Monday, December 10, 2018

Scars

scars on my body

Scars on my body
Define 
My struggle
My endeavor
My loss

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Alone Not Lonely


If you do not understand 
"I like being alone"
You aren't familiar with - 
Solitude is bliss!
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Falling apart

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Things are falling apart
Slowly
As in a slow motion
Giving them the power
To hurt deeper
Friday, December 7, 2018

How Would Be A Perfect Day?

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Perfect day - 
Road trip
&
The only sound between us
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Your Addictions

love and pain poem
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I hate your addictions
Yet, I love you!
Why?
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Set Your Soul Free

Freedom poem
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If you find any relation like an anchor dragging you down,
It is time to break that chain!
Monday, December 3, 2018

Till Death Do Us Part

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Two souls
Stay together
Like each other
But can't 'live' together
They aren't the ones for - 
"Till death do us part"
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ruthless

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They call me ruthless
Little do they know
It helps me
Keep going
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Bewakoof?!

heartbreak hindi poem | love poem
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Beautiful Silence


They were standing next to each other under the lilac blue sky. The charcoal cloud swirls looked like a matt photograph. The turquoise blue river stream was shining unabashedly brilliant and hypnotic.  The warmth of their bodies and the majestic nature  were the version of perfect evening far from the hassles in their life.

There was a galaxy of fireflies above them, the only soothing source of light. Her elbow grazed across his arm while reaching for a firefly. He looked from the corner of his eyes and smiled. She was staring at the glinting little colorful light, happiness sparkled in her eyes.

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The only movement were the dancing fireflies and their slow breathing. They both had their thoughts at switch-off mode. What mattered was this moment of being with each other. 

The blanket of silence enveloped their souls. It was comforting, the thousand unsaid words were understood. Their life back in the city will shatter the silence, so they embraced it tighter - their beautiful silence.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Break Me

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Break me million times
Just to feel alive

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What if I hurt you?


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There was something about the moonlight which made her happy and sad at the same time.

She: What if I hurt you? Will you forget me?

He: (a mischievous smile dancing on his lips) Well, then you would be giving me a new reason to fall in love with you all over again.

Happy, because he was with her. Sad, because he will be gone, loving her more than ever. 




Saturday, November 17, 2018

Let Go



let go poem
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Sometimes it is better to forget let go 
certain memories 
even though they had made you happy 
(once)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Gift

cursed in love
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And she felt - 
Life has cursed her with the gift of Love!
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Her Glassy-eyed Stare


She was staring afar. She wasn’t blinking. Her eyes looked as if anesthetized.

He: Hey! (He revived her from the reverie by touching her hand)

It was strange, she wasn’t startled as if she knew where she was and yet lost. She looked straight in his eyes.

She: You know what I want now? I want a glass of wine or shots of vodka would be better. I want to drown in reality.

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He dreaded her glassy-eyed stare. Never did he witnessed such expression in the years he had known her. For the first time, he was scared. What will happen when he will let her go?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Heart Or Brain In Love

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And maybe someday I might find the reason 
why fate threw us apart
But for now
I shall keep cursing the time
I acted under obligations 
shoved you away 
breaking each other's heart

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Forever


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I don't want to experience ‘forever’, 
except when I am in your arms

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Remember The Night We Met!


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Remember the clinking of glasses
the sharp taste of firewater

Remember the frivolous talks
the mirth in it

Remember the hesitancy
the entwined fingers

Remember the stare
that pierced my heart

Remember the brush of lips
the tight snug

Remember the warm breath on skin
the cease of ‘what ifs’

Remember the wound of love
the ecstasy in the kisses

Remember the caresses
the deep touch within

Remember the night we met
when we became 'one'!



