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  • puzzledgirl 4w

    When you are racing through the busy street
    Just Slow down a little bit
    Look at the yellow bud
    Trying hard to bloom
    There's still some life left
    It's not all dull and gloom.

    When you are stuck in loops
    Of never ending excel workbooks
    Just open the window
    Let the wind flow
    Let it bring some drops of rain
    Trust me there's hope after pain.

    When you are staring at the blank at night
    Don't you dare switch on the light
    Just follow the firefly on the wall
    Dancing in the dark
    Not giving the world a single fuck
    Just close your eyes and believe in you
    Whatever you dream of, it'll come true!
    ©puzzledgirl


    #positive #mood #life #optimism #self #confidence #poem

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    Yellow bud

    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 9w

    Waves of love

    My love is like the waves
    They rise, they break
    And then they rise again.
    This continues for eternity
    Without a pause
    Without a question
    Without a dilemma
    Without a delay
    Without letting the universe halt
    Even for a moment.
    I know that I'll break midway
    I know that I can't hug the shore
    I know that I'll bring some sand grains with me
    And leave the bigger chunk out there
    Only to spread my hands
    To reach out again and again
    To fully grab you within my arms
    And absorb you wholly in my vain.
    I won't ever get tired
    I forgot when I started
    Don't think I'll ever stop
    Till the end of time
    I'll rise and break
    Touch and leave
    Hope and cry
    But I'll never come back empty handed
    Because no matter how little my fists are
    Whenever I'll open my palms
    I'll always find a little sand grain
    To remind me that I touched the shore once.
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 17w

    Seashell earrings

    It was our last day at Puri, orissa. Having enjoyed seven awesome days, and nights, it was our final evening in the city of Lord Jagannath. We bengalis visit Puri often, almost like once a year, still we feel like this is the best Seabeach in the world where you can simply sit by the sea, listen to the waves, munch on peanuts and chat with your family and friends for hours. Maybe the word "leisure" was invented by someone actually enjoying leisure at the Puri Seabeach. Even though it was like our annual visit, we always made sure to buy something or the other for our loved ones at home, in Kolkata. Simple Showpieces for the adults, seashell jewelry for the ladies, random toys for the kids, and the famous khaja for all. This time too, we bought gifts for all our loved ones but I forgot to buy a gift for my little cousin. So while everyone was getting ready for checking out at the hotel and leave for the station, I told them to continue without me as I have to go to the beach market immediately and buy some toy for the little cousin!
    I went to the beach alone. I bought a beautiful small seashell owl for the kid and decided to return to the station. But I still had time to catch the train, so thought of saying a 'goodbye' to my beloved Bay of Bengal before leaving this beautiful city. This was the first time I soaked my feet in the sea, alone, that too in the dark! It was a different kind of excitement!! But then, I saw this old man there, on the beach, looking for something in the sand. It was dark, so I turned on the torchlight in my mobile and asked him "have you lost something uncle? " He seemed worried as if he had lost something really valuable. He replied to me in bengali "I am looking for a seashell earring! I have one with me, but lost the other one of the pair! "
    "But I don't think you can get it back uncle, the waves might already have taken it away into the sea, besides its so dark and slippery here! Don't go any further into the sea at night else you might fall by the current of the strong waves!"
    "What will I tell her? She'll be so mad at me! This is her only seashell earring pair and I have lost one! "
    "Buy another pair for her. If you don't mind uncle, can I buy one pair for aunty? You look like my father, so I'll be really happy if you allow me to buy a pair of seashell earrings for aunty! " I told him enthusiastically! Looking at the condition of his clothes and shoes I thought of helping out this poor old man. But his reply shocked me.

    "No beta, you can't. We came here on our honeymoon. I bought this pair for her. She took such great care of this simple earrings that she wore it on our fortieth anniversary and surprised me. It was my first ever gift to her, so she kept it with utmost care. We wanted to visit puri this year together and this was supposed to be our second visit to puri. She decided to wear her wedding saree and this earrings to commemorate our strong companionship of 40 years! But I lost her last month. Since the tickets were bought already, I decided to come alone. And I bought her seashell earrings with me. I dipped them in the sea water to make her soul feel the warmth of the sea. She couldn't be here in flesh so I wanted her favorite seashell earrings to get their promised second Puri tour. But a big wave imbalanced me and one of the earrings fell into the sea! I've been searching for it for so long but can't find it."

