Amorphous

She was almost free,
Her form turning hazy.
A permanent memory,
Slowly fed to normalcy.

She was almost there,
Residing in his head.
Yet now her secret lair,
Began to wither instead.

She was never confined,
With unpredictable ways.
And little did he realise,
That she had gone away.

-Nameera.


Sometimes we deliberately cling on to people who left us long ago through memories & reminiscents. The problem arises when they hamper our growth toward other spheres in life. Memories slowly fade but their impact lives long enough to strangle us while we live.

My Umbrella

It was one fine morning until signs of downpour marked the vast expanse called sky. Mr. X decided to take his umbrella along with him. To tell you the truth it doesn’t really matter if it’s raining or not, Mr. X always carries his umbrella whenever he goes out into the world. Firstly, it keeps him from getting sun burnt & secondly, it obviously protects him from rain drops. That’s just the way he likes his life; protected & safe. Every time he sees someone passing by without an umbrella over his head, he rushes over to the person & starts telling him the benefits & uses of walking under an umbrella, particularly the one he carries; a red one. Now to the strangers dismay, he doesn’t bother to find out whether he asked for his opinion or not. What if the stranger just wants to enjoy a little drizzle?
One day Mr. X, the man with the red umbrella stumbles upon Mr. Y, the guy with the green one. Both of them start arguing furiously about how their choice of what prevents raindrops from making them sick is righteous compared to the other. Amidst their ferocious attempts to bring down one another, the sky darkens & black rain drops fall on the face of earth. Each drop caters to a black ocean that consists of tides arising every now and then as umbrellas of various colors strengthen it. But this black ocean shouldn’t surprise you, right?

The colorful umbrellas I’m talking about are various religions we are born into. Some people like Mr. X & Mr. Y make the process of co-existing a tiresome one. Advices are offered to those who don’t share their beliefs or follow different paths. The black ocean of hate is the result of not letting our differences subside.


My inspiration for this post comes from a blogger who decided to share some of his personal experiences in one of the posts. Make sure you check it out & the blog, of course.

Even most people from my religion are biased towards others. I wonder why we can never put that aside and coexist. Interested people will join themselves, what’s the need to convert?

If there’s a message to be spread, it’ll spread by itself as people are observant.

We’re all human.

Let’s start believing in ourselves first.

Peace.

Bharath Upendra.

Online Condolences.

Flags painted on cheeks,
As widows silently weep.

An updated profile picture,
After the soul is lost forever.

An article posted online,
While little children whine.

Rage brings people on streets,
But bombs drown their screams.

Vivid photographs capturing pain,

Yet innocent lives die in vain.

The painful echoes of their screams,
Appear on our mobile phone screens.

As we type away in the night,
War engulfs another life.

-Nameera.

Favorite Space Movies.

Movies depicting adventures in space have always fascinated me. Though I don’t remember how I came to love this genre, I can very well list out a few of my favorite movies.

1. Interstellar.

I hope you’re not surprised why I put this on number one! I was hell-bent on watching this movie as soon as the trailer was out. My experience was simply fantastic. At the end of the day, this piece of art left me amazed & with tons of questions about the universe.

2. Apollo 13.

I’ve talked about this movie in a previous post of mine. The fact that it’s based on real-life makes it all the more interesting. The details with which this movie was put together is commendable.

3. Event Horizon.

This 1997 Science Fiction Horror was a perfect blend of my favorite genres. In the year 2047, the crew of Lewis & Clark find themselves investigating a starship that disappeared 7 years ago. A series of paranormal events unfold, inflicting the crew members. They find a video log where Event Horizon’s captain gauges out his own eyes & holding them up to the camera says, “liberate tutement ex inferis (Save yourself from hell)”.

4. The Martian.

This is another blockbuster that simply amazed millions around the globe based on a book by Andy Weir of the same name. The movie showcases true essence of loneliness & how the astronaut deals with it tactfully. I enjoyed every bit of this masterpiece. The survival instincts embedded in the character simply moved me.