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Love Is An Illusion

love is an illusion


Friday, October 5, 2018

Forget Me

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Forget
The day we first met
And forget
The path walked together

Forget
I make you smile
And forget
The secrets we share

Break the mirror
If you see my reflection
And turn all the memories
into dust

Do not feel me
in the raindrops
in the spring winds
in the autumn leaves

Do not find me
in the footprints on sand
in the ocean waves
in the crystal moon

Let the dust
ripple over my name
Forget how it sounds
For what should be left
is a white noise

Forget the aisle
I am no longer waiting
Before I leave
I will make sure
I am gone from your mind

If you suddenly say
"still waiting for you"
with roses in hand

Running towards you
I will lift my arm
To never touch you
To never tell you,
"If you ever turn
I am here for you
I was always for you"








Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Set It Up (Netflix Movie Review)

Set It Up Cast


Set It Up is a fast paced romantic comedy on Netflix directed by Claire Scanlon focusing on life of stressed out New York assistants, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell). Harper works for a stringent, highly demanding sportswriter, Kirsten Stevens (Lucy Liu). She is an aspiring writer but struggles to finish off a single article and submit to her fearsome boss as her day is spent running and following commands. Charlie works in the same building for Rick Otis (Taye Diggs) who is outrageous, throws tantrums, stomps laptop and amidst of getting divorce.

Set it Up balances the demonstration of high and low economic strata in the society. Charlie's request of getting a promotion is turned a deaf ear and Harper struggles over paying bills despite working for high-profiled Kristen.

Movie Plot


Harper and Charlie are overworked and  strive daily full-filling demands of their high-powered bosses.  Late one night the two characters meet-up in the building lobby where Harper collects food for Kristen; only to find out the restaurant accepts only cash. Charlie forgets to order for his boss and grabs the opportunity by paying the cash. Harper can't go without the food, so negotiates with Charlie to share the food. They both come to realize of having highly- demanding bosses  and plan to make them fall in love so that they gain some freedom and live their life in peace.

Will the workaholics fall in love? Do they end up marrying?


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Harper and Charlie


Set It Up is a movie with quick-witted dialogues and  entertaining characters. Harper and Charlie have charismatic on-screen chemistry making you wish their type A personality bosses fall in love. You will smitten over the scenes of Harper and Charlie together with their sense of humour.

The two overworked characters try to squeeze out time for their respective love life. Harper goes on dates, thanks to Tinder. Charlie is committed to his girlfriend who fails to appreciate him. Can you imagine pizza as a romantic food? Watch out for the scene where Harper and Charlie share the pizza and what you see are the sparks of a lovely relationship.


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The Bosses


While I have talked about the charming assistants, the abrasive characters of Kristen and Rich are worth watching. If you loved Meryl Streep in 'The Devil Wears Prada', you might like these two. Their condescending behaviour towards their assistants who practically handles their life will annoy you. Kristen barks orders to her staff and Rick is a braggart. Though the story is about making them fall in love, these  pompous characters share less  on-screen time.


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Small Yet Remarkable


The small characters enriches the movie: the waiter of the cafe, maintenance person of the office building. I particularly liked Harper and Charlie's friends in the movie. Watching them confirms, 'That's why friends are for!' Keep an eye for Becca's engagement  speech (Harper's friend).



Set It Up Dialogues (Witty, Sarcastic)


Harper: When my mom was my age, she had me. I've never even had a boyfriend.
Charlie: But you're like, a grown up.
Harper: Take that back.

Harper: "One is a beautiful woman with dark hair and a fierceness that's both scary and inspiring. The other is a guy."

Why should you watch the Netflix movie Set It Up?


  • If romantic comedies are your guilty pleasures (like mine)
  • If you are feeling low and are looking out for a feel-good movie
  • To fall in love with Zoey Deutch. She steals the show or I should say the movie!

Why you can skip watching the movie?


  • The movie is predictable, clichéd
  • You are 'this will happen next'  and 'I told you so!' type of person, stay away from it

Final verdict:


Set It Up is a perfect combination of a romantic comedy with its hilarious wit, laughing, crying, heartbreak and finding love at the end. We can never stop believing that, can we?  

