Lost in silence.,

“Never be ashamed to speak your views.You have the right to speech” she said at school.

Closing the doors to the squeals of the neighbour she whispered to her child “Always mind your own business.Silence is golden”.

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What really do fairytales teach? 

“And they lived happily ever after”

“Every time Pinocchio lied his nose grew”

“The witch cast a spell and her beauty was gone”

Which of these could i read to my 3 year old?

At times i wonder what morals do these tales hold other than creating an expectation of a workfree and a flawless life. What courage are we embossing by telling children it is alright to elope with his/her love or are we emphasizing that spells do work? 

Jack climbed the beanstalk and lady luck favoured him with riches.But did we not read that he was a fool who could not sell his cow right? So what really should lady luck bestow ? Should it not be right senses instead of riches? 

Sleeping beauty slept for ages together only to find prince charming? Period. 

And what do kids learn from it? 

The carriage vanished and became a pumpkin.,so did the horses turn mice. If the spell worked for all of these,are’nt the shoes supposed to be a part of the spell too? How did Cinderella’s shoes withstand the test of time fairy godmother had preset?

Fairy tales carry age long stories of which most are cooked. Reading to kids is really a good decision we as parents make. But reading fairy tales? 

I aint sure. Short stories to me carry a better standard than  fairy tales. Atleast they teach you morals. 

When amateur poetry happened 

I truly do not remember the days when amateur poetry happened. Back then the television did not really host as many shows as today and chances of boredom was at its high. 

Childhood & afternoon naps never sync quite well and i would refuse to do the nap thing anyday. Current shutdowns played a huge role in assisting me to pick a pen and a notebook and take to myself. 

Though i know not exact days or topics amateur poetry took to a start,but i know “boredom” was the initiator. Amateur poetry was all about nature. Back then i truly did not admire nature. Rather i was too little to understand its beauty.Still all my poems would be about nature. I’d scribble a day long and call it “poetry”.

Bits of papers that carried my amateur words would find a place in the bin the next day. My biggest break happened in 2009 when i first wrote “Her life”- a poem based on a real life incident i witnessed and it won me places everywhere i showcased it. https://thenerdblogger.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/her-life/

Then bloomed the confidence from within that told me “poetry” was my thing. It taught me i could speak free flow poetry. And with certificates & cash prizes in my pocket “Her Life” still holds too close a place in my heart. 

Now poetry is sheer happiness. Simply a blessing that not many take to self. 

Of Beauty & Expectations

Build a body & fill it with expectations,

Call her a woman,he said.

As a little girl, chubby and fair

With curly-wurly hair ,

Growing to be the apple of your eye.,

With eyes that speak of shy.

Sleek and slender she shall be.,

With freckles too little a wee.

Eyes speaking beauty and ears too sharp,

Words too gentle,much a harp.

Blooming a lady, mindful and bright,

Too many decisions to make aright.

As a mother, a chauffeur, caretaker, cook, helping hand she takes a fair share.,

Too many responsibilities that anyone would dare.

She tires too fast, yet stops not.

She longs to move further., cos-

She is a woman,filled with too many an expectation that she has to keep !

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 The Technical Laziness ! 

Paying my bill i walk away, wondering the ease with which we trust technology. I remember days wen mothers checked every item on the grocery bill to know for sure they have been billed right. 

Ok.,I know machines dont make mistakes & give it to technology. But with how much accuracy does the cashier handle the billing? There could be a double entry or an additional item on your bill that doesnt exist on your cart. 

Lazziness has taken to a still such that even in smaller grocery stores we chose to oly ask the grand total and pay up without knowing the actual cost of the items. Whateve be the mode of payment.,we choose to finish it in a jiffy forgetting that this is what we are passing over to generations to come.

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Fates Intervened

Looking straight in his eyes she spoke her love,

Just wishing words would flow from the mute self.

He smiled.,Only wishing he could hear the words of love she expressed.

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