    I felt astonished by these words. In a world of ever changing tastes and fake love stories, the bond between this old pair of strangers surprised me to the core! I calmly told the old man, "Leave it there uncle. It now belongs to aunty. She sent that big wave to take one earring from you,but left one for you as well to remind you that just like you two were parts of the same soul, these two earrings too now belong to the two of you, till you meet her again, when your souls become one and the pair becomes complete!"

    Even in the dark, I saw droplets in the corner of his eyes. We both bid goodbye to the sea and left.
    ©puzzledgirl

    #story #wod #miraquill @miraquill @writersnetwork #love #life #sea #eternal #bond #soulmate #promise #stranger

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    Seashell earrings

    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 20w

    Phoenix

    No, I won’t let you win, no matter how hard you try
    Even if I have to sail through hell, suffocate and cry.
    Don’t think you can toss me on burning charcoal and I’ll die
    My molten spirit will reshape into a phoenix and I’ll fly high!

    If you snatch my books away and put me in a cage of steel
    You can strangulate my intellect but can’t force me to kneel
    To your blind faiths, terrorism or the bloodthirsty cruel zeal
    Your bullets can pierce my brain but my brilliance, it never will.

    When my liberal spirit intimidates your sluggish mind,
    Your demonic torment and my skirt’s length get intertwined
    When you return my renunciation with acid that makes me blind
    I still manage to paint a world with love that’s cordial and kind.

    I climb the ladder of success with indefatigable perseverance
    My countless preparing nights vanish in the rumour of my appearance
    My certificates of merit somewhere get lost in the sea of disappearance
    But after the forced hiatus I always come back strong to prove my endurance!

    I am teased, I am mauled, I am harassed, I am torn
    I am blamed, I am ridiculed, I am molested, I am forlorn
    I work day and night, silently help build the empire that’s shown
    But at the end of the day I’m beaten with a belt designed with thorn.

    I have a prolific river inside that gives birth to new lives
    I am that magnanimous sapling that throws you to the skies
    Yet you push me into a volcano and watch my burning demise
    But you always forget that I’m a phoenix, so I’ll be reborn and rise!

    #woman #strong #women #resilient #phoenix #never #giveup #hope #poem #tough #life

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    Phoenix

    No, I won’t let you win, no matter how hard you try
    Even if I have to sail through hell, suffocate and cry.
    Don’t think you can toss me on burning charcoal and I’ll die
    My molten spirit will reshape into a phoenix and I’ll fly high!
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 21w

    হঠাৎ

    হঠাৎ যেন তানপুরার তারটি গেল ছিড়ে,
    এক অসাড় বধিরতা গ্রাস করল আমায়,
    কিন্তু এমনটি তো হওয়ার ছিল না কথা,
    এমন হঠাৎ করে কি নিকষ আঁধার ঘনায়?

    বেশ তো ছিলাম দুজনায় জীবনের ডোরে বেধে,
    ফুরিয়ে যেত সময়, ফুরাতোনা প্রেমের ডালি,
    তোমার চোখের তারায় আমি ঘর বেধেছিলাম
    হঠাৎ করে সে সোহাগী ঘর আমার এক্কেবারে খালি।

    যাবেই যদি চলে তবে গেথেছিলে কেন কড়ি গুলি,
    কেন মুছিয়ে ছিলে বাধন ভাঙা আগল ছাড়া জল,
    এমন হঠাৎ যদি ছেড়েই দেবে হাতটি আমার,
    তবে সব স্বপ্ন গুলো কি মিথ্যা, সব প্রার্থনা নিষ্ফল?

    সবাই বলে রাতের আঁধার শেষে নতুন সূর্য ওঠে
    সুখদুখ সব এভাবেই ভাসে জীবনের চিরভেলায়,
    তবে তাই যদি হয় অন্তহীন অপেক্ষাতে রইলাম
    এমন হঠাৎ করেই একদিন ফিরে এসো ভোরবেলায়।
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 22w

    The Heart's Conundrum

    Yes, a part of the old me has moved on
    With new dreams in my triumphant eyes,
    New heart that beats for new adventures
    Erasing all the scars of the troubled paradise.

