An invisible foe
Painstakingly learned control
a body losing to disease,
turned violent fear.
where I am from
the sand turned brown when the sun cursed it again,
I am not a curse, I am not fire full of desire,
I am burning hope born on sand molded to brown soil,
I am not a victim of change, I am the creator of change the change,
I was always divided,
into lands, languages, culture, timezones, don’t get me started,
conflict is my sibling, unwilling to agree to a point,
I was brought up rocking on a cradle called diversity,
my home is not where I come from but where my mind wanders on afternoon walks, trying to run away to from it,
but I am profanity, desolated from the world, I am where I belong, I am my own home unwilling to accept myself
the moon doesn’t tell you
the moon doesn't tell you to hide under a blanket
so that the monster doesn't grab your feet
after the night has dissolved to every corner of the sky
you look at the crescent wide awake among lies
roots crawl up your toes, caressing your knees,
you see it climb up parallel to your ribcage, all-around your neck
the moon doesn't stop you from worrying
because anxiety is moonlight reflecting in every part of your body
you are scared to turn off the lights because monster under your bed will crawl
you will gasp for breath but you might as well drown
because the moon doesn't tell you to forget all it implied.
Hope is a headache
Diamond is a stone
Coldness rattling my bones
Hope is a headache
Laying across the floor
Looking at the cracked concrete
Hustle holding me up
stick to problems like crumbling wallpaper.
Diamond is a stone
Hope is a headache, I know
Light is positive, find light in the darkness
Light gives a headache, just like hope does.
Lemonade with seeds
I am drowning in my ocean thoughts
and I found a letter called hope
Hope is a headache
In my dreams, I imagined a world where there is no hope
I waited for days
Calendars have torn
Then I wake up
Hope is still a headache
It’s Raining Goats
The preparations for roasting you. (Actually burning you... psst that doesn’t mean you’re on fire)
I needed to attend the wonderful classes from where you learned writing. But I couldn’t learn how to write like you. Oh, maybe I think I entered the wrong class. I mean the ones which your bro attends.
Congrats for 63 followers. You bet your bro by your QuAliTy (written just like most of the title of your pieces) writing. Oh my goodness I just can’t get over your QuAliTy. It’s just beyond my comprehension. Or maybe beyond HOMO SAPIENS UNDERSTANDING.
My fingers hurt. After scrolling through till I find a proper piece. But unfortunately, I couldn’t. My bad. Till then I am seeing all your QuAliTy content. I guess you forgot something. You call it grammar.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How was your birthday last week? It’s been 30 years since you are enlightening the world with your QuAliTy writings.
I had to take a painkiller after seeing your profile picture. I mean so many colors on one screen kinda gives me a headache. I hope you could use these colors in your writing. To increase its QuAliTy.
I thought how rude would it be to hurt you but then I remembered it’s raining goats here. Best usernames in the world. *Readers, please applaud*
How do you feel after this challenge? Did you achieve your aim of getting followers *coughs* popularity *coughs*?
I am sorry if I was rude and please don’t roast me back, I AM ALLERGIC TO IT.
I believe in revenge
It's stubborn just like my dying husband's heartbeats,
Seeing scarlet rivers flow throw his stomach, profusely
My heart asunder, tears flowing with the vermilion agony
Dear stranger, you took away my heaven and brought hell,
I hope I bring you the worst of hell too.
Karma is an endless chain
I believe in revenge, Pain for pain
Cacophony of screams vibrating in my ears,
Syncs with my screeches, tears flowing with vermillion agony
Dear stranger, I want to hear your screams which are mellifluous to me
Karma is infinite
I believe in revenge
Eyes rheumy glancing the pain, death playing hide and seek
Knocking catastrophe, tears now blending with vermillion agony almost washed away
Dear stranger, I am silent before the calamity
Karma will reach you.
Vermillion stands for traditional sindoor which is red orange powder put as a cosmetic. Indian women's use it as a sign for their marriage. When the sindoor is smudged off or wiped it indicates the women has lost her husband.
Sunset in October
Serenity sweeping into my retina. A Whirlpool of amber dust along with blissful light falls upon the glass window. Gently touching my skin dust accompanied by sweet wind. Orange blending in with the purple sky. Naughty particles play and irritate my eyes. Sunsets on a warm dust storm day...Well, Octobers are spooky and dusty.
There’s good with everything bad.
Land of lies
I live inside my own world of make-believe
Lies are like a warm blanket, tea of satisfaction, quenching my thirst
Lies are my humble abode and consolation to my insecurities
Honestly, I have been taught to lie
Lie to the world
Even lie to myself
Lies are like a song on repeat, you memorize it and thinks its a reality
Lies are a feeling.
