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Opinionated Head

BY NIHARIKA JAISWAL

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Poetry

Raining With The Rain

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It was raining with the rain, the grey clouds of pain,

Running down the hills with the streams of muddy water.

As they got drenched and shivered from the cold

They felt it wash away, the dust that settled over them over time. Continue reading “Raining With The Rain”

So You Smile

When the heart is slit open
Love drips like blood
Thick warm drops or red
Trickle down the chest and it’s painful.

It’s as if the air around you turns dense and heavy
Too heavy to carry, It starts to bend you, exhaust you,
But it’s not all in the air, you feel it in your body
There vacuum in your gut, in your chest
Trying to swallow you inside out,
It hurts physically, at the back of you eyes
In your throat, in your chest
And somewhere else
Somewhere inside you 
Or maybe outside you 
But the pain is so real
Yet you can’t point to a part of your body
And say There, that’s where it hurts. Continue reading “So You Smile”

Living In The Limbo

Can you imagine that moment of a coin toss before a big match when the coin is still in the air and everyone is holding their breath? That moment is my life. I often feel like a coin tossed in the air in slow motion, waiting for what seems like an eternity to drop either over my heads or tails and finally know my fate and then I can go on living my life.

Continue reading “Living In The Limbo”

Gardening Basics

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There is this time of hope and uncertainty
After you sow a seed and before
You see a little sapling in its place.
Watering a patch of dirt day after day,
No proof or progress that your eyes can see,
Yet you believe in what it can be,
While on tenterhooks and in turmoil
You hold on to the dream of a mighty tree,
The nobility or the foolishness of that faith
Shall be proved with the fate of that seed.

Continue reading “Gardening Basics”

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”

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”

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