Choices

Time , our creator,mentor,judge our friend, foe , our destructor . Time can be anything but static and where time moves life got to move else it isn’t life but ravages of time . And how does we move our life ahead? Decisions. Choices .

 Thats what elders said and I have been taught all right since childhood that “elders are always right.” And boy I respected that and listened to everyting they said and made every decision as per their norms . What ? I belong to an Indian && middleclass && Punjabi background (&& – programmers will know) . Had I disrespected, totte-totte kar dete mere(chop me down) . So yes , aye , oui , wakatta , entendido , verstanden , I had to do what they said, when, how and where. 

Atleast thats what I thought until one bright and moonless night some baffling thing(s) dawned on me . That was the first bright ray in my life indicating I have started to mature .

“Elders are always right”. “Choices define us” …… but what about these people ? Are they some kind of exceptions ? But wait there are so many of them Is it like in Biology where exceptions are more than topics themselves ( no offense meant , I love Biology) :- 

(only few listed here else the post would be damn too long)

  1. Mahatma Gandhi , the father of our nation , agreed on disintegrating Hindustan to present India & Pakistan. Both side people knew each other well , had lived , laughed and cried together since long . The bloodshed is regarded as one of the most merciless and widespread communal bloodshed in the modern history . Till date many people die on both sides and it keeps getting worse even after 71 years .
  2. A father scolds , even beats up his son badly. He pushes him into the pool even when they both know that son can’t swim yet.
  3. Many birds throw their new borns down the tree. 
  4. Severus Snape killed Prof. Dumbledore , joined evil, betrayed his loved ones, helped almost destroy his second home Hogwarts.
  5. Itachi Uchiha slaughtered his entire clan and became a rogue shinobi and an S class criminal.

Yes , “Elders are always right” . I am sure of it now. But wait there is something more to them . I was as confused as a newbie judging if the 2  triangles are similar or congruent.

So if choices define us , were these people really wrong ?  They intentionally did the wrong thing , who does that , who kills himself by his own grenade in COD ? 

Maybe because it would kill the enemy thats had almost killed your commrad. 

Maybe it is because of them that our future is a lot better, much brighter .

  1. Hadn’t Bapu Gandhi agreed on disintegrating into India & Pakistan who knows when would we have got Independence .And bloodshed would continue maybe forever.
  2. If a father doesn’t scold his son how can he ever realize his mistakes and become a matured and better man.
  3. If birds don’t push the new borns , maybe some might never learn to fly and hence fall prey to predators in no time .
  4. If Snape hadn’t played the villian, Harry would have died several times . And Hogwarts would have been enslaved a long time ago by Voldemort.
  5. If Itachi Uchiha hadn’t slaughtered his clan , his village would had been endangered , another great ninja war would have been waged and lakhs would have had died .

So if the elders are always right (you know well I didn’t have a choice back there) , then

what is it that actually defines us ?

Our Choices or

The Reason why we make them.

and what those choices leave behind for generations yet to come. 

When the first ray of sun glistened its blessings upon me , and the Cucoo sang a rare welcome morning note , I knew it for sure then :-

I have matured   and that
I had made my choice. 

One Lovely Blogger Award

Thank you so much Orange Orchards for nominating me for this prestigious award . 

I never realized how stubborn I could be to have never ever asked or remembered​ your name while you always did remember mine . If you read this plz do comment your name below , I promise that I will itch your name in my mind this time( mumy kassam😂) 

For all those who don’t know about​ her(I doubt there will be any) do check out her blog .She will always leave you enthralled with her thoughts and wondering with her scribbles in the end .

Seven facts about me :-

  1. I am profoundly fond of History and Mythology . 
  2. I love paleontology and dinosaur study . I hope that I see myself as one in future.
  3. I love Sports . Favorite being Football , Swimming , athletics and Table Tennis.
  4. I hate Mathematics even though I am onto become an Engineer.
  5. I love Anime ❤ 
  6. I love playing Keyboard 
  7. Even though I like Lionel Messi , I am a Madrista fan .

Now I will like to break the rule and nominate everyone for this award . Because I was going through each of my fellow followers’ works yesterday, I noticed why I started following them. Each has unique thoughts,style, views and a special gift , gift that makes them just so beautiful and special.

Here are the rules :- 

  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  • They must include the rules and award badge as an image.
  • They must add seven facts about themselves.
  • They must nominate 15 people.

Happy Blogging !