It's not a sin
It's my response to expectations of the society
It's not a sin
It's my umbrella to survive the rain
It's not a sin
It's my boat when I am sinking
It's not a sin, nor am I a habitual liar
IT'S ALL A LIE
i have tasted pain
ending the meal of the day with bitter painful dish
dipping my hand into sea of lachrymal
wrinkled & pickled just like they are after washing dishes
touching the tip of my tongue with sorrow dip hands
with effervescence bouncing on my tongue
taste buds recognize the pain
pain is tongue's ex who it couldn't get over
slowly gulping down my throat
it always numb
didn't pour a word
bitterness quenching the thirst
i have tasted the stars and the rainbow
yet scarlet pain is glued on the tongue
can't get rid of it
Robin Hood Adelaide (DRAFT 3)
Stoking her horse's mane flew back into her face as they galloped, flying faster than the dry wind. She slowed to a stop in front of a cottage. She was welcomed by the grey trails leaving the old fragile chimney. A little woman, called Aimée blonde wavy hair with tear scattering like small river tributaries, channeling the repugnant soot on her face immerged from smoke ribbons. Getting down from the horse, Adelaide, a young woman with pink scars lying fresh against her limestone skin.
She rushed towards the bag and handed it to the Aimée. Aimée trembled and said "Your Highness! I shall forever be grateful to you. My children are dying of hunger.” Rubbing her blurry eyes, she saw traces of scarlet on Adelaide’s hand. Her facial expressions changed with concern.
Adelaide replied, "We are all born from the same dust that we shall return to. Dust will heal it."
Aimée insisted her to layover for a while.
"Aimée I have to leave. They are following me." Adelaide’s voice was distressed.
With pain and adore in her eyes, Aimée headed towards her cottage.
She urged her horse on, too hurried to mind the inertia.
Dennis, the owner of the bakery followed her. With a hoarse voice, he yelled, “Girl you have burnt the manorial dews lists and looted my shop.”
Tightening her neck, Adelaide glowered, "Everyone is dying. Bread is a necessary item. How dare you hoard the supplies. I can't breathe in silence until every stomach is full.”
She paced her horse and disappeared into the trees embarkment.
After changing into a fresh pair of clothes and dressing her wounds, she continued writing her book. A knock on the door alarmed her. Her reflex action was to hide her book into the camouflage cabinet made by engraving her drawer. Hearing her brother, Jermaine’s voice reverberated, it was a sign of relief.
Jermaine gave a detail of the Estate General Assembly. “The third estate had to stand in the back. We tried to give all your letters but unfortunately failed. Adelaide, our people are suffering. I am in support of women’s rights, but other men are toxic about it. Also, the third estate is boring for taxes. People are hollow now.” Jermaine’s tone was mournful.
Adelaide sighed. “This time it’s bone-chilling. Our people are in a blanket of hunger and poverty, winter’s drought is grasping their souls. The nobility doesn’t care about dying people. Women are standing in lines, hungry, just in hope of one bread to feed their kids. And….. she stuttered but taking in a breath she continued, “ When there is unjust turmoil turns into revolution, Revolution for rights. Equal rights.”
"commencer la révolution”
Shivering yet gathering courage he rubbed Adelaide’s bleeding hands. “I am with you. I have enlightened you with wisdom and gift of knowledge, it’s greatest in the world. We both should leave to fight.” He broke down into tears. Adelaide patted his shoulders and encouraged him to get up.
After Jermaine left, the book was hidden beneath her dress. Adelaide got onto the horse and with the speed of fire, she rode. Fierce fire spreading all over the place, people agitating, rivers of scarlet draining down the horseshoe.
As far as her eye could reach, women were waiting in serpentine lines in front of the bakery. She thundered into the shops, breaking the lines. Swiftly grabbing the bread she headed out of the shop. Generously distributed it among long lines. Keeping aside a loaf of bread in her bag, she headed towards Aimée.
This time she wasn’t welcomed with smoke ribbons, instead of her ears caught high pitched wave of wailing in the air. Jerking her feet of the horse she rushed into the cottage.
Aimée laid on her knees weeping Aimée’s throat was dried and swallowing the lump she saw Adelaide. “My husband left me for another woman. He thinks women don’t deserve to be educated.” Tightening her neck muscles she said, “Women should work and take care of kids. They don’t have freedom. Are these mere boundaries of womanhood?”
Adelaide was thunderstruck. “Women are born with a spark in their hearts, with the knowledge it lightens to fire which she delicately spreads into the society. Till when will this society live under black clouds of ignorance.” Despite the wetness on the brim of her eyes, she said “We are born to be strong. You can live on your own. I am with you.” Reaching for her book Adelaide handed it safely along with food to Aimée. “ I am going to fight. Jermaine is there to help others. Now it’s my turn. God forbids if my life comes to an end then please read this book, spread it, and remember me.”
Adelaide journeyed through a path of thorns. Laying the first stones of a great revolution she left her soul to a new world. She struck the blow that broke the ice, and Aimée followed her lead on the road to a new start. Adelaide’s book was published. Each page of the book had inspirational stories of women who struggled with work and the stereotypical situation. She became a renowned author. Over months before her demise, Adelaide taught Aimée to read and write. On the end page of her book was a note.
I wasn’t able to confess when I was in flesh and blood. But, je t'aime. I have feared oblivion. I wished to be remembered and my work is the impression of my existence. The book about révolution is proof of my contribution to world history.
Adelaide- is a French name meaning Noble
Aimée- a French name meaning beloved
Jermaine- a French name for brother
je t'aime- I love you!
commencer la révolution- start the revolution