You're melded into my skin,
infused into my bones.
and if you want to go
you have to leave
parts of yourself behind.
I'll carry those parts
go to every place
a memory of us
and scatter those pieces
in the sea.
-Rupali Jeganathan (@missbookthief)
Posted at: 2019-07-18 16:30:18
I came rushing home with tears in my eyes one day back in the fifth grade. I sat near my dadi and told her, 'She hurt me. She isn't my best friend any more. I am never making any friends any more.'
She patted my head as I weeped in her lap. If I recognised home from one smell, it was of her drenched in the smell of pickles or chai or some or the other food item.
In the evening as we were sitting side by side on the green grass, she told me, 'Name one person you have never hurt in your life. Take your time'
And under the star-filled sky, I sat with a pen and paper in my hands. At first, I thought I could name as many people's names as there were the number of stars in the sky. Then I came down to the number of fingers in my hands. Then to the number of sheep in my sleep as I dozed off.
The next morning over a glass of Bournvita and a cup of chai, my dadi grins and asks me, 'You couldn't even name one, could you?'
I looked down at my feet and shaked my head.
'See. You can't go through life without hurting people. You can't even go through life without hurting yourself. If I would have broken every relationship because someone hurt me, I would be left with none. You don't stay with people because they never hurt you. You stay with them because even when they do, you know they feel sad about it too. You know that those times don't last forever and do you know what to do in those sad times?'
She smiles and tells me, 'You never let go of each other.' .
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मैं शॉख दवा कर रखता हूं।
बीमार थोड़ी हूं।।
तुम चाहती हो मैं रोज मिलूं।
अखबार थोड़ी हूं।।
सही पैगाम देता हूं।
सही पैगाम लेता हूं।।
नहीं होता है लेकिन।
सब्र से काम लेता हूं।।
तुझे मुझसे ज्यादा कोई प्यार नहीं कर सकता।
यह दुनिया सांस लेती है मैं तेरा नाम लेता हूं।।
यह जिंदगी नादान है इसलिए चुप हूं।
दर्द ही दर्द है यहां सुबह-शाम शाम इसलिए चुप हूं।।
कह दू जमाने से दास्तां अपनी।
पर! उसमें नाम आएगा तेरा इसलिए चुप हूं।।
रातों को चैन से सोता हूं।
अब जागता नहीं हूं तेरे लिए।।
तू किस हाल में है।
अब यह जानना जरूरी नहीं है मेरे लिए।।
लोग दिखाते हैं तस्वीरें तेरी मैं पहचानने से इंकार करता हूं।
सुन अब मैं किसी और से प्यार करता हूं।।
Last weekend was extremely special for me. I had a little breakdown after rehearsals Saturday. All the feelings I've been holding in for years finally came out after singing "unsteady" during rehearsals. This song has always made me feel huge emotion because it reminds me of all the things I had to go through after my parents' separation. Feeling alone, like nothing was ever gonna be "normal" again. It all came rushing back after this performance. Although being so vulnerable in front of an audience and mainly my parents was difficult, it was the best feeling ever. I finally felt like I wasn't holding back. My mom asked me if I felt more "steady" now after the show... And I can honestly say yes. So thank you @michelletreacyofficial for understanding me and for teaching me that it's okay, that it's good to feel. I've worked so hard this past year and I finally feel like I am going somewhere. Thank you for believing in me.