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Instant Celebrity

If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why?

 

Flying on a magic carpet
To exotic countries
Greeted with cheers by die-hard fans
Crying to catch a glimpse of me

A shining limousine picks me up
Protected by body guards
From media and paparazzi
Fans vie for my attention

Whatever I need appears
I have the magic midas touch
The world around – a maze of mirrors
Everywhere I look there is just me

Sucked into a vortex
By fame, pride and wealth
Drawn away from love
My own being has deserted me

This mind, intellect and ego
Truth, knowledge and freedom
Happiness, fearlessness and fame
Are all an illusion

Blowing away my magic carpet
Pricking the balloon of my ego
I was pulled down to earth
By a shattering quake

Jolted from my reverie
Half-asleep and inebriated
I held on to my prized possessions
Self-belief and happiness

 

© copyright, skm, 19th June, 2014

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://tuckedintoacorner.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/famous-for-a-day/
2) http://ambitiousdrifter.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/daily-prompt-you-cant-eat-fame/
3) http://geekergosum.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity/
4) http://anonymouslygay.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity-jlaw/
5) http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/instant-celebrity-you-are-beautiful-and-a-powerful-trigger-for-infatuation-the-shape-of-my-heart/

 

 

 

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Mr Sandman

March 24, 2014 Leave a comment

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

I have  experienced  how insufficient sleep can wreak havoc with your day.   Sleep is vital for me to refresh, rejuvenate and enjoy my day. I try to make it a point to have atleast a 1 hour afternoon nap on weekends and a good nights sleep every day.

I do not need much time to knock off. When I go to bed, I usually take a book to read. After some time I just forget everything else, say my prayers and then I am fast asleep.

Here is a poem on Sleep that I had posted earlier:

Lying in the mothers lap
After a fun day
Sleep like a lullaby
Soothes the little infant

Fatigued, tanned bodies
Lie on the pavement
Sleep gives solace to them
Magical, sweet sleep

Sleep tender sleep
You ease the pain
Calm the nerves
And appease tired souls

Like a loving mother
Who dotes all her kids
You bring tranquil peace
To thief, saint, beggar and king

Sleep take me on a dream
To a world without walls
Where there is only joy and peace
And one does not belittle another

©copyright skm, March 5th, 2011

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://emirenaerambles.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/daily-prompt-mr-sandman/
2) http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/dreaming-of-a-new-dawn/
3) http://thebohemianrockstarpresents.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/my-sleep-routine/
4) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/bring-me-a-dream/
5) http://purplesus.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/daily-prompt-mr-sandman/
6) http://seikaiha.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/daily-prompt-mr-sandman/
7) http://wangsgard.com/musings/sleeping-i-am/
8) http://awakeanddreaming.org/enter-sandman/
9) http://lifeconfusions.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/sleeping-beauty/
10) http://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/to-sleep-perchance-to-dream-the-daily-prompt/

 

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Dream

February 27, 2014 1 comment

What is the best dream you’ve ever had? Recount it for us in all its ethereal glory. If no dream stands out in your memory, recount your worst nightmare. Leave no frightening detail out.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMAGINARY.

(This is a poem which I had published  last year and here I would like to post it again)

 

dream

A gathering of familiar faces
Of relatives and of friends
A vexing thought revisited
In the canvas of my dream

From the inner recesses
Out of the blue
Objects, characters and emotions
Enact the play in my mind

Screams and sighs
Echoes of laughter
Chased by a tiger
Fights with that school bully

A medley of thoughts
Hidden desires
Resurface and unfold
In a whole new world

A reverie to remember
Or a nightmare best forgotten
Lost in this maze
Of my minds kaleidoscope

The alarm ring resonates
And I wake up with a start
Befuddled by this conundrum
That they call ‘A Dream’

© copyright skm, 2nd June 2012

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-the-psychology-of-dreaming/
2) http://dadialogues.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/dream-maker/
3) http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/dreams-and-exams/
4) http://basicallybeyondbasic.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
5) http://raspberrydaydreams.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
6) http://misifusa.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/i-dreamt-of-heaven/
7) http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
8) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
9) http://anupturnedsoul.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/dreams-are-made-of-this-who-am-i-to-disagree/
10) http://tinablogsalot.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/its-like-i-dreamed-you-into-life/
11) http://wangsgard.com/musings/funny-thing-dreams/
12) http://allthingscuteandbeautiful.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-being-dreamy/
13) http://amandakho88.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
14) http://matthewalanbennett.com/2014/02/26/daily-prompt-not-so-sweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
15) http://djgarcia94.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/dream-quest/

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Miracles

January 16, 2014 1 comment

Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERFECT.

