I Don’t Want My Children To..

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I don’t want my children to become someone they are not

I don’t want my children to live life full of compromises

I don’t want my children to believe in something they don’t believe in

I don’t want my children to keep things from me because they think weirdness is unacceptable

I don’t want my children to study hard for exams and waste precious time of their lives

I don’t want my children to be slaves of system that would take them nowhere in life

I don’t want my children to do something just to show me that they are good guys

I don’t want my children to play safe because of fear of failure

I don’t want my children to avoid their honest feelings

I don’t want my children to have aimless life

I don’t want my children to be judgmental and strive for perfection

I don’t want my children to marry someone they don’t love

I don’t want my children to feel pity for my hard work and long hours in office

I don’t want my children to give on their dreams because times are hard

I don’t want my children to keep their innovative ideas inside due to fear of being ridiculed

I don’t want my children to feel awkward to share their crush

I don’t want my children to form opinions according what others say

I don’t want my children to seek approval for their actions from their parents

I don’t want my children to help us and not follow their own path

I don’t want my children to blame others for their misfortunes

I don’t want my children to focus too much on weaknesses that don’t count

I don’t want my children to feel terrible about doing the job others don’t approve to be worthy

I don’t want my children to feel unfortunate to start over

I don’t want my children to be what we think they should be

And the most importantly, the crazy fact,
I don’t want my children to think of his parents as ‘losers’


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The Biggest Agony

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The biggest agony in life,
to live with the realization,
some questions will remain unanswered
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for the rest of the life.


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I Can’t, I Just Can’t Pretend To…

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I can’t, I just can’t pretend to be happy for others’ success, triumphs, achievements
While I haven’t achieved anything yet that I can be happy for

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to feel happy for a couple in a relationship
Enjoying each others’ company, while I can’t express my feeling to a girl I like

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to feel good for a guy who got tattoo on his arm
And I still see nothing on my hand, not even a scar

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to feel happy for that guy who passed the interview
And got the job, while I never wanted that job and failed

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to feel happy for anybody living their dreams
Whereas I don’t have courage to follow mine and blame others for it

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to see those pictures of vacations a friend posted
Whereas I want to sit in home on holidays and only think about that hill station

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to feel satisfied for those who follow the crowd and be happy
Whereas I’m neither following the crowd nor swimming against the current

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to smile when that irritating guy cracks a silly joke
Everybody laughs, while I don’t have a good sense of humor either

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to like that girl who is beautiful and witty and
Expects every guy to follow her, whereas I am attracted to her too

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to be everything fine when it’s not
Whereas when a relative asks how it’s going, I say fine

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to be excited when I see friends driving car
Whereas I didn’t learn to drive when I had opportunity to

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to be fine when anybody makes and honest mistake
Whereas I expect them to understand me when I make mistakes

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to act with formalities and follow etiquette
Whereas I greet in the morning and evening to look a good guy

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to enjoy when I’m hanging out friends
Whereas I envy those who laugh together while hanging out and I’m alone

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to appreciate those who work for material gains
Whereas I work for appreciation and instant gratification

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to believe in my closed ones
Whereas I expect them to believe in me and seek their support

I can’t, I just can’t pretend to be happy when I’m not
Whereas the crazy fact is, I can’t do anything that will make me happy


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The First Times

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The first times are always special.
The time when we made an eye contact.
The first time we fell in love.
The first time when we met.
The first time we fought on silly reason.
The first time we apologized to each other.
The first time we laughed together on silly jokes.
The first time we walked on beach silently.
The first time we hugged.
The time when we looked into each others’ eyes.
The first time we realized we are made for each other.
The first time…
The most crazy of all..


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I wasn’t Prepared

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“I’ll go to play football if class is cancelled,” said Manish to Mayuresh.

“Why don’t you play in the evening?” asked Mayuresh.

“My parents do not permit me thinking that I’ll get distracted.”

“And what made you think that class won’t be there?”

“The teacher in the class is not disciplined. Sometimes he teaches, sometimes he doesn’t.”

“Don’t forget to carry the kit with you.”

“Yep. I want to play whenever I get a chance.”

In the class.

“Guys, sir is not present today,” said one of his classmates.

“Ohh, no!!” exclaimed Manish.

“What happened?” asked Meeta.

“I decided to go to play football if class is not there. But, I didn’t bring kit though I knew sir has been irregular about this class.”

“You forgot?”

“No. I deliberately didn’t bring it. I thought that sir will be present today.”

“What made you think that?”

“I assumed. But what happened to sir? Why is he not taking class today. He does this frequently.”

“But you knew that he does this frequently. You should’ve come prepared. You can’t blame him.”

The crazy fact is, not being prepared closes the door of opportunities and opens the door of regrets.


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Unconditional Acceptance

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“She is so dominating, and very demanding,” complained Sergio.

