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As the year inches closer to a close, here's something nice to think of from the mind of Lord Tennyson

Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier

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As the year inches closer to a close, here's something nice to think of from the mind of Lord Tennyson Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier #poem  #poetrycommunity  #indianwriter  #spillforus  #hippielife  #story  #haiku  #travelgram  #igwriters  #therapy  #travelstories  #healing  #igpoets  #writerscommunity  #tripotocommunity  #travelgoals  #travelbug  #instadaily  #goatourism  #instatravel  #architecture  #lifeisgood  #beautifuldestinations  #girlswhotravel  #goa  #indiantraveller  #poets  #tennyson 
The stories that houses tell
in the graffiti's that babies draw
on it's walls that have promised to
bear the weight of adult lives
toiling to survive

in the lullabies that each room contains
the fights, the laughter and the tears
stick as paint on columns and pillars

in the shutters of windows that clap
in tandem with the rhythm of rain
falling on a kitchen garden
built with care
by muddy hands 
craving to nurture
a breathing, throbbing, growing
Love

in sibling fights reverberating
the institution of their identity
a home
Their home

in the careful indulgence of luxury
while saving for a future
in gold earrings tucked carefully away
inside rice tins
and crisp notes stolen from
the husband's pocket
meticulously hid between
sari stacks 
in the observation of life 
as it passes away
the mirror - a wedding gift
has seen it all
the glow of weddings
and the quiet disquiet of age

in the mutiny of youth
that has crossed thresholds
and flown in search of
newer vistas
the phone never rings anymore

in the fraying of the hearth,
an empty porch
a fan creaking intermittently
Playrooms devoid of childish laughter
dining table devoid of fights over bigger omelettes
a garden in disrepair

the house
a story of passage
from one nothingness
to another

a cycle of life

ayda

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The stories that houses tell in the graffiti's that babies draw on it's walls that have promised to bear the weight of adult lives toiling to survive in the lullabies that each room contains the fights, the laughter and the tears stick as paint on columns and pillars in the shutters of windows that clap in tandem with the rhythm of rain falling on a kitchen garden built with care by muddy hands craving to nurture a breathing, throbbing, growing Love in sibling fights reverberating the institution of their identity a home Their home in the careful indulgence of luxury while saving for a future in gold earrings tucked carefully away inside rice tins and crisp notes stolen from the husband's pocket meticulously hid between sari stacks in the observation of life as it passes away the mirror - a wedding gift has seen it all the glow of weddings and the quiet disquiet of age in the mutiny of youth that has crossed thresholds and flown in search of newer vistas the phone never rings anymore in the fraying of the hearth, an empty porch a fan creaking intermittently Playrooms devoid of childish laughter dining table devoid of fights over bigger omelettes a garden in disrepair the house a story of passage from one nothingness to another a cycle of life ayda #poem  #poetrycommunity  #indianwriter  #spillforus  #house  #story  #haiku  #travelgram  #igwriters  #therapy  #travelstories  #healing  #igpoets  #writerscommunity  #tripotocommunity  #travelgoals  #travelbug  #instadaily  #goatourism  #instatravel  #architecture  #lifeisgood  #beautifuldestinations  #girlswhotravel 
The architectural simplicity of Goa leaves me nostalgic, reminding of a bygone time

This is an art gallery in Panjim. Could you have guessed?

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From mountains to rice paddies, all I need to make most of the day is a little bit of sunshine lovin'

Travelling is something that keeps me motivated, that gives me something to look forward to and the vast possibility that nature has to offer in the wonders that can be seen, learnt, experienced and simply be in awe of keeps me moving toward it. In the past few years, travel and books have become more of an anchor in my life despite the usual humdrum of the mundane that keeps passing by.

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#donotlitter
From mountains to rice paddies, all I need to make most of the day is a little bit of sunshine lovin' Travelling is something that keeps me motivated, that gives me something to look forward to and the vast possibility that nature has to offer in the wonders that can be seen, learnt, experienced and simply be in awe of keeps me moving toward it. In the past few years, travel and books have become more of an anchor in my life despite the usual humdrum of the mundane that keeps passing by. #instadaily  #westernghats  #teampixel  #travelgram  #india  #travelgoals  #instagood  #travelholic  #travelstories  #hippielife  #terracedhouses  #ricefields  #indiantraveller  #hampi  #travelstories  #wearetravellers  #tripotocommunity  #indian_tourism_  #instalove  #travelclean  #beautifuldestinations  #travelbug  #iamtraveller  #girlswhotravel  #nationalgeographic  #donotlitter 
Back in my days childhood looked like carefree summer vacations playing Gully cricket with my brother who I always extorted into bowling. It looked like spring cotton candy skies and the most calming breeze blowing on our faces as we sat atop the water tank of the three-storeyed building we rented a house in.
Childhood felt like swiftly gliding on rollerblades, the sweeping joy of watching your favorite shows on Cartoon Network and the frustration of trying to memorize algebraic formulae!
It was learning to ride a cycle, scraped knees, stealing food from a sibling's plate while they were not watching and playing self-invented word games till you fell asleep.
phantom comics made their way under the pillow during study time, written conversations with girlfriends about latest crushes found home in the last pages of textbooks in class.

