Good or Bad – Let it be

Hasty changes
Unimagined gains
Unforeseen challenges
Tested my patience
…as they do in all years

Let go, move on
Carved new trails
I let hope and faith
Heal my baffled heart
…like I do in all years

Isolation does not kill
But wrong people will.
Detachment and rumination
Granted soothing peace
…had longed for it in all years

Pensive pen moved
Witty words poured
Call it blogging or writing
Wonderful blogging friends
…took care of me this half-year

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The poem was for The Daily Prompt: How is this year shaping up so far? Write a post about your biggest challenges and achievements thus far.  State of Your Year

(And similar poems I wrote in December/Jan for the New Year 2015 :
Happy New Second and The Renovated Me)

Faithless Interview

Bewildered that I was
which fictional character
apt for the Interview?

My atheist son
came from nowhere
thus resolved my issue…

What’s the confusion?
Open a religious book
characters there are many

Geeta, Bible, Quraan, all
Krishna, Jesus, Mohammed, all
pick one, pick any.

The heroes of these stories
want you faithfuls to love
you became each other’s enemy??

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I don’t endorse
all of his views
I believe in One and all

As usual I snubbed him
At times, pictures work
when all verbal logic falls

womb_atheist

Are these unborn atheists also fictional?

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I previously had a similar argument with this wannabe physicist/scientist.
Please read  Agree to Disagree.

The above poem was in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: The Interview
“Interview your favorite fictional character.
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/the-interview/

 

Picture source: baby

© 2015 Alka Girdhar

Affirmation

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Affirmation

Are you real?
Or we humans
Hallucinate you are there?

I was born
Have lived on till now
Wake up alive each day.
Your little marvels

I get to live
Each day – a good life
Eat, drink and smile.
Your little miracles

Time and time again
I get myself into strife
And you – my life’s boatman
Come from nowhere
To reset my life.

Have more than I deserve
Each day I encounter you
Each day I bow –
to you and your wonderful
gift of life.

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image credit: wholeyoga

Alka Girdhar
© All rights reserved 2014

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My poem was in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Good Faith.”
“Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith, religion, spirituality — or lack of — for the first time.”

In Good Faith