Insanity

Hide the madness
In glowing eyes
Let them think itโ€™s joy
Or pleasure clandestine
Let none know
The passion that flows
In your dark veins
And the mind plays games
Shuffling between sanity
And insanity that thrives
In your deepest core

Enabler

The unending scar smirks
Remnants of a battle
Where, I, the enabler
Stoked hatred and anger
Unleashed on me in nights
Black as your soul
Or, may be, I was the dark one
Living, loving the misery
Staying on, when I should
Have been long gone!

Why Blog Again?

More than a decade back I started a blog and also a novella. Both got lost in the haze and the maze of Life, as it happened. Social media also was a culprit as it usurped my blog.

I still write but it is almost all on Facebook. I tried my hand at Instagram but it was not my cup of tea. Twitter poetry was my refuge for some time but the basic problem with any form of social media creativity is that it becomes stale. Content is driven out of the queue and out of the mind, with the next work of art, the next influx of thoughts. Words are precious, as precious as the thoughts and memories that make them up.

Over the years my writings are many but all over the place. The question is – do we want the stats, the instant gratification, or do we want to write – for the self, for posterity. The answer as the say, is loud and clear, blowing in the wind.

This year, when my 10-year old son asked me about blogging, I encouraged him to start his own. It was a starting point, almost like a message from the Universe. While helping him set up and write, I recalled my own days of dedicated blogging. The followers were few, but the thoughts were neatly chronicled.

So, I have decided to blog again, in a new blog space and will collate most of my previous works, specially poems and stories in the brand new – https://bluepenstrokes.com. There will be newer writing, too, bold, beautiful, and a hopefully better tribute to the creatively absurd mind.

And the novella – I am hoping to revive it. Watch this blog to see how the draft evolves and read excerpts.

Questioning 2020

Days merge into nights
Darkness abounds
In low hanging clouds
of Truth and Dare;
Who survives, who dies
What are the real numbers
Which are the unspoken lies?
Is it a viral microorganism
That kills humanity today
Or is it the murderer in man
Hiding behind another name!

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