That house, that car
that dream job is mine
I can do wonders
With a wave of my magic wand

Pride knows no reason
No logic, no emotion
Looking up at the skies
One forgets the ground under

An inflated ego
Swelling with pride
Strayed by delusion
Claims mastery over nature

Every wave in the ocean
Was created by water drops
Can the wave forget
Its origin, its cause

As we eat that morsel of daily food
Do we spare a thought
For the farmer, the sun, the rain, the plough
The trader, the workers, the driver ,the mother?

So when everything works
Exactly as you had hoped for
Do not forget the unseen efforts
That make miracles happen!

© copyright, skm, 16th Jan 2014

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://belindabroughton.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/a-perfect-green-ribbon/
2) http://angirach.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/daily-prompt-perfect/
3) http://nomadfashionista.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/day-8-what-i-see/
4) http://kevindeisher.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/252-picture-perfect/
5) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2014/01/15/daily-prompt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/
6) http://nicolesloanswriting.com/2014/01/15/daily-prompt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/
7) http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/daily-prompt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/
8) http://lilmisspoutinessegues.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/daily-prompt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/
9) http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/daily-prompt-perfect/
10) http://365daysofthankyou.com/2014/01/15/all-its-cracked-up-to-be-exactly-as-i-expected/

 

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Looking inward

January 10, 2014 1 comment

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE.

Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch
Mesmerised my being
I jumped from one to another
Confounded by conundrums

Everything was so scintillating
The gadgets, the brands, the food
I was bowled over
Lost in the world outside

Engaged in trivial pursuits
The mind cooked numerous thoughts
Chasing ephemeral joys
Obscuring its true nature

As I sat down in peace
A certain joy enveloped me
That no worldly joy can compare with
It was just bliss

I discovered myself
When perspectives changed
From inside out
To outside in

© copyright, skm, 10th Jan 2014

Other interesting posts in this category:
1)http://lifeobjectified.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/inside-out/
2) http://healstar.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/outsider/
3) http://tjbarkerseattle.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/looking-out-looking-in/
4) http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2014/01/09/insider-outsider-depends/
5) http://lauraslittlethings.com/2014/01/09/outsiders-how-does-it-feel-to-be-on-the-outside/
6) http://theteentheme.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/outside-looking-in/
7) http://amidnightblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/daily-prompt-the-outsiders/
8) http://moderndayruth.net/2014/01/10/the-outsiders-five-coins/
9) http://nicolesloanswriting.com/2014/01/09/daily-prompt-the-outsiders/
10) http://thelandslidephotography.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/outside/

 

 

Mad as a Hatter

December 20, 2013 2 comments
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Fear Factor

November 29, 2013 4 comments

I am posting a poem on Courage which I had posted earlier.  I may be quite afraid of heights, reptiles and ghosts. But my greatest fear is of human psychos. I fear people who are vengeful, spend their time in witchcraft and black magic and those whose sole purpose of existence is to create fear and panic. These sadistic people get a thrill out of engaging in such acts throughout the day.

They may have gone through some form of abuse as kids and badly need the help of  society to wake them up from their ignorance. Only love and understanding can conquer this problem

 

Courage

When you are in the middle of critics
And not a  single soul believes you
When the whole world thinks you are a liar
Can you stand up for the truth?

When failure stares at you
When anguish, sorrow and pain confront you
When storms tear you asunder
Do you still follow your dream?

When there is a steep mountain to climb
And your legs are weak and tired
When the slope is slippery and arduous
Do you lose sight of your goal?

