Unhinged Dreams

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I was absent!

‘Cause the realist
Was explicable.
‘Cause the patterns
Were predictable.
And the end
Was inevitable.

Meanwhile, I was dreaming!

For the bizarre
Were absurdly humorous,
For the labyrinths
Were beautifully paradoxical,
And the end
Was just another tiny comma,

The Unexpected

The-Unexpected

Caffeine, nicotine and a heavy mind
Took me up towards the skylines.
97 steps climbed in full pleasure.
The breeze was still, but enjoyed in leisure.
The stars seemed to mock the nutcase.
But my rock steady legs left the base.

4th floor passed by and it felt great.
The cool wind was loving me,
And I reciprocated the emotions duly.
3rd floor and a loss of weight.
Thank you God for the beautiful days,
From the quizzing to the musical phase.

2nd floor and the ground was near.
Forgive me mom, Forgive me dad.
For your son was a broken lad.
1st floor and there was no fear.
With an unperturbed guise,
I was about to close my eyes.

But, the ground suddenly ripped apart.
And a galore of creepy snakes took its place,
With shining fangs, ready to leave no trace.
Horror had kissed me like a poisoned dart.
My rock steady legs were moving in a trance.
From the ugly grip of terror, I woke up, still in trance.

Wiping off the sweat, I asked Him
“Of so many minions, Why snakes?”
Came the fitting reply,
“Because it was unexpected.
And it’s the unexpected,
That acts as a drive,
Which keeps one alive.”

The Liebster Award

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Hello! 🙂
I’ve been nominated for “The Liebster Award” by a wonderful blogger Muskan. Thanks a lot for the nomination, Muskan & sorry for being a bit late.
So, according to the rules, I have to state eight random facts about me & then answer a bunch of questions asked by her.

Eight random facts about me:-

1. I am a 21 years old graduate working in a manufacturing company in Pune that produces automotive parts among many other things.

2. I am a huge music loving person & I am a big fan of rock bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Poets of The Fall, Linkin Park, Coldplay, One Republic & many many others. And, I think their lyrics inspire me to write. I also like musicians such as Shankar Ehsan Loy, Salim Sulaiman, A.R.Rehman, Amit Trivedi, etc. In a nutshell, I like songs of almost every kind.

3. I love to sing (to myself generally). I was the lead singer of our college band which we called “The Broken Sticks” (because our drummer used to break a lot of drumsticks while practicing). Sadly, we all went different ways after college and now I miss them a lot.

4. I can’t stand when people waste food. And every time someone throws food off their plates in front of me, I end up giving him/her a free lecture. I don’t know why I do that.

5. I love watching movies of all genres. I currently have around 50 “to watch movies” which I don’t know when I’ll watch.

6. I am quiet at first but if you know me, I won’t let you be quiet & will constantly annoy you with pj’s , mimicries, caricatures and all. I like to join two entirely different situations and then crack jokes on the combo.

7. I am a huge huge fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Chandler is my idol 😛 . I mean I dream of cracking utterly sarcastic jokes with the best timing, like him, someday.

8. I love Agatha Christie novels and each time I finish one, I wonder how the hell could she think that much. It’s unbelievable. For the same reason, I love Sidney Sheldon too.

(Hang On! There’s more)

The questions asked are:-

1. How many books have you read till date? Which is your favorite?
A: I’m not sure but maybe 30-35 books. MY favorite book(s) are:- To Kill A Mocking Bird, Pride & Prejudice, The Godfather, And Then There Were None, The Devotion of Suspect X and Harry Potter series (obviously). I’m sorry to have mentioned more than one name. 🙂

2. Which song is the most played on your playlist right now?
A: Right now, it’s an instrumental acoustic guitar piece called “Can You Stop The Rain” by Les Sabler. It’s a magical piece. Here it is for those who are interested:-  Can You Stop The Rain

3. Have you ever been stalked? Like in real life?
A: Haha..nice question. But I haven’t been yet, unfortunately. Had I been stalked, me and my stalker would definitely be friends by now. 😛

4. What is your deepest desire?
A: To have my own studio where I’ll hold jamming sessions. I wrote a poem actually regarding this desire of mine :- A Place For My Tunes

5. Are you a better speaker or listener?
A: It depends on the situation I’m in. I can be both or neither one of them sometimes.

6. Which F.R.I.E.N.D.S character do you relate yourself to the most?
A: I think I relate to Joey and Chandler both. Joey, because of my love towards food and mouth watering dishes and Chandler because I love to crack jokes (although not as good as Mr. Perry has done as Chandler).

7. A memorable quote?
A: There was a movie called “Shawshank Redemption”. In that movie, there was a quote something like this:- “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing should ever die”. This line, esp in reference to the movie, is just amazing.

8. A girl you had the biggest fight with months ago turns out of the blue and behaves like nothing happened. What do you do?
A: I guess I’ll ignore her at first but then I’ll get back to normal depending upon her response. Seriously speaking, I don’t know what I’ll do because my fights don’t last longer than a day.

