Posted in poems

Keep going


When your hope is shattered
And nothing is what it seems
Don’t you quit and say goodbye
Keep going, keep going
And soon you’ll see-
the person you’re going to be
at the place you’re meant to be
You know it’s hard
but you know the way-
You have to keep going
You have to keep going

winds will be rough
nights will be tough
but don’t you kneel
Be firm – Be free
come what may,
no matter how you feel today
even clouds descend to darker skies
but, tomorrow too, the sun will rise
this storm will blow out
and you’ll still be here
All you have to do is
keep going, you have to keep going


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VINCENT EHINDERO AWARD

Well, this is interesting! I was nominated for a Vincent Ehindero Award…😁

So, let’s begin this post by offering a genuine thanks to a wonderful blogger – Haroon Mirza, who nominated me for this award. He’s is a passionate human being, poet, deep thinker, photographer, and much more. I love his short meaningful poems, vibrant flower pictures from his small garden, and his subtle ways to makes us ponder about life and our surroundings through those interactive Q/A sessions. I kind of enjoy the positive vibes I get by reading his blog…and his constant support for my blog is admirable. Thanks for joining the WordPress fratenity, Haroon. I’m so glad that I met you through this amazing platform!

You know, I also love clicking flowers. Sharing a few of them…

So guys, please visit Haroon’s blog. I’m sure you’ll get hooked on to it 😊

Let’s get to the award formalities

HERE ARE THE RULES TO FOLLOW:

Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog:

https://haroonadventures.data.blog

Post the award nomination photo

Post the rules

Nominate 20-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.

vincentehindero.wordpress.com is Vincent’s blog site, and he would appreciate you checking out his blog and consider following and supporting him too.

Notify Vincent of your nomination, via comment and send an email to vincentehindero@gmail.com for faster replies.
After notifying Vincent, he will check out your blog, follow and give you your unique award for the good work on your blog

My questions from Haroon Mirza:

What is your profession and daily routine?

I’m a software developer at an IT service and consulting firm, handling everything from software development to bug fixing and technical support.

My day starts with checking and replying to workmails, attending scrum meeting where we set realistic plans for the day (This goes on from 10:30 am to 12 pm). Then I’ve got a 1-2 hour lunch break in which I can do whatever.

Afterwards, I start working on the daily targets which includes programming, software bug fixing, a lot of debugging and few client calls in between. If I happen to finish and send the report before the end of my schedule, I’ll spend the remaining time studying or practicing something interesting like competitive programming, learning a new technology, listening to Ted Talks or play some sports at Campus’s sports Arena. Sometimes I go to the office library to read magazines or newspaper or attend a club’s monthly meetings(mostly Toastmasters)

I don’t hate my job, nor do I love it with passion. I’m planning to do my Masters degree in Computer Science in future. So when I get home from Office, I dedicate 2-3 hours to study Computer Science subjects.

  1. Do you have a hobby and if so what do you do?

Oh yeah, I’ve so many hobbies. Reading, writing, photography, teaching, cooking, drawing, playing sports, group discussions, debating and the list goes on… I won’t say I’m perfect in all of them, but I keep on pursuing them for sake of happiness and satisfaction. They are my escape.

  1. Do you live alone or with others?

Currently I don’t live with my family. I visit them once in a month.

  1. How are you managing your life with Covid-19 virus?

Currently, I don’t have much work pressure. Work takes just around 2-3 hours a day. So I have plenty of time in hand which I try to utilise with full efficiency. Our maid and cook went to their hometowns due to the lockdown so me and my roommates have to manage everything from cooking, doing laundry, and cleaning the house by our own.
Then I dedicate some serious 4-5 hours for studies because I know that’s the only way to reach the place I want to be.
For leisure, I play football on our house’s terrace with my friends or open up my blog and read some of your work. I write casually these days…
I watch 1-2 episodes of Friends before I go to sleep.

  1. What do people like about you?

Haha, I think I don’t have any haters except a few jealous relatives, lol.

