As the World Turns

No need for forced smiles and friendships

when behind those smiles and relationships lies sorrow, guilt and regret.

We wonder at times how the person we are today differs from yesterday

Was it all just an illusion?

A mere figment from our imagination?

We didn’t sign up for fake friends, unfulfilled relationships and expectations.

so what changed and how?

Did we settle for safety and security instead of shooting for the stars?

or maybe this journey isn’t a race and we can be all these things

like being anxious, sad, happy and satisfied all at the same time

and that’s okay too.

The Penable Award

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I wish to thank my good friend Yiena for this nomination. Yiena is a fabulous writer and an amazing person. I also wish to take this moment and sincerely thank all those who take the time to read any of my work. I’m grateful but I feel even greater joy when I read the works of so many great writers on this platform and who share a piece of themselves on here and add on to the wonderful tapestry that is Life.

 

Questions

  1.  What would you change about yourself if you could?
  • If I could change something about myself it would be to strive to be more patient and being able to help others more.

2.     What would you sing at Karaoke night?

  • As I’m writing this Bill Withers & Grover Washington Jr ”Just the two of us” is playing so I could definitely imagine myself singing that on a karaoke night.

3.   What’s your favourite family/ culture tradition?

  • My Favourite family or cultural tradition is our hospitality especially coming from an African/Muslim background where charity is seen as really important and the relationships we make and form with each other is sacred and one we really cherish.

 

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  4. Tell us what your writing talent is
  5. Answer three questions that you have been asked
  6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award.
  7. Let them know of their nomination
  8. Give them three new questions to answer!

My Questions

  1. What’s your go-to song to listen to when your upset or happy? 
  2. How do you respond to setbacks or disappointments? 
  3. What does having faith or conviction mean to you?

My Nominees:

Please visit and enjoy their wonderful work!

Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin

Aishwarya.K.G

Brandi of Couch Talks with B

In Search of Myself

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To look for myself in the world

Is a recipe for sorrow, loss and pain

For I can search high and low

Near and far

And never find the person I truly am.

In my haste to chase the silhouette of who I thought I was

I heard a voice echo in my head

“Are you really chasing something you know you can’t see, touch, smell, hear or feel?”

I stopped in my tracks and asked myself

What am I chasing?

What is my end goal in all of this?

In that very moment I noticed a change ripple through my body

A veil being lifted from my eyes

The world and its chaos was a reflection of my inner turmoil

To seek myself in such conditions reflected my ignorance,

But now I know better

What I seek and aspire to be can all be found within me.

Decisions

 

Let us not speak love but be love.

Let our actions bear witness to our character and how we carry ourselves.

As humans it’s unfair to box ourselves and set limits to our potential

when our potential is really as limitless as our imagination.

Only we can walk the path that Life has set us on

but what we do while on that path is truly in our own hands.

In time we’ll learn that fate and destiny were merely shadows of our own decisions.

Decisions that ultimately only we can choose.

A love so Bright

 

If loving you meant I had to always give you my all

then my love will never be enough to satisfy you,

and if being with you meant I had to be something I’m not

then the love we share is not love at all.

Love is a word so often used but often misconstrued.

It shines bright and its rays can feel warm and radiating

but if its not mutual and respectful

those rays can be overwhelming and its brightness can be blinding.

A love for a Lifetime

 

Does love really last a lifetime

or rather for only a chapter in your life,

and we revisit on occasions when we reminisce on who we once were.

Is love a reflection of who we are at the moment

and that love can change at anytime?

Are we bound to always seek in others what we can search within ourselves?

Or is our past relationships merely sign posts to signal future partners

where we’ve been hurt or found joy.

A chance to change

In every moment we strive to do better

with every step we hope we are that much closer.

In the depths of our hearts we hold what we deem most precious

to scared to share with the world what makes us smile

in fear the world will take that and turn it to sorrow.

We are more than pieces on a global chess board

and our lives holds more meaning than slaving away for someone’s else dream.

We are unstoppable, unpredictable and unbelievable in our strengths and weaknesses

because no matter what situation we find ourselves in

the chance to change always presents itself.

Opposites

 

The battle between idealism and reality

are two opposites that will never reconcile.

In pursuit of an ideal tomorrow

I’ve forgotten what is most important

which is the chance to live for today.

Tomorrow will always be there,

but yet it never gets any closer

and we gaze at Yesterday through our rear view mirrors

in hopes of capturing our former glories.

Maybe the answer lies in the middle

living out our dreams without ignoring the truths of today.

 

 

Enigma

I long for a place that I neither hear, see, smell or touch

yet has captured my heart,

and holds my soul in its hands.

What I seek is akin to a world that is emerging

so full of life and vigor

An innocence so gentle and pure.

A realm of imagination with no limits and no blemish,

and more importantly no judgement

with everyone enthralled with the art of creating,

and sharing with others wholeheartedly.

Unfulfilled Potential

The shadows of yesterday’s shame still linger today

like a stain that will never be cleansed no matter how hard we try.

Our greatest weakness has always been our fears

and I use to think it was due to fear of failure or expectations,

but maybe our greatest fear is what if we actually do conquer our fears?

What will hold us back from achieving and realizing our true potential.

Does unity amongst all scare us to the point we’ll see ourselves for who we are and not what we are?