You will heal…

Glass boxes don’t sing lore to the warriors of freedom when the skies fall and the watersPSX_20200424_213616 rise. But, skies don’t fall and waters don’t rise in vain; they sob in vile.

There are a number of things that may conjure disdain into this world, but no other blade yearns to be struck with thunder as much as the one sitting on the hilt of heartbreaks.

Sword hilts, I believe, are haunted; rather cursed.

They hold power, enough to crown a head; they hold sin, enough to behead a crown. The hands which happen to hold these swords may either bring freedom or threaten it; regardless, blood is shed and scars are left to taint hearts for ages to come.

Ages; since ages, men have been driven to worship their own strength in the name of blind pride;
and pride, though may seem like a forbidden ally to the sung masters, is nothing but a thirst;

A deep unquenchable thirst sitting at the edge of our tongues, making us blurt rage and breathe revenge.
Pride is nothing but a cry for help; a veil hiding our scars ever so elegantly.

But veils fall and masks rot in due time; what is hidden can’t be hidden forever.

One day, you will see, you will see for yourself.
When the skin on your bones will feel too plastic to be alive and the heart in your chest will feel too alive to have gone dead.
When what’s whole will seem broken and what’s broken will feel safe.

Then.. you will hear, you will hear for yourself.

You will hear how beautifully you may have chanted the prayers of freedom if you wouldn’t have dug graves for your own tongue.
You will smile at your flaws and you will kiss your own scars.
You will sing in the chorus of joy and pray for peace in the choir of blatant hatred.

And when that day arrives… You will heal!

Burns and Ashes

Black and burnt hearts fall down to ashes when you aim at them with the cupid’s arrow. If that doesn’t scare you enough against love stories gone rogue, then you may want to grab a glimpse of the poison spat rose pressed in the old and worn pages of a happy love story.

Heartbreaks are like untimely deaths, and the tears that follow are like watered flames of a rain-drenched funeral. Eulogies die under muffled heavy breaths and you sob till the next mourning sun dawns over your moonless night. You face that sun, smelling like stale giggles and sour hugs.

A curse too harsh for the lover inside you!

What happens next? That lover elopes.

You stop seeing the world through pink stained glasses. Your whites don’t preach out peace now, instead, they scream indifference. The yellows don’t sing for joy, but they lie, down and dusted.

Your world is no longer a castle made up of stardust and crystals. Your slippers aren’t glass and you don’t walk around, crowned with flowers. 

Now, you reign the voids and your fires cast shadows of their own. You find comfort in darkness and the Sun burns at your skin.

You sleep to howling wolves and wake up to fighting Ravens. But, regardless, you live; you learn to…

You learn to live, adorning ashes and romancing burnt ruins. You are a lone poet, except, now you aren’t in love with ‘love’.

You bleed in the darkest shade of blue and weave out gospels. But, no matter which storm pulls you into its eye, you write… and you live!

My baby just grew up!!

Last year in December, I gathered my courage and dived into this amazing and exciting world of blogging! I decided to publish the chapters from a story I wrote three years ago.

For me, the blog was just an escape! Honestly speaking, I could have never imagined the kind of response that the story received and since then, the journey has been nothing but magical!

Because of the lovely support from all of you, the ‘writer inside me’ got the opportunity to venture into the realms of poetry and I found my home there!

This blog and all the lovely people who have joined me here in the community, mean a lot to me! “From the quill” changed everything and it is the best thing that has ever happened in my life till now!

But, with all the bittersweet emotions in my heart *cue emotional music*, I have decided to leave that title behind and change the name of my beautiful baby *self-obsessed mom* *hehe* to “Life in yellows”

You don’t have to follow or subscribe again! It’s just a change in the domain name and the aesthetic of the blog! You will keep on receiving notifications regarding new posts and the content will still be literary and poetic!!

I am so happy to have you along on this wonderful journey! Your love and support mean the world to me!

So, without further ado, let us begin with the new chapter!

Shall we?

 

Thank you so so much!!

6 months ago, I remember writing this post for the milestone of 500 followers. Trust me, I was definitely at cloud nine and that’s where my obsession with the follower count subsided.

