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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

To Everyone, Their Own.


For all it was a curse, an unattainable destiny.
But then, maybe it was a blessing,
Bestowed on only a few.

For me it was joy, a reason to smile.
But then, for the rest it was just the sky,
Crying it all out.

For some it was a path straighter than any,
But then, there were bends further ahead,
When our road was clear.

For most it was claustrophobic and confined,
But then, for them it was different;
Where they were alive.

For us it was melancholy, sorrow and sadness.
But then for some, it was only then,
That they smiled.

-Momina.

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  1. "For most it was claustrophobic and confined,
    But then, for them it was different;
    Where they were alive."

    Words seem to bridge across all kinds of distances. I feel so close while reading your pieces. Then when they end I remember, she talks of another them, another us..but does she?

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    1. Thank you so much, Su, I am so glad you liked it! :'D
      I haven't kept a specific 'them' or 'she' or 'us' as my inspiration. I wrote this generally, however if this effort of mine has captured what you and others feel for real, then I am overwhelmed because I know I have done well. For people to be able to read and relate, to feel what I write is most important to me, and if I've done it, then I have achieved my aim.

      If that us or she is you, then it is you.

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  2. For each one, their own - so nicely put momina :)

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  3. Seems like an eon has passed since I came here :(

    Coming to this poem, well, you never cease to charm me with your words! The way you twist words and put your thoughts right across, like they are hiding in a veil, yet only few eyes can see! See, coming here does cast its magical effect!

    i loved the last stanza, and the way you put out the contrasting happy ans sad sides, which were actually opposite on the beginning! Lovely!


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    1. Thank you so much, Dreamygal!
      Your words always bring me joy! And I am so glad that I can get across the meaning behind all this, to you and the rest.
      Thank you so so much! I am filled with gratitude!

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  4. I love this piece, it shows how important it is to remember that everyone has their own glasses they see the world through.

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    1. Thank you, Ghadeer. It's always a pleasure to know what you think of them.

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  5. It is really amazingly jotted down. Very clearly shows the distinctiveness each one of us keep.
    A very good attempt, Mo. I liked it a lot.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hira! Glad you did! :)

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  6. Is this about loneliness?

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    1. It's about everything we feel and that which we do not but the rest do!

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  7. We all have our own views ... the best thing we can do is to be positive about our views ... well done !!!

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  8. Multiplicity of perceptions. I love it. Smooth, simple and simply amazing.

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    1. There never just one side to a story. Thank you! :)

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