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Life is nothing but an ebb and flow of emotions

Where the spoken word sometimes hits and stuns

The peak oft high, the valley just drowns

I try to smile, they turn into frowns

I wander through life, trying to be strong

A wind soon blows, hitting me down

I lay defeated, wounded too

The tears don’t stop, they seep through

Thoughts are muddled, dreams laid bare

Some days are more, my breaths can bear

Snap out of it, I tell my mind

But the heart says, patience, be kind

I cried through the morn, I cried through the day

Till the pain just withered away

I know life has been hard, dreams awashed

The plans withered, hopes have crashed

It’s difficult today, to always be brave

The dreams I want, the dreams I crave

New illusions waver, I hold on to them

Hoping today’s goodness would brighten then

A wish is all I am left with holding

A glance of future lay afar shimmering

Who can know, whether it be false or true

All I can do is keep breathing through…

Today has been a bad day for me, where my feelings went haywire, my thoughts were all over the place, and I couldn’t find an anchor to my crashing emotions.

Strength is something which has to be worked upon, it takes time to fall and rise. Well, today is one such day flowing into the tomorrows!!

119 Responses

  1. Sending you hugs, good wishes and hopes for a brighter tomorrow. I’m sorry you are feeling this way today. Your words are very beautiful, though. They reflect the beautiful soul that lives in you.

    1. Ahhh cozy babe, thank you for your good vibes. I generally don’t look back, Nina, but some words just triggered the whole crash. I am struggling a bit, but I will be okay. Part of life

        1. I understand your words. And it is true. I just a bit down at the dreams lost
          There are new dreams but today everything is hitting me hard. So it’s fine. Part of life. Happens

  2. Bad day Shalini!! After producing such a lovely poetry! You have certainly found the anchor.
    And you know what, my new passion and love for poetry got a big boost.
    And I confirm what I wrote on poetry and poets earlier 😊

          1. Yes Shalini. I am going to be on it. Thank you 😊
            And by the way, I almost forgot that you’re a doctor.
            You are much much more 😉👌👍👋👋👋

          2. Hahaha I hope so. I am barely getting people to join me on my book group and I’ve had people tell me it is too small a group. And that I won’t make it

          3. We will make it big. I will try and get more in. Among the few I tried, Sreepriya, my favourite and most talented poetess has joined

          4. It is fine, slow and steady, one by one, I will gather the grains of sand, till they become the beach

          5. Thank you
            I saw Sreepriya’s name in the list.
            And she told me that she applied and that she hoped she would be admitted. She’s very humble too

  3. On days like these, I like to remember a scene from Shawshank Redemption where Andy say says-
    ‘Hope is good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies’
    Here’s hoping for a better tommorow! Stay strong 🙂

    1. I like this. I am taking a screenshot of your words and preserving them to remember in times of pain. Thank you. I will be okay…. Just….

      1. The umbrella! You remember! 😀
        There’s something jinxed about umbrella and our treks! Another friend of mine who had been brandishing it magestically all day long forgot it on the railway station after the Bhimashankar trek! 😀 Unlike the last time, this one’s umbrella belonged to his brother, so no worries though 😉
        And I have been tinkering with the site. Been a long time since I published a post so working on that as well 🙂
        Sorry that I haven’t commented on your book reviews of late but I sure do follow them!

        1. Hey that’s fine. I remember the umbrella as it was the girl friend’s. So I was wondering if I was possesive about my umbrella.
          Writing about travel takes time on a busy schedule. Write about what you are doing now. I am sure it would be a fun sweet post

          1. Just write. I will read. Do you want to do a fun quote tag?? 3 quotes 3 days reasons for liking and 3 nominations

          1. 😂 I do carry a rain poncho but never umbrella! They are practically useless in the mountains where the rain often lashes you horizontally with the wind! If only my friends would understand that 😅
            And thanks for the tag! I have been hiding from awards for the longest time but I guess it’s time to give in to a tag 😁

          2. Hi Shalini! Thank you so much for the motivation the other day.It helped me work on two long pending drafts! Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be doing the 3 quotes-3 days tag on the blog but I’ll feel obliged to mention them here 🙂
            The first quote is the one I mentioned above from Shawshank Redemption.
            The other two are:
            1. “and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.”
            -Ruskin Bond
            2. “Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
            -Gregory David Roberts

          3. Thank you! I’ll try to be a little more regular on my blog but in the meanwhile, I’ll continue to look forward to your book reviews! 🙂

  4. That poem is beautiful! Keep trying, life is hard sometimes but it can get better and you are doing great. Write more poems, they will strike a chord and help someone else. I loved it. Poetry and positive quotes can really help when you’re feeling bad, they can make you feel the feelings or make you less alone or even inspire you to keep going and try to be positive. Best wishes 🙂

  5. I have those days, too. Sometimes it’s PMS, other times not. Lay it all out, Shalini 😊 I’m shipping you a cargo of fudgy, rich, chocolatey brownies and two mugs of delicious hot chai 🎁💝

          1. Yea… But it is all very stressful to make one and manage it, and it needs investment. And all that. Maybe in a couple of years

  6. Beautiful poetry. (This is Cozynookbks, but as usual I’m having WordPress issues and couldn’t use that account to sign in. 🙄)
    Tomorrow is a fresh new day. I hope it will be a brighter one for you. 😊

    1. Thank you Mahee girl. You want me tell you 15 things about myself😱😱 and then nominate 15 people😱😱😱😱😱 hahaha. I loved knowing about you. You are sweet and wicked.

  7. Awww.. Darlin!!! This is what work does! It makes me miss the important things!!! 😭😭😭 That’s it, I’m quitting my job so I can be around when you’re having a bad day!!! 💖💖💖💖

  8. Seriously… Did you block ME?? All of my comments are gone!! Blah. Anyways, what I said was
    I’m so sorry it took me so long to see this!! I’ve been busy at work the passed few days (stupid big wig visits) and haven’t been doing my regular trolling. THAT’S IT! I’M QUITTING MY JOB SO I NEVER MISS CONSOLING YOU AGAIN!! 💖💖💖

    1. Awww…. How one one block on the blog, I have never found it. I checked on the spam folder, you are not there. But it is true some comments are not posted, so many of mine arent

      1. What jerks. There are times I have the perfect comment for someone and I type it all out and think “I’m SO FUNNY!” or “this is the GREATEST!!” And then WordPress sucks it into the void never to be heard from again… And I think… Damnit!! How did I phrase that again?? 😫

          1. Damn straight no one would take me on!! And no. I’m not on twitter.. I do not understand twitter. Lol! Shalini, you know I’m useless with this new-fangled interweb!!

  9. Your beautiful words just made my day. Thank you so much for adding such magical drop of words in my jar of motivation.I feel blessed by your writing right now.
    I found delight love in what you just said in your post.
    Again such a beautiful write up on your blog.
    Keep the vibes on.

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

  10. Thanks Mr/Mrs   for accepting and following my blog.
    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.
    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.
    I still remain  the simple blogger…..
    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

      1. Thanks for replying me. This reply means alot to me.
        I agree with that. I do experience such things some times. Commenting with links..
        Hate that
        Such an awesome way of replying someone.
        Thanks. Again.
        You welcome dear friend.
        You can also check on my blog for the recent post and say your own views and contribution on it.
        I did a good post about “” there is nothing like love at first site””
        Enjoy this lovely week.
        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

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