Over the past few days, I've been dealing with nausea and vertigo. The vertigo causes a swaying feeling within me, as if I'm on a boat, despite the fact that I haven't set foot on a boat in years. The cause is a combination of medication issues and the recent turbulence here on the forum. I sometimes (unintentionally) take on the emotions surrounding a situation, which then manifest themselves as physical symptoms. As things have settled down here, the symptoms have slowly started dissipating too. Since there was very little I could do about it, I did what any writer would do, when they can't do much else. In other words, I wrote about it. Thank you for reading. ♥️
*I look forward to getting back to reading/reposting soon. Hopefully within the next few days.
VERTIGO by Carolyn Glackin Boy, you got me reeling Like I'm spinning in space Swaying back and forth E'er since I first saw your face Caught up in this motion I don't know what to do Going nowhere, yet I'm moving Ever closer to you Don't know how it happened Guess you caught me off guard Feelin' like a lunatic Life is hittin' me hard Babe you got me rockin' Like the waves in the ocean But it's time to cool it down I need to quell this commotion You shook the ground before me When you stepped on this Earth You showed me your true power So I'd know what you're worth No need to get it twisted Don't pull the rug from beneath me You gotta know by now I prize the love you bequeath me Never mind the past Let's move together in time Come find me in the beat Of every word that I rhyme You can be my rock 'Cause you're so steady and strong And I can keep us grounded We won't waver for long You got me straight up syncopatin' In this unchecked syncope Gettin' vertical with vertigo Between you and me Come on, let's shake it loose We'll be together, yet free. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/9/2021
Although song/book/movie/etc. titles can't be copyrighted, I'd still like to mention that I make no claim on the title "Vertigo," as it's been used multiple times by multiple people. Aside from that, and the painting, all else is of my own creation.
ACCOUTREMENT by Carolyn Glackin Let your love be my one and only adornment And that will be enough Let me be draped exclusively In the ornate finery that is you Let your kisses cover me from head to toe Like a sparkling gossamer gown Shining and resplendent And as soft as eiderdown Let the fiery heat of your passion Enrobe me with its sultry glow As that would be the finest garment This skin could ever know Decked out to the nines Oh how your ardour makes me shine Silky satin, so sublime It all withstands the test of time Never cold and never bare Despite the crispness of the air Your loving arms are always there They give me comfort, like a prayer Thus if I could choose one accoutrement I wouldn't mind the hue Style and fabric wouldn't matter So long as it was you So dress me in your love, my darling And I'll dress you in mine We'll revel in love's wardrobe Our sacred union, so divine. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/6/2021
*Artwork credited to one of my favorite artists: Ines Honfi.
P.S. Thank you for your continued patience while I remain on a brief break from reading and reposting.
UPDATE (3/30/2021): Taking a little time away from reading and reposting to avoid getting burnt out, since I tend to do a ton of it most days. Keep those pens fiery and fierce though, and I'll be sure to read you very soon.
Heartfelt thanks to all of the genuine readers and supporters out there, because you are what motivates a writer to keep writing, and you are all so truly appreciated!! Grateful beyond words for each of you, and no pun intended! ♥️
@mirakee and @writersnetwork Teams, the motion, inspiration, support, and encouragement y'all provide for us on a daily basis are extremely appreciated and beyond compare!! Thank you wholeheartedly for doing what you do! ♥️
DEARLY DEPARTING by Carolyn Glackin I guess I'll go now, fade away I'll bid adieu, I've naught to say Words are scarce when times are tough Please let me go, don't call my bluff The time has come, this now must end Please understand, I beg you friend You're burning bridges, I'm mending fences And there shall be no recompenses You've filled me up with sad saudade I should have known, I overstayed Sweet chantilly, linen, lace Forever strewn about your face And nothing dearer can e'er replace The truth of you, your saving grace You're building castles in the skies With rosy glasses o'er your eyes And here I stand as I surmise I'm better off without replies So goodbye kitchen, fare thee well Goodbye house of untold hell So long bedroom, I'll miss you most I'm there no more, I'll be a ghost Arrivederci, bon voyage! I'm taking leave of this montage The scene is set, the curtains drawn Goodbye old friend, adios, I'm gone. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 3/29/2021
Gotta love that artwork, right?! That's one way to leave home, I suppose.
UPDATE: I had a misunderstanding about Joey's previous correspondence and it turns out that he did not have his first procedure yet. What happened was that he and his mother were hit by a car while en route to the hospital and as a result of the accident, his hand was badly broken! Now he has to have an additional surgery tomorrow to correct that! I can't even believe this! Despite that unfortunate occurrence, Joey was in good spirits, just like always! What an admirable soul he is!!
Also wishing a joyful and blessed Holi for all those who celebrate the festival of love and colors!! ❤
Several years ago, right here on this phenomenal forum, I had the good fortune of meeting a rather wonderful individual named Joey, of the @poetrydelivery account. Joey had turned up on one of my posts on that fortuitous day, and right away I became aware of what a warm and friendly, humorous and kindhearted individual he was/is. In fact, I often tell my querido amigo (dear friend), that él tiene el corazón más grande alrededor (he has the biggest heart around). I'm not kidding when I say that either, he truly does; and he also puts his whole heart into everything he does, including his writing. Joey pens a wonderful variety of short pieces and quotes; some of which are humorous, many are insightful, some are romantic, but all of them contain the essence of his good heart. He is also a wonderful supporter of so many of us throughout the forum, and he always has a kind and encouraging word to offer when commenting. If this world was inhabited by more people like my querido amigo, this crazy rock we're all spinning around on would be a far better place, I can tell you that for sure! At any rate, I suppose I should get to the point before I digress any further. So, here it is... Mi amigo Joey has gone through a tremendous amount of physical trials and tribulations in recent years, and he's had to undergo many corrective surgeries. On this very day, he is once again being admitted to the hospital where he'll patiently await his turn for another corrective surgery. In all, he may be in the hospital for up to a month. With all of that said, I would like to request your prayers and encouraging words for a very dear individual who spends his time selflessly encouraging so many of us. So please feel free to leave your comments for him on this post and don't forget to tag his account (once again it's @poetrydelivery), because it will help boost him and carry him through his time in the hospital. I thank you wholeheartedly in advance, as it means a lot to me too, that you would lend your prayers and support on Joey's behalf. ♥️♥️♥️
Amigo, tienes esta cosa, ok? Eres un poderoso guerrero y siempre triunfas!! Esto ni siquiera es una cosa, en comparación con usted!! Te tenemos en esto, y también Dios! Todo estará bien. Cuídate amigo, y mantenme informado. Tanto amor para ti.
Disclaimer: *not a hate post* Please don't post any hate comments in the comment section. Yes I am going to concentrate on my studies, this post will be gone by 12 at night.
Not playing a sympathy card or seeking unwanted attention or being a saint, I just want to clear some things and pray for welfare of each writer and support each other during this situation and find a common solution to this problem and hatred, with a sorry to everyone we have blocked during this fight.
So, Hi. This is sangfroid soul. I've been in Mirakee since 2019. What happened during the course of one week and especially the last three days is undoubtedly unfortunate and should never be repeated We have been hurting each other with words. No one was correct. We all have been backbi*ching about one another. This fight wasn't about taking sides or supporting a particular individual or group.
I am very well aware a certain post of mine addressed to an anonymous person, I had posted from an account named sangfroid soul of merely 13 followers which was a hate post in simple terms, acted as a fire and starting point for all that we collectively witnessed during the course of three days and that is why I am writing this post as I owe more than an apology to Sneha, with the username poeticgirl. My actions were taken with misinformation and misinterpretation of your words and actions. I should have contacted you, and I didn't and wrote a post. I used a particular phrase, 'die witch' with no intention of making it sound like a death threat but yes, in the end, people did emphasize that it ended up sounding like a death threat.
I am sorry, Sneha. As a human, with an unbiased mind, as I think about it, I can only have an inkling how it must have felt. As someone who was your friend, I can only imagine how much it must have hurt to read something against you from friends you thought understood you. Pardon me, Sneha, if possible. Always a fan of your posts and our mutual love for skies. I know I have let you down. Best of luck for everything. Skies in your way. Under the comment section of that post, I called another person, Moitreyee, characterless and double faced. I have no right whatsoever, to call another human counterpart of any age, gender those names. Please accept my apology Moitreyee. Next day, a person, by the account name of veloc1ty_ unrelated to the whole situation but a friend of the above mentioned individual wrote a post directly taking my name which was read by atleast 70 people and reposted 25 times; he resurfaced the issue that had been resolved by the admin and tried to make me aware than I was wrong writing a hate speech to which I agree. I repeat this is not a hate post accusing someone or a particular group. I was at wrong and so were everyone who got involved in this issue. I can understand the situation of veloc1ty_ someone called his friend characterless and wrote a rant post and he felt it was his responsibility to resolve this issue, but the way we've been tackling this issue is where we have been going wrong every single time. He did take up some things of past. We all lost all manners and etiquettes that day. I am not accusing anyone or pointing a particular for causing this fight. Yes this fight was unnecessary and was caused due to certain factors and it included assumption of things, lack of communication and the need to satisfy our ego and to support our respective friends and as it all progressed we forgot how we were juggling with peace of each member of this forum.
Yes, I had written another post in response to a post by a certain individual by the username of _delta which she posted yesterday a little before noon in which she had indirectly expressed some statements about me that never had any proof or base whatsoever, calling me a b*itch which she has done in the past in one of her posts which she still has on her profile and I never raised a voice against it and I had thought to get over it because she being older and one of my early support of Mirakee, didn't want to confront me. I tried contacting her regarding the removal of the post and I was blocked. The post I posted wasn't a hate post. Again veloc1ty_ posted a post regarding me in response to the post by delta and me, trying to take things into hands as delta is his friend, about me not naming him the inspiration of a certain post which he had taken screenshots of, both the posts were months old and he took this opportunity to convey what he felt yesterday. All the readers who saw the screenshot denied of any similarities between the post and yes, again we weren't talking how sensible people talk. He ended up deleting the post and if the person still thinks the post of mine and his has any similarities, he contact the admin as her health and her sons' permit her. I did read your posts of today and I am no one to judge. While walking from school I had planned I would write an apology post from my behalf for causing this fight; and saw some screenshots and texts being shared. Now my mind is cool, and I have atleast read each sentence more than 10 times not wanting to hate and hurt any other person, any longer unintentionally. Delta didn't clear things and seeing her deactivated, I deleted my post. I don't seek an apology from her either in public or in personal for ruining my reputation that of a writer, I don't want her to show me a proof where she claims I have copied her handwriting and literary epitaphs or atleast the removal of a post that's in her profile since one year whenever she reactivates (that is if she does) as far as I know, I won't be able to get her response because I haven't gotten from past one year and more. I just want to say, Samreen, I'm sorry, I have always looked upto to you and mujhe maaf kar dena ho sake toh. Please.
Yes, we all did take out our personal grudges and called one or another things no one deserved to read, or hear ever in their lifetime. It's time we learn from our mistakes and pick up the cracks and try to heal collectively with no more hate, no more grudges.
I pay my apologies to the entire Mirakee community on behalf of everyone, and myself, yes, we were wrong to take this matter and justice into our hands. We won't repeat this same mistake. I won't repeat the same thing ever.
Last but not a least, it's time we say sorry and go back into our respective lives and move on.
My health has worsened in these three days and I have Practical board exams close. And I couldn't either focus on studies or health, and I hope with this apology, that has no underlying feeling of a drop of hatred we can solve this problem please?
I can't take all the names but I am sorry everyone. I take the blame, so can you please forgive me? Just for Mirakee? For your peace? For your health?
I am sorry, because your mental health is important people, so is mine. I am sorry. Again and again. I'm sorry that I can't reverse it back.
And dekho bhaijan, ek din hum tum, wo sab aasaman ke ho jaayenge. Jab tk zinda ho apne andr ki choti si asha ko bhujhne mat dena.
A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in which a question is asked to produce an effect on the listener or make a persuasive point, rather than to obtain information. For example, if a person asks, "How many times do I have to tell you to take your meals on time?" the speaker's goal is to emphasize his or her concern regarding health!
--Today, write a creative prose or poem using a rhetorical question in it.--
Toru Dutt in the poem "Our Casuarina Tree" explains how the tree continued to hold an important place in her heart even after she grew up because she along with her siblings who are no more, had spent happy moments under it during childhood. The poem speaks volumes about how memories play an important role in our lives.
--Today, write a creative piece about your childhood memories.--
Joy in the little things. There are so many things that bring us joy, and we sometimes forget to acknowledge it. The smell of wet earth, the light breeze, warm sunny skies, the smile from a kind stranger, someone paying for coffee.. and so many other little things. Some of these joys are dependent on external conditions, but others are in your control. Like - the taste of some nourishing tea, or a sweet treat, cuddling with your puppy, giggling with a kid - are all things that you can recreate.
Write a prose or poem listing 2 or 3 things in life that bring you joy. Also write what emotion you feel with this joy - peace, comfort, safety, love? And What can you do to bring one of these joyful things in your life everyday?