Day 15 – The fall of a Banyan Tree…

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#15 – Tree

A Tree with strong roots laughs at storms… – Malay Proverb

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Started its life by growing on another

Leaning to gain its strength from one another

It sprouted with beauty

And jealousy surrounded

Trampled and crushed

But roots deepened

Though it grew with the countless others

It made sure it stood matchless

Nurtured with the love of every kind

It learned to survive in the storms that came

For it danced beautifully in the wind and rain

Not once or twice but countless times

Toughened and strengthened with every pain

The time came when a man met the tree

Used it for its shade

For countless of sleep

Until a day when the trunk of the tree

Brought jealousy in the eyes of men

For greediness played its fate

And wealth covered his eyes

The jealousy of its riches brought it down

Poisoned little by little every time

And there fell the branches one by one

With the swift stride of the axes in motion

Brought down the fall of the banyan tree.

Note: The banyan tree here is depicted the life of J.Jayalalitha the EX Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.


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Day 14 – The Closed Window

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#14 – The Closed Door 

What’s behind the door? Why is it closed?

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Though the challenge says Closed Door but I am going to be writing about a closed window I wish it opened again.
It was one of the most beautiful windows I have seen in my life. A simple wooden window which touched so many hearts and even changed some. A gorgeous woman, the best grandmother one could ask for and most of all a beautiful soul. This challenge is about her and maybe you are wondering what it is to do with the window.

My grandmother, a woman who proved that no matter what difficulties life throws at you, you can still handle it with calmness. She was our pillar of strength. She gave and gave as much as possible for everyone. And the things that she have gone through are unimaginable. The disaster happened when she fell sick and couldn’t go out. she was scared that people would avoid going close to her. So the lonely window became her best friend. It showed her the outside world. The beautiful sea to which she lost the love of her life years before. Her friend came and stood outside the window and they spoke for hours but her own son and his entire family despised her. For money played its fate. They treated her like an untouchable and she would still not complain about them to her daughters. No matter what her son did she loved him more each time and would refuse to move from his side. All this while the only one thing we didn’t know was she prayed silently for her death.

on September 5, 2016, her wish came true and she silently passed away in her sleep. She took a part of me with her and I miss her so dearly of course words are not enough to describe that pain.
From then on the window remains closed as much as I want to see them open while sitting beside her and seeing the world out of that lone window once more.

She taught me a lot of things the greatest of all is love.
She was one of the rares ones, so effortlessly herself.

I will always miss you, grandma…

Love
Your miserable grand-daughter


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Day 13 – The Letter Poem

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#13 – The Letter Poem 

Write a poem using words from a famous letter or a letter from your own collection.

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This poem is been written from the controversial and famous letter of Siegfried Sassoon who In July of 1917, mid-World War I, following a period of convalescent leave during which he had decided to make a stand by not returning to duty

The Letter titled “Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration”

 

A soldier’s heartfelt declaration towards the destruction of war

He made his statement with an act
of wilful defiance of military authority

For the ones who have deliberately prolonged the war
Are the ones who had the power to end it.

I am a soldier and am speaking
on the behalf of my brothers

The war upon which it was started
Was of defense and liberation

But now it has prolonged
For aggression and conquest

I have seen and endured
The sufferings of the troops

And I believe it is pure evil and unjust
For prolonging the sufferings to the ends

I protest against the conduct
Of war and the political errors

For which the fighting men are
Being undeniably sacrificed

And on behalf of those who are suffering now
I the soldier humbly ask

To stop what was started
For it has changed the course of time…


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Day 12 – Greeting

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#12 – Greeting

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He walked into the office and it was unlike the other days. The corridor and the cubicles were decorated in bright colors and it created a happy environment distant from the days where they have no time to simply look at the fellow-mate. He never knew that there was a celebration going on and he slowly walked to the area where the celebration was taking place. Colors and ambiance were simply stunning but what caught his eye was a girl dressed in ethnic wear in a world where westernization has taken its turn. She was a sight to behold he looked at her in between the crowd and the way she slid her hair behind the ear made his heart skip a beat. Seeing him in-between the crowd his friends called him.

