Under the Crimson Moon

“So, why do you work here?” She hung her head & stared hard at the plate, with the burger sitting still upon it. He followed her gaze & realised that she hasn’t even touched her food yet. How long have we been talking, he wondered. “I had no other option” she broke the silence in […]

Impulse

I often wonder if crazy, Happens only to few. A reality so damn hazy, And the aftermath; anew. As long as the strings, Of sanity are attached. The thoughts that bring, Darkness wouldn’t hatch. Yet I constantly imagine, Letting sanity slip away. And giving in to a legion, Of underlying craze; if I may. I […]

The Dark Side

I succumb to the walls, Retiring all my beliefs. My fears standing tall, Dance upon my relief. The ceiling is tainted, As shadows pirouette. Their tunes are painted, Along hues of contempt. This conjunction joining, Two different parts of me. Is a neat & willful catering, To a darker side you never see. -Nameera.

Fade

Where have you been, For such a long time? I’ve longed to be seen, All through our life. Time comes to a pause, As you mirror my ways. All your societal laws, Cringe & cease to stay. I’m not a reflection, You see in the mirror. I’m your hesitation, An inborn error. But you only […]

Oculus

Circling this holy tomb, We sharpen our spears. The rising blood moon, Is destined to appear. The night is stretched, Across these shadows. Demons so wretched, Stoke rage with bellows. The hole you’re left with, Engraved upon the heart. Is the window; too stiff, To let life take a start. Tear the curtains apart, Smash […]

6 Arabic Proverbs To Live By

Bidding farewell to this blessed month of Ramadan is never easy. Yet, the time has come to move forward & hopefully practice good deeds for the rest of the year, not just wait for this blissful month to give time to Islam. Here are some Arabic proverbs that are, in a way pieces of advice, […]

Gasoline Addiction.

There are so many things to be addicted to- drugs, alcohol, cigarettes & people. But guess what my addiction is? Gasoline. I find myself sniffing the smell at a gas station every time we stop there. There’s something about the smell that makes me happy to an extent that I don’t even want to leave. […]

My Secret Superpower

It was another normal day at school for a 4 year old. Suddenly she felt the urge to get out of the classroom for an ordinary stroll in the hallway. The little girl often found solace in being alone. So, she took the teachers permission to go to the bathroom. A minute later she was […]

Music Helps

I remained adamant to not acknowledge the fact that I was depressed, none of my so called ‘friends’ could catch a hint either. They ignored me & so did I. Alright so coming down to the purpose behind this post, I want to share music that became my only friend at a time when I […]

The Golden Swing

She was very young when her mother left her. Her father was a very busy man, after all the job of being a Nawaab essentially involved many things from taking care of myriad of wives that come with their own set of children. Administration work kept him away as well. So, as the tradition goes […]