Wohoo we all really survived 2020! Happy New Year everyone!! ❤️
To be really honest, i haven't at all in 2020. My last post around 35 weeks ago :/.
I often thought i was not able to write because i had no inspiration or no particular strong feeling which moved me. I felt numb all through out 2020, and i mistook this numbness as absence of feeling and emotions. Oh boi i was so wrong. "People often mistake numbness for nothingness, but numbness isn't absence of feelings; it's a response to being overwhelmed by too many feelings." - Lori Gottlieb (author of 'Maybe you should talk to someone') Being overstimulated, i tried my best to ignore everything, like literally, not knowing (umm okay maybe a little bit) that it might backfire at the end. Well it hasn't as of yet, but it might. So i really don't want to carry this (almost) a burden into 2021 (atleast all of it).
I hope your year is filled with happiness, good health and safety! And thanks a lot to @mirakee@writersnetwork and the creators and the whole team for making such a beautiful platform, forever grateful.
On these cold empty nights My mind likes to take a trip Down the memory lane Just to fill the sky With some guilt and pain. •••
First stop: About ten years ago, As I cried for a new toy You silently smiled As you wiped my tears With the new teddy bear.
I never knew that that night Your heart skipped a beat.
Second stop: About eight years ago, I screamed for MY ice cream As some of it was on your lips. You silently slided your way out In the scorching summer heat Just to fill my stupid stomach.
I never knew that day Your heart skipped two beats.
Third stop: About seven years ago I jumped out of the running vehicle Thinking I'll jump out my fear too.
But all I did was Jump your fucking heart out.
Fourth stop: About six years ago As we were chilling On a summer afternoon Watching TV Your heart stopped beating. I thought you were just joking As you took your last breath. I sat there silently Waiting for you to end the silence. But I never knew it'll last forever.
I didn't even try to resuscitate you But just fucking saw you with my empty eyes.
Soon I saw my palms turn red As I saw your dead heart in my hands.
All you did was Love me with your whole heart And all I did was Stop that same heart.
Tonight I just wish You are more happy there Than you were on this side of the universe.
Hey people. I guess that by now from looking at people's Instagram stories to seeing the truthful tweets on Twitter you all know something or the other about the Amazon rainforest and that it is burning up like hell. I suggest that if you really want to know what hell looks like, Google up the recent pictures of Amazon and tada, you'll get a clear idea.
I am not here to write about all the bad deeds we humans have done and we are still doing but first I'll just brief you about Amazon if you don't know and are still reading my Ted talk.
So here I go. Amazon rainforest in South America is the largest tropical forest. Forest fires are common as the do occur naturally as well, but Amazon is an area with torrential rain that almost never burns on its own yet the places have been burning since last three fucking weeks with zero media coverage. Deforestation, climate change and slash and burn agriculture are the main reasons why our Earth's lungs are on fire. Due to excessive deforestation and global warming the forest is drying out and this causes forest fire. Slash and Burn agriculture is illegally practice which when done by unskilled farmers, ends the forest into ashes.
Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President, has weakened policies which protect the Amazon rainforest and has prioritized economic growth by increasing agricultural yeild over the alarming issue of climate change, which the humans are currently battling.
The weakening of policies have encouraged deforestation accelerating it with an increase of 88% in June as compared to June 2018. There has been a 77% increase in the number of fires from the same time period in 2018.
And Mr Brazilian president I suppose is counting the profit he has made since January or is getting a decent haircut while his citizens are choking on carbon.
So how can you, we, all together help the ecosystem that produces 20% of Earth's oxygen.
First and foremost educate yourself about this grave issue. Google up, read articles, watch news, no maybe do not watch news as Indian media is fucking sleeping on this issue like we are not a part of this world and after enlightening yourself, spread awareness, share your knowledge maybe at least to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours or anyone. Have a fruitfull conversation on such topics rather than wasting your time gossiping or having shitty small talks.
Secondly if you can then please donate to help forest as well as a people living in or near it. I'll list down the sides at the end of this post.
Thirdly sign petitions, you can do it on change.org Greenpeace, etc. Your signature can mean a lot.
Other ways are- By reducing your paper and wood consumption. By reducing food wastage. By going vegetarian or even better vegan. You can start by reducing your meat and dairy consumption at least that will be a start.
So this is the end of my Ted Talk. Thanks for surviving till the end of this brutal reality and as you all know truth hurts like shit. Please use your voice to save our "carbon sink" and our Earth. Its time that we all stop the injustice towards our mother earth and start loving her and her children.
A man knows How to prick his Lady’s temper - In the places which Are her domain - One question With a tone of urgency : “The tea is not Ready yet?” And he’ll watch Her proceed in The most predicted manner, As he gets the tea And the pleasure All on his tongue In the next two minutes - I see her everyday And feel a twitch In my throat - But in the corner, I do gulp down A few doses of pleasure From his vial, too - I’m an element External to their bubble, Perhaps a kin, the salt, the glass or her bra - It makes me question Everyday about the back door Attached to the kitchen And why she moves Towards it every day But never flees? - I gulp another dose Of pleasure every time She decides to stay.
Which ones Are more merciless : The nights and the Showers when I bleed, Reeking of restlessness, Or the whole Other bunch Of them That sprays the Reek of the former, Remorselessly in my blanket? - How many soldiers Can I defeat all alone? - The thoughts rape Me during the nights, And I don’t take Showers anymore, Standing by the edge, Grabbing everything I can, not to fall.