16. Are we floating or falling?

Some days are the best.

Like today. You came home with a carrom board in your arms

and you talked to me about how you and your family had tournaments every summer

and how you were so good but the rest of your team sucked.

You were smiling and laughing at the memories.

It made my heart really happy to see you so happy.

And at that moment, I knew.

No matter how bad your day was

or my day was

This is our normal.

Chatty. Bantery. Laughing and holding each other.

Promising silently to never let go.

Over and over again.

That’s how I knew,

It’s okay to fall some days.

We will rise back up,

together.

Meh.

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.

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15. Brainstorms

I’m walking, as silently as Nagini

looking around, sniffing

but I can’t find that blasted snake anywhere.

Each time I turn, every face I see

has a look of horror

and in a flash,

they are gone.

Why do they find me hideous?

I was a young a handsome boy, in my youth,

and now, I feel just a powerful.

Do they not feel my power radiating?

Why is it that they cower from my power

when it is so strong?

I want loyal people

not those who join me because they are afraid of me.

I guess they’ll never learn

and I’ll never understand.

Something new. Can you guess which villain I’m referring to?

I was away for the week but now I’m back! I hope I can stay up to date with the poems.

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.

14. Let the hero die in the end

Teacup: (n) There’s a nice little vintage tea cup in the cabinet. I broke it. I guess all good things aren’t meant to exist forever.

Hammer: (v) Having your head hammered on an anvil suggests that you might have a headache. Alternatively, Thor might get hammered by MjÖlnir, maybe in the head, maybe not, but definitely in The Avengers: Infinity War.

Shark: (n) We all have the same blood. Throw that goody-good hero into the water all bleeding. Nobody will suspect a thing.

Rowboat: (n) The goody-good hero gets to ride this rowboat! Fully advanced with a paddle, he can reach the centre of the sea in less time than he would’ve taken to swim!

I swear, I have no idea what this is but i had so much fun writing this!

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White.  I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.

 

13. A Footnote about hope

“Time is short, and unless the few of us who know the truth do not stand united, there is no hopefor any of us.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

  1. Hope is such a fickle thing. It twists and warps in your head making it seem like a positive thing but all it does is in fact, only prolong your doom. Don’t hope. It’s not worth it. That’s why Pandora gave it up.

 

Something new.

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White.

 

12. Empty Space

The empty tar roads smoke in the heat. Tyres don’t melt

just yet. The trees lining the road create a cool relief

and nobody leaves from under there.

It’s my very first (bad) attempt at a haibun and I actually enjoyed writing this one! I was originally going to write 5-lines but I thought this was perfect enough.

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.

11. Let’s take the long way home

The long way home.

Because the shorter way is overrated.

Because the shorter way means I will have less time with you.

Because the shorter way means I will have less time to gather up my courage and tell you what really happened today instead of the usual “Yeah, it was fine”.

Because the shorter way means we will not get to stand in signals in silence and you will not get that many chances to scrutinize me and my emotions which are running through my head at such speed that even Usain Bolt will be impressed.

Because the shorter way means me bottling up more emotions.

Because the shorter way means I would get forgotten quickly because I was unremarkable.

Because the shorter way is just

short.

Let’s take the long way home.

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.

10. Time, the absent father

The fan spins in slow motion.

I want to turn it up but I’m scared.

I’m scared that if I speed the fan up

time would speed up

and my mother, on this bed

her time would speed up too.

The bees are lazily roaming about

not a care in the world.

The clouds are moving

changing form every second.

The wind chimes outside —that I hung up for good luck— aren’t moving.

Time stills.

I almost stop breathing.

My mother stops completely.

I can feel the fan speeding up

and the wind chimes outside

are making a little tinkling sound that

like the flow of a metallic river.

The world stops making sense.

#Sorrynotsorry

I’m attempting these prompts with Parvathi over at Queen Talks and these prompts, “The Lonely Astronaut” were set by Amanda Torroni and Tyler Kent White. I’m combining prompts from these and the Official NaPoWriMo.