Am I alone?

PROMPT #231

“I ask you for two minutes of your valuable time. Listen to the poem in this insightful video.”

I await your reflections on whatever thoughts arise in you.

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Being alone is different from loneliness

I am never lonely, because I’m always with myself

But being alone is a state that I cherish sometimes

At times, company is good, and family or friends welcomed

But then too much noise, too much hustle-bustle

Makes me crave a bit of solitude and a bit of quietude

Where I can hear myself think

Where my heart, my soul talks to my Creator

If I don’t get my much-desired me-time, I make it for myself

By sitting alone in the quiet of the night and thinking, deep thoughts!

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Written for RXC # 231, hosted by Reena

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What do you see # 134 – May 16, 2022

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt

Rules;

  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with

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Or

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Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Amine M’Siouri @ Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a person holding a piece of broken mirror in which their face is partially reflected.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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WDYS # 133- A Roundup post

Standing at the edge of the precipice

Looking up I see the wonders of creation

Looking down it’s dark and destruction

My perspective matters

Should I look up or down?

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Amazing response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; April lyrids

Tanya; Lament of a tree

Michnavs; Answer

Chris Hall; The lightning tree

Sangeetha; Stars

Punam; The tree’s threnody

Keith; Meet Mazie

Melanie; Gnarly tree

Mayuri; The tree wishes for infidel love

Eugenia; Splendid celebration

Sandy; Endless journey

Diana; Gnarly

Susi; Another year

Jim; Meteor showers

Grace; A new world

David; Up towards the vortex

Di; What do you see # 133

Jules; Selfless selfie

Ami; Star-shine

Radhika; Tanka- Elegy

Suzette; Namib

Lady sighs; From my window

Ken; The great tree

Komaljeet; A Lost love

Yinglan; The story of us

Fandango; Stars and the clouds

Usha; Standing tall

Pamelap; Spiral season

Inkdrop; A race in space

Goutam; Spectacle

Sri; Trees and stars

Nope, not Pam; Fitting conclusion

Maria; I, a tree

Maya; The withered tree

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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Collaboration

Treat the two images as two stages, and write about what happened in between. You can change the order as you wish, or even add more stages in between.

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He had questions 
I had the answers
He wanted answers
I had bright ideas
Bright ideas that
We together made work



Collaboration is the key
A key that unlocks success
Takes a bit of this and a bit of that
The whole is something better than
The original idea and its solution

Written for RXC # 230, hosted by Reena

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Faith

All through my life, 
There’s been one guiding light
That showed me the way
Through all the strife
My faith
It supported me when I was faltering
It bolstered my confidence when it was shaky
It lit up the path I needed to take in the dark
Where would I be
Without my faith, my guiding light?

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Written for; Weekly Prompt –Guiding Light – May 10, 2022

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What do you see # 133- May 9, 2022

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt

Rules;

  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with

#Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS


Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Tasos Mansour @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a crooked tree with bare branches. In the background stars in the sky can be seen forming streaks in a circular fashion.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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WDYS # 132 -A Roundup post

Young hearts dream big dreams 
I too have high expectations
Can you see the determination in my eyes
There is iron resolve in my heart
One day I too will climb the ladder of success
One day you will know my name

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Fantastic response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; Keep moving

David; One bad turn or another

Punam; Unreal dream

Radhika; That evening

Jane; Wine

Keith; Fiddlesticks

Chris Hall; Different worlds

Di; From afar

Michnavs; Air

The novel reader; What do you see # 132

Christine; What do you see # 132

Diana; Anxiety

Susi; Staged

Jim; Pondering his future

Grace; Doubtful thoughts

Sandy; Redemption

Eugenia; Onward and upward

Pamelap ; Trusted

Melanie; WDYS # 132

Maya; Conquer your fears

Komaljeet; South calls under harassment

Yinglan; It’s going to be okay

Jules; Trying to look beyond the gray

Ken; Can you see me?

Kunjal; Eyes on us

Suzette; Irony

Kritika; Explanation

Indira; What do you see # 132

Nope, not Pam; Escapee

Fandango; Behind bars

EM Kingston; Control the narrative

Quaranjavirus; Moving on

Sydney; What do you see # 132

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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Where does it leads?

Door – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a grey wooden traditional door set amongst some stone walls.

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A closed door can be a warning or an invitation

A warning to stay away or an invitation to explore

If we let the curiosity and adventure take the reins

We can discover wondrous things on the other side

But if we let caution or fear be our guiding force

We may always regret not trying that door and looking inside!

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Written for WritePhoto # Door, hosted by KL Caley

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A thousand desires…..

My father was a great fan of Urdu poetry. He had collections of Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, and many other Urdu poets. There was a couplet he was very fond to reciting to us when we asked for something that was out of his purchasing power;

hazaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle

buhat niklay mery arman lekin phir bhi kam niklay

(ہَزاروں خَواہشیں ایسی کہ ہر خَواہش پہ دَم نکِلے

بُہت نکِلے میرے اَرمان لیکن پھر بھی کم نکِلے)

Roughly translated/ paraphrased, it goes like this;

In life there are thousands of desires, each demanding a sacrifice

Many of my wishes were fulfilled, yet too many left unfulfilled

At first, he had to explain the meaning of these lines to us and later whenever we made an outrageous request, he would recite only the first line and we got the message.

All his life, he was in government service and had a lot of power during his tenure, but being scrupulously honest we had a very simple lifestyle. We never went without necessities but had very few luxuries. But he taught us that honesty was way more important than having material things.

Written for Linda’s SoCS- A phrase I grew up with.

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a phrase you grew up with.” Include in your post a phrase your mom/dad/grandparent/sibling used all the time when you were growing up, or just write whatever inspires you based on that phrase. Enjoy!

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