So it’s my adaptability, I guess. I get along with people of any age group easily. I don’t force my ideas on anyone and I’m a passionate listener. Some people compliment me for my allround knowledge, some admire me for for my cool, calm and postive nature.

MY NOMINEES:

Okay, let’s get real. Some bloggers here have award free blogs…and there’s a strong reason behind that. Following all the rules for award posts, pinging back the nominated bloggers can all be so tiresome. Some bloggers also like to keep their blogs clean… strictly literature stuff! This doesn’t mean they don’t respect your nomination. They do.

So I’ll not nominate anyone for this award. Still I’d love and appreciate if you guys can answer my questions in the comments or in a seperate post! It’s up to you guys, see I don’t force my ideas on anyone 😁

My Questions:

1. What do you think of World Leaders?

2. Do you love challenges?

3. Do you think Humanity was born on earth but was never meant to die here? Can Humans be intergalactic species in future?

4. What type of government you prefer? Capatilist or Socialist?

5. Can Science and religion coexist?

Thanks for reading, folks! Stay healthy🐼

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Mystery Blogger Award

The lovely, wise Aa’eedah over at Cerues flores nominated me for a Mystery blogger award. I’m deeply honored by this recognition. Thank you, Aa’eedah.

I think Aa’eedah is a true genius, and one of the finest and kindest beings I’ve ever come across. God has blessed her with a very high IQ, but that’s not the only characteristic which makes someone great, right? In my opinion, her par excellence to understand this world, the people around and how things work is far much better than most of us. And don’t think those skills have come easy…I know her for the past 2 years, and it has taken her blood, sweat and tears to get better and better at her game. She’s doing this to achieve her ambitious goal. Hats off to your hard-work and dedication, Aa’eedah! I believe you’ll get there… your dream shall come true and you’ll make all your well wishers proud. Ready for that big leap? Hell yeah!

Obsessive, sensible, intelligent, ambitious

Now lets talk about her blog. Well, she writes beautiful stuff that covers many aspects of her own life experiences, her journey; a sneak peek into her thought process. What most bloggers, including myself find attractive in her poems is her rare individuality and originality. From Haikus to ballads…her blog has almost every poetry form that comes in between or you’ve ever heard of. Cerues flores has poems about Nature, love, pain, darkness, hope, history, philosophy, passions, life, rumination… you name it. Get ready for those brilliant, inch-perfect, exemplary metaphors.

Impressed? Go visit her blog. You won’t regret it, nobody does.

Okay now let’s head towards the award formalities😁

Mystery Blogger Award is an unofficial award. This award was created by Okoto Enigmas, to show love to his followers and keep bloggers in touch with one another. This award is a good source of motivation and inspiration for the fresh bloggers.

The rules for the Award:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your post. 
  2. List the rules. 
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 
  4. Mention the creator of this award. 
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked. 
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about you. 
  7. Nominate 10-20 bloggers. 
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog. 
  9. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice. 
  10. Share a link to your best post(s). 

Okay, so I’m answering your questions first.

1. Who’s your favourite poet/writer? Why?

I can’t decide one favorite poet because so much work by a single poet can be so vastly different. But some of my favorite poems are ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ & ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost, ‘BlueBird’ & ‘Go all the way’ by Bukowski, ‘Sonnet XVII’ by Neruda and ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats. William Wordsworth don’t get jealous dude, you know who’s favorite!

2. What kind of music are you into?

Umm, this is interesting. I listen just about all of it. I listen to 60s-70s psychedelic rock, 80s thrash, 90s grunge/alternative, a little bit of modern rap(Eminem and NF), a little bit of metalcore/deathcore, country, indie, jazz. My music taste spans quite a bit. My favorite band is a tie between Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. I love AC\DC, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith, Queens, and somedays I vibe to these somewhat new bands like Linkin Park, Coldplay and a bunch more. Old bollywood music of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh lifts up my mood. No hate for the modern music. It’s equally good if not better. You can’t compare them!

So Different music for different situations, you know.

