Poetry

​Let’s start all over again

O face of vanity, have you seen it all?
Droplets of rain have ruined the fall

The more slits you make, the more scars you carve

Unlike the worn out trees like a little drop of aqua, you starve

Shades of grey may hold you at bay

Which color will lead me to you, while you are away?

Phantasm of fleeting emotions shall lead you nowhere

A blare of disappointment is always good when rare

I haven’t seen your subtle laughter& we haven’t been the best of friends

Let us take a step forward, let us tie up the loose ends

Together we have hated, together we can smile

I will have your back when you walk down the aisle

Why are we so proud, careless & brazen?

When our world is deprived of love with hatred on display

Let’s switch places so we can share the pain

Let us unburden our ship, let’s start all over again.

Dunkirk

You know it’s going to be a timeless classic when the names of Christopher Nolan, Cilian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Hans Zimmer are seen in a shared space only to recreate the horrors of the infamous Dunkirk Evacuation during World War II. 

Nolan is a gift to the world of Cinema. Without a tinge of bloodshed drama, this movie still lets you feel the shades of brutality and chaos that any war has to offer. 

Dunkirk is not a tale of the conquerors or the triumph amidst war rather it unravels the stories of courage & struggle shown by the British civilians and the military to save their own people. Portraying the quintessential picture of an often forgotten moment of British history, Nolan delivers his usual finest piece of work with Dunkirk. 

While driving one of the Spitfires, Tom Hardy managed to sooth us again with his ‘Bane’ mask. The locations and cinematic experience throughout the movie was painfully beautiful as it occurred every second that the souls out there are breathing the air of countless deaths. 

“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender”, an excerpt from popular speech by Churchill is also included as the young soldier reads it out to another soldier. 

With such little dialogue, each and every frame in the movie shouted out the details. And as the movie ends with Tom Hardy getting captured by the German soldiers who can be vaguely seen with the sight of a setting sun behind them, it leaves us to imagine what happened with Farrier.

P.S. This isn’t a review, this is just a Nolan fan appreciating what a brilliant movie Dunkirk is! ❤

The forgiven soul

The befallen stars, the sleeping moon

Am I the only one who hasn’t seen him swoon?
It’s been a while, the nights seem to find peace
Moving towards a whole, joining piece to piece

A Beloved life & a kiss of death
Beauty flowed through the corners beneath
Look at you, so lost & so cold
Steps behind you lost the heart of gold

You still remain a mirage, a distant memory
Far from becoming the forgotten story
I don’t forget things, I choose not to
It leads me places, that are absent of you

I no longer remember what led me to you
About you everything seems touched, nothing remained new
I still feel your hands caressing the mole
As I become the forgiven soul.

The man in my backyard

At times in life, it is not enough that we move on from our past and focus on the new things ahead, it is also important that we accept our past and make peace with it.

 

 

Intoxicating lies, endless fears

A rhyming onus is all I hear

The seasons turned, birds left for their homes

I see my past, an unruffled gnome

 

On the crack of dawn, I ran hard, laughed harder

I run into you, ironies kill the ardor

You made the sun seem gray, it started to rain

Chaos coils up in my head as we meet again

 

You are not the warm hug I wept for

You are every corporeal mortal; unsettling & hoar

Unbeknownst to my own presence; I stare through your eyes

O misery! Hold my hand; take me to the land of comforting lies

 

Embarking on a journey, I close the doors

Inhaling scents of belief on a corroded shore

As I walk away from my haven, I leave you the key

‘Cause you are the man in my backyard, who refuses to leave.

SLEEPLESS

There are nights when all else seems achievable other than the peaceful descending into the state of sleep. Eyes won’t shut down, heart won’t stop throbbing with a burning pain and your aching limbs won’t let you think about anything other than a fear that overrules every fragment of courage that your heart has given birth to. Every bully, every heartbreak, every insult and every debacle echoes in your mind and the nights die for no reason leaving you weary and sucked.

 

An awakened spirit, morose & remorseful

Talked about things, burnt & beautiful

Cicadas hum, setting silence ablaze

Shadows set in, his eyes wandered in daze

 

A heart so sallow leaves the night overturned

An evaded mind with courage all spurned

Whenever he conceives a dream with eyes closed

Monsters of pain descend, with gruesome reality disclosed.

Be compassionate, live forever.

Seek love, make peace & cherish the gratitude.

 

A melodious horizon arrives with zest

Fetching together colors of freedom

Awaiting the endless scars to be caressed

Our world so naïve; a pliant coliseum

The fragrance of war brought unfamiliar grief

Earth wept as vanity rose

Leaving us in despair, rulers took a sigh of relief

Reality struck ideologies, happiness froze

You still believe it’s okay to kill?

Because nothing outlives cries and shrieks

You can surpass my strength but not my impregnable will

When love descends from up & above; seldom hatred creaks

There will never be enough aversion & the world will see

Love will trespass principles; flourish with an unsullied glee.

 

As Lucius Annaeus Seneca said, “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness” and here we have a whole human race dying amidst its own confused state of mind that knows nothing but to hate.

Our world has become a place that breathes hatred, hostility, and indifference. We are moving towards a future that will be completely deficient of love, compassion, and acceptance.

The world is being ruled and consumed with mindsets supporting the ideologies regarding age-old stereotypes and absurd religious extremism.

I always thought that as we are moving ahead with time, the borders, hatred among communities and the religious differences will hold no significance in the modern world. But here we are in the 21st century still fighting against the same old evil: hatred.

Sooner or later every individual would understand that when you love, you single-handedly reform hundreds of lives around you and when you utter thoughts of malevolence you destroy innumerable souls at once.