In a dimly lit room,

Of smoke and ashes,

Her skin shines,

Like a childhood memory.

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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


Just figured ahead of me is , as I continuously walk,

I walk, run, fall, crawl to find a way,

A way out of this maze.


Sometimes a Storm

Sometimes a storm,

Sometimes a sail.


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If Love Is Worth Being Alive?

In the distance, a white wolf howls,

It’s the tale of a broken heart.

Darkness shields the starry sky,

Maybe they were destined to be apart.

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Does it Still Exist?

I saw you walking. Walking down the road. I thought I would say “Hey”. I thought to talk to you again. I thought I would ask if you’re doing okay. If you’re healthier than what you were before. I thought I would ask about your heart, about its healing.

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It Was Never a Love Story: Chapter VI

We both were dead silent for a few minutes. As I was unable to frame sentences for the situation, she spoke.

“It’s okay Aadvik, I respect your feelings. No one has any control over their feelings. But please, understand. I see nothing more than a friend in you”,


“So you admitted your feelings?”, Ananya asked.

“Yes”, Aadvik said.

You did the right thing by owning it up. Truth is the base of all relationships. You couldn’t have been with her with these hidden feelings”, Ananya said.

“Probably the last thing I did right in our relationship. What followed next was an absolute disaster”, Aadvik said.

“What do you mean?”, Ananya got curious.

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