One Lovely Blogger Award

Yesterday I failed

Yesterday I cried

Yesterday I felt lost forever 

Yesterday I was all broken inside

Yesterday I confessed “I quit !”

Yesterday death seemed dearer 

It was all yesterday 

But if it was all yesterday , why does it still hurt ?

Why do I still suffer ?

Why do the dementors still suck life out of me ?

Why do those time wraiths still haunt me ?

They say “Time Heal All Wounds”

Does it ? Is that almighty Time’s pure divinity ?

Or just a cheap lame trick ?

A temporary fill ?

Time but nothing just covers up the wound

Nothing but a partial fix

Due to the glut of humane

Like the first aid on a already burnt dead hand

A mineral wool on a leaking fuming pipe that will surely excise

A Marham on our bleeding heart and soul .

Ask a mother who lost her son if time always heals

A footballer his knee

A singer her voice

A poet her visualization

A 12 standard her passion

A  rape victim her life

A person his soul

A human his humanity

Legend says it all “The Wrath of Time”

Mythologies say it right “Time , the Ultimate Destructor ”

Like an infinite river of regrets and sorrows

Like a ghost from a misty past

Like sand dunes of happiness that always soar away no matter how hard we try to keep them around us

So what is time to you ?

 savior or satan ?

friend or a foe ?

option or inevitable ?

Yin or Yang ?

Life or death ?

The Blue Sky Tag 

Thanks a lot @Boranaroshni for tagging me 

I am most honored for this nomination .

This is my very first nomination and its all because of the support of lovely people like you.

Here are the rules:

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag as many people as you want
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you

Questions that I have been given:

  • How do you describe yourself

$- An adventure lover, A passionate Sportsperson . Sometimes a bit too serious , many times fun to be around 😂 , am always seeking to do something different.

  • Are you scared of heights

    $ – Nope 

    • If you could be an animal what animal would you be?

    $- Wolf , because of its calm and caring nature . But if anyone hurts someone he cares about , he is death himself .

    • What places you have traveled and want to travel ?

    $- Frankly speaking haven’t been out much . But would love to wander the ranges of China , Tibet, explore the majestic Amazon forests, calm my mind and soul in Switzerland and have romance in the city of Love(Hoping since long now😂😁)

    • What is your overall goal in life?

    $- Work hard and never give up on any task undertaken and most importantly lead a Satisfying life rather than a successful one which today’s world measures in terms of no. of zeros in your bank balance.

    • Would you like to be famous?

    $ – Never much of a desire but since you ask who wouldn’t wanna be ? 😁😂😎

    • What natural disaster are you mostly scared of?

    $- Floods . They happened last year when it was my first year in college. Struck for 3 days with hardly any food , water and electricity . All modes of transportation disrupted . And I was alone 2,690 kms from my home and family .

    • Have you had a paranormal life experience ?

    $ – As a matter of fact , I have had 3 such experiences. Everytime I recall them , it sends a chill down my spine .

    • Are you a dog person or a cat person?

    $-  I will prefer Cat since I am single 😞😂

    • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

    $- I like to call my self a restricted person . I do many times talk a lot , laugh a lot , do kiddish stuff and pull some mischievous acts too (No!  not while I am drunk 😒😂, infact I don’t drink) . Rest as they say is a matter of perspective .

    • Favorite quote(s)?

    1. “NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT “
    2. “STOP WHINING ABOUT FATE AND HOW IT CAN’T BE CHANGED “
    3. ” IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR DESTINY , DON’T ACCEPT IT, INSTEAD HAVE THE COURAGE TO CHANGE IT “

    My nominations :-

    orangeorchards.wordpress.com   

    she-who-hears.net

    enigmaticchants.wordpress.com

    quiescentlistener.wordpress.com

    tanushree0830.wordpress.com

    thatgirl196.wordpress.com

    utkarshsharma26.wordpress.com

    My Questions are :-

    1.  What made you start writing ?
    2. Your favorite writter/ poet ?
    3. A fear yet to conquer 
    4. Describe yourself 
    5. Your ultimate goal in life
    6. Will you call yourself an introvert or extrovert?
    7. Your Zodiac sign 
    8. Movie you have watched hundred times and can watch over a hundred times more and still relish it 
    9. If given a chance , which famous personality would you like to date ?
    10. Your Favorite writting genre 
    11. The decision you regret the most 

    NOTE :- The above questions are strictly for leisure purposes and completly out of intention to hurt anyone. We are writters and its our way of dealing with emotions , accepting and scribbling them that defines us.