“And you want liberty. You want full autonomy,” said Luis.

“Yes, that is what I want. I can’t operate this way.”

“That’s right. But everyone has different way of approching things.”

“I know. But..”

“She is caring. We both know that. Witty, charming, smart and much more that you are not.”

“That’s right.”

“And you are much more weird and twisted. Do you agree?”

“Yes, undoubtedly.”

“Though she accepts you as the way you are. Why can’t you?”

“What do I do now?”

“Accept her as the way she is and you will feel good.”

The crazy fact is, unconditional acceptance changes unfavorable circumstances substantially.


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On A Bad Day

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“Hey, Jeet!! Why are you looking sad?” asked Dia.

“I am sad,” replied Jeet.

“Yeah, I know. But, why?”

“It’s just another bad day.”

“What happened?”

“I was going to attend my friend’s wedding. We were supposed to leave at 8’o’clock in the morning. Bus came so late that we left at 9:30. This is how we spent next 8 hours. 3 hours of travelling to the place of wedding, 1 hour at the wedding and 4 hours travelling back to home.”

“What? 7 hours of travelling for just 1 hour?”

“Yes, we reached just before the ceremony.”

“Or just before wedding meal?”

“Please, don’t start!”

“Ohkk, ohkk!!”

“Then I thought I will go to play football and have fun. But again to my disappointment, only 4 players were there. No fun.”

“Anything more?”

“Yes. I submitted an article on women empowerment and it got rejected because someone submitted on that topic before me.”

The crazy fact is, on the bad day, if anything goes wrong, everything goes wrong successively.


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Not Every Guy Is A Jackass

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Holding the hand of a guy, she smiled with shyness
Who was that guy, I wondered, none of my business

Do I have any chance, hmm?? Staring them furtively
Seeking confirmation that they were just friends

Whoa, whoa, what made me think that?? Am I foolish
Or naïve or innocent?? No, that was ridiculous! Leave it!!

Ohh, I got a train to catch, hurry up, and walk faster
Missing trains by seconds is more embarrassing

And the train is 15 minutes late, what do I do now?
Late trains are meant for something, I realized

Within 2-3 minutes she arrived, this time, alone
She also wants to catch the train! Wow!!

Wait, wait!! That doesn’t mean anything..
Doesn’t it? Coincidences aren’t accidents!!

I have time to know her by observing her
Found a place to know something interesting

While staring her, I found the peace in the rush,
The solitude in the crowd and beauty in detachment

Coincidently our eyes met and it showed the reflection
Of her soul, her inner voice, her entire way of being

And, to my disappointment, the way she looked at me
Like I’m prying on her, passing my time looking at pretty face

Those suspicious, skeptical eyes were giving me the signals of
She misunderstood me, I’m not the kind of guy you think I am

I know it’s very difficult for a girl to trust any stranger,
In today’s heinous world of rapist minds and eve teasers

But I had a crush on you, and I wasn’t following you,
I was genuinely interested to know you, but not from now

You think I’m a jackass who stares every beautiful girl that passes
Not every guy is a jackass who wants pass his time anyhow

The crazy fact is, there are the guys who respect girls,
And genuinely interested in them. Yeah, we will never know how
you feel in these social scenarios, but look at us through our eyes,
Not through those hypocrites who are disgrace to humanity.


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Time To Open Up

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“This guy is so quiet all the time,” said Jenny to Eva in class.

“I think he takes time to open up,” replied Eva.

“Please welcome the new student of our class, the founder of trailblazers.com, Jim Reigns,” announced teacher.

“Wow! He is the one behind getting all the young trailblazers into the light through his website,” exclaimed Jenny in shock and excitement.

The crazy fact is, the packets which take time to open up are those with the biggest blasts.


This Post is also a part of  Five Sentence Fiction – Open

When The Unknown Future Drives..

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“But you decided that you are going to do homework first and then play,” said Shikha to her friend Saumya.

“Yeah! But I changed my mind. I can’t focus on studies due to excitement of playing,” replied Saumya.

“See, you are not playing good as per your natural game.”

“No, I’m playing good.”

“It feels like you have something in mind. You are not fully committed.”

“No. I’m into it.”

“No, you are not.”

“Yeah, you are right!”

“What is the matter?”

“Study. I get tired when I go home and do not feel like studying. And, due to worries of completing studies, I’m not able to play my natural game either. I don’t know whether I’ll be in a mood to study.”

“Stop thinking about future. You can’t live fully if you are worried about future.”

“But I need to think about it.”

“Yes, you should. Otherwise we would be robots who doesn’t have anything in mind than thinking only about present. But not by worrying about it; but by hoping that it will be just fine.”

The crazy fact is, to live in the moment; we need to think about the future that everything will turn out to be right.


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