When this body is shrieking in agony
And the final moment nears
When the last breath is seeping out
Can you smile and face death?

Courage is not bravado
You don’t have to shout and roar
It is that little voice within you
That constantly guides you

© copyright skm,  April 21st, 2011

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://themagicblackbook.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/courage/
2) http://kevindeisher.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/227-fear-factor/
3) http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/daily-prompt-fear-factor/
4) http://adorablyobnoxious.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/daily-prompt-fear-factor/
5) http://jamesstratton.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/daily-prompt-fear-factor/
6) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/courage/
7) http://rxdical.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/fear-factor/
8) http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/daily-prompt-fear-factor/
9) http://victorsmind.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/fear/
10) http://mandyblake95.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/courage/

Fright Night

November 20, 2013 Leave a comment

 

 

What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us FRIGHTENING.

 

I would say I am quite scared of sky diving or bungy jumping.  I would like to muster the courage to try out this someday!

I am posting here a poem which I have posted earlier on Fear

We shrink and we shrivel
Shivers go through our spine
It causes us to shriek and shout
We get palpitations and
Break into a sweat
What is this thing called fear?

Fear of failure
Fear of loss
Fear of the future
Fear of the dark
Fear of heights
Fear of the unknown

Let not your mind wander
into doubts and confusion
Courage and confidence
can quell all self-doubt
Take a deep breath
Recover your poise
There is nothing to fear
But fear itself!

© copyright skm, 18th April, 2012

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://jedsplayhouse.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/please-excuse-me-while-i-collect-my-thoughts/
2) http://theanonymousqueen.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/daily-prompt-fright-night/
3) http://itypecrazyfast.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/daily-prompt-fright-night-2/
4) http://vivirquenoespoco.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/scared/
5) http://jcbridewrite.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/frightening/
6) http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/scary-rides/
7) http://ferwam.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/daily-prompt-fright-night/
8) http://worddisorder.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/fear-fall-daily-prompt/
9) http://mcswhispers.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/a-vampire-in-the-fridge/
10)http://myviewonlifeafter65.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/two-things-i-fear-the-most-wp-daily-prompt/

 

 

 

 

Love to love you

November 18, 2013 1 comment

What do you love most about yourself? What do you love most about your favorite person? Are the two connected?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us LOVE.

All your life
We were the centre of your universe
How can I describe love
Patient, selfless, sincere?

The day I heard you speak
Tears streamed from my eyes
How can I describe love
Innocent, bright, wondrous?

The magic of your creation
Bewildering, Unfathomable
How can I describe love
Inspiring, Overwhelming, bliss

Shaking order into random motion
Blending art into my logic
Bringing music into mundane routine
Complementing the voids

Trying to define love
Is shining a candle to the sun
Lifting the veil of ignorance
Lead me into your light

© copyright, skm, 18th Nov 2013

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://ayimas.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/mother-daughter-love/
2) http://heymissadventures.com/501/
3) http://anawnimiss.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/of-togetherness/
4) http://runninginto30.com/true-love/
5) http://crowarrowinc.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/daily-prompt-love-to-love-you/
6) http://jacquelinebrinkman.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/love-to-love-you-learning-to-love-myself/
7) http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/my-love-my-son/
8) http://contemplatinglove.com/2013/11/17/love-to-love-you/
9) http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/daily-prompt-love-to-love-you/
10) http://mbcoudal.com/2013/11/17/talking-transitions/

 

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Intense

November 6, 2013 1 comment

Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us INTENSE.

 

Focussed and spirited
We embrace your warmth
Sustainer of life
Fiery, intense

Nothing else matters
When lost in your love
A roller-coaster of emotions
Caring, intense

Playing with toys
Lost in time
The look in your eyes
Free, intense

Living our lives
With joy and gratitude
We unite the world
Peace, intense

 

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://neverstationary.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/intense-like-no-other/
2) http://basicallybeyondbasic.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
3) http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
4) http://thetemenosjournal.com/2013/11/05/daily-prompt-intense/
5) http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/the-sunlight-of-fall/
6) http://whoison1st.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/intense/
7) http://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/the-intense-joy/

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