Society’s Impositions-

Society’s Impositions-

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Girls don’t do that,
She was imposed as a child;
Wipe off those tears,
And replace with a smile;
Disheveled head,
Was a sin in their crowds;
Right from her start,
She was trained to disguise.

She mastered the talent,
Of a face behind a smile;
Hid imperfections,
It was a sin in their crowd;
Bottling up emotions,
Was the only way to live;
Hiding her Brains,
Her job was to be pretty.

And with the sun rose,
An actor ready for the part;
And when the night fell,
Her demons-they befriended her;
For the light brought with it,
A part, society had imposed;
And darkness was a relief,
To the face behind the glam.

Girls don’t do that,
They imposed as a child;
And now they wonder,
Why her sheets are soaked at night.

The above image is courtesy of Thehealthyplace.com

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And I smile-

And I smile-

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When I think of him, I smile. I smile at my naivety, which some may call, stupidity. I smile at the insane idea, I could have anything- just, about anything. Beauty, brains, career, every single dream accomplished and still have that love by my side. Who was I kidding. I could try, I did try… The moment I grasped one, another slipped right through my fingers. And I smile, I can’t help but smile… It’s the only way I can breathe in air without drops falling out of my eyes.

“It’s me or it”, he said with eyes reflecting the winter weather- they were white and cold, nothing like I’d ever seen. I smile cause I didn’t see it coming. It was either him or it- he placed me in a position to make a ludicrous choice. But to me- he was never a choice, never an option, always a definite.

And at that moment, standing at the junction- I could see his bus moving. He never wanted to stay in the first place. And I let him go… He fluttered away like a newly hatched butterfly and I stood there, trying to make sense with the little rationale left of me. “What just happened?” I found myself asking rhetorically, time after time after time; The only answer- Maybe, they were right. Maybe, I can’t have it all at the same time. 

Image courtesy of : Chapter of my life on tumblr.

Writer’s Quote: Emily Dickinson

Writer’s Quote: Emily Dickinson

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It’s not often we get the pleasure of an Emily Dickinson’s poem without the metaphor or in depth meaning. Just plain ole simplicity with clear cut message. I was glad I came across the above words of hers on Pinterest this week.

We get so busy, writing, reading, working, making a living; we get carried away, trying to smoothen the rough tracks of our lives and all it takes sometimes, Is a smile on the face of one person to remind us to breathe, even if only for a second. All it takes, is a smile on the face of a stranger to get the wires in our brain to pause from it’s activity and let our face muscles relax to return the gesture. We know a kind word can do a lot, but forget that a smile can do a lot too.

Receiving a smile from a loved one makes us feel good, but from a stranger or someone we just met, it gives us something to think about all through the day. And I’m not talking about those creepy stalker smiles we receive, I mean genuine smiles. When we stay too long at the cashier but the next person on the counter just smiles rather get angry, when we act ridiculously clumsy in public and receive a smile from the stranger across- that’s the kind I’m talking about.

I know, it’s that time of the year when the deadlines are looming. We’ve made a resolution to complete our novel and we’re only a few chapters through the first draft, exams are around the corner for some and end of the year activities are driving us nuts, bottom line is- we’re red neck busy. I just want us to remember that it takes little to smile. And when we do receive one, let’s try our best to pass it on, we never know who might need it. I know, a smile wouldn’t help to finish a novel, but it will help you feel better while completing it.


This post is in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday. It’s great to be back blogging again and thank you for your wishes. 🙂

The Story of Her-

The Story of Her-

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I once knew a girl,
Without a smile;
Not even a- grin;
Face- blank.

I once knew a girl,
With shoulders slopped;
Footsteps drawled;
Words, unheard.

I once knew a girl,
Whose hearts been frayed;
With eyes that showed-
Depth of pain.

I once knew a girl,
Betrayed by most;
Left to fend;
Gone astray.

I once knew a girl,
Who proved to me-
Snakes indeed do,
Change their skin.

Now I know a girl,
Whose smile depicts-
A battle won;
Tables turned.

I know a girl,
Whose come out of-
The other side,
Diamond in a rough.

I do know a girl,
Who says to me-
“I found peace,
And I found me”

Quote: “Years From Now”

Quote: “Years From Now”

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I have been a Shel Silverstein fan for quite sometime now. The quote above is a poem from one of his poetry collections. I remember the first time I read it, my lips creased into a smile when I got to the line- I hear you laughing and i smile. Isn’t that what we hope to achieve as writers? That hopefully someone, someday, sits on a couch with a cup of tea or coffee, grinning slyly and feeling understood all because of some words we wrote.

Whenever I read a poem that exudes an emotion from me, I feel a strong resolution to try and write something so powerful that someone, someday may feel the same. The poem above is titled, “Years from Now” which is perfect as we just entered a new year. I hope this quote inspires us to write in such ways that our works would be remembered and someone, somewhere would smile at our words, years from now.

Thanks for hanging out at this week’s Writers quote hosted by the wonderful and inspiring Colleen at Silver Threading.

If you are just like me and can’t get enough of Shel Silverstein’s poems, here are a few more I put together in a post a while ago… Have a wonderful read. 🙂

Here’s to Friendship…

Here’s to Friendship…

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Here’s to friendship and more-
Trivial fights;
Boyfriend wars.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Pillow fights;
Mini hugs.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Battles won;
Families lost.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Miles apart;
Heart intact.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Secret pacts;
Love gone wrong.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Always there;
Sun or storm.

Here’s to friendship and more-
Greatest gift;
Love of Loves.

Quote: Everybody is a Somebody

Quote: Everybody is a Somebody

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Recently, I found this quote/poem by Emily Dickinson. It resonated with me instantly and has been stuck in my mind ever since. I don’t want to believe it-  that someone can feel so lost as to believe he/she is a nobody. But it’s true, and it happens. Emily was a great poet who lived during the 18th century. This shows and proves rather that depression and feelings of hopelessness didn’t just begin in the 21st century or with the “youth of nowadays” as they say. It is an issue that has been existing long since- for centuries.

  There are a lot of illnesses that originated in the 19th century and cure or at least therapeutic treatments have been found. So, why is this age old disease of the mind still rampant in our society? I mean even small pox which at a time was deadly is now eradicated worldwide. why is this depression gaining more ground rather than losing power? My theory, we have gotten so busy recognizing and diagnosing the signs of physical distress that we may have forgotten about the emotional ones. We can’t expect people to go about with signs on their back with the words “I feel like a nobody” written on them. What we can do is- make people comfortable enough to share those feelings, spread love and smile to dissuade those feelings.

 It doesn’t mean that every one you show an act of love or kindness to would respond in a positive way. The truth is, a lot of people don’t know what “love” is to even respond appropriately- you should’t blame them. A little patience with the love and I tell you that somebody will appreciate it, some day.

This week, how about we try to make a ‘nobody’ feel like a ‘somebody’. You know that student that eats alone, or the co-worker who seems to always be in a shell- smile at them, heck, take it a step further and say hi. If they don’t respond positively, it is okay. Like I said, some people are too broken to know what real love looks like. But odds are, the nobody’s are probably waiting for someone to realize and reassure them of their existence.

smile, spread love and be happy… Everybody is a somebody.

don’t let the voice in your head tell you otherwise. 🙂