💥(WINNER OF ‘IMAGINATE’ by Kumaraguru Department Of English Literature held on 28.05.2020)💥

How I wish I could turn back time,
How much I wish it was Yesterday;
I’d make amends, I’d have stopped myself, in time,
From snapping (like a ticking time bomb)

Wish someone had invented a time-turner,
I’d have used it a million times by now;
I’m not perfect but I’m trying,
I’m worried about my future, the path I’m taking;
Impact my actions have on my dreams,
Trying to get a hold of myself, stop me from spiraling into the dark abyss.

How I wish I could rewind and play,
Maybe then I could make the present me blissful;
My hopes shatter, breaking my heart,
Every time I cheat myself,
Making promises I cannot keep.

Running blindly, obstacles bar me, every step,
Maybe it’s all me, conjuring things in my head;
Maybe if I’d gone back and made some tweaks,
Things could’ve changed (could’ve not!);

But anything could be better than me waiting,
For nightfall, to crawl under the sheets, not to think at all;
But all I think at night before sleep,
I’ve got only the present,
Got to do all I can to stop myself from panicking
Waking up all sweaty in the middle of the night, screaming
Lulling myself back to sleep, whispering sweet nothings,

To live life for myself, and not others;

As the eyes shut, the grandfather clock has its hands wide open, (a much needed embrace)

Live in the present , the voice of society echoes in my worn down brain

But still, ‘how much I wish I could turn back time’.


Quarantine Diaries: Chapter 3

Unprecedented events have pushed us blindfolded into a new kind of reality where travel, hanging out with the buds are plans , pushed to the far end of our to-do list. Quarantine and social distancing are few words that have made their way into our daily conversations. The new reality is something to be accustomed to. As the saying goes, ‘It’s easier said than done‘. The new world will be difficult to get habituated with. COVID-19 has put our lives in a standstill, and rotated in total 180 degrees.

Quarantine’s got us all dull, bored, frustrated, unproductive, pessimistic and all kinds of messed up. But is that all ? It’s given us some other things too, in the most unexpected ways. Some of us might have realised it and some might not.

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

It’s given us TIME!

Time, in all its glory, is not a circle, but a straight line drawn to infinity.

It can never go back. But in these tough times, when our lives are all in a standstill, all disrupted, time seems to have changed its course just a tiny bit. The straight line seems to have made a small loop. It’s a marvel and most of us, being pessimistic, have just blocked this realization from entering our minds.

We’ve got time to learn, the things we’ve always wanted be it an educational course, or a simple cards game like five cards, four cards, or learning to skateboard. You could catch up on the novels on your to-read list.

We’ve got time to heal, from wounds both physical and mental. It’s given us time to retrospect about our choices, our mistakes and help better ourselves.

We’ve got time to create, it might be something ingenious or something inspired. It can be a new recipe, a sketch, a novel, a blog or plans for a project.

We’ve got time to think and understand the value of the small moments in life. One can cherish the moments and learn to live life in the NOW, than dwell in the FUTURE.

We’ve got time to rest. We can take a break from the fast paced world, and take a moment to close our eyes and just embrace the silence for a few moments. We could watch a couple movies to remind us to relax and distract us from the harsh reality. Cleaning is therapeutic for some. One could declutter and organize their desks, rooms or even their lives.

We’ve got time to care for loved ones, the world, pets, and ourselves. One should take time to keep themselves hale and halcyon during this time. One can take a walk, dance, plan a workout and sweat out the negativity out of them.

It’s up to us to make use of it the best way possible.

So Godspeed guys, and remember to relax a little bit!



Everyday I can’t help but wonder

If I should’ve said that

Or if I hadn’t done that

If things would’ve been different

Everyday I have things that I regret

Things I should have done

Or things I could’ve prevented

Maybe I could’ve told someone

Or someone could’ve asked me

Something, Anything.

There’s always something on my mind

Things I could’ve done differently

Things I could’ve said

I wish I told my mom how much I loved her, everyday

I wish I told my dad that he was a rock in my life, everyday

Maybe I should’ve voiced out my mind,

Maybe I shouldn’t have snapped,

Everyday, everyday

Maybe someone, maybe something

Maybe someplace.

Life’s filled with maybe’s,

Things I could’ve been

Things I could’ve changed,

Everything would’ve changed,

Maybe I shouldn’t have changed from the girl I was back then

All those years ago



unsplash-logoJosé Martín Ramírez C
Eight kinds.

One.   Those who get what they want.

Two.  Those who never get what they want, no matter how hard they try.

Three.  Those who get what they didn’t want and thereafter flaunt.

Four.  Those who get what they never expected.

Five.  Those who think they will get what they want.

Six.  Those who publicly decline it but secretly want it.

Seven.  Those who genuinely think the deserved will get it.

Eight.  Those who think let someone get it, ‘we dont care!’


A Jumble In The Brain

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People coming up to say,”You’re the One!”,

Wasn’t sure, But was definitely a happy one;

The same went on, on and on,

Until the bell went ding-dong;

On and on for days to go;

And then the day came lo and behold.


Murmurs, gasps, gossips flew everywhere,

From here and there to anywhere;

Finally, one girl claimed the throne,

The others maybe mourned;

One girl, amidst the others,

Didn’t know what to do, whether,

Not to bother or curb presenting fake smiles further.


In her mind were theories in stanza and verse,

From quotes to the meaning of the Universe;

Dilemma between the brain and the heart,

Amidst all the heat;

Ironically gave her time to be free;

Soon , tears poured down underneath, down to the throat,

Amidst consolations;

Efforts to calm down down went in vain,

The heavier grew the ‘rain’;

In the end, it was the rain,

That made the girl realize that

“Everything happens for the greater good sooner or later.”