    However , if you find any any of the above question pricking your private space, feel free to leave that question(s)

    All the very best !! . Lets spread love.


    A Soldier’s only regret

    ” We are blessed with an angelic daughter . Everytime I look at her , she reminds me of you. Yes, she has got your beautiful eyes. “

    The Letter , in the first instant , did what triggers , torture and grenades could not do even in 10 years.

    For the first time the Soldier’s hand trembled 

     as he felt the Braille Script peirce his heart and touch his soul .

    Though one battle was over , another began .

    Only this time the Soldier knew he had lost the War .

    RIP Naruto (2005-2017)

    I still remember…….

    It all started in the monsoons of September 2005.

    A stranger entered my life 

    He was always energetic , mischievous and poor at studies (totally my type).

    In no time we became the best of friends.

    I visited him everyday without fail at sharp 4:00 p.m.

    We always had a great time together 

    Certain adventures together 

    At a fun place called “ANIMAX

    Years passed…….

    From childhood to adulthood

    From school to college​

    From kiddish  fun and small mischieves to maturity and principles of life 

    We grew together,laughed together, cried together and as far as I hate to say it even mourned together.

    But now……

    We were both grown men in a cruel and complicated world

    And that meant 

    No more fun 

    More fake masks

    No more small mischieves

    Less quality time for your loved ones

    More of a battle it was everyday​

    Thinking its always about “I”

    Thinking our destinies have been predefined

    At least thats what I thought

    Until I met him again after 10 years… 

    It felt as if this whole time I have been living a lie

    I learned……

    Your destiny is in your and your hands alone

    It is never only about you but always about you and the people around you whom you love , whom you cherish

    Naruto Uzumaki” now that I think about it, you taught me a lot of lessons or rather you taught me everyting I needed in life

    Some of your words still ring my ears when I feel low or lost

    • Stop complaining about fate and saying how it cannot be changed.
    • If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it instead have the courage and will to change it
    • It’s OK to get lost in the process, just don’t forget to walk one more time.

    And then there is this one sentence that always keeps me alive in the race

           Never give up no matter what

    You came into my life as a story 

    You left as a legend and the best friend I doubt I will ever have .

    A Contemporary Love

    Met first on 14 February

    Kissed first under the mistletoe

    Went first  together to the city of love 

    She was his Guinevere

    He her Lancelot

    Their heart always beat for one another
    Everytime they looked into each other’s eyes 

    They saw themselves as future husband and wife

    After Marriage…..

    Both had a mistletoe hanging above

    Both cherished Camelot everytime they read 

    Both always insisted on travelling to  Paris during vacations​

    Except only now in separate Contemporary lives

    duly wed but some stranger’s beloved husband and wife

    Only 1 thing they regretted their entire life(s)

    How beautiful would have been their life

    only & only if they had just a little more time.

    Life of a lifeless 

    “Father! Father! , exclaimed the daughter 

    “Look!! I scored above 80%just like you demanded “.

    “Hmm , finaly , thank god for that”, the father sighed

    “Can I finaly now choose my field of choice, please?”

    “Of course , dear,you are always free to choose , we will never pressurize you” mother again repeated

    A light filled up her eyes 

    Like an aurora in polars

    An eternal spring in barren 

    She felt as if her entire sadness was wiped over 

    All those years of struggle & patience finaly paid in her favor.

    “Engineering , medical , IAS or CA ? Choose any you like ” the mother said

    “No sweat no hurry 

    But think over it carefully

    For it’s the thing your resume will always carry”

    A never anticipated drought depleted her small spring of hope

    The aurora disappeared leaving behind her life as lifeless as arctic

    Her acclaimed masterpeice entitled”THE IDEAL FAMILY” failed to say anything in her motion but helplessly peek from inside the pocket

    Irony swayed the entire room .

     Life slowly started seeping out of her quickly traversing towards doom

    The last barricade broke after 6 years

    Her fleight of hand was found close to her once warm heart again

    Only this time not in regular paints 

    but  blend of a peculiar red pastel color and infinite soaked tears.

    A Snippet

    “Father can money really , as you always say, buy anything in this world ?!”

    “Absolutely ” claimed a prudential arms dealer

    “And can time really heal all wounds?”

    “Yes , uh, with time all wounds eventually heal” father said but this time with the cold shoulder.

    It was only after the end of both the great war and the funeral ceremony did he realize 

    how shallow were his words and how deep that wound will ever be.