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You like because, and you love despite.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Letter To Blogchatter


Dear Blogchatter,


Thank you for giving me an amazing writing month of September 2018 with My Friend Alexa campaign.




Let me tell you why I decided to participate in this campaign after all these years:

Beat Procrastination


I am master in it!

I was all buckled up for A to Z challenge, E-book carnival early this year but shoved it away at the end moment.

So when this time I received an email about My Friend Alexaparticipation I was up for it. Yes, I need a carrot to keep me going especially when it comes to writing.

Read, Read and Read


Over the years, reading fellow bloggers kept reducing. Seeing the reading list of 100 blogs to read in a week was overwhelming but an only way to put your footprints and appreciating the prevailing talent in this blogging world.

Improve Alexa rank


Yes, this wasn't my priority. (I solemnly swear!) But then from no alexa rank to 51,118 at the end of the month, the credit goes to you.



I agree I did miss live twitter chat, facebook live but I caught up with it as and when I could.

I cannot thank you enough, blogchatter. I look forward to participate in challenges and campaigns hosted by you.

Thank you again.

Regards,
Beyond Horizon

How can I say adieu without giving shoutout to the proficient bloggers I came to know with My Friend Alexa campaign! The list does not favor any favouritism. It took efforts to dig out the names and the links from 100+ blogs that I visited.  

Shoutout To The Bloggers:


tales of SuchitaHer Be Still poem left me amazed and it felt so real.

One Mind, A Million ThoughtsHis 25-30 - The Age of Never Ending Tension or Haseen Dard blog post was analogous to my experiences in the decade I lived and said adios last year.

The Story-tellers who spin the words to create gripping posts:










Book reviewers:





Others:


Living Herself A fellow doctor


Adi's Journal: Perfectly woven marathi poems

A Magic Platter: An eye-appealing blog with healthy recipes on the platter


I am not a mommy but there is lot to learn from the following mommy bloggers:








Cheers to all of them!

 I hope to continue my writing and reading journey in October. 
Friday, September 28, 2018

Destiny, A Twisted Belief - For Her

She: You are a pessimist!

He: I am a realist.


She: Is it helping you live life? 


He: I am living with no contemplation. 


She: How far?


He: Till the emptiness doesn't engulf me.


She: What about destiny?


He: (laughing out loud) Now, you are talking about destiny who curses it every time we met at crossroads.


Silence squeezes in-between them. 


She: Why aren't you ready for the new phase?


He: I do not want it. (says it curtly) 


She: Do not live in the past. (anger pitches her voice high) 


He: I am not. 
(leaves out a sigh)  I am not. 

He grips her hand admiringly.

She: I can see the past with its dark hands creeping your thoughts and slowly ruling over them. Leave it. Forget the people in it. You do not live there anymore, not anymore. 


Silence daunts once again. 


love story | love



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Saturday, September 22, 2018

I Don't Want My Love



I don't want my love to break you,
I don't want my love to hurt you,
I don't want my love to flow in your words,
I don't want my love to be your pain,
I don't want my love to be in your shadow,
For you to be a reminder of me

I want my love to give you strength,
To live away from me,
To never give up on love and life,
For if you do give up,
I will lose the one who was never meant for me,
I will lose who wasn't made for me

©Beyond Horizon

The above image is a photo prompt at Storybird, a visual story telling platform. Visit it once, you will come across creatives, creators around the world.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Day 18 – Letter To The Person That You Wish You Could Be

Dear Ganu,

I can call you that my beloved Ganesha. I know, I know, you aren't a 'person' which this letter is meant to but then you are well aware of my perspective of 'God'.

I share a love-hate relationship with you that I do not with anyone. I love to talk with you even though knowing you won't answer them. But I find solace just looking at you.

letter writing | letter to angel baby

Well, hate is a strong word but then opposite of love is hate, ain't it? For years I have stayed aloof from you. It doesn't mean I have forgotten you. I find your glimpse in each day of my life - in a person, or circumstances.

