Of Life, of Love-

Of Life, of Love-

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You do not wait for opportunities,
you create them-
in the moments,
between,
the first string of light,
and when darkness-
envelopes the sky.

You do not wait for friendship,
To arrive,
At its time and pace,
And kick loneliness
To the curb,
With a sidekick.
You search it-
At the park,
The cafe,
Grandma’s birthday.

You do not wait for success,
To come knocking,
Down your door
Saying, I’m here now.
You hunt it down,
Axe and sword.
Heat and sweat.
Find it and claim-
It was always yours to Have.

But love… do you wait for love
To arrive, open arms,
Do you not?
Heck… what do I know about love.

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S- Success

S- Success

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If I could do- half the job,
My mother did- in raising me,
For the young ones I am yet to birth,
Who’d look to me before anyone else,
In the matter of life,
In the matters of death,
In the matters of love,
Or religion, I’d be first.
If I could instill,
Half the morals she did.
Then- I will know
I have indeed succeeded.

No, there is no glitch in timing, today is indeed supposed to be letter Q but I opted to post on letter S. The reason is I have already written this a while ago, its just been sitting in my draft waiting to be posted. And also, I am exhausted, it’s been a filled up day and I haven’t had the chance to write a poem. As I type this, I’m on the bed and ready to drop off any moment from now. Good night.

Writer’s Quote: Ray Bradbury

Writer’s Quote: Ray Bradbury

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I believe, in life there are no guarantees. Just because you strive with every muscle In your body to reach the finish line In time doesn’t mean you’re going to make it. It might rain, a storm might abruptly occur on that sunny day, anything can happen to hinder the final result. Does that mean, you sit back and stop training, watch the race pass you by all in the fear or what might or might not occur, No. You still train anyway, because giving it your best shot beats a whole lot out of spending the rest of days in the cycle of wondering, “maybe if i had trained…”

I chose the above quote by Ray Bradbury because, more often than not, I see people saying, I wish I had done this or I wish it had done that. Unfortunately, no human can guarantee tomorrow, even I, writing this might not be here. Either way, the biggest regret would be to leave the pen and paper lying around in the hopes of writing on a tomorrow that might not come. The piece is not going to write itself. Sure, you might start writing and then get ecstatic about the piece and write for a few more hours until it’s way past your bedtime indicating coffee would be needed the next day. But then again, imagine a tomorrow where you wake up with the thought “I’ll try and start writing today” and the one where your mind goes, “wow, I can’t believe I wrote all that”.

Life has no guarantees, if you want to write, the best day to start is today, not tomorrow, not any other day. Nobody is going to remember “He had always wanted to be a writer in his mind” because nobody knows. But everyone would remember that uncompleted manuscript (if tomorrow doesn’t come) which might have been a best seller.


This is submission to the inspirational writing event, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday”. For the first time, my post is ready on a Wednesday. I’ve got to start with me, nobody’s going to remember the writer’s quote post I was supposed to do tomorrow.

Writer’s Quote: Roald Dahl

Writer’s Quote: Roald Dahl

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I began to realize how important it is to be an enthusiast in life… If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all, become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good, hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
– Roald Dahl

We all know the saying “slow and steady wins the race” but when it comes to something we are passionate about, slow and steady doesn’t cut it. You just go headstrong and give it your all; you don’t hope for the best or for a miracle to occur, you sweat and work towards it. Being an enthusiast is a great gift, because it means, you do not settle for “okay” or “basic”; it means you don’t sit around and expect but you go all out, every single time.

There are a number of successful blogs I have come across and one thing that stands out is despite their booming readership and huge following, they still take the time to read other small blogs and even drop one or two comments. They don’t do it because they have to, but because they love to do it. They are passionate about reading and blogging and this In turn does a lot in endearing them towards us, hence indirectly, further increasing their success. The more you give, the more you get.

You are a writer, so embrace it, hug it, love it. It is your passion and if you want to scream so at the top of your lungs, then by all means do it. It’s your passion and nobody has the right to tell you to tame it.

This is my submission for Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Writer’s Quote: Silver Lining

Writer’s Quote: Silver Lining

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Silver Lining– a prospect of hope or comfort in a gloomy situation, according to the free dictionary. The above quote is from the oscar nominated movie, The silver lining playbook and I chose it for this week’s writer’s quote because today is Monday and we all need all the positivity we can get.

“You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest”– this is the baseline towards success, giving it your best shot and leaving no stone unturned. Personally, I find a certain level of comfort in knowing I did the best I could. It helps me sleep better at night and I look towards the next obstacle knowing the previous door closed for reasons other than my efforts.

“And if you stay positive“- now that’s one of the hardest things. Staying positive after multiple defeats, multiple rejections is not easy. But that is what makes it worth it In the end. If there are no storms and clouds In the sky, there sure wouldn’t be a silver lining.

First things first, we’ve got to give it our best shot. If we stumble, we pick ourselves up; if we fall, we rise and wipe the dust off. Stay positive and keep on walking, trudging, and then, we’ll have our shot at a silver lining.

This post is in response up Writer’s quote wednesday hosted by Silver threading.

Humility In Failure

Humility In Failure

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         You know those censored words that aren’t allowed on TV, yeah well, I had a boat load of them in my head to describe the gruesome exam I wrote yesterday. It was that bad. During the exam, I almost blurted out ‘how on earth do you expect us to know?’ to some ridiculous questions. Scanning through the questions, my reaction was basically “seriously…

                                                                    SERiously…
                                                                           SERIOUSLY!!!”

           It was a nerve wrecking day. I was disappointed; at myself and also at the questions too. I had been preparing for the exam for over a month and to walk out of the hall unsure of my result fate, it was downing. And then, I remembered this quote:
                “During hard times, patience is rewarding
                 During good times, gratitude is rewarding…. There’s no loss in life”

           Medical school has not been easy. But each time I write an exam, I come out feeling i did my best, knowing I passed the test. So when people complained that theirs was hard or confusing or just ridiculous, I didn’t get it. Of course I sympathized with them and all, but the truth is I had no idea what they were going through. Now I know how it hurts to read your ass off and then go to the examination room, see the question and feel foolish.

         In a way, it’s humbled me. I wont judge anyone for not doing well in an exam- lord knows what they went through while reading. I figured I could sit on the bed, cry, call my mum, complain and then comfort eat (which I almost did). Or I could take this as one of those tests in life, keep calm, have faith and just see what happens. So there is the fear of what if I fail; but heres the thing, what if I pass. And even if the results isn’t what I had hoped, it’s not the end of the world.

           It’s not going to be easy, I know that- to accept what faith throws at us with humility and stand without breaking; it’s going to be hard, but we’ll make it. And if you don’t think you can rise from failure, just remember- Oprah was fired from her job as a news anchor because they said ‘she wasn’t fit for TV’ and now, she’s the frigging Queen. That should motivate you. 

        In the meantime, always remember failure is just another stepping stone to success. 

                                How do you cope with failure?