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A to Z Challenge: Theme Poetry -- Loneliness & Heartbreak

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In my earlier post I accepted A to Z Challenge. The Challenge is to write a post for the letter designated for the particular day (Calendar above). 
The game sounds overwhelming to me. But...how would it be if we take a step further? Write our posts on a single theme? I thought over it. To write on a single theme for 26 posts, you need to be good in the genre you would pick. Well, I am comfortable in writing short stories, but looking at the time I take in thinking, re-thinking, writing draft, re-writing, publishing for a single post takes more than a week. I would not survive the challenge even for a week! So I have made my pick! Something that is spontaneous and closer to my heart, Poetry! So --
My Genre isPoetry. And myTheme is––Heartbreak & Loneliness.

I am eager to post and to meet some inspiring bloggers. I look forward to the fest!  Hope it would be fun!
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A Tiny Flame

Life is predictable. So much so that you could just see through everything. But just as much as life is predictable, people are equally the opposite. And perhaps it's the capricious streaks in people that adds the tang to our living. And of all the people, who's more unpredictable than yourself?
Well you might defy saying "I know myself". And you might come up with ten strengths and ten weaknesses. But is that it? I would repeat, Do you know yourself? Are you sure? Well, I am unsure myself, I always suspected we just know ourselves just as much as we want. 
Don't you think, you as a whole, there is a fraction of you, is what you are not? Who you are but don't want to be? Some might call it sub-conscious. Agreeing to that, there would also be a part which is hidden and unknown to us. Something that would surprise us. That's confusing and fussy, I agree. It came rushing to me that afternoon when I went to pick my sister from her school as my mother was unwe…

Black Anniversary

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 52; the fifty-second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with Metro Diaries by "Namrata". To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
Happy anniversary! I have never written a letter to you. This would be my first time. You might wonder I waited till the end of the day to wish but you were unreachable. The day was long. The weather gloomy and so was my mood. It was supposed to be a bright day, wasn't it? When I woke up in the morning, you were gone. I kept looking at my cell phone throughout the day but not once did it flash your number. And my day was wasted in anticipation. 
When I stepped out of office in the evening it was dark and raining, unusual for the season. The streets dimly lit in the yellow lights casted evil shadows on the street. And I felt an unknown anxiety and gloom hovering around me. Surprisingly, I was carryin…

A to Z Challenge Accepted

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Writing ONE post every day for a month! Sounds like a daunting task, isn't it? Well, there are few achievers who blog everyday every day around the year and I admire their tenacity. But it is definitely not my cup of tea. Not that I don't want to write. But every time I write, the draft is not ready to be posted. I read, re-read, correct and yet when I post, I can still find mistakes, typos... I cannot imagine how would my blog would look if I start posting everyday.

However, I have promised myself, I will participate in A to Z Challenge. The deal is to write a post for the letter designated for the particular day, calendar shown above. Details are available on A to Z Challenge website. I have already confessed I cannot write everyday. So I have come up with a plan ;) There are more than 50 drafts in my blogger. Plan it to convert these to post :)

One step further would be to complete the challenge with a Theme. Can I do it? I am going to try. Maybe I can.

I will reveal my theme…