Have I said - 'Thank you' to you? I guess, not enough with what you have blessed me with. I had burdened you with many wishes, not anymore. Thank you for making me realize how beautiful this life is which most often I had lost in grieving over what I never had rather than being grateful with what I have!

I am still amazed with the story you have written for me. I do not want to turn the pages beforehand of this book of my life. I will live in it, one day at a time.

Okay, I know you are waiting for the reason why I am writing to you today. I wouldn't have written this letter to you anytime before. The recipient of this letter was Anne Frank whose words adorn the tagline of my blog.

Do you know why I want to write to you - the person  that I wish I could be? Because you have all the wonderful people I had in my life once.

I wish I could be you today because you have my baby. I hope you are taking good care of my angel baby. I wish I could be you then I would have hold her in my arms, kiss her, hug her. I wish I could be you, to tell her - I am sorry, I couldn't take care of her. I wish I could be you, to tell her - I love you, now and forever...

No, I am not angry with you. I just want you to convey love to my angel baby and I shall meet her, soon. Take care.

Love.

Yours and hers,
Forever!

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Once Again - Movie Review




What is the 'right' age to fall in love? Will you fall in love once again after loss, conflicts, betrayal or heartbreak?

Once Again - Movie on Netflix


Once Again starring Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi is a story of two middle-aged people exploring love and trying to find companionship, as the title suggests - Once Again!

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Tara Shetty is a single mother and a restaurateur. Having lost her husband at a young age she lives an independent life and looks after her son and daughter. Amar is a theatre veteran, extremely meticulous and is amidst a struggling relationship.

The movie begins with their telephonic conversation with the scenes of everyday life in Mumbai. They have known each other as Tara sends meal box to him but never met. The only connection till now are the phone calls at the end of the day. She isn't star struck with his big personality and begins watching his films only after the conversations.

Tara sees a lost man who is struggling with his personal and professional life and for Amar she is a straightforward individual. They find solace in each other's words and yearn for something. Is it love? Sometimes the scenes become more alive not with the dialogues but the intimacy between the two protagonists.

once again movie review

Shefali Shah is an exceptional actor. Lookout for the loneliness her character portrays. You can see the grief and longing for someone after years of living life only for her kids. Neeraj Kabi has given the justice to the role of a father who despite his broken marriage strives to build a healthy relationship with daughter played by Rasika Dugal.

The direction of Kanwal Seth is worth watching that captures the face of common man walking along the street, lashing waves at Marine drive, the sound of grinding of spices in traditional manner, the splash of water on the hot pan for dosa, onions being fried. They grab your attention to the minutest of detail. 

The background score is enough to keep you watching in the first hour of the movie. It brings alive the characters of two lonely souls who find comfort and ease in each other’s presence.

How can the world be not against the two souls (one widow, other famous and divorcee) who have yet to find love but only their being together in public is like a stick in the eye! When they get “caught” in public and the news get published, Tara’s son who is about to get married doesn’t support her. While her daughter understands the loneliness of her mother.

Tara fights within, the emotions and responsibilities brings on turmoil. Amidst the obligations of being a wife, upbringing of children and running a business, she has shoved away her life and lived a life of self-denial. What will she do? She has lived 20 years of life without a companion. Does she give up her blossoming relation with Amar for her children’s sake?

Why should you watch Once Again?

  • For the excellent performance of Shefali Shah. She would make you feel the melancholy of a person who has lived a life alone. Imagine no one to share the emotional burden, to be loved, to be cared for. (I emphasize on person and not woman or man, because emotions do not differentiate according to gender. Their way of expressing might be different but not the feeling)
  • For the subtle, mature romance between Tara and Amar: their first meet, the long drive, sitting atop a hill, mesmerizing time at Marine drive, their conflicts and the intimacy.
  • For the characters of children – two with single mother, one with divorced parents

Why you can skip watching Once Again?

  • If you do not like the theme of the movie talked about above
  • You may get bored, because the story is stretched which makes it boring at a certain point. 

 Final verdict:


It would have been a perfect short film if wrