Mason Jars

Mason Jars

What are we but fragile jars
Of intricate masonry
Does the Creator carve us all
On a whim and fancy!
Loaded to the brim; half-empty still
Stained glass or run-of-the-mill?
Crystal walls, what potion fills
Labelled to hide bitter pills?
Marinations, fermentations
Translucent concoctions,
Sugared candies, mushy jellies
Milky relish, chocolate drizzles
Pungent, zesty, tangy, savory
Aroma, flavors, colors many
Like sticky, sweet memories
Or just vitreous fantasies
Closed tight, gently pried
On a high shelf or place of pride
All our lives, handling with care
Until shattered beyond repair!

Published by Aneesha Shewani

I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker. On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint. For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space. Let your love and encouragement pour into Blue Pen Strokes. Check out Aneesha Shewani (@tweetoeuvre): https://twitter.com/tweetoeuvre?s=09 

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