“A Life of Pretense” 

I laugh a lot. People take me for a jolly person. it is rather sad that 90% of my giggles are to please my fellows only. I do not restrict my insincere show of emotions to laughing. I have cried for others too. Some of my tears were genuine, others? not so much! If I ever…

Tea Strength, Birthdays, and other Depressions

When I was a kid, my dear mother ensured I stayed away from tea. I guess, feeding milk to their children is an inherent trait in mammalian mothers, which does not go away even when the child's suckling days are over. Like any other good mom, she force fed me a glass of milk. Being…

Toothaches > Heartaches

  Tobacco, tomato, timber, and toothache. Smoke it, hot, don’t burn, in pain. Please don’t bother for my sake Because I am pretty insane.   Human, you humane. Heartache! Didn’t I tell you to refrain?   Nothing to offer, I have, I'm afraid, Yet my blood, you continue to drain. When the last few drops…

Riddle Me Out!

Image Source And once upon a time, I was a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. But not the corner one — that is always unique. I was more of a left mid one. And there were many others like me. Thus, I was Easy to misplace. The child to whom I belonged Threw me away out…

An Emergency Situation

Fight or flight, Are the two options, Nature's MCQs supply.  But I see two more; All of the above. None of the above. My pencil hovers, On the latter two. For I don't want to fight But flying away won't work, right? Thus I stay, Dangling between the two. I pumped myself to fight, "Fly,…

Is this the voice of happiness ?

Today I heard it, After such a long time; The sound of happiness! It was a scream of joy unchecked, Escaped from a young girl, Who was dripping wet, Enjoying the rain. She could barely breathe, As the drops came tumbling One after another, They did not wait for her to catch her breath.  …

The Standing Waters

We are all entrapped In the unpredictable prisons Of our insecurities and wishes. She walks a different walk in foreign tongues she talks Every single day, She is a different shade of grey They hate her for the reasons Of her unstable treasons.   But that's just her.   They have their issues too. I…