Strangely forward…. by Susi Bocks
like out of a sci-fi film
the tension builds
as our reality becomes an unrealistic
and an unwanted fantasy
we’d never have dreamt up willingly
personal habits mutated overnight, for some
people affected before our eyes, everyone
all steps ventured became tentative
a feeling of a strange abnormal that couldn’t be defined
the markers of who to be kept changing
many were lost, not just the dead
their lives upended with new realities of despair
retreating into themselves, forced there
alone with the grim reaper
loved ones watching from afar, helpless
covid-19 will cease to be eventually
oh, but the cost of the lessons learned
as mentally, emotionally and physically we heal
the scars of devastation will linger
the pain of the losses great
as we, the left behind, begin to emerge anew
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I recall some quotes on hearing this song. Remember what brought you together first, when the urge is to go your separate ways. Sometimes you need to spend time with people to remember why you were not doing so. If they show you their real face again and again, accept it and move on How …
Lonely …… by s.s.
Lonely comes from knowing you
liked morning to kiss your lips
lulled from dream drenched slumberings,
little aware of my heart
longing for your mulled murmurs,
lured into sweet pain of hope.
Lonely comes from knowing you
Mindfills of s.s. for
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Reena’s exploration challenge – lean into loneliness
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Go to sleep with hope …. By Ramya Vivek
The country or atleast most parts of it is heading towards a re-lockdown. Though I understand the reason behind it, it pains me to look at the small time businesses that are heading for a shutdown and daily wage workers struggling to cope up. Whenever I read news of people ending their lives with the hopelessness of the situation strangulating them, I feel helpless and sad.
I wrote these few lines keeping them in mind.
Loneliness …. by Sadje
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Welcome back to explore the innermost recesses of our minds!
We are getting ready for a re-lockdown here, after a sharp spike in the number of Covid cases.
Here’s a video depicting a poet’s interpretation of life in lockdown.
Take us into your inner world., and let us see how you view this unusual space.
The piece you generate can be fiction, poetry, essay, art, photographs, or anything else that your creativity brings forth.
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There was a world before COVID
We all remember how we lived
A life where restrictions were unheard of
We were free to come and go as pleased
This disease has turned all…
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Reena's Exploration Challenge Welcome back to explore the innermost recesses of our mind! PROMPT #163 We are getting ready for a re-lockdown here, after a sharp spike in the number of Covid cases. Here’s a video depicting a let’s interpretation of life in lockdown. https://aeon.co/videos/lean-into-loneliness-like-it-is-holding-you-a-poetic-reflection-on-life-in-lockdown Take us into your inner world., and let us see …
Image: Saturday Evening post He remembers a sense of unease in company right from childhood. He would be full of enthusiasm for a new experience, but find himself at the other end of strange looks. There was something that others could not relate to, and preferred staying away. He attached no great value to relationships …
She came every Thursday, dressed in a shade of blue matching her eyes and her straight, long, auburn tresses burnt the consciousness of all participants there. “I’m fit enough to leave the asylum”, declared a confident-looking young man. “Good to know that, and I’ll bid you goodbye after you have undergone the mandatory tests.” “I …
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