Masquerades

                A smile on my lips

                Tears buried deep 

                Fits of laughter 

                But screams within 

                There I am

                Feeling alone 

                Amidst a hundred others

                Smiling, talking, laughing

                They look so happy 

                But are they? 

                                Namrata 

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The Nightfall


So dark, yet serene

Filled with mysteries 

Waiting to be discovered 

Full of magic

Awaiting a reveal 

Embrace the moonlight 

For the heart is naive 

Afraid of the unknown 

And the unseen           

Escaping the crowd

Chaos and echoes of the day

The night shall take you    

To a world far away 

Thoughts braiding into words

Darkness did it’s little trick

The mind is now a lot wiser

Than it has ever been. 

-Namrata 

You’re welcome

​It was around 7pm. Under a huge banyan tree was a cobbler, surrounded by all things in this world that are worn out and dusty. I limped towards him, all thanks to the broken heel of my shoe. When he gave me back my shoe, which now looked brand new, I said “Thank you”. He gawked at me for thirty seconds as if I belonged to a whole other universe. “Never heard those two words”, I guessed. “Under the scorching sun or in the rain”, he said, “I sit here from 8am to 8pm. Come straight to me the next time you have a problem.”  

Maybe it was his way of saying “You’re welcome”. 

-Namrata 

Also, a very Happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians. Jai Hind. 😊

Open the window 

This is a little something I wrote to motivate myself during tough times. I captured the surroundings, which greatly inspired me to pen down my thoughts. 

Hope you like it. 

Open the window. Look around. There’s so much to see and so much to know. But what’s mesmerizing is that the world alters itself in accordance with our perception of it. 

When you’re happy, you’ll see the sun, shining bright and the birds, flying across the blue sky, their chirping and chattering being music to your ears. When you’re at peace, your soul sways to the song of the rain and the smell of wet earth. If you’re sad, you’d look up to those grey clouds, that cage the beautiful, bright sun and makes the world so dark and gloomy. 

Life is how you see it. Look around everytime you feel lonely and you’ll find a part of you in everything else. Sometimes isolation is healthy, it opens the window of your heart and helps you see that the world is youer than you 

-Namrata