Writing:Passion or Addiction?

Writing is a simple word which defines my life. My writing skills took me over long back when I was in class 7th working with some English assignment. Till then writing was known to me only as Letter writing,Notice writing or Speech writing Thanks to our Indian Educational System. I was a fresh writer and I had no experience in writing except for writing answers to some questions of literature which I didn’t learn. Slowly I began maturing as a writer and made a Quora Account. I was first a reader and then I became a writer on it. When my life slowly changed in Class 8, I never talked to my friends or even my parents about my love for writing and kept it to myself.The pen I was holding while writing my emotions was the heaviest thing I ever took in my hand”.I wanted someone with whom I can share my works but I didn’t find one. For my friends and even my parents,I was an early sleeper but the reality was that I would get up at around 1 am again and write something down. It became my best friend. Pen was being with me till I got a new laptop but still I had pen in my hand always. My writing skills got exposed to few of my class girls after I just had some deep conversations with them. I even wrote a poem on life for a girl who had her birthday next day. My skills were now to be showcased. So I have created this blog to write myself down. I have read many good and impressive blogs on many topics on both quora and wordpress.

I never mentioned writing as my passion but as an addiction which would keep me away from everything that I face in this world.People would say my life is easy but they are only watching roses and not the thorns there. I take writing as an addiction because:

  • Writing gives me immense pleasure just like drugs to a drug addict.
  • When I see my emotions taking over me I feel like writing down.just like an addict.
  • Talent fades away with time but addiction gets deeper.
  • When you feel like doing nothing you do it just as I write.

This was my story of writing.

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My Life is taking turns

My Life is taking Turns

This Poem is written and dedicated to all the youth who make some choices in their lives.

Now I don’t feel those burns,
The ones given by many dear ones,
I think my life is taking many turns.
I don’t feel tired after the day’s adjourns,
Time stops for me when I touch my ferns,
I think my life is taking turns.
The blind turns of my life have turned into a straight path,
Filled with joy today but once only wrath,
I think my life is taking turns.
The path to destination is full of procrastination,
But all you need is some passion and determination.
The path I chose was not a straight one,
But surely it was a great one,
I think my life is taking turns.
The times which were like hell have turned into memories,
Full of flashbacks my life has become,
I think my life is taking turns.
The turns of my life took some price,
But after all the drama they were my own choice,
I think my life is taking turns.

Please do comment on this poem and all comments are welcome.

 

There I stood dumbfounded

Foreword:The poem and poet doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiments and I am not pointing against any politician. Its just about a person being trapped in a rally.

The guards nodded, crowd applauded
Politician continued saying there is a lot more to say.
But amidst this crap there I was standing,
Among the crowd totally dumbfounded.
As the day started with this dismay,
I started looking for my way.
As I moved the people ranted,
Asking me to stand where I stood.
But I found nothing good in standing,
As my legs started walking.
People came with cheap abusing,
I asked them if they would let me go.
But they ranted with a bit of ego,
I pleaded them to let me go,
But still they came with a harsh no.
Upset with my condition I thought of something unusual,
But I did nothing cruel.
Then I acted of fainting and falling down,
And People around me started to pick me up,
Excuse me! A medical case please hurry up.
As soon as I reached out of the crowd,
I stood well in front of them,
Apologizing for what I did to them.
The boys started heartily laughing,
I was trying to know what was happening.
They said we were looking for someone like you,
Trying to give someone and themselves a rescue.
We all shared a hearty laugh,
But soon we saw approaching rally staff,
Puzzled at us having a laugh.
We all started running hard,
As we played a tricky card.
Among the crowd I ‘was’ standing dumbfounded.

Cartoon Courtesy:Cartoonist Narsim from India Today and Google.