Yet just a few years on, friends you shared a chunk of your heart with become song dedications at the annual fete, slam book entries at college farewells and unresolved issues ended in cold wars.

All that's kept us in each other's lives are  the intermittent news carried by common friends in the guise of gossip and Facebook posts

And yet childhood feels like a welcome comfort and warm nostalgia when you're a long way from home and a simpler time just because those memories are of you and me before  priorities soiled our minds and pride crept in our hearts!

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Back in my days childhood looked like carefree summer vacations playing Gully cricket with my brother who I always extorted into bowling. It looked like spring cotton candy skies and the most calming breeze blowing on our faces as we sat atop the water tank of the three-storeyed building we rented a house in. Childhood felt like swiftly gliding on rollerblades, the sweeping joy of watching your favorite shows on Cartoon Network and the frustration of trying to memorize algebraic formulae! It was learning to ride a cycle, scraped knees, stealing food from a sibling's plate while they were not watching and playing self-invented word games till you fell asleep. phantom comics made their way under the pillow during study time, written conversations with girlfriends about latest crushes found home in the last pages of textbooks in class. Yet just a few years on, friends you shared a chunk of your heart with become song dedications at the annual fete, slam book entries at college farewells and unresolved issues ended in cold wars. All that's kept us in each other's lives are the intermittent news carried by common friends in the guise of gossip and Facebook posts And yet childhood feels like a welcome comfort and warm nostalgia when you're a long way from home and a simpler time just because those memories are of you and me before priorities soiled our minds and pride crept in our hearts! #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #writersofinsta  #igwriters  #poemporn  #nostalgia  #poetry  #igpoets  #3amthoughts  #ink  #memories  #writerscommunity  #poetsociety  #ttt  #haiku  #spillforus  #spokenword  #lovepoem  #teampixel  #mumbai  #hustle  #poetrycommunity  #poems  #writersofig  #quote  #friendship  #poetsofindia  #travelstories  #friendslikefamily  #traveler 
Yesterday I went to the garage sale
just across the street
a few kids were goofing around with a Kodak camera, holding out polaroids as if they were a prize earned for liking something pre-historic
highwaisted jeans are also back in fashion
and so are polka dots, flared pants and winged eyelids
Pink Floyd too (well they never really went out in the first place)
tickets for a drive-in theatre were going at thousand bucks a-seat for a "vintage" experience
and on the way back from watching Mary and Max on the big screen
my friends wondered why no one wrote letters anymore
and I wanted to say
"because the postal system died when no one was looking!
e-mails and whatsapp killed it in cold-blood"
but I was too busy thinking about the
love note you put in my history book
back in school
and the mixed tape you made me
for my 15th birthday
of my 'secret' favorite songs

and now that history is making a comeback
I have been nurturing high hopes
that maybe you and I too
stand a chance

Maybe.

After all
Life runs in circles

ayda

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Yesterday I went to the garage sale just across the street a few kids were goofing around with a Kodak camera, holding out polaroids as if they were a prize earned for liking something pre-historic highwaisted jeans are also back in fashion and so are polka dots, flared pants and winged eyelids Pink Floyd too (well they never really went out in the first place) tickets for a drive-in theatre were going at thousand bucks a-seat for a "vintage" experience and on the way back from watching Mary and Max on the big screen my friends wondered why no one wrote letters anymore and I wanted to say "because the postal system died when no one was looking! e-mails and whatsapp killed it in cold-blood" but I was too busy thinking about the love note you put in my history book back in school and the mixed tape you made me for my 15th birthday of my 'secret' favorite songs and now that history is making a comeback I have been nurturing high hopes that maybe you and I too stand a chance Maybe. After all Life runs in circles ayda #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #writersofinsta  #igwriters  #poemporn  #vintage  #poetry  #igpoets  #3amthoughts  #ink  #healing  #writerscommunity  #poetsociety  #ttt  #haiku  #spillforus  #spokenword  #lovepoem  #teampixel  #mumbai  #hustle  #poetrycommunity  #poems  #writersofig  #quote  #polaroid  #poetsofindia  #travelstories  #instaxmini9  #traveler 
Did you know that the foundation stone of this temple was laid by a Muslim pir from Lahore, Sai Mian Mir? This temple was built and rebuilt over decades,  attacked by armies from Afghanistan and the Mughal empire, yet it's beauty today is unparalleled. First built in 1589, it was last rebuilt as early as 1984 following the damage cause by the conflict between civilians and the government regarding the creation of a new nation called Khalistan.

