A CLASSICAL FILM

Silently is how I drown in my tears.

Spilled out pain is what it is. Every drop of my tear trying to

put down the fire in my heart. The Rage would never become less.

No matter how many tears are shed. Our memories is what I see

when I close my eyes. A Classical film, is what our love story is.

Where the man leaves and the woman dies. In the ocean of her

tears is where she commits suicide. She seems to be motionless.

But she is fully awake. When the world Is sleeping. And the moon is signaling!

It is when She says goodbye!

©  Ghananjani

YOU WILL THANK GOD FOR THAT DAY

In some moment of life comes a time. The one that most people are afraid of. The one that make you feel alone in a crowd. You will be left helpless, hopeless and meaningless. The only thing you will have left to offer is yourself.

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MUMBAI

Mumbai.

The city of dreams,
The city of lights,
The city of togetherness,
The city of boundless spirits.

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ENJOY THE MOMENT

And one day when tragedy brings you back to your old lane of memories,
You will be able to survive with a smile on your face.

And one day when the stars fall,
You will be strong enough to not wish upon them.

And one day when sunsets appear to be mesmerizing,
You will not rush to capture it.

Life consists of lot of such moments, beautiful to keep holding it,
Too beautiful to just letting them go off and enjoying the moment.

© Ruchika Rana, Author

I STILL HOPE FOR MIRACLES

तू मैनु पूछ ना कोई सवाल
चल दूर किते मेरे नाल
के तेरा हो जाऊं

मैं किसी और का हूँ फिलहाल
के तेरा हो जाऊं

Somewhere I want her to know how it feels to miss your loved ones or maybe she knows it well. I want to go back to her, but I cannot. I had to move on knowing you won’t be returning. I wish we had time together.

Oh gosh!! It’s my marriage tomorrow and all I’m doing is thinking about you. I’ll be someone else’s tomorrow and forever.

Standing solitary on the terrace of my bungalow, with a beer bottle in my hand, admiring the sky, with meager hope in my eyes, chilled winds alleviating my face, I know it’s wrong to think of you at this moment. But with this song playing in my background and its entirely relatable lyrics has led me to our old lane of memories.

How I wish…
For once let’s just go to the place where we first met, singing, with no worries, with no questions, just craving for each other’s company.
For once let’s just sit close, watching the sun going down, with your hand wrapped around mine and those fluttering feelings.
You remind me how times can be good, you remind me how people can be loved.

सूखे से पत्ते हैं एक टहनी पे लगे
क़िस्मत तो देखो कि झड़ नहीं सकते
फ़िलहाल तो यूँ हैं कि कुछ कर नहीं सकते

I cannot undo anything. Neither you can. We have played our parts and left it upon fate. I know it’s the harsh reality. Somewhere in my heart I still hope for miracles. If not in this lifetime then maybe in the parallel universe.

© Ruchika Rana, Author

EQUALITY OVER EVERYTHING ELSE

I’m still in a quandary wondering that is this the modern world we are living in! When will the society be free from the shackles of patriarchy, misogyny, sexism and feminism, is still a question!

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DO YOU TOO LIKE TO GET LOST IN UTOPIA?

Do you too like to get lost in utopia?

A world that you enter,

When you are half asleep.

Helplessly sleepy, dizzy and confused.

Unsure of reality. Happily submerging.

Far away from the tactical reality,

Innocently introspecting your feelings.

The mind, unwillingly surrendering.

The heart, gracefully taking control.

A world of that is either black or white,

And not a combination of both.

©  Chitra Mishra, Editor

I BROKE UP WITH MY BEST FRIEND

You know last year I broke up with my best friend.

Yes it was an uninvited disaster to my life.

But still today when I think about the scenario it leaves me with numb eyes.

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ONE SIDED LOVE

One sided crush? One sided love?

Whatever! It’s just like a fine wine!

It’s the most powerful thing!

One sided love is never gonna work.

It’s just like the failing of Newton’s third law!

Or maybe you spend your whole life pretending it will work out one day!

You are not mine, but I have been loyal in this relationship.

Feeling the pain of losing someone who is not even yours!

It’s just like not hoping for a reply for the message sent.

I don’t know whether it’s making me or breaking me.

But baby! My love has no boundaries.

My one sided love, too, *is a fine wine*. It will always age with time.

Baby! You will be always loved and cared for.

© Ruchika Rana, Author

LOST AND FOUND

My mom once told me that breaking into social arena

is always better than the other way around.

But, I’m quite a solitary and prefer to stay lost

like a sunken chest on the ocean ground.

My every dern scream and every effort

to come out these days seems a retro sound.

But, a part of me is still expecting someone

who will ask me for another round of ‘lost and found’.

© Srishti Raghuvanshi, Author