Hearing his name among the music and sound he turned towards his friends signaling to them that he will come there after some time he turned back his attention towards girl but to his dismay, she goes missing. He turned in every possible direction and searching with his eyes straining but she was nowhere to be found. Though he was not a person who believed in love, at first sight, it happened and made his heart race to see her just one more time. Ignoring his friends he swims and sweeps through the crowd to find her, to see if luck favored him. After all the pushing and pulling he reached the spot, she first stood, where he first saw but she wasn’t there. An instant of sadness questioned himself “what am I doing? ” he just stood against the pillar listening to the music thundering and the crowds screaming in response while he was lost in thought of a simple girl. Feeling lost he walked back to his floor to his place and sat before his laptop trying to find what that feeling was.

He leaned on his chair resting his head on his arms and closed his eyes lost in thoughts. The sound of the metal bangles disrupted his thoughts and he turned just in time to find that very same girl crossing his bay. He stood seeing his eyes transfixed on the girl who he saw among the crowd now walking with the group of girls chatting and giggling. His legs stuck to the ground, forgetting to breathe he stood there seeing her laugh he smiled. After a brief moment, he finally remembered to breathe again.

The next day he walked into the building and stood with the crowd waiting for the lift. The lift door opened and he entered with a bag on one shoulder. There she was standing with her friend and an instant glow appeared on his face. He stood there facing her. As the lift became less crowded he tried looking at her id card to read her name. Seeing him stare at her waist she mistakes and adjusts her dress. Their eyes meet for a brief moment and she stared at him while he turned away cursing himself. After a minute the door opened and she walked out with her friend though she stared he finally got to know her name. He calls out her “name” out loud for the first time in the empty lift.
His friends called him to have coffee and along with him, they went to the pantry together with making fun of each other. After waiting for his turn he filled his cup with hot coffee he sat next to his friend only to find she was there drinking coffee with her friends. An instant joy lighted his face and watching her sip his coffee delighted him. His coffee time had never been this interesting.
He wanted to talk to her by building up a little courage he went in search of her and as usual, he couldn’t find her. she was some kind of a mystery to him and that excited him. He stood there searching, seeing her friends standing a few yards in front of him his courage faded with every turn of his head to find her. There was a pat on his shoulders following with an “excuse me” he turned, his frustration transforming into a complete amazement. He moved so she could go. she crossed him and their eyes met again for an instance yet so powerful. His eyes followed suit as she went away with her friends. He stood there watching has his courage drained once again.
It was post lunch he came and sat in his place restless after watching her enter. Time ticked away and he made up his mind to talk to her today. Building courage he thought of relaxing a little he opened his Facebook account and a notification arrived. He clicked on the friend request tab and found her name. He stood up in his place trying to see her place but she was not there he turned to find someone leaning in the entrance of his bay. He was astonished to find her standing there and smiling at him for the first time he said
“HELLO”…


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Day 11 – Dragon

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#11 – Dragon

The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them – GOT

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Here I would be writing about the list of 5 dragons in Mythology and Folklore

  1. Chinese Dragon

Which is also called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. This snake like creature with limbs typically represents the Chinese dragons but when we explore China we might find dragon depictions that are also like turtles and fish. It is also a belief in China that Emperors were believed to be descended from dragons. Many historical leaders like Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King and Vladimir Putin were born in a Year of the Dragon. This is the country were most places are named after dragons.

  1. Japanese dragon

This dragon is called Ryu that also looks like a serpent and has legs like claws. They usually live in ocean, the clouds or heavens but Japanese dragons usually live in the sea. This is because Japan is an island, and the sea is present in most of its geography. It has often been the symbol of the Emperor or of a hero.

  1. Korean dragon

These dragons are nearly as popular as the Chinese and the Japanese dragons but they also hold several differences compared to the other two.  These dragons have four toes on each foot with the eyes of a rabbit and the underbelly of a frog. They also have a very long beard. The Korean Dragons are divided into three subspecies. These are the Yong, the Yo, and the Kyo. They are sky, ocean, and mountain dragons respectively. Yong is the most common and also the most powerful. They protect the upper realms. The Yo have no horns and guard the underwater kingdoms. The Kyo live in the mountains. Korean Dragons are more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts and they do not help humans as much, preferring simply to guard the kingdoms of the world or live in solidarity.

  1. Turkish dragons

The Turkish which are called as Ejderha or Evren secretes flames from its tail. There is no mention of these dragons having wings or legs because most Turkish dragons are described as gigantic snakes.

