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Opinionated Head

BY NIHARIKA JAISWAL

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November 2017

Within

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I see people scowling and screaming
Raging and waging war on others,
Angry at each other or something else
But most of all angry at themselves.
They need to win a fight, any fight.
With whom, for what, it doesn’t matter,
It’s not about wrong or right,
It’s about the fight,
A way to take the anger out,
The anger that’s burning them inside,
The anger at nothing and everything.
Continue reading “Within”

Unspoken Promise

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I fall on the ground like a glass

That you dropped from your hands,

With a percussive sound like the grand end of a song

I shatter Into cold sharp pieces,

My feelings swirl and spill all over the floor Continue reading “Unspoken Promise”

A Simple Fact of Success

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She never had much luck or intellect,

No gifts, no artistry, no legacy,
All she had was some fire and some fight,
This underdog was a dog with a bite.

Said we all do things wrong
Until the day we get it right. Continue reading “A Simple Fact of Success”

Missing Pieces

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More than the People I have lost,
More than the times that are gone,
More than the dreams I dreamed
That fade away with the dawn,
I miss what they took away from me.

They say live, I am someone who has,
They talk about life-enriching experiences
And all the nobility they give
But they don’t tell you what it takes.
I miss what they took away from me.

Continue reading “Missing Pieces”

When Traveling To North Sikkim

Mountains are mountains everywhere you go and oceans are oceans on every beach, why is it then that we travel to far off lands to see more mountains, more oceans, more trees, and more waterfalls? In all my travels I have realized that although the pictures of all snow-capped peaks or soaring seas look alike, every place has a different vibe, a different tune in its noises, a different story to tell and a different flavor to itself; and one has to be there in that air to hear that tune or taste that flavor, for it cannot be documented or recreated. It is as if every place has a soul and we can learn all the facts about a place through research but we can’t get to know it until we come face to face.

Continue reading “When Traveling To North Sikkim”

Off To North Sikkim


Tomorrow is my Birthday and after many years I am excited about it like I used be as a kid. I am traveling to North Sikkim, a small treasure tucked away in the valleys of Himalaya. I will be covering 5 cities in 5 days so I will be away for a bit.

But I will be back soon with a lot of stories, pictures and poems!

Love,

N

Someone For The Sunrise

Not a neophyte anymore,
I have been around for a while.
My eyes are deep for they have seen life,
They have seen the storms and the sunrise.
When you are stuck in the storm
Without a sailor or a soul to guide, you realize
You alone and on your own are enough,
And after a few storms I figured
I never needed anyone for the ride. Continue reading “Someone For The Sunrise”

How To Not Be Lonely Together

So often so many are so lonely
In a world full of other lonely people,
How is it even possible to get so lonely
When everyone wants to find someone
How do they not find each other?
I guess I know how.

Strutting around like the studs we are not
Looking to find someone who understands us
While never really showing who we really are,
We each hiding in our own special closet,
These closet of our fake identity behind which
We are all alone, humanity becomes a lonely species.

Continue reading “How To Not Be Lonely Together”

Such Is My Idea Of Life

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No one to please,

No one to disappoint
But the ones I chose out of love
And out of love alone.

No possessions to lose,
Nothing I need to find to be wealthy
But only the things that are priceless,
Things one can never lose once found. Continue reading “Such Is My Idea Of Life”

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