On an impromptu expedition in my pursuit of tranquillity, whilst holding on to nothing I met you.
The memories of that day are still engraved in my mind and making peace with my smile just like you did with my heart.
Music was the next thing you bewitched me with, after I saw your joy lurking in the curves of my lips.
On the night of the music concert, I told you a part of me and so did you. We talked about us, and only us under the dim city lights.
The next flavour of our meeting were alcohol and cigarettes in a pub. I got inebriated to mend my broken heart but, I already found it in the gaps of your hands.
After that day I desired your sight so, I put off my spectacles of the past and looked for my present in you, with you.
When another bolt of lightning hit my roof I reached out for your palms solely to be embraced by you, in your arms and that is when I let a part of myself set free.
In the midnight, when the city was glistening with moonlight, we turned the terrace of my home into a dance floor. and drunk danced to the rhythm of “Time in a Bottle” till we got intoxicated in each other’s senses.
Days passed in a blur and we bumped onto the path of faulty and flawless longings and love.
It was time to rekindle; Rekindle the intimacy that went for a long walk but had come back to ignite the fire of love inside us.
Mondays were no more painted in monochrome As well as Fridays were not as vibrant as approaching holidays; But there is this, A constant ticking flips of anxiety Like the acidic sharpness of coffee splashing inside an empty stomach chamber, Hitting sanity with insanity, Daunting dizziness of nausea, Paralysing limbs, Overwhelmed senses, Gripping the spirits of my authenticity Sweating palms, shaking legs And screaming heart; Stop, I screamed With no voices; No, it said, a bit louder everytime I close my eyes to bring my foggy consciousness to sobriety But every endeavours of mine were mocked and scorned A little bit louder everytime I held my breath a little bit harder, So i decided to let it go..
D'ya have a headache? Maybe you should pop a paracetamol.
Have you been feeling hungry? Maybe you should try something delicious.
Have you been feeling dejected lately? Maybe you should get some needed help.
Have you been sick of the world, altogether? Maybe you should sleep it all out.
And if you've been feeling all four? Maybe you should read a poem, first!
GUYS, WE'RE HERE; AND IT'S OFFICIAL!
Before we start telling you the criteria and the structure for posting and reposting content, we'd like to give a little backstory to our page name first.
We suck at naming things and we're not at all shy to admit it. After loads and loads of experimenting with Greek-Irish-Japanese Pinterest-worthy words, and failing to give 'em our kinda meaning to it; we wanted something simple and elegant. Maybe with a punch of humour. We moved on to recalling book references, our favourite songs and movies for inspiration, anything that'd give us an edge. Alas, we'd suddenly forgotten all the books and movies and songs we'd ever loved. Relatable, right? Yep, we laughed on our helplessness too.
In just a matter of seconds, our frenzy thought process went like -- "oh oh think of a book name" to "idk man" then "oh oh what book are you currently reading rn" to "oh oh it's 'Maybe You Should Talk To Someone' by Lori Gottlieb" then directly to "is 'maybeyoushouldreadapoem' is a good enough name"
We took a second each, and chuckled a little louder in realization. It hit. Humour, sass, sweetness, and most importantly, a very good piece of advice!
We absolutely love it. What about you guys?
Coming to the what happens on the page, we'd love being transparent. Here's how each thing would go:
CRITERIA: As mentioned already in (@hayat_'s) most recent post; Structurally, none at all! Prose, poetry, stories. However long or short. (If it's a story in parts, it can be nominated after it's been entirely completed). Anything and everything that's creative/fresh/insightful/original/witty/has good imagery etc etc qualifies! In no way does it have to be popular enough, or concentrated around hot-topics only. The idea is to give a platform that appreciates quality content, without any other qualifiers. We'd love all the help we can get so we'd really appreciate if y'all will take time and tag us in pieces you think are good enough. NOTE: The tags do not have to be only on new or most recent pieces. Go ahead and pick up your favourites, however old or new and let us know which ones they are. We'd be more than happy to read and share them. Go easy on us though since mirakee notifications can be accommodated only upto a limit. So be selective. Tag us only on the ones you really think are good.
