Brotherhood of the World

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Thanks a lot Ameena for nominating me for the brotherhood of the world bloggers award, which, I accept gladly. It’s the first time I have been nominated for an award and it feels good. To tell the truth though, I tend to give pretty boring answers to open ended questions. Nevertheless, I’ll give it a shot. So, here are my answers:-

1. What is your favorite book?
Naming one book is quite tough. So, I’ll name three 😛
(i) The Godfather by Mario Puzo
(ii) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
(iii)Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. Why do you blog?
Why do I blog? Well! I have always been a guy who hesitates a lot when sharing what he writes. So, I seldom showed my poems to anyone. One day, while surfing the net, I came across a wordpress blog and I really liked the community and the whole concept of blogging. And, I started this page. So, in a nutshell, I blog because people give honest replies, they don’t judge you unnecessarily & I really love my community. 🙂

3. Define love according to you?
A tough question! Love, according to me, is a feeling which makes us care about someone unconditionally.

4. If you had to choose one – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, which would you choose and why?
I’d definitely choose poetry because poetry, (as Meena Ma’am once wrote), is nothing but emotions packed in verses. A world of emotions can be painted in just a few lines. Poems can just take you to a different place in a moment. They captivate you. And, I think that’s the beauty of poetry.

5. Characteristic of your ideal woman?
Seriously, I have never thought of that. All I can say is that when I think of an ideal woman, I think of an angel. So, I guess, an ideal woman would be an angel (in disguise, maybe! 😛 )

6. Life is – a roller coaster, mountain climb, landslide, other?
I’ll go with roller coaster because, the beauty of roller coaster rides is that there is constant thrill and you never know which turn the carriage (or whatever it is called) will take next & the same applies to life. Plus, after the ride, we all leave happily. And, I guess same happens with life. In the end, we all leave contended.

7. Favorite author?
Again, naming one would be difficult. So, my favorite authors are:-
(i) Mario Puzo.
(ii) Agatha Christie.
(iii)Munshi Premchand.
(iv) Jane Austen.

8. What legacy would you like to leave?
Again, never thought of that. But, I guess I won’t leave anyone despising or hating me. 🙂

And, thanks a lot again for nominating me, Ameena . Answering the questions was fun & challenging and I loved the questions.

When Her Scream Was Just A Whisper

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She dreamed of a magical place,
With orange skies and hidden grace,
Where she could see the darkness hide,
And everything would be a happy surprise.

But lifting the veil was never easy.
Reality had always been scary.
Nevertheless, she tried hard to reach her goal,
Hiding all her tears in a secret bowl.

But the bowl couldn’t store all her tears.
And eventually, she was drowned in her fears.
Closer to the edge she went.
Failed was her last attempt.

In total despair, she screamed,
Hoping to find a healer.
Never could she imagine,
That her scream was just a whisper.