Dandelions

I learned to live free
Like dandelions dancing in glee.
Letting go of troubles, negativity
A bright yellow, swaying sea
These flowers they rescued me!

The very last prompt that I got was Dandelions. I know this post is delayed,  but I have been under the weather for the last few days and didn’t quite find the energy to write a post. This a feel-good post, after facing the troubles of life.
So, it had to be a Tanka. A Japanese form of five lines with 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables—31 in all. Here it is. Leave some comments if you have something in your life that makes you extremely happy! Have a good day, wherever you are in the world.

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Ghost Feet

This little poem is about that moment when you long for your better half. In the morning, even when the bright sun has risen, it seems all grey because of their absence. Being habitual of their embrace, and their warmth, your feet feel alone in a bed for two. A little flashback Friday for fond memories and a lot of little things that I used to write!

Grey dawns this sunlight,

when it doesn’t seem so right

shuffling fervently two bedsheets,

your warm embrace doesn’t meet anymore,

doesn’t envelope my two cold, trembling feet.


Picture Credits: HiveMiner

 

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Ingenue (short poetry)

For the next prompt of the #augunfiltered challenge, the prompt was Ingenue.

INGENUE is an innocent or unsophisticated young woman, especially in a play or film. Generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome.
Paragon is a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.

Here is my take on it:

She walks like petals on water
Her fragrance lingering
long after she’s gone.
You can see the innocence in her eyes
and the honesty of thought,
The ingenue has an aura
That makes her a paragon.

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Wise Words Wednesday 20.3.2019

“Today is life–the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”
– Dale Carnegie


I am sure Dale Carnegie has an idea of what to do, and how to do it right! He did sell more than a million copies of his books after all. Have a good day  🙂

Throwback Thursday 14.3.2019

I have not done one of these in such a long time! It seems unreal, and I feel just as giddy posting my old work out in the world. Well, they say face your fears. So here we are, with this article from 2009. It was for an English class assignment. All I remember is that we were probably asked to choose our own topic. Obviously, I chose something really wise and grown up. The article reads beautifully if I do say so myself. It is called “Simply Read Not, Take Up”. Like I said, quite a grown-up piece.

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I had a lot of fun reading it yesterday when I found some of my old papers. The article is redundant at places and there are some corrections that I may have made sometime after actually writing it. It is about peace, and you can see it was written by a fourteen-year-old. And I would have exceeded the word limit. Fun fact: Word limits existed only for me and two other girls in my junior high class! However, with all my Throwback Thursdays on Vintage Sapience I can say just one thing – I am glad I got better with time. At least that is what I tell myself!

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Is there something you did in the past that is a funny anecdote? I would love to know. Thanks for reading.

-Saloni

Wise Words Wednesday 06.03.19

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

Denis Waitley


I have been working on a lot of things currently, as I outlined in my last post. Some preparations for a big move, and I mean big! I am nervous and excited but with a lot of responsibility. My emotions have been all over the place because everything is so raw and overwhelming right now. The poor blog has been suffering the brunt of my unavailability. So my plan is to create some posts in the next few days and have them ready for later. If all goes well, there will be a lot of  exciting, me-type blog posts coming soon! This is my haven, and I love having something that is a true expression of who I am.

So today’s quote is an extension of all my feelings. I am feeling pumped and this is an inspiring quote for everyone else too who may be feeling low about something in life. Thank you for letting me rant. Have a great day!

The Faux Farewell Speech

The One I am Too Nice to Actually Say!

What it feels like to write your exit speech when you’re not even going yet. With no exit strategy in sight. My frame of mind is just as expected. They don’t lie when they say that you learn from your experiences. I’ve learned something from each and every one of you. Actively or passively. And that’s why experiences are valued more than studies.

I’m happy and sad to have come here and have mixed feelings about going too. Wait a minute – I think I’m only happy. I will miss some people. Some more than the others. And having been on both sides of the ODC, as being the only person of life and annuity, I know which side is better. And where I received some more love. A bit of unsolicited advice. There’s also a teeny problem of sharing knowledge. Nobody wants to. And if you could, people would feel more welcome, and with warm feelings. Maybe the attrition rate wouldn’t be so high then.

I wrote this little scribble a few months ago. When I had some bad days and did not know of a way out. It is not that I was sad, I was just tired and fast running out of patience. I had learned all that I had needed to, and there was no spark with the work I was doing. And that can wreak havoc on your life and mental health in the long run. Anyway, good news, an exit is in sight. And I can safely post this without any people reading and reacting outlandishly! Maybe I will do a post with my plan, how did I get here, and all the optimism that fuelled my decisions in the last few days. Share your eccentric office situations if you’d like, or your wins because I’m here to read it all. Thanks for reading. Have a good day 🙂

Wise Words Wednesday 13.2.19

I can never find one quote when I start looking for a particular topic. And, I cannot stop myself from posting all three good quotes that I find, now can I? It IS called Wise Words Wednesday, after all! Haha. I am hoping that my cross comical lines would delight at least one person. Today’s theme was success, and the results of hard work. Hope you like them, and have a great day 🙂

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.

   – Napoleon Hill


Change is the end result of all true learning.

  –  Leo Buscaglia


If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Acceptance (Happy post!)

If you have a darkness,
I am okay with it. I welcome it
towards my light!
Acceptance is the best gift
you can give to someone.


When I wrote it, this piece had a different first line, “If you’re dark, I’m okay with it”. But I realized that it might seem a little offensive, even though it was not intended that way. So my thought was that even if you believe there’s a darkness in you, I’m okay with it. And do invite it towards me, and my light – positivity, optimism. Because acceptance is such an important thing. That’s how you grow and people feel welcome. Having acceptance makes us feel loved!

-Saloni

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