HOW IT'LL WORK: Just so everything plays fair, we've divided the content we'd read in two parts-- 1. The tagged content. 2. Individually explored content.
Both of us will alternate reading content between those two sections, meaning one day it's Srishti (@thegreymetaphor)'s turn to read the tagged content and Hayat (@hayat_)'s to explore individually; the next day, vice versa). In the end one of the two pieces will be chosen to go on the Instagram page.
The other piece, you ask? 'cause it'll be no less awesome right?! We'll repost it here from our (@maybeyoushouldreadapoem) Mirakee account so it's more accessible for everyone to read, and also post a screenshot of it on our insta story.
We'd put up both the Mirakee and Insta usernames of the Writers in our insta stories and posts, so they get their due recognition and appreciation! Please make an effort to appreciate both the pieces, won't ya?
••• The posting and reposting time on Insta and Mirakee, respectively, would be around 4-5 PM IST.
Also, since we prioritize consent, the reads of today will be posted tomorrow, so that both of us, the readers and the writers of the pieces, have an adequate 24 hour period to ask for consent and respond. And in a case where somebody would be unwilling for whatever reasons, no questions asked; for us to read some more and look for another. •••
Feel absolutely free to drop us any queries, suggestions, feedback, anything in the comment section. We'll make sure we answer each one of you, we promise.
Thankyou, really, for all the love and trust you selflessly bestow on us, can you see us crying through the screens? Trust me, we are. :''))
Hey y'all. I need a few minutes from anybody who's reading this.
What do you guys think of me and Srishti (@thegreymetaphor) starting a page on Instagram?
There's already lots of pages curating content from Instagram to Instagram; as well as people finding content of well established writers and making it accessible on Instagram. But not really a platform, where they exclusively curate from Mirakee onto an Instagram feature page. (Except for the Official account of Mirakee on Insta, others we're not aware of.)
We've been seeing a lot of content that is so good here, but it seldom gets appreciated the way it should. Appreciation is never the primary reason for writing ofcourse, but we'll just like to do our part for our selfish love for poetry! (Given, the writer has expressed their consent, ofcourse. That'd always be asked.)
We really need you guys' feedback! Would you like it? Would you be interested and willing to lend support? Please let us know in the comment section below! This community means so much to us, and there are also a few reasons why we were considering starting this venture - 1. Our reading habits have drastically reduced on Mirakee, this might just push us to get us back on track -- be the avid readers we always wanted to be. 2. We want the time that we spend on Instagram to feel more fruitful. 3. There is no greater joy than appreciating and sharing poetry that we love just for our own sake! 4. Lastly, this is not intended to put any individual or platform down. In no way do we want to take the control in our hands. It's just for the sole purpose of appreciating the good poetry that often gets unnoticed due to various reasons.
The criteria for features: Structurally, none at all! Prose, poetry, stories. However long or short. Anything and everything that's creative/fresh/insightful/original/witty/has good imagery etc etc qualifies! In no way does it have to be popular enough, or concentrated around hot-topics only. The idea is to give a platform that appreciates quality content, without any other constraints.
We're yet to even decide anything. We haven't thought of a name, nothing about the theme, how will we work it out on Mirakee here or on Instagram, or if we'd need a separate account here too. We first wanted to know how the community here feels about it. And if you'd trust me and Srishti enough as the readers.
Feel free to ask us anything about this, if you have queries. We'd appreciate it so so so much if you let us know. Drop a at the very least, we'd take that as validation for our attempt!
Love and regards, Srishti and Hayat.
If you can, share this so it reaches more people, will ya? :D
my fears are definitive because every step i take somehow makes me want to think of everything tragic that there is and my mind does not stop creating possibilities that leave me paralyzed for hours until i wait for the situation to pass close, closer to what i thought would happen slowly killing myself and wondering if that was the worst that could have happened and that makes me so much more susceptible to the very chance of its reoccurrence in ways that hold my breath and thoughts as i push myself down the road of fearing and over analyzing again and again and again until my thoughts show up on my skin leaving scars on my heart and drafts in my diary as i stand on yet another crossroad with the nib against my throat wondering if i should take a turn or keep standing till the end of me