3. What does ‘faith’ mean to you?

Faith to me means not just believing but knowing in my heart that God (the supreme one) has a plan for me and I must work towards that every day with everything that I have. In the greatest struggles and darkest hours, I must stand firm because that’s what strong people do. As long as I am breathing though, my faith tells me that don’t give up and I will be able to accomplish it.

4. Suggest ways to make our Earth, and eventually our life, better.

Okay this is a good question. Most people never think about these things. Selfish pricks.

Firstly, to make your life better you need to change your outlook towards life. You should start reading stuff, practice good habits like patience, forgiveness and gratitude. Now you’re doing this for yourself, not because you believe it will change the world, but rather because you want to be a better person. You may even affect the people around you with your change, but don’t go thinking you’ll change them or anyone else. So do little things but with utmost love, that’s enough.

Secondly, one need to be more spatially aware. Seriously. The amount of people who are wrapped up in their own little bubbles seems to be a growing problem, seemingly oblivious to other people trying to get past.

5. Tell us one peculiar law of your country. (Don’t take risks though.)

I had to search this up. The one I found peculiar was that a successful suicide was legal in India up till 2017, but attempting it was not. So once you were out of hospital after having that unsuccessful attempt, you should get ready to cut the Jail’s ribbon! Crazy, right?

Thanks god, they decriminalized it in a latest amendment.  Now any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code.

Favorite Posts:

I’ve written more than hundred poems on this blog…so choosing one out of them was really tough. I’m sharing 3 poems that I love the most!

  1. Early morning bliss (Nature)
  2. Tonight (Life)
  3. Super Pets (Funny, Comedy)

Did you guys forgot that I used to write and share wonderful quotes on this blog? Writing poems was never a preliminary idea when I started this blog in the first place. Guess I’m not doing justice with my blog’s name which has word ‘Aphorism’ in the title…no more quotes and that juicy motivational stuff from a long time. Life is a mess(Urgh!)

Sharing some Quotes from the past (from highly motivated and positive Abhishek) :

  1. Parents
  2. Few words of wisdom
  3. Let go
  4. World’s a Playground
  5. Wednesday Motivation

My Nominees:

Ameet Kothari ( Wise and intelligent. A perfect father, husband, son and teacher. He’s like my role model)

Chandni Asnani( My best buddy here on WordPress. Smart, intelligent, emotional and so caring. A free soul who can write poems on almost anything.)

Diana Tyler( Truly honest, gentle and caring person. She has supported me through thick and thin. Infact she’s one of the first persons to follow my blog… I really respect you Diana. Thanks for always being by my side)

Dwight( Dwight is like a real source of motivation. The way he has fought his inner battles and one with alcohol is really appreciable. Hats off Dwight. You have my respect)

Dr Nimish ( Mind blowing poet who can write equally briliant poems in Hindi as well as English. An obsessive fan of Coldplay. Great taste for music)

Kritika ( Amazing artist and a brilliant poet. Kind hearted and nature lover)

Neha Nandwana ( She started blogging recently, but god she writes so beautifully)

Pramegha ( One of my first friends here on WordPress. Always pushed and motivated me to write better and better)

Riya Rajayyan( A kind hearted, intelligent and wonderful teen artist. She writes amazing poems, draws equally well and can play a guitar. Wow! So talented)

Ramyani Bhattacharya ( Ramyani is amazing. She always give me useful and thoughtful insights on my posts. Far wonderful writer than me)

Sadhak ( Excellent poet who writes in Hindi. I love the depth of his poetries. Kedp going brother, you’re amazing!)

Sid ( Sid is a heavy fat boi, who specialises in jet spray mechanics 😂😂 That’s his twitter bio. On a lighter note he’s a kind hearted, intelligent and beautiful thinker. You have my respect, sid)

Sohanpreet Kaur ( One of the most genuine person I’ve come across on this platform. Spiritual, highly imaginative, caring and pure person.

