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  • keates 79w

    ~~ WANDERED & WONDERED ~~
    .
    One winter weekend
    when the west wind was whistling
    I wandered into the woods
    wondering where we went wrong?
    Was it when we wrecked the world
    waging wars with wretched weapons?
    Walking down the winding ways
    I watched the whispering willows
    and wondered why we wasted
    the wild of the world without a worry?
    Why words written by the wise
    were weeded away while the
    words of wicked were welcomed?
    I witnessed a wasp: writhing and wriggling
    to escape the webs of a widow
    and wondered why we wait and watch
    while the world withers to the worst
    Why we weep and whine and wish
    when we need the will to work
    Work to weed the waste of the world
    Wandering back the winding ways
    I walked out of the withering woods
    Wondering the whys, the whos and the whats
    Without an answer to one

    © keates

    Penned on 23rd April, 2019
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    While playing with words in my head, I wondered what if I pose myself a challenge? The phrase on the picture came to me first and then I decided to write a whole poem with words starting with W. This was probably the most difficult piece for me to write. I hope you like it.
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    #alliteration #w #writersnetwork #mirakee #keates #writersbay #ceesreposts #world #wandering #wondering #war
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  • keates 80w

    Beneath the castle looms
    Tales of terrors and dooms
    Inside the empty old rooms
    A single white rose blooms

    © keates

    Katra Masjid in Murshidabad, West Bengal
    Shot during my short trip in 2019

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  • keates 81w

    WOUNDS

    Wounds made by weapons
    Heals. Fades.
    With time they are forgotten
    Wounds made by words
    Stay. Hurt.
    Long after they are made.
    The pain remains fresh
    Just like the very first day

    © keates

    Penned on 11th October, 2019
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  • keates 81w

    The crimson sky
    Endless emerald fields
    Birds dotting in the air
    A sudden realisation
    I was home

    © keates
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    Shot on a trip to Murshidabad in 2019

    This shot was taken when we were coming back to our hotel after visiting all the spots in and around Murshidabad. The last place was in a far off place amongst the villages. We were sitting on a motor van. The bright green fields extended to the horizon on all sides. The sky was red and the sun was setting. It was blissful. This shot was accidental where a lady going back home after collecting wood and a cow were moving in the opposite direction to us and were caught in the frame in motion.
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  • keates 81w

    •• BELIEVE ••

    Believe
    in yourself
    in this world
    Believe that they exist
    Kind souls with pure hearts
    They maybe rare but not extinct
    Spreading happiness even when they are sad
    Hiding their pain to bring smiles
    on the faces of others.
    If you find one
    hold them tight.
    Keep them
    close.
    Do not
    let them go.
    But don't be sad
    if you don't find one.
    You can always become the one
    The kind person you were looking for
    It isn't easy. I know that.
    But its not impossible either.
    You just have to
    look at yourself
    smile and
    believe.

    © keates
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    Penned on 27th March, 2018

    This was my first try at writing something different. The poem starts with one word in first line then increases gradually to reach seven on seventh line then decreases to one on the thirteenth then so on. Keep believing. In yourself. In humanity. We are being tested by the Universe. And we will surely survive this test. ♥️
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  • keates 82w

    The Bhavanishwar Temple in Murshidabad

    Shot on a Short trip to #murshidabad in 2019
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    Nothing special..... just images from my trip

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  • keates 82w

    •• DEAR GOD ••

    Dear Gods and Goddesses of all the
    Religions that were, are and will be
    I have a few questions for all of You
    that is if You do exist for real
    which I have begun to doubt now.
    Have You really left us?
    Like Danny Archer said
    Or have You always been that
    Just a figment of our imagination?
    I don't know. Maybe I will never
    But You have proven something
    and I thank You for that
    You don't care what happens to our race
    You don't mind humans losing humanity
    Why don't You stop the carnage that
    happens inside Your so-called 'homes'?
    Why do You just look and smile
    as those monsters feed on the children?
    You do nothing as innocent little lives
    are devoured by those same imposters
    who use Your name for their gain.
    Tell me! Tell us all! What was their crime
    That they had to face such beasts?
    Did they not worship You properly?
    Or were You too busy in Your heavens?
    Have You given up on the human race?
    Or maybe You've become a sadistic monster as well?
    I know You won't answer. You never do.
    Cause, my dear Gods, you've always been like that.
    I feel it's time for us humans, now
    to forget the differences, to join hands
    To unite together and save what's left
    For it already feels like, we're too late.

