - Glow or Glaze, Devour - Destroy or Consume, Ardent - Passionate,Valour - Courage, Despair - Hopelessness, Shimmer - Shine, Shabby and Tattered - Miserable or Poor, Exquisite - Beautiful *