What if I could move home?
Heart, drawn into orbit
By gravity of attraction.
World now revolving around you,
Apogee and perigee.
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
I whispered my secret to the four winds
An eavesdropping cloud breezing past, picked it up and ascended heavenward
The wind carried it silently to the trees
Murmuring among themselves, the branches spread the word across the forest
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Prim & proper, the lady walks in the door
Notices a speck of dust on the floor
Oh my God, she shrieks, I can’t take it any more
What’s next I wonder, what’s in store
Fingerprints on the polish drive her up the wall
A spill on the kitchen counter, what gall
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Who am I
to intrude upon
your thoughts, your time, your space
to ask for something, anything
except a selfish, old fool
with the audacity
to love you so ardently
It once came across an angel
White wore she
Her halo intact
Her aura glowed
Pure and pristine
My abode being of a certain age
In a dream I came upon a plan
To rebuild my residence
Remodel some parts
Set up new walls
Open out others
A living, breathing, organism.
Centuries old. Rooted in history.
Mute witness to the cyclicality of civilization.
And the linearity of time
Solitary. Proud. Strong.
Incompatible with today.
A hark back to the times that were.
Before the city lost out to progress and modernity.
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So, I’ve been nominated for this Award by someone whose real name I do not know – how cool/weird is that – but thank you, Impostorpawn (@ https://ofsenseandsensibility.wordpress.com), and bless you! Not fully comprehending what it means, I’m assuming it’s some form of accolade, a recognition from a peer / fellow blogger that they kinda like my work. Well, thank you again! It means a lot. I’m proud and I’m happy that my pieces have a connect with a few of you out there. My work is reflective of me & my many moods and interests – I am a complex individual with what I think are fairly eclectic tastes. And before, in true subcontinental fashion, my acceptance speech drones on, thanks for the 3rd time. I’m blushing under my 6 o’clock shadow!
The rules for accepting this award are:
1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.
3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.
4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.
And her Questions with my Answers are:
- What’s the most important thing in your life? I’m tempted to say my daughter, but it’s my wellbeing.
My nominees are:
Saya, whose poetry is amazing – https://sayadpoet.wordpress.com
Akhiz, a soulful writer – https://akhizmunawar.wordpress.com
Syl, for his inspiring, spiritual stuff – https://syl65.wordpress.com
Sonya Kassam, with whose works I share a sure chemistry – https://followyourshadow.wordpress.com
John White, who’s just so damn consistently good – https://doubleupoet.wordpress.com
My Questions for them are:
1) What brought you to blogging?
2) Is there something you hope to achieve out of blogging?
3) What is your idea of a life well spent?
4) The finer things or the simple pleasures?
5) Do introverts make better writers?
6) What’s the one thing you’d like tell your political leadership?
7) What’s your favourite colour?
And I think I’m done, thank you very much. Cheers, everybody & God bless y’all!
Christian vs Muslim vs Hindu.
Versus Jew. Versus Buddhist.
Sikh. Yazidi. Zoroastrian. Atheist.
Brahmin vs Backward. Sunni vs Shia.
Native vs Immigrant. Local vs Settler.
Nation vs Country. Tribe vs Tribe. Brother vs Brother.