#13. Games in which we relearn everything

#13. Games in which we relearn everything

“Twenty Questions.”

That’s the first thing you say when we met after 6 years.

We were best friends then.

In my mind, we always were.

When you asked the first question,

I knew, that we

will always be best friends,

but new people to each other.

This is how I feel when I meet my school friends after months.

Parvathi and I are attempting Rebirth in April in July, prompts created by JR Rogue and Kat Savage.

 

#5. Sunday Coffee and Second Chances

It is 6 AM on a Sunday morning.

My eyes shot open and look at the clock.

Trying to go back to sleep is a lost cause.

I get up and rub my eyes with my fists,

giving myself bags, and pick up the book next to me

on my night stand.

I’d given up on it, last night,

but it was so beautiful.

Memories are a bane,

but I banish those thoughts aside

and heave myself off the bed,

to get myself some coffee

on an unnaturally bright and early

Sunday morning.

 

 

#17. Philippians 2:14-15

#17. Philippians 2:14-15

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

I scoff at this.

How dare she send this to me.

How. Dare. She.

I fling my phone across the room

where it meets the wall

and

shatters.

Good. The phone was giving problems,

anyway.

I remember the previous message she had sent.

“I’m sorry, but I cannot live my life

with a person who is

negative

about the world, 

who won’t try and let positivity in

and won’t encourage me to

live life

to the maximum.” 

I put my head between my knees

and sob my heart out.

I live with such a person, complaining all the time about how things aren’t right with them and the world and who can’t stand little changes in moods of other people and voice out every single thought that pops into their head. I’m not saying the last thing is bad, but please, take others into consideration for once, at least. That person is not going to read this anyway, but if anyone has ever told you to try and look at the brighter side of life, please do. It will definitely give you peace of mind and even if you don’t like the way things are running now, you will come to terms with it until you feel like changing it. Don’t make a fool out of that person; they mean no harm.

These prompts, The New Renaissance, were created by Tyler Kent White and Amanda Torroni, and I am attempting these with Parvathi over at Queen Talks.

 

 

#14. Love and other plagues

#14. Love and other plagues

“So, what I’m feeling right now

is what happens when one is in love?”

His face crunches up in slight disgust.

I boink his head, slightly.

“Yes, and it is a wonderful feeling!” I spread my arms

wide, inviting good thoughts and feelings.

My brother still looked disgusted.

I roll my eyes. He continues, “But why does it make me feel sick

to think of him, or even the thought of talking to him

when I know I love him?”

“It is the anticipation that you’re going to see someone

with a beautiful soul and  that your own soul

is awakened by it.

It’s very special,” I bite my lip,

thinking about my first love.

Of how his hair tickled my neck when he hugged me,

or the firm way he held me when I cried.

The sweet whispers to calm me down,

holding my hand firmly in his

and showing me off to the world.

I loved him, but he didn’t love me back,

or at least, the same way I did, and

I wipe away the tears that are threatening to

fall from my eyes.

Just like I did for so many nights

all those years ago.

I kinda like this poem. It is a bit detached, but I still like it.

These prompts, The New Renaissance, were created by Tyler Kent White and Amanda Torroni, and I am attempting these with Parvathi over at Queen Talks.

#13. The Wolf at my throat

#13. The Wolf at my throat

My chest heaves quicker and quicker after each step.

I wipe my mouth; my hand comes off red.

I open my mouth to scream,

No sound comes; instead

I run faster, but I feel like I’m making

no progress.

Someone is chasing me.

I don’t know who; I can’t look back because I’ll fall

and then whoever is chasing me,

will finish me off.

And I can’t let that happen.

I need to survive, and live to the fullest

even if it means beating the shit

out of life.

*speechless*

These prompts, The New Renaissance, were created by Tyler Kent White and Amanda Torroni, and I am attempting these with Parvathi over at Queen Talks.

#9. Hiraeth

#9. Hiraeth

There’s a world out there

somewhere, in a time beyond my reach

where i can breathe air

free of words of words of deceit floating in it

only the sweet smell of flowers and petrichor,

drink waster so clear that

I can count every grain of gravel at the bottom,

look up at the night sky

and finally believe that there really are

an infinite number of stars.

If there’s a life after this

my only wish is to experience purity

in me and my people.

These prompts, The New Renaissance, were created by Tyler Kent White and Amanda Torroni, and I am attempting these with Parvathi over at Queen Talks.

#1. Origins

#1. Origins

The Sun is the same,

for you and me, miles, oceans, continents apart,

but somehow, each sunrise, and each sunset

differs.

They’re early sometimes, and other times,

I’ve seen two sunrises!

But no matter where I go,

what I do,

within a span of 24 hours,

I always want to see one sunrise and one sunset,

which are 12 hours apart.

That pulls me forward, drives me to work hard,

because I will be working for my home.

Okay, I will get back into the zone soon, but I am back!

These set of prompts that I am attempting are by Tyler Kent White and Amanda Torroni, celebrating Poetry Month, April! These set of prompts are called The New Renaissance, and they are some of the toughest ones that I’ve ever attempted.

J R Rogue and Kat Savage also have their poetry prompts up, which Parvathi and I will be doing in May.

I’ll try my best to write everyday (I have exams starting from the 10th). Wish me luck in all aspects of life!

Also, I made that header all by myself! I don’t really like it, but it will have to do for mow 😀