United they stood Differences didn't matter Friendship grew stronger Nothing could tear them apart Untied by blood, joined by fate I hope you enjoyed this Tanka. 😊 We all must have friends who make our lives much better by their mere presence. We have certain people with whom we forge bonds that are strong enough … Continue reading Friendship – a tanka
Not a regular pirate!
I'm a pirate sailing and plundering in the high seas of the alphabets I raid books and libraries I gobble up the tales that they hold I read them cover to cover as fast as my eyes can travel My quests and adventures exist between the covers The characters come alive as I read I … Continue reading Not a regular pirate!
Hunted down – a tiny-tale
Once upon a time, I was real. Yes, dragons were real. As real as the air you breathe in. My entire species were trusted companions of humans. We were their winged transporters, helping them soar to greater heights. But humankind grew greedy and in their greed, they saw the world through a different eye. They … Continue reading Hunted down – a tiny-tale
Goodbye – a tiny tale
She was happy that they had come to visit her. She had watched them play under her shade as kids. As teens, they had tried to climb her branches to snatch her fruit. She rarely got to see them as they passed into their adulthood. Little did she know that they had arrived to see … Continue reading Goodbye – a tiny tale
A well-deserved treat!
Peace descends at lastcrime solving done for the daythe heroes relaxreward themselves with a treatafter a hard day's battle Superheroes need a break from all that crime fighting too! What better way to relax than with a sweet treat. I hope you enjoyed this Tanka 😊 This poem was written in response to Sadje's What Do … Continue reading A well-deserved treat!
Dark and light
Darkness looms closer and threatens threatens to pull me under under its thick veil veil of suffering and misery misery that seems to go on on and on, until light breaks breaks and shines bright bright enough to end end the last traces traces of the darkness wiped wiped away by the light the light … Continue reading Dark and light
She was quite eye-catching Her portrait was captivating Easily the prettiest graffiti on the wall But as time passed, she'd her downfall Scribbled over and torn She looks rather forlorn Her eyes no longer have that glint The scribbles over her are a hint That her best days are in the past She was now … Continue reading The outcast
If I am ever stuckWithout even the slightest bit of luckIn the middle of nowhereWith no way to get out of there,I hope it will be with youTo keep me company all the way throughCome sunshine or rainI know you will always remainBy my side through it allWhen I am with you,My troubles seem smallMy … Continue reading With you…
I am Superdog!
I may not look like Superman But I am a hero in my own right You might think That I am not smart enough When you see me Chasing butterflies or even my own tail at times! But, you see, it's just a facade All superheroes need a cover A fake identity to hide behind … Continue reading I am Superdog!
The best gift is you!
Someone might be more beautiful than you Someone might be richer than you Someone might be more popular than you Someone might be more accomplished than you Someone might be smarter than you Someone might be more efficient than you Someone might be more successful than you Someone might be wiser than you These realizations … Continue reading The best gift is you!
Running was what he did best And he did so with much zest. He ran away from problems And he ran away from quarrels. He ran away from responsibilities And he denied all liabilities. Never did he have to face consequences. He left all his troubles for others. He ran and ran, Avoiding one obstacle … Continue reading The runaway
A furball of cuteness
Curiosity beckons Shy little kitten explores his world one teeny step at a time. To his audience, he is a furball of cuteness overload. To him, the audience looks threatening like potential threats. He runs and jumps, out of their reach. Tired, he rests for a while safe, under a table. This poem was written … Continue reading A furball of cuteness
Did someone say fish? – A Limerick
Did someone say fish? Oh! There's something in my dish My stomach is grumbling away,as I slowly make my wayto whatever is in my dish. This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What Do You See prompt #85. Thank you, Sadje for hosting this challenge. The challenge is to use the picture prompt as inspiration to … Continue reading Did someone say fish? – A Limerick
The man with the erhu
His mind was somewhere else, miles and miles away. His eyes had that faraway look. He was in deep thought, pondering the mysteries of life or maybe even thinking about his own future. His fingers played deftly, wielding the erhu expertly the way only practiced hands can. The music resonated in the air mournful, slow, … Continue reading The man with the erhu
Dusk prepares to settle down The golden prince takes his leave A cloud of misty vapour veils his exit The ripples in the lake care not that the day has given way to night Having had his fill of the beautiful scenery the lone child at the pier hurries home, hurrying to get home before … Continue reading Nightfall
Running out of time…
We keep looking back, though we know that it's useless. Time is rather unforgiving. Once it's over, there is no going back. You can't turn back time, You can't jump ahead either, You can't stop, pause, or fast forward. You have to take what you can get, make the most of it while it plays. … Continue reading Running out of time…
short story #36: At first sight…
Nina was on a shopping spree when she came across the stunningly handsome model. His incredibly good looks were even more accentuated by his confidence. He was wearing the Autumn-Winter collection by the Veli - a leading apparel brand. Nina craved to own Veli's collections but she gave in to her brain's (and her wallet's) … Continue reading short story #36: At first sight…
Come, come, little birdie,
Come, come, little birdie, Don't be scared Come a little closer The last thing I want, is to scare you away. Look what I have here, In the palm of my hand. A few rice grains, Handpicked just for you, My dear. Fear not, I mean no harm. Ah yes, that's it. Come, perch on … Continue reading Come, come, little birdie,
tiny tale #87: The rediscovery
Staying at home had kept Chaya very much healthy and safe from the grip of the pandemic, but she struggled to find an outlet for all her pent-up energy. Her mind was plagued with boredom, laziness, frustration, and so many other emotions that it was hard for her to identify. She desperately wished to do … Continue reading tiny tale #87: The rediscovery
short story #34: The Wall of Love
Amora managed to drag herself off the bed to take a look at her "wall of love". Depression had started to rear its ugly head. She could feel it stirring deep within her chest. She could feel happiness draining out of her slowly, only to be replaced by a sickening feeling of emptiness. It was … Continue reading short story #34: The Wall of Love
A Colourful Tapestry
Colours are what make the tapestry of life more interesting. At times, life may seem like a monotonous journey, neither black nor white, but so many glorious shades of grey. Life can be imagined anyway we want it to be. People, too. After all, one doesn't have to pay taxes or any fee for our … Continue reading A Colourful Tapestry
short story #29: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 2
Preface: As the title implies, this story is a sequel to short story #28: Baby Lela's Adventure - Part 1. This short story probably may not make much sense as a stand-alone story. Click on the link to read the first part. 🙂 The humans put a round object around both of their necks. Lela … Continue reading short story #29: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 2
short story #28: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 1
Baby Lela was living a perfectly happy life with her parents and the rest of her monkey community. Deep in the forests, they had plenty of trees to climb, swing from, explore, jump, and do anything their hearts wished to do. Although there was always a looming threat of ending up as a predator's meal, … Continue reading short story #28: Baby Lela’s Adventure – Part 1
They say that Beggars can't be choosers Choices are a luxury An extravagance, Denied to many. Having a choice is great It's better than no choices But too many choices Can't be a good thing Is it just me? Or does anyone else feel so? Choices, if one too many, Can be confusing Selecting one … Continue reading Choices…
short story #25: An Unexpected Invite
Preface: Today, I offer you a glimpse into the adventures of our in-house magical couple - Uncle Albert and Aunt Rosie. You mind remember them from my short story #13: A Cup of Love. Click on the link to read the story. 🙂 Though this short story can be read as a stand-alone story too, … Continue reading short story #25: An Unexpected Invite
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