#instadaily #sikh #shotononeplus #strength #travelgram #india #travelgoals #instagood #travelholic #travelstories #hippielife #goldentemple #townlife #indiantraveller #travelstories #stories #wearetravellers #tripotocommunity #indian_tourism_ #instalove #beautifuldestinations #travelbug #iamtraveller #girlswhotravel #indiantraveller #history
Did you know that the foundation stone of this temple was laid by a Muslim pir from Lahore, Sai Mian Mir? This temple was built and rebuilt over decades, attacked by armies from Afghanistan and the Mughal empire, yet it's beauty today is unparalleled. First built in 1589, it was last rebuilt as early as 1984 following the damage cause by the conflict between civilians and the government regarding the creation of a new nation called Khalistan. #instadaily  #sikh  #shotononeplus  #strength  #travelgram  #india  #travelgoals  #instagood  #travelholic  #travelstories  #hippielife  #goldentemple  #townlife  #indiantraveller  #travelstories  #stories  #wearetravellers  #tripotocommunity  #indian_tourism_  #instalove  #beautifuldestinations  #travelbug  #iamtraveller  #girlswhotravel  #indiantraveller  #history 
"THE FRIEND I NEVER MET" is out now!! (Link in bio)

I am trying to be very brave here, sharing this beautiful (I mean life-altering) part of my life with you guys!

Do friends need to meet often or at all ? Is friendship about pizza parties and movie-nights? How do you know someone whom you have never met is a true friend?

I guess it's all in the words.

@kommuneity trusted my story enough to give me the courage to share it with the world!

#friendship #kommune #penpals #serendoputy #lettersfromstrangers
"THE FRIEND I NEVER MET" is out now!! (Link in bio) I am trying to be very brave here, sharing this beautiful (I mean life-altering) part of my life with you guys! Do friends need to meet often or at all ? Is friendship about pizza parties and movie-nights? How do you know someone whom you have never met is a true friend? I guess it's all in the words. @kommuneity trusted my story enough to give me the courage to share it with the world! #friendship  #kommune  #penpals  #serendoputy  #lettersfromstrangers 
My ALTER EGO is
the real bread-winner
Of the family of two
that we are,

I watch her
every morning
wake against waking

putting on a
non-descript uniform
that certify her entry
into the
mind-fucked
drone-like
blue-collar
working-class
battalion-
that goes out
thinking
they are at war
against the status quo

for money
and survival
and freedom
with their new-fangled
ideas of democracy
and free speech

and eventually
they end up
conforming,

my alter-ego included

because at the end of the day
she is pretty good
at keeping her head down 
and hustling

and the textbooks at school
did tell us to play to our strengths

she can't really be blamed

so I stay at home
with all of the screams
inside of me
 and they
never escape
to see the light of day

Just like my dreams

ayda

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My ALTER EGO is the real bread-winner Of the family of two that we are, I watch her every morning wake against waking putting on a non-descript uniform that certify her entry into the mind-fucked drone-like blue-collar working-class battalion- that goes out thinking they are at war against the status quo for money and survival and freedom with their new-fangled ideas of democracy and free speech and eventually they end up conforming, my alter-ego included because at the end of the day she is pretty good at keeping her head down and hustling and the textbooks at school did tell us to play to our strengths she can't really be blamed so I stay at home with all of the screams inside of me and they never escape to see the light of day Just like my dreams ayda #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #writersofinsta  #igwriters  #inktober  #alterego  #poetry  #igpoets  #3amthoughts  #ink  #healing  #writerscommunity  #poetsociety  #ttt  #haiku  #spillforus  #spokenword  #societyrules  #teampixel  #mumbai  #hustle  #nightvision  #poems  #writersofig  #quote  #polaroid  #poetsofindia  #travelstories  #instaxmini9  #traveler