Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Singularity

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Welcome back!


The word that caught my imagination while surfing the net was 



I am me

But I am you too

We are similar but not the same

Yet the same blood runs through our veins

The joys and sorrows, the highs and the lows

We all experience these emotions in our own way

We have the same beginnings and would end in the same way

But in between, we diversify like colors of the spectrum

Which join together to form one brilliant white light

I am me, but I am you too




Reena’s Exploration Challenge- 157 — Angles

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #157


Keeping an eye on all angles

All eventualities kept under consideration

What can happen or may happen

Never be taken unawares or by surprise

Measure your actions against their reactions

Never push when you are not ready to be pushed back

Remember always, what you do, come back to you




Reena’s Exploration Challenge- 156 – Time

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Tick tock runs the clock

We spend our lives rushing through the maze that’s life

Hurry, hurry, times-a-wasting

The clicks, the beeps, tapping and buzzing

All reminding us that time is passing

Don’t get caught in a downward spiral

It will drag you deep into the rabbit hole

Break the chains that confine you, binds your life



Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Fear of horror

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Welcome back! The response last week was very encouraging. A personal thank-you to each one of you who found time, inspiration and effort to write, and dig into creativity.


Horror is a genre we haven’t touched in the Exploration Challenge prompts as yet. It may have figured in the responses, but not in the prompts.

I make an effort to conquer my own inhibitions and discomfort with horror.

Explore your psyche to see if you love something so short, or take a longer route to build up anticipation and fear.


It is easy to give yourself a fright

To be afraid of your own shadow sometimes

Fear lives in all our minds and comes unbidden

A shape in the dark, a creak in the dead of the night

Awakens the horror, makes it come alive

A shivering shadow at the window makes you want to scream

It is just a piece of cloth blown by the wind

Turn on the light and you find the tapping was nothing more

Than the overhanging branches of the tree


Sometimes you wonder if the dragging on the roof was

Just your imagination or is there some ghostly activity going on there?




Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Layers

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What you see below is neither an image prompt nor a theme. 

I prefer to see it as a background on which you have to write something. 

Do you see layers here, or is it just a two-dimensional image? Is something hiding out there, which you need to discover? Or something just pops into the mind as you see it one more time?

Let me see the creativity that pours out in the foreground.

So, here you go ….


Layers upon layers

Facts and truth intermixed

What is right and what is false

Is my eye sharp enough to discern

It is not all white nor it is all black

A thousand shades inhabit the in-between

Find your reality and your truth from this jumble

For each of have a unique way of looking at life




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 153- Expression

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  1. How do my thoughts get processed into words?
  2. Or do my words spur thoughts?
  3. How do they interact?


I tried using a free word cloud generator for the first time, and found this.


I looked around for images that come close to the theme, and found these.

I invite you to apply your creativity, and come out with any form of expression – fiction, poetry, essay, song, art, photograph – absolutely anything that takes your fancy.

So, here you go ….


Like a seed when sown in fertile soil

When an idea is embedded in my brain

It slowly takes roots and throws out a shoot

It needs a bit of prompting a little bit of probing

It blossoms into a full-fledged story or poem

Sometimes it amazes even me when it finds expression

In the words and nuances that I didn’t know that I possessed

What a remarkable thing the human mind is

Its uniqueness is undisputed, it’s perception amazing!



Reena’s Exploration Challenge- 152 – Who am I?

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“I am a museum full of art, and a deck full of music, but …..”


The knowledge of the universe resides in my mind

I am a museum full of art and a deck full of music

But who will listen or look at all this priceless treasure

When the people are busily involved squandering their lives

In trivial pursuits and meaningless efforts that never yield

Any fruit other than personal gratification and gain

Who will?




Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 151

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Is it always me?

Use the words or the spirit of the line in your work – be it prose, poetry, a picture or work of art.


As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. interesting photographs are also welcome. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.


“It’s not you it’s me”

How many times you’ve said these words?

We lack the confidence we should have in ourselves

And then when things go south we blame our own selves

If we look pragmatically, we will realize

That we are not the center of the universe

All of us play an equal role in this tableau of life

Equal responsibility, an equal degree of messing up

It’s not always me, sometimes you are the cause too




Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Illusions

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Let it be a theme for the week’s writings. It may not necessarily be about privacy, but the various illusions we live under, and which actually make life bearable. Knowing too much would debilitate our sense of individualism, independence, achievement or glory. It is actually a happy bubble we live in.


Plucking petals from a daisy

Chanting softly under her breath

He loves me, he loves me not… on and on

The reality is writ large on the wall

Yet she chooses to ignore it to live in

That illusion she has created for herself

A comfortable place where she can ignore

The unpleasantness of daily life and hold on to

Her belief that all is well, that her beloved

Dotes on her as much as she loves him

Closing our eyes to what can hurt us

We sometimes chose the bliss of ignorance



Reena’s Exploration Challenge- Optimism

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The prompt for this week is a sentence, no a thought, a question or whatever you may take it to be.


“How far does optimism go?”


I think there are two types of people in the world;

Those who are optimistic and those who aren’t.

Optimism cannot be learned or acquired, you either have it in your personality or you don’t.

So for an optimist, there is no end to their optimism. They will continue to see things with rose-colored glasses on, regardless of the many disappointments they suffer in life. The clouds will have a silver lining for them and there will always be light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Of course, they will have periods of time when this optimism will nosedive, but as is the case with most people suffering from optimism, the disease is incurable. So sooner or later, their hopes will start to build up high and they would start to look forward to good things happening again.

Never try to tell an optimist that things are bad and will continue to get worse. They won’t believe you. And that I think, is a good thing. For without optimism, we all would be immersed in gloom, thinking that the world is going to hell in a handbasket and everyone is doomed.