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Life Of Choice

Everything in life is a choice. These choices we make are for our betterment, survival, or to alleviate a sense of hopelessness – and it may not always seem so from another person’s perspective. Every second of the life we live boils down to the various choices we have made, and what we choose now will ultimately pave the way to create options for our future decisions. We pick what is needful or imperative to us at any given moment, whether it be the choice to live, eat or do something.

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Lost Love

Another year has passed by
Without your love to make me strive
I function with no spirit, no drive
Our bond gave me so much might
They say the strongest feeling is being in love
But heartbreak can suck you dry

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Pain

A hollowed chest
Pangs of emptiness
Gun’s been aimed
At heart untamed
Through and through
Feelings of blue
Cuts and scars
Hope travels afar

Pain is a four-lettered word
Pain makes you a caged bird
Pain makes you cry liters worth
Pain there is nothing worse

Cross my heart
Hope to live
A war inside
Battle each night
Conquer a demon
Despite the screaming
Life force dying
Energy is fading

Pain is a four-lettered word
Pain makes you a caged bird
Pain makes you cry liters worth
Pain there is nothing worse

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Sexism, Feminism, And Rape

Despite claiming to be in a modern, civilized world, one can find patriarchy in any nook and corner. Yet, many choose to stay oblivious to it or pretend it does not exist. We see too many women being treated as childbearing machines, sometimes even as property. It is depressing that such an ignorant and brutal mindset prevails, even preached by other women. Is it nature or nurture? Do some human beings have a radio in their head insisting men are the superior gender and women are mere cogs? I do not claim all men feel or behave so. Some men believe and fight for both equity and equality. But the fact is, an alarming number of men treat other genders with nothing short of contempt, mockery, and condescension. It is normal to hear, ‘you are behaving like a girl’ or ‘he is a guy, so it is okay.’ It is baffling that this behavior provides an ego boost. What one can or cannot do is not gender-determinant! A specific gender is not by default stupid, silly, dramatic, crazy, bossy, or possessive. We are different beings with our strengths and weaknesses, and none superior – Barrack Obama, Demi Lovato, Giorgio Armani, Elliot Page, Jessica Alba, you, and I. All alike yet different. None of us deserve to get subjected to discrimination.

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My Fault

I am the most selfish person you’ll meet

I care only about myself, my problems, and my feelings

I am blind to what you’re going through you see

I know I don’t deserve to live, exist or breathe

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Ambushed Affirmation

Sometimes when you are mending something, a few stitches come loose. It does not mean it is broken again. It does not mean that the task at hand is unfixable. You just have to be patient and continue stitching. For when you are done, you will find a work of art that is inexplicably stunning in every aspect. So, be relentless in your pursuit of every milestone and goal. Be thankful for every step and puddle that helps you in your journey. No art is beautiful without its supposed flaws, and you are beautiful, on the inside and outside.

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The Confined Word

There is a word in the English language
That I choose to not use
Because I know I cannot mean it when I say it
Alas, none of us could really
Yet, we find ourselves using it quite often
As though we have truly attained it
Or even felt it with no strings attached
Our usage of it is more aesthetical or hopeful
For we cannot mean what we do not know
And the progress of something is not the achievement of it

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The Dark Companion

I seek solitude in the dark. I shut down the laptop, turn off the music, switch off the lights, sit on my bed, and seek comfort in the dark. Darkness has become a part of me. The nothingness reaches out to me, engulfing me into its darkest depths.

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A Time To Think

Time is a fickle thing. Always changing, never the same. It is loyal to no era or timeline. Nothing grounds it. It knows no war or peace. Nor love or betrayal. It moves forward relentlessly, never faltering, on a quest only it knows of. Not an ounce of self-doubt it feels. Never having to face an existential crisis, it is focused solely on its purpose of moving to the next moment and the one after that. Forward and onward it goes, a spectator to the beauty and misery that is life. Does it merely observe or does it sympathize? Or more, does it empathize?

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Fight For Control

Why do we have the urge to be in constant control of our lives? To know everything about ourselves. To plan everything to the tiniest detail. Is it our way of compensating for the uncontrollable aspects of our lives? There are some parts of our lives that we cannot change as much as we would like to – an external environment or conflict or situation. So, to balance it out, we seek to control the other aspects of our lives, even though they would function much better when left to their own tools. I am not saying one should not have goals and dreams. That is equally important. You do need these checkpoints in life to make it truly worthwhile. They need to be worthwhile only to you, and it doesn’t have to meet the societal standards of success or happiness. But the journey to these checkpoints is flexible. Stop trying to adhere to a strict rule or way of doing it. There is a certain satisfaction you get only when the journey is customized to your needs, wants, and requirements.