A Bit Beyond

As another year steps in, and once again we pretend to prepare ourselves for a ‘new beginning’, to revive ourselves, reform ourselves and accomplish all that we couldn’t, just because the earth has completed one revolution round the sun and will start another, I just want to share a thought, a message, maybe or rather something to ponder about and execute if at all it makes some impact.

All things on the surface,

All emotions on the outside,

All words just as traced,

All shown, nothing to hide-

Could that ever be?

Is that how it is?


All pain may not be pain indeed,

Maybe some unnamed joy underneath.

All joy may not be joy indeed,

Maybe some aching secret deep within.

Could that ever be?

Is that how it is?


Is life really not what it seems?

Is an illusion the food for our beliefs?

Failing forever to probe within,

Are we forever dangling with blind conceit?

Is there amongst all men, some other bond,

Which we’d probably find, if we looked a bit beyond?


Forbidden Expectations


And yet again, we expect what we shouldn’t,

Love whom we mustn’t,

Pray for the impossible,

And again, the broken laws are so palpable.


Hoping in the most hopeless moments,

Reminiscing the beginning even in the end,

Cherishing those incomplete memories,

We live on by ignoring so many vagaries.


All of it as futile as futile can be,

Yet there continues those euphoric dreams,

For they complete our beings,

They surpass our limitations,

And so, there lives forever the forbidden expectations.

The above sketch is by Anwesha Saha (owner of As The Ink Flows).

Super Sweet Blogging Award


I was overjoyed to be nominated for this award by Lopa, and more so because the name of the award is so appealing and so ‘sweet’, of course!  Though I’ve started following her blog quite recently, I was immensely impressed by it. And to have this award coming from her was more than a pleasure! Heartfelt thanks to you! 🙂

And here are my answers to the five super sweet questions-

  1. Cookies or cake?  Cake-chocolate!
  2. Chocolate or vanilla?  Chocolate.
  3. What is your favourite sweet treat? A simple little bar of chocolate, preferably with nuts and almonds! (Not much of a treat!)
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When I’m immensely happy or when I’m immensely low!
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  I’m called ‘Hot Chocolate’! 😛

And here goes the list of super sweet bloggers-

Let’s celebrate the sweetness! 🙂 Thank you.


Close by her walked he,

His breath too she could feel,

That unsung tune still lingered inside,

She wanted to but didn’t look beside.


Day dawned every dawn,

And she still lived with that song,

Inside of her, unsung it laid,

And she wished he’d just fade.


She kept walking, he walked too,

Every time she thought of him, she felt like a fool.

Within herself she heard a myriad of tunes,

But that one unsung, she couldn’t remove.

She walked, he walked by her side,

Never held hands, never turned beside.

One Lovely Blog Award

lovelyblogger-e1347950808113 This is the first award that I’m displaying (and passing on, of course!). I would like to thank Tapish Gupta (http://lifeof24hours.wordpress.com/about-me/) for nominating me, whose blog is one of my favorites! So, now for the seven random things about me. It’s a bit difficult to really “list” things about ourselves, isn’t it? So, I think I’ll so what Tapish has done. This is the link to my ‘About’ page. You can check it out what has flowed out instinctively about me from my pen. https://anweshasaha.wordpress.com/about/

And now here are fifteen of my favorite bloggers whom I’d like to nominate–

Congratulations and do accept the award! And of course, as per the convention do the three things I’ve done.

  1. Thank the person who’s nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. List seven random things about yourself.
  3. List 15 other blogs you’d like to nominate for the award.

Thank you!

To a Child

I was baffled; disappointed with life,

Didn’t expect anywhere, solace to find;

The blows were hard on me,

The extent of pain I couldn’t deem.

Walking alone, drowning into  perplexity,

Suddenly my gaze caught yours curiously.

You were frowning, struggling to get that shoe right,

Your impatience you didn’t hide.

You saw me staring, with a subtle ridicule,

But, you saw at the same time what no one could.

Though you were desperate to get the shoe right,

You looked up and gave me a smile.

Words will fall short, and I’ll be a called a fool,

If I were to tell how much I owe you.

For you made me see, for that fleeting moment,

The child within me, calm and innocent.

Maybe life won’t get any better for you or for me,

But innocently smiling we will forever be.

If I Go Mad Someday

If nothing makes sense one morning,

And I know nothing of my being,

All of it appears like a joke,

And I walk smiling like a fool on the road,

I feel no pain, and if I know no reason,

If I live and love without any conditions,

And I befriend the most wanted murderer,

And fall in love with the stupidest stranger,

If the cruelest of words and the darkest of nights

Matter not a bit to me nor cause me fright,

If I just sit and weep silently by a river,

If I go mad someday, I’d be happier than ever.