    But I worry about the other half
    The part that's still awake at night
    Still rewinding the good and the bad
    Fighting a dilemma of wrong and right.

    A part that still holds on to hope
    Believes that it's a nightmare that'll go away,
    This little window of indelible hope
    Makes my heart swing in a hypnotic ballet.

    I lie awake at midnight, eyes wide open
    Knitting a future of impossible delusions,
    I fear this part will never recover from hope
    I'm forever bound to it by a strong collusion.

    Behind all those sunshine smiles
    A dark cloud of doubt will always hide,
    Remnants of a stubborn illusion of love
    In an invisible crate, this secret will forever reside.
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 28w

    It's far from perfect
    And it isn't supposed to be,
    When we sit in silence
    You, I and the sea!
    I forget where I came from
    You forget what you are
    The disobedient sea breeze
    Takes us to a world afar.
    The sand grains in my toes
    The glittering gold in your hair
    The saline kiss tastes best
    When I choose truth over dare!
    I pour my love on sparkling glasses
    We toast to a wave that's never weary
    The sea taught me best lesson of life
    Don't quit even when the shore is blurry!

    #sea #bliss #eternity #poem

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    You, I and the sea

    It's far from perfect
    And it isn't supposed to be,
    When we sit in silence
    You, I and the sea!
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 29w

    My secret fantasy

    Every night I stare at my glass window

    And wait for an owl to bump into it,

    Carrying my Hogwarts admission letter

    Marking this muggle world’s grand exit.

    Can’t wait to meet Mr. Harry Potter

    Brave eyes behind those round gold rim,

    Can’t wait to learn all mind-blowing spells

    With Hermione and Ron we’ll make a lovely team.

    Can’t wait to be welcomed by professor Dumbledore,

    Eagerly waiting to wear that house sorting hat,

    Will attend Snape’s defense against dark arts class

    I’m sure I’ll learn to make my Patronus, a cat.

    We’ll take our night strolls in the nearby woods

    With Hagrid in charge of our food and drive,

    We will fight the monsters and trolls on our way

    To stop “you-know-who” from coming back alive.
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 32w

    Summer

    How can the summer sweat
    Turns me into an amateur poet
    Groping for yellow afternoons
    With a longing,Opaque and inchoate.

    School bells ringing in my ear
    Granny's house approaching near
    Bidding school bags humble byes
    Summer vacation is finally here.

    Ah! How sweet this freedom tastes
    Rendezvous with my childhood friends
    Cool shelter under the big banyan tree
    Swinging, holding its long woody tress.

    Throwing up stones to aim for the greens
    Sweet and sour the mangoes scream
    Just a pinch of black salt n chilly powder
    For the littles, it's the definition of dream.

    The little river waits for our naughty jump
    It's calm water shakes up with the crump
    Our little army races on our banana raft
    The laughter cheers up, erasing the grump.

    The roofs are filled with bottles of pickles
    Grandma gives chillars to buy popsicles
    Red orange purple, our chameleon tongues
    We are the Columbus in our fancy bicycle!

    Evening is incomplete without the power cut
    Hurricanes and oil lamps brightens the dark
    Horror stories feel more real in grandma's voice
    We want to see the ghost but nobody has the gut.

    Electricity ruins the magic, we prefer the star
    When the cool southern breeze takes us afar
    We doze off on the terrace under the blinking lights
    A bunch of cousins make memories lasting a whole life!
    ©puzzledgirl

  • puzzledgirl 34w

    Love Again

    My heart just melted when you smiled
    Smiled like there was no grief,no pain,
    Pain that moistens my hopeless eyes
    Eyes that forgot how to smile again.

    Again I jumped onto the ocean
    Ocean of love hope and intimacy,
    Intimacy that spread like a blaze
    Blaze of ardour devoid of any secrecy!

    Secrecy invites unwanted jealousy
    Jealousy, I learnt, causes distress in dark,
    Dark days are finally over my love
    Love filled road ahead of us, let's embark!
    ©puzzledgirl