Sumeet ( My bro Sumeet has evolved his poetry writing skills unprecedentedly. His articles are thoughtful, mind blowing and useful. Keep going brother. )

Shantanu Baruah ( Most consistent blogger I’ve ever seen. He never fails to post his poems every single day. I simply love his poems and his wonderful personality. Thank you Shantanu)

My Questions:

  1. What kind of music and movies are you into?
  2. Do you want to be immortal? Why and why not?
  3. Explain your definition of love?
  4. Do you believe in aliens or after life?
  5. What’s your life’s purpose?

What do you like about my blog? ( Optional)


Thanks for reading, folks! Stay safe and happy

Logging out with one of my favorite songs – Comfortably numb by Pink Floyd

Posted in poems

One crew – A Limerick


What does religion mean to you?
Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Parsi, Hindu?
This concept is too narrow
Covid-19 serves to show
How humanity can be one crew.


The worldwide crisis due to COVID-19 has prompted many religious leaders to appeal to their followers to not only take safety precautions but also to embrace their spirituality to help confront the health, social, and economic challenges ahead. Majority of people are offering their prayers from their homes as most of the Temples, Churches, Mosques and Shrines have been closed.

Many religion groups are providing charity services, including distributing food to the underprivileged, donating medical equipments to the undersupplied communities and providing shelters to the travellers who are locked down in foreign cities.

It’s great to see all religions adapt and alter long-standing religious practices to unite against a common enemy 🌸🌻

Posted in poems

Our unsung Hereos


Locked in my house, I’ll resume
Writing limericks to lift some gloom.
But nothing that I do
Can ever compare to
The heroism that is on bloom.


This Limerick is dedicated to all our doctors, nurses, teachers, volunteers, and delivery drivers, who are working hard to make sure people are looked after, vital supplies are delivered to shops, and things run smoothly amidst the nation wide lockdown due to COVID-19. It’s our responsibility to do our part by staying at home.

Posted in poems

Midweek blues

Mind on a spin
with storms within

drops of tears
trying to find a path
to the lips

unanchored thoughts
adrift in the head

falling harder
than the gravity’s pull

mind’s on a spin
but body’s sober
like this day

There’s too much on my mind,
But there’s not enough time,
To write it all down,
So I guess I’ll just drown,
In these thoughts.

Posted in poems

For a Poem – Pt 2


I want to write a poetry book with simple verses
Sleep in the open air, like the old wanderers
up near the river
I’d hear upon the morning air
With my chin in my two hands, I want to sit and stare
the weathervane, the chimneys, and the wild flowers
That rise like spars above my city, straight and tall,
And the mysterious fluffy clouds over all.

I want to catch the blue mist of night in my hand
watch my room’s window illuminated by starlight
kiss the moonlight dreams
standing in the doorway
I shall see the springs, and the autumns slowly pass;
And when old Winter puts her blank face to the glass,
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,
far I’ll dream,
alone, in rationed light

I shall walk the blue Gardens
that are a stairway into azure skies,
Drink from the Fountains
that weeps out of alabaster,
birds that sing All day —
of bloom, gloom and doom.
And riots in the streets below
Will never lure me from my task, I shall be so
Lost in this quiet ecstasy, the keenest still,
that I’ll paint this whole landscape
fierce and hot – through my burning quill


For a Poem

Posted in poems

Spring’s Melody


The birds around me hopped and played
As winter’s chill started to fade away
No shivering, just warm thoughts
Came to me with each breath
Gratitude reached my heart
To carry me forward
Even though, I hate so much
I am faced with lately
Each day matters, no reasons to lament
Choices to make for a better future
Time to spread love and smiles
My faith is eternal; undying


Posted in quotes

Quote

Until we accept responsibility for our actions or failures, it’s very difficult to develop a sense of self respect or even respect for others. And respect is an important aspect of personal growth.

Often the backbone of selfrespect is knowing your values and living by them. If you know your self worth and you stand by your character, it’ll help others to see and treat you with dignity and worth.

So,

Stay in front

and

Bear the brunt

Thanks for reading and hope you guys are doing well. 😊