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Memories or stories

The momentary attachment and lasting memories  May be that’s the reason human life is never sorrow free. Thinking of those times after times past makes one regret having had such silly feelings Love of yesterday labeled craziness today Will I think of these memories as mere stories some day?

© Nimi Arora

Hot tea - a Hottie

'Kids don't drink tea' I was always told 'Leads to dark complexion' was the legend doled
Nose running away in Delhi winters Would get me the forbidden drink with some ginger
Late night studies And teenage dissent The steaming cup became a friend

Baristas and CCDs still not in sight Tea stall near college made our day bright
Years have passed Hot tea remains Especially helps in times of strain
I tell my kids now 'Don't drink tea' I just skip the complexion bit
Relax and drink is the only way To enjoy a cuppa I say
Yet, it is better to have hastened the tea than never to have had it, you see

© Nimi Arora

Bitter Truths - a poem

Is tears and sighs all that life can provide? Is wet eyes of a person     life’s greatest sight? Are betrayals life’s precious experiences? Do thorns of sorrow so deeply pierce? Are smiles in life too rare? Is it true that for none, anybody cares

© Nimi Arora

The dream and nightmare of Words #BlogInspiration

I have a dream
Of thoughts on paper
Words expressing emotions

Tears in readers' eyes -
my story's impact
Emotions woven in abstract

I have a nightmare
The paper's blank
The pen in my hand

One word after another
Using the 26 blocks
Make the best (and worst) of thoughts

Why write this blog?
To work towards the dream                                  
To ward off the nightmare                                      

Image taken from here

© Nimi Arora

This water - a poem

The tranquil sound of rain a few lonely lights And the wind having travelled far, brings the sound of a horn The water pouring on my face makes me feel peaceful inside this water that has travelled a long distance; this water that has lived many lives
This water convinces me that life must go on This water that now lies at my feet was once at the highest heights; this water has seen the most beautiful of all sights But in its exotic journey it has understood the grey moods of life This water has conquered great barriers At times, had to gracefully bow This water knows that life in its essence teaches you to endure

© Nimi Arora

5 Places I would love to visit in this lifetime #5PlacesToTravel

When I first started thinking about the places I would love to visit, I was boggled by all the places that came to my mind. I started with places like London, Las Vegas, Egypt and Switzerland. Soon I was travelling, in my mind that is, to the deserts of Jaisalmer (never been there), North East of India (again a place I haven't been to, but really want to visit) and Singapore (went there long back, came back with great memories, want to go again). Then there are many beautiful places like Austria, Mauritius, France...

As I thought more about this, there are two reasons that I want to visit these places - One, for their tourist attractions and  Two, because I want to go and relax there, thanks to the scenic beauty.
After much consideration, I finally realised that it is not the places as a whole but a particular experience there that would actually make the place a must-visit for me. Thanks to this blog, I have a list of places  I really want to travel to. The list is in no particu…