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.

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6. How Long is Forever?

There’s something peaceful about

your presence

today. You didn’t even have to knock for me to open the door because

it was, is

and always

will be open.

For you.

You scent is comforting. Familiar but I am

scared

to get too used to it because let’s face it, I am already

used to it.

Your words soothe my nerves. I can’t understand the words

completely, fully

but just your voice

straightened out

my jumbled thoughts.

How do you even

do it?

I was going for a non-romantic poem and I think I sort of achieved it? I don’t know. I had two of my own characters in mind when I wrote this and they aren’t the ones in a relationship together.

Check out Parvathi’s poem to this prompt. Gave me all the feels and the chills. 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.

3. It Was only ever Fiction

People are like the ocean.

There’s too much of it

and few times it lingers

in your head,

sometimes, in your heart.

It ebbs and flows,

like tides.

If it clings on to you,

remember that water evaporates

and in the end,

you have only yourself.

If you cling on to the ocean

anchor yourself.

Don’t be swayed and swept away

easily.

The ocean will hurt you

and you cannot hurt it back.

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 was heavily inspired by a few things for this poem. I’d had a conversation earlier with Parvathi and part of it was inspired by that. There was a poem in the book Slammed by Colleen Hoover and that poem portrayed the ocean in a negative shade. I’d tried that out. I’m pretty pleased but I’m not sure if I conveyed my feelings so properly as I wanted to.

#22. A memory I am forgetting

After you, I tried to move on.

I did many things to keep myself distracted

but it all came down to you.

Would you have liked this drink?

Maybe you’d be good at this game!

Oh you’d love this kind of fish!

But until, one day,

someone else came along,

and took my breath away,

very much like you did, but the feeling is new.

And day by day,

your haunting me became lesser

and lesser

and stopped

when you found out how happy I am.

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

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 😀