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Umbrellas my own

For long many growing up years

I refused to carry an umbrella

To school, college and then to work

I placed an onion on my scalp, holding it by a scarf

Or placed a baseball cap in mismatching colours

During scorching summer months

Yet I refused to carry an umbrella

For I associated it with my grandpa, grandma, grand uncles

And all others in my hometown

Who never ventured out without an umbrella under their arms

When it rains they walk under it,

When it’s sunny, they walk holding it

When it’s windy, they walk with it

For long many growing up years

I refused to carry an umbrella

I was embarrassed

Believed it was outdated, old fashioned

Just not done

Until, I learnt about UV rays and the tan

Until when my skin gained prominence over ancestors

Now I have umbrellas

In colours myriad and materials fancy

With accessories hanging on them

To match my outfits

umbrella

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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More here: Thoughts Uncensored… Your’s Truly!

Me, me and more of me

They matter as much as they don’t

They run, jump, and dance with us

When they feel like it

When they need to

Do you know them? him? her?

They are a pain as much as a joy

They talk, laugh and make merry

They say you are the best

You are all they have, and

You’ll forget all they’ve done

But…

What have they done?

Wanting to share your space, when they need it

Wanting to hug you when they feel like it

Do you need them?

Who doesn’t once ask how you are

For they are busy with their life,

Who doesn’t once call for a chat

For they are busy meeting deadlines,

Do you know him? her? them?

So…

What have they done?

Focussing on their dreams, forgetting to wish you

Offering help when it suits them

Do you need them?

Who only sings me, me and more of me?

myself

Courtesy: MorgueFile

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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More here: Thoughts Uncensored… Your’s Truly!

Loving your look

Metallic black leather jeans

My love for occasions…but

Now I cringe with zipper jaws open

Slumped on sofa, tiers slumped, too

Onto my thighs

Determined I grabbed

Soup diets and exercise

Walks and fruit salads

I looked at chips

Stared at tikkas

Moody, angry, frustrated at self

I binged on crisps, a week later

‘Let’s go for a movie,’ hubby announced

And I pulled along

With a pink crepe top over floral skirt

Without a look at self, pulled a band

Up my hair as I slipped on a sandal

Strapping myself in the car, I heard

‘You look lovely today!’

Was I slapped? I was alert

But mind denied…

Uh! yea…let’s go

‘I mean it. I love you like this

Simple. Without make-up

How I saw you the first time…”

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Pic Courtesy: MorgueFile

 

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My theme for A-Z Challenge 2015 is ‘Free Verse’

#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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More here: Thoughts Uncensored… Your’s Truly!

A friend?

A friend pinged – “goooood mornig hz u’

“Trying to smile :(”

“Stay positive, get outdoors, b active…”

“No dearth of positivity dear.”

“K, I asum u hv 2min? I’m in shit…”

After 45mins, I wrote, “Need to go, wanna tissue box.”

“Sorry, I made u cry. My story is painful. But u r close to my heart.”

“I have a nasty flu, croaky throat, hurting back and running temperature.”

“Oh! U need rest, so what do u think I shud do…”

Another 30min later I pulled the plug, only to see a SMS, “call me wen fre…need to discuss.”

 

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Picture courtesy: http://pixabay.com/

© Nisha Sanjeev

 

Written for Ten on Ten Tuesdays hosted by Cynthia and Deepika

This week’s prompt: Close to my heart!

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