  1. Portuguese dragons

In Portuguese mythology Coca is a female dragon that fights with Saint George. She loses her strength when Saint George cuts off one of her ears.

Fascinating ain’t it? 


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Day 10 – Friendship

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#10 – Friendship

There is no better friend than a sister and there is no better sister than YOU!

 

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This post is dedicated specially to my sister who has always been my best friend.

This is the speech I wrote for her to be read on her big day. Unfortunately due to some circumstances I couldn’t tell her.

So here it is… I hope she reads…

To my sister…

My support, my ally, my entertainment, my audience, my critic, my biggest fan, my best friend… my sister!

Good evening! for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sandra the very proud younger sister of our beautiful bride. I want to start by congratulating the bride and groom and thanking all of you for making the journey here today.

To my parents, who taught us that love isn’t perfect but every second of it is worth because you did it together…

To my brother in law, I would say… stay strong and happy for, your incredible journey has just begun… I’m glad I’ve got a new brother… And welcome to our crazy little family where you will receive love abundantly…

Now to my sister, I haven’t told you this but I have always admired you for your incredible patience… That’s what makes her even special…
Well, She really is a favorite… I mean an ideal child, Whether it is excelling in academics, Keeping the emotions under control or generally being awesome in the real world… She really has set the bar high. It really is difficult to keep up… I was forced to follow every rule Mom and Dad made because she followed them. And I would like to thank her for letting me be the black sheep for the past 24 years… 😛 Jokes apart…

I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. To this day, And I can honestly say I wouldn’t be half of the person I am today if I didn’t have a big sister like her to look up to and I’m proud to call you my big sister.

I actually drafted this speech not knowing where to start, but I’ve got to tell you, there are no words for me to come up with, to tell you how much I love you or how much you mean to me…You have been a beautiful part of my life and will always be… You taught me that there is beauty in everyone and in what they do… You taught me that you cannot find peace by avoiding it…

As young girls, we have shared our secrets, Giggled late into the nights, bickered over clothes to wear and slammed doors when we would fight… As women, we still share secrets And remember it would be you who I’d choose to call when I need an ear to hear or a shoulder to fall. No one else can understand the lives that we have had, from funny relatives to family jokes and also the times with mom and dad. I’ll treasure all the memories of growing up with you for sister’s form a lasting bond that’s trusted, lasting and true.

I just want you to know that I am always here for you in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. As a sister, I have always been there and this could never change. In this new path leading to the rest of your life, I will walk hand in hand with you today on your big day, and every day after. I love you and could not be more happier for you.

Separately, you are two special and remarkable people, but together you are complete. As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life, remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops, and enjoy every twist and turn; For the ride is much better when you share it together. My greatest wishes for you both are that you have a continued loving friendship and partnership; that you enjoy success and laughter; that you are blessed with children and that you always see and talk with your heart.

As I toast to my sister and my brother-in-law.

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Take time to talk to one another. Put your love and family first, your job and hobbies second. May your love be like the wind—strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending.

So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.

Cheers!


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Day 9 – Animals

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#9 – Animals

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

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Somethings don’t change no matter how many times it’s been addressed or in some cases even when repeatedly told.

for the day 9, I would like to write about one such thing that not just shook the country but the entire world.

Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old whose gangrape and murder split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two in the name of religion. She was kidnapped held captive inside a temple, who was sedated and assaulted repeatedly. Her mutilated body was found in a nearby forest weeks later. I’m sure you all would have heard, read or seen articles on this horror. It is a horrific incident which sparked the outrage across the nation. But what is the use when the laws can be bent in favor of the accused?
And the government that has to protect its people is doing the opposite.

protests and pleas fall on deaf ears and the country isn’t safe for women anymore.

If it’s your wife, sister, daughter or girlfriend you stand for them because they are related and important to you but if it is someone else it is okay for you to see them as objects.
You simply fail to understand they are also women.

Think!
Stop being those men…
Who stare at women neck down
Who want to touch women given the slightest chance
Who stand near the bus seats and stare down their necks
Whos intention is to scrape your hands on them and swiftly walk away like you were a gentleman.
Who abuse and harass in every turn

Are you one too? 

Just stop!
And start living as humans .
In fact, animals are far better than what men are today.

For those men I tell you learn from the animals…

“Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”

P.S: This is written in general and not to hurt anyone feelings.


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