I had no idea, that I’d be reaching the next milestone so early.

For me, it’s not just a follower count, but this blog and the blogging community means much more than just numbers. This blog is the best thing that has happened to me in life so far.

I am so grateful for all of you and for the amazing support. It is such a pleasure to have you here on this journey and it’d be my honour to have you along even in the future.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read, comment and follow.

I hope that I have been providing you with some quality content.

With lots of love,

Gauri Walecha.

Update

Hello Everyone!

It has been quite some time since I last posted on my blog and I am also mindful of the fact that the response to your comments has also been really delayed! With this post, I  wanted to put this into perspective that the delay and the absence is not, in any way, an indicative of any kind of insincerity towards all of you!

From the very bottom of my heart, I am extremely grateful for all the lovely support that my blog has received from the splendidly talented blogging community!

I am blessed to say that the past few weeks, life has kept me busy in some amazing projects and since my work is of a very technical nature, I haven’t really been able to switch to a creative mindset all these days!

I don’t want to compromise quality for the sake of consistency, so , in the best interest of the aesthetic of my blog and honoring the time, effort and energy that all of you invest in reading, liking and commenting on my blog, I have made a decision to take a formal break from blogging for the next three months! 

Thanks for all the amazing and lovely support!

Forever grateful!

Real-Neat Blog Award

Hello everyone! Seems like just yesterday when I was writing my post for the ‘The Versatile blogger award’ and I feel so honored to be nominated for another amazing blog award! Honestly, I have run out of words to express my gratitude for all the amazing love and support that the wonderful blogging community has been showing to my blog! Thank you so much! Really means a lot!

Charlotte, who has an amazing blog ‘The inspired page’, nominated my blog for the ‘Real-Neat blog award’! She posts super detailed and knowledgeable content on her blog! You should totally go and check that out!

I would really like to thank Charlotte for the nomination! The fact that you like the content of my blog and consider it worthy for an award nomination really warms my heart! Thank you so much, once again, for the nomination!


Rules:

The rules of the Real-Neat Blog Award are:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, provide link to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, providing links to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions From Charlotte:

1: Do you play any sports? If so, which one? Do you like playing it?

2: Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? Do you like it?

3: If you had to start a bakery/restaurant/shop, what would it be? What would it be called?

4: What’s your favorite movie? Why? Did you like it at first?

5: Where would you live if you could live anywhere? The seaside? On a cliff? On a boat? In medieval times? In a world with magic?

6: Sweet or Savory? Why?

7: On a scale from 1-10, how much do you like books?


My Answers:

1. I will be really honest! These days my to-do list doesn’t really allow me to invest time in my hobbies but earlier in the days I really enjoyed Badminton! I am really looking forward to resuming it!

2. Again, because of all the work (these answers are making me sound very boring….😂), I do not spend a lot of time on my hobbies, but I really love guitars! I don’t know how to play one but would love to learn!

3. I would love to open a bookstore actually! Trust me; I love books so much that I literally would be hopping around like a bunny in that store! The name has to be ‘The books-bunny’! Saw what I did there!

4. Well my favorite movie is ‘Rajnigandha’! It is an old Indian classic movie! Literally, this movie is the reason that I fell in love with story-telling. It is very slow-paced, so in the beginning , I was slightly bored but then the beautifully simple story just grew over me!

5. If I could, I would love to wake up to the calming sound of waves every morning…so, sea-side for sure!

6. Actually I really appreciate a good balance of both! One is incomplete without the other!

7. May I please choose ‘Infinity’!


People I Nominated:

Baffled Mum

Bharath Upendra

Nirant Gurav

Aditya


My Questions:

Charlotte’s questions are very creative and fun, so I think I would like to ask the same questions from the nominees!

1: Do you play any sports? If so, which one? Do you like playing it?

2: Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? Do you like doing it?

3: If you had to start a bakery/restaurant/shop, what would it be? What would it be called?

4: What’s your favorite movie? Why? Did you like it at first?

5: Where would you live if you could live anywhere? The seaside? On a cliff? On a boat? In medieval times? In a world with magic?

6: Sweet or Savory? Why?

7: One a scale from 1-10, how much do you like books?