So, here were the answers. I guess I did not make anyone fall asleep by such a long post. And Muskan, I hope the answers were up to the mark. And thanks again for nominating me.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

So, thank you for reading and Happy Diwali everyone!! Be safe and enjoy! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

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Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I hope everything’s great & in full enthusiasm. So, I have been nominated for the BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGER AWARD (for the third time) by Nimmi (whose page you must check out for some really honest heart felt pieces), for which I’m really grateful. Thank you Nimmi! It feels really good when you open your wordpress account (or any other account for that matter) & see that someone has nominated you (or in other words, remembered you), even when you haven’t actually met him/her in your life. I guess that’s why blogging is such a nice thing to do.
So, coming back to the topic, I hope I give appropriate & just answers. Here they are:-

1. What are your other hobbies besides blogging?

Ans:- Besides blogging, I am a big music & movies fan. So, my hobbies (besides blogging) are listening to songs & watching movies from every genre I can get my hands on. Also, I love to sing songs & copy different artists in most weird ways I can imagine. Plus, I love reading novels too.

2. Do you like to travel? A lot or occasionally?

Ans:- Yes, I do. But sadly, I have traveled only when I had to go somewhere for some work. But, I hope of going on a solo trip someday. Let’s see when that day comes.

3. What would you realistically like to be in the future? What would you want to be in fantasy?

Ans:- Realistically, I don’t know. But, in fantasy, I’d love to be the lead vocalist & the songwriter of a rock band (preferably a classic or hard rock band without the electronic sounds).

4. If you were to play a role in a suspense thriller, which role would you play? Protagonist/antagonist/anti-hero?

Ans:- Suspense thriller? A genre I love! I guess there are many roles I’d like to play (which again is a fantasy because most of these roles are impeccably played by great actors that they can’t be repeated by anyone else, let alone me) like Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs), Max Cady (played by Robert De Niro in Cape Fear), the common man (played by naseeruddin shah in A Wednesday!) & many more.

5. If you were to be a teacher, which virtue or ideal you would teach your children one day?

Ans:- I definitely don’t know that. I guess I would have learned what to teach them by then.

6. Which is your all-time favorite non-fiction book?

Ans:- I generally prefer fiction books & have read very few non fiction ones. But, to answer your question, I’ll say Dongri To Dubai by Hussain Zaidi.

7. Which is your all time favorite music band/artist?

Ans:- There are many! Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, K J Yesudas, Euphoria, Parikrama, Guns N’ Roses, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, The Eagles, Coldplay & many many more.

8. Do you love the sea and benches or mountains and hikes?

Ans:- Never been to mountains & hikes. So, sea & the beaches it is.

9. Which song describes your present state of mind?

Ans:- “Wake Up Sid, Saare Pal Kahein….”

10. Which fundamental principal you follow in your greyish journey of life?

Ans:- I don’t know which principle I follow when. But, I guess it is a mixture of different principles. It’s like whichever logic I find suitable in a particular situation, I apply it.

So, I hope I have given justified & interesting answers. And for those who would like to answer these questions, consider yourself nominated. These are the rules:-

1) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
2) List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3) Answer the questions sent to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
4) Nominate other bloggers and let them know about the award.

Have fun & keep smiling!! 🙂

The Drifter’s Dilemma

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Rose in the air,
The fumes of victory.
After deserts and despair,
Fields green, finally.

Clear blue sky,
Soothing wind playing.
An alluring lie,
Or stars shining?

A divine soul appears,
An angel without disguise.
All sorrow clears
By those enchanting eyes.

Mesmerised by the beauty,
A drifter, a wanderer,
Losing his sanity?
Forgetting his nature?

With eyes blinking,
He tried to decide.
The turbulent drifting?
Or the tranquil side?

Being a drifter,
He chose to stride.
“Why?”, asked the nature.
The curiosity could not hide.

Replied the drifter :-
“I drift through the dark
To put on a flight.
A necessary part,
To appreciate the light.”

A Place For My Tunes

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I dream of a place far away,
Which would echo with the tunes I adore.
Far from the reaches of anger and foul play,
Far from the clutches of terror and gore.

Where the strumming on the acoustic guitar
Would make my heart pine for more.
The sensational flute solos not too far
Would caress me and mesmerize me to the core.

Where the slow beats of the drumsticks on the cymbals
Would keep my tapping feet rhythmic.
And the aura filled with clear and soothing vocals
Would break the melancholy and fill the soul with music.

Captivating me,
It would make me forget everything.
Inspiring me,
It would keep my blood flowing.
Hypnotizing me,
It would cast a beautiful spell,
And silently,
It would take me away from this hell.

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.

Don’t Quit Trying

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I know you’ve been through a lot of pain

I know you’ve seen it again & again

I know you think nobody cares

But life still doesn’t end here

Open your weepy eyes and look up to the sky

See those birds fly so high

Don’t you wanna touch the sky?

So, look at me & please don’t cry

Believe me! There are millions there

Who’ve been through worse & now they care

Don’t try to escape, don’t try to run

You can’t lose, you’re HIS favorite son

I know every rose has its thorn

But, you see it’s always smiling

You know every night has its dawn

So don’t you ever quit trying

Where Do You Find Yourself?

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Starting from the same line
We begin the run
But few end up at the finish line
And the rest are caught in the fun
Of the things so fine
That they bother none

But the thing is
Where do you see yourself?

Few seem to conquer the world
And some fly like free birds
Few seem to shadow mankind
And some are hard to find
Few seem to influence you
And some are so new

But the point remains
Where do you see yourself?

Do you find yourself in the middle of a sea
With big waves coming your way
And you can’t get a direction
Even in the bright sunny day
Do you imagine yourself on a small boat
All alone you struggle for a ray

If that’s true, continue sailing
Because HE doesn’t want you to say
‘WHY COULDN’T I SEE MYSELF?’