New Beginnings

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New Beginnings

You see the moon

Sinking into the deep black sea

A mourning look upon your face

As you reflect on your life.

Life goes on,

Chances go by,

You never raise your head

For some time.

But then as you look up once again,

Looking at the sun on the horizon,

As it rises,

Your eyes become stony hard,

And your mind becomes diamond clear.

You raise your head to its tallest point,

And puff out your chest,

And a smile lingers on your face,

As a new beginning starts,

Its ultimate point.

Cliches

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Cliches

All’s fair in love and war,
How many times have you heard that,
But has it ever crossed your mind,
That it can be unfair as well?

All’s well that ends well,
But still, a question pokes at me,
If all’s well that ends well,
Why do we sit here being grumpy?

Count your blessings,
But how can I?
They are so magnified that
I just can’t help being as blind as a bat.

Easy as pie,
But I still think,
After all this hard work,
That a pie is certainly not easy to make.

You are what you eat,
I hope not…,
Because if I was what I ate,
I would have been an eggplant.

Liebster Award + Random Story + Poem


Ok, so this is a long post I am going to be delivering after some time. And I know you are all wondering what happened to my long-forgotten novel updates, and I am thoroughly sorry to say I have been so busy that I have not been able to attend to my novel.

I know, I know. I could have completed it in April when I was not so busy, but the usual procrastination held in… Anyways, I did write Chapter 1 though… but that is not what this post is about.

Rather, this post is about an award I received from a wonderful blogger, a short story that I conjured up in my sleep (I wish I had really done that…), and a poem. So, buckle up, because this is going to be a long post, a rarity on my blog!

  • 1. Blogger Award: The Liebster Award

  • 2. Random Short Story

  • 3. Poem!


The Liebster Award

I was nominated for this award by a wonderful blogger who never ceases to keep you on the edge of your seat with emotional and attention-grabbing posts. Presenting—Orange! I urge you to visit her blog just for fun and to read some excellent posts. 🙂

Also, quoted by Orange, “Liebster is derived from a German word meaning sweetest, kindest and lovely.”, so thank you again! 🙂


Rules

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs.

5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer.


Questions and Answers

Which is your favorite tourist destination? 

Niagara Falls. Well, actually, I have never visited it, but it looks inviting from the pictures. 🙂

What are the languages you know?

English, Math (it is a language!), Urdu

Lyrics or catchphrase that won your heart?

Some, but my favorite one was, “I have learned not to get my hopes up.” ~ Ivan, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate.

Geometry or Algebra?

Algebra, hands down. But geometry isn’t lagging far behind either considering it is a math language too. 😉

Have you ever had any paranormal experiences? If yes, please share more about it.

None… except some dreams. Dreams are paranormal experiences, right??

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

“Nice job!” 😉

Your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is a quote I made. Not exactly authentic but still stands I guess. 😉 “Words are like sharp-edged crystals. They can shatter a person… or they can make a person. Words are what make the tongue a two-faced sword. So use words wisely.”

Which is the best birthday present you have ever received?

A book.  I love books. 😀

Do you collect anything? If yes, what?

Hm, memories I guess. But nothing physical. 🙂

One best blogger friend or many good blogger friends? (this one is sort of tough)

Many. More the merrier. 🙂

If I would arrange a dinner date for you, with one person, anyone, and you had to choose the person, whom would you choose?

My mom! She deserves a break from the kitchen anyway. 😀


Random Facts

  1. I am going to high school next semester.
  2. I love coding.
  3. I am a sports fanatic.
  4. I love playing tennis.
  5. My favorite color is gray/blue.
  6. I want to get into a good university.
  7. I want to change the world in a good way. 🙂
  8. Mathematics, Logic, and English are my favorite subjects. Nerdy or whatever, I am still sticking with Logic. 😛
  9. I love typing. (Mostly because I don’t like my handwriting. ;))
  10. I learn best by seeing and hearing.
  11. I think English is the hardest language to excel in despite being good at it…: D

Nominations

  1. May Everly
  2. thedailyam
  3. Reveries
  4. The Girl Upstairs – Charis
  5. Eyes+Words
  6. Spanish Woods
  7. Bittersweet Diary
  8. Isabel Caves
  9. Tales For Life
  10. Yassy
  11. Poesy Plus Polemics

All of the bloggers nominated have created wonderful poems, stories, and posts that have stirred up my emotions, given me something to think about, and just something to enjoy. Thank You and Congratulations! 🙂


My Questions

  1. Which is your favorite tourist destination?
  2. What are the languages you know?
  3. Math, Logic, or Science?
  4. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
  5. Your favorite poet?
  6. Your most favorite book?
  7. Do you collect anything? If yes, what?
  8. Short Story or Novel? Fiction or Non-fiction? Poem or Rant?
  9. Your favorite word?
  10. The most difficult word to pronounce?
  11. Apple vs Samsung (Now, this will be amazing to find out. :P)

Anyone else who wants to answer can answer as well! Once again, thanks to Orange for nominating me and congratulations to the nominations! 🙂


Random Story

The Encounter

A single light illuminated the dark interior of the room. A shadow flitted across the glazed, black walls of the bank. It was barely conceivable that the figure was human, but my sharp eyesight did well to support me. The figure walked a few steps and then stopped in front of me. Then a candlelight flickered as the figure came in full sight. Our eyes bore into each other as we faced each other. For a moment, time stopped as we bore into each other, glaring like red-eyed lions. Then, drawing me out of my trance, action took place. I drew my arrow. He drew his arrow. I knocked my arrow. He knocked his arrow. I aimed. He aimed. And, then, as we both attempted to release our missiles, a piercing scream resounded in our ears. I was toppled back, down on the cold, hard tiles of the room. But, now, my eyes bore not into a rival’s stone-hard, red-scarred eyes; but, instead, into a battle-hardened, lemon-coloured eyes of a panther.


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How true. 🙂

 

Instinct

The screams in the wilderness,

The rushing of the wind in the lone ear,

The waiting of an intense

Emotion, encompassing.

 

The searching for something

Unknown,

A skill unknown to others,

And at times,

To yourself.

 

The power that unleashes

Itself in the dreary moments.

The feeling that overtakes the mind,

Rendering it powerless.

 

The emotions capable of,

Killing the heart,

Making it ice-cold,

Removing the fire,

Along with it the feelings, grief, and joy.

 

The knowledge that saves you

In the eleventh hour.

Wondering what it is,

I wait for it to be unleashed from me.


Thanks for reading guys! Hope you enjoyed this post. Have a great day! 🙂

 

Haibun: Summer Solstice

It is arranged in a sophistical way; yet, it all seems so unsophisticated. The ephemeral day has ended; yet, it has all but ended. The rays hit my forehead creating a humid atmosphere. I watch as the sun ascends to the highest point it will ever reach this year. Then, I smile. It is truly a sight. This sunrise, spewing out its flames and basking in its glory, will be a sight I will be waiting to see again. Now, only the sunset to go.

rainbow, ephemeral,

in its own sense, a sunset,

reminiscing solstice.


Written for Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille.

Golden Days

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Golden Days

A laugh that passes through my ears,

As  I recollect those days back again,

And now that a golden time fades into bronze,

Memories are made and forgotten—

While regret and other memories are born anew.

The Sky

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The Sky

An expanse limited to the naked eye,

Spreading over everything,

Containing the moon, precious,

Containing the sun, illuminating,

Containing the stars, holding our dreams.