    © keates

    Penned on 16th April, 2018
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    The more I see the world, the less I believe in some imaginary figure in the clouds who'll guide us. Even if there is someone like that, he won't help us unless we help ourselves. Humanity is the Greatest religion of all.
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  • keates 82w

    The sun sets today
    darkness will follow.
    But it shall rise again
    and dawn will come tomorrow

    © keates
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    Shot on a trip to #murshidabad

    Jafarganj Cemetery serves as the final resting place for Mir Jafar and many of his family members. Although the place is nothing but a grim reminder of death and of an era bygone, this shot taken during sunset makes you want to appreciate the beauty that comes with end and death
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  • keates 82w

    I've loved you for a thousand years
    I'll love you for a thousand more

    - Christina Perri (A Thousand Years)

    Shot on a Trip to #murshidabad back in 2019

    The remains of the original Kiriteswari temple, that was made over a millennium ago. Survived tides of time and waves of wars, and now old and withered to a ruin. A new temple was built a few hundred yards away and everything shifted there but this one still stands there, perhaps as a symbol of the changing times.
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  • keates 82w

    Never let them see through you
    Like I'm now letting you
    Never let them near your heart
    Or else they will break it apart
    You're not a glass bottle
    So, don't you be like me
    Live like a human. Live free.

    © keates

    Penned on 14th January, 2018

    While standing on the edge of the world, I noticed an old, cracked up glass bottle washed ashore. I picked it up and saw these lines carved on its body
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  • keates 82w

    I still wait for you at the
    dark end of the hallway
    Still hoping we will meet
    again like the very first day

    © keates

    Penned on 25th March, 2020

    Shot on a Short Trip to #murshidabad in 2019
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    Nashipur Rajbari in Murshidabad is far lesser known compared to its neighbouring palaces. For that reason, this place remains very less crowded and at places, very eerie. The long empty hallways have a thing about them

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    #trip #travel
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  • keates 82w

    ~~HOME~~

    Home, to me, is not a roof
    or walls made of brick.
    Home is where I want to be
    when I feel a little sick.
    Maybe it's my mother's hug
    or perhaps her tasty food.
    Maybe it's my father's arms
    which really feels so good.
    Those silly little fights with my sister,
    I guess that is what home is.
    In Grandma's fairy tales or
    In Grandpa with all his gifts...
    Where all of this comes together,
    There is no 'I' or 'You' but only 'We',
    That feeling of warmth and care
    is what Home means to me.

    © keates

    Penned on 11th January, 2018
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    At a point of time when we are all literally stuck in our Home Sweet Homes, a poem to remind you all how important our homes and our families are. Some of us may not like this situation of being stuck at home, but it's for our best. This is a great time to connect with yourself and your families. Who knows, you may discover new things about them? Home is an ode to all the people who make our homes 'Home's.

    Also this is my first poem to be published in print so it holds a special place in my heart.
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  • keates 82w

    Don't open the doors
    No matter what they say
    Stay inside your home
    If you wanna live another day

    © keates

    ( Yeah, I'm making bad lockdown jokes now. Because, how else can you get through the tough times, eh?����)
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    Shot during my visit to #murshidabad a few years back

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  • keates 83w

    || MASKS OF PROTECTION||

    In a matter of mere months
    Masks have come a long way
    From the sign of panic and terror
    to the sign of protection today.
    Wearing masks back then
    to hide who they really were.
    Wearing masks today
    to hide from this nightmare.
    Same masks they put on
    when they attacked that kid
    Have become their device of
    protection from COVID
    Humans? Virus? Who cares!
    Isn't it always the same?
    Causing panic and hysteria
    Pawns of a political game
    Be it a virus or maybe
    their never ending lies
    It's impossible to see through
    them even with open eyes
    Those students only wanted
    to protest with peace and silence
    But those masked goons only
    knew the language of violence
    They stormed into hostels
    Armed with their patriotic wrath
    Showed no mercy; no remorse
    Wrecking students in their path
    Now that the nation has been
    stormed in a very similar manner
    They hide behind actual masks
    instead of their orange banner
    Times have changed
    Reasons have changed
    The terror. The masks.
    They remain unchanged.

