The Hawk

Beautiful birds soared high in a blue sky,

Without a care in the world as they drifted on the breeze,

And then came the hawk.

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So, this is just a new style of writing that I tried out. It’s free verse and it’s very abstract. I’d love to hear what you all think about it!

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~Aarushi Aiyar

Tides of Hope

Like a word lost in the waves,

Like a whisper far away,

Like a matchstick in a gloomy cave,

Like a tide of hope in the night’s unknown.

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Merry Christmas everyone! So, this is not exactly Christmas themed, but I like to think of it as resembling winter. Imagine the cold, dark nights of winter, and the bright, warm lights of Christmas! Like everyone expressing their joy and overall happiness in the form of multi-coloured lights. It’s sort of a form of hope.

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~Aarushi Aiyar

Sunshine Blogger Award 🌻

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ishaan Sharma. I’d like to thank you for nominating me to receive this!

The rules for the contest are:

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
• Answer their questions.
• Nominate up to 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees for their nomination through their blog or social media.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

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Wind

Like a gentle whisper through the air,

You may not see, but it’s always there,

Always seeking, always discovering,

New shores far beyond the horizon.

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It travels on a breath, on a word, a whim,

On its journey, it sees many things,

The ancient dragons of China, the coliseum of Rome,

And then, the adventure ends with home.

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When angered, it can be your fiercest enemy,

I keeps you cool, the greatest irony,

Picture the wide, wonderful world in your mind,

The wind has traveled everywhere, it leaves us all behind.

~Aarushi

The City

Bright flashing lights and the hum of a crowd,

Paved brick roads that stretch across the ground,

The city has come alive tonight,

Bustling in the last of the light.

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Till the break of dawn do they curl up in bed,

Waiting for the sun to peek out its head,

With it, the light brings a new dawn, a new day,

And the people get ready to blow the world away.

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Stores and buildings alike, throb with activity,

The students prepare for the next test in practicality,

People file in as one mindless unit,

Addicted to whatever device they’re currently holding.

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Joggers, walkers and runners together,

Meet at a park and enjoy the weather,

It’s a bright sunny day, made to make the most of,

And this is the city, so beautiful we just can’t get enough.

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The Meaning of Life

The skies light up

With the glow of dawn

It’s time for a fresh start

Brought by a new morn

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If you truly believe

In every dream you’ve ever had

You’ll find it’s not hard to achieve

Just bring yourself on the right track

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Each and everybody

Has good qualities buried deep within

But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree

It will live its whole life thinking it’s a failure

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Maybe looking harder will solve your problems

But one thing is for sure

Sulking in the corner far away from civilisation

Isn’t the cure

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So what is? You may ask

Well, finding the real solution to a problem is quite the task

You can cry, cringe and maybe even yell

But tantrums will only raise more hell

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Be calm and composed in all that you do

Maybe you’ll find it’s not as hard as it looks to you

Not evil, not sin, not strife

But peace is the meaning of life

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Paradigm

That moment when we stepped onto the stage,

I felt my heart begin to race,

Would we forget our lines or falter?

Would everything end in disaster?

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I thought to myself, ‘no, keep faith’,

After all, confidence is the only envious trait,

That’s when the first line cut the sky,

No matter the outcome we had to try,

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And try we did, we kept on trying

This was the moment for which we had been working,

The make or break moment, the weeks of work,

Was it enough or would our goals be dashed in the dirt?

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The finale was here and we were proud to present it,

The audience, with rapt attention, savoured every bit,

As we stood at the end, all side by side,

I felt the happiest I have felt in quite a while.

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