    © keates
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    Penned on 21st March, 2020

    You know what this is about.. won't say anymore

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  • keates 84w

    Nasipur Palace of Murshidabad. Almost a copy of their famous Hazarduari Palace

    Snippets from my visit to Murshidabad. More coming (or just check out my IG if you want to. Link in profile)

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  • keates 84w

    ••• LOST •••

    Let me get lost in this hell
    Be consumed by this void
    Let me go! Let me be!
    Don't come looking for me
    Cause I'm lost already
    I can never come back
    Cause I'm lost forever
    Don't you dare follow me
    You will lose your way
    There is no road back home
    You're worried? For me?
    Oh, don't worry. I'm fine
    For I've made this darkness
    My 'Home Sweet Home'.

    © keates

    Penned on 23rd February, 2019

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    I found this place in the Berhampore district of West Bengal, near the Kiriteswari temple. A thousand year old man made structure, which was probably once a temple, now abandoned and embraced by the roots and trunks of a tree. The wobbling bricks that would have definitely crumbled down by now, stand strong thanks to the intervening of nature. This place is surely one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.
    Looking inside this structure, I saw a dark void. An empty darkness where one could get lost. An empty darkness which resembled the one residing inside me. Yeah, I have been lost inside my head, my thoughts, the darkness inside me many times. There were moments when I thought I would succumb to them. There were days of that. But in the end, I always came back. And I think, all of us can. We can come out of our darkness, find our way back from being lost and escape the void. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we keep trying, maybe some day. Don't lose hope.

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    #writersnetwork #mirakee #lost #depression #mentalhealth #poetry #pod #places #darkness #void #keates

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  • keates 84w

    I came along
    I wrote a song for you
    And all the things you do
    And it was called "Yellow"

    - Coldplay (from Yellow)

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    Shot during my little trip to #murshidabad

    #photography #pictures #bengal #india #coldplay #yellow #buildings #writersnetwork #mirakee #keates

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  • keates 84w

    ~~ Your Blue Eyes ~~

    It was your blue eyes
    that mesmerized me
    I lost myself in them
    and never came back.
    It was your blue eyes
    that made me dream
    of standing beside you
    our fingers intertwined.
    It was your blue eyes
    deeper than the oceans
    where I drowned myself
    in an endless infinite.
    It was your blue eyes
    where a world resides
    that is vast and free
    just like the skies.
    It was your blue eyes
    that caged my heart
    where I am glad to be
    remain forever trapped.

    © keates

    Penned on 22nd January, 2018

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    It is truly said that eyes are the windows to the soul. Eyes can say a lot which words can't convey. Even a mere glance speaks louder than a dozen love letters. They are definitely the most beautiful parts of a human being. We can say so much about them and yet fail to describe them with our words.
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  • keates 84w

    With time, your wounds shall heal. Your roots shall grow strong.
    With time, you shall become the most beautiful thing the world has ever seen

    Shot in #murshidabad back in 2019

    I found this tree on the grounds near the Kiriteswari Temple, situated a few kilometres near Murshidabad in Berhampore. Kiriteswari Temple is one of the Holy 51 Sati Peeths and also the oldest temple in the whole district. It's around a 1000 years old. I don't know if this structure was a temple or not. Nonetheless it was fascinating to look at man made structure taken over by nature like that and creating a beautiful piece of art.

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  • keates 85w

    •• SUMMER AFTERNOONS ••

    Tell me something, do you
    remember those days?
    All the magical moments
    before we parted our ways.
    Lying on the velvet grass
    on top of that green hill
    While you were with me
    the world came to a still.
    Under that lone oak tree
    it was just you and me
    You promised me a forever
    and said, "Together we will be"
    Hours we spent there
    looking at the sky
    Counting all the birds
    as they kept flying by.
    Looking at the clouds
    giving each a weird name
    I never realized that
    soon it won't be the same.
    Staring at the birds you'd
    whisper, "I want to fly"
    "For you, I will grow wings",
    to make you laugh, I'd try.
    Gone are those days now
    Of lying on top of that hill
    You left me with a gaping hole
    in my heart which I can't fill
    I still remember all the words
    we said under the blue sky
    I can not forget them
    No matter how much I try
    Planes soaring through the clouds
    Or that lonely yellow kite
    All those times we were together
    You remember them too, right?

    © keates (Shamik Mazumder)

    Penned on 16th January, 2018

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    People come in our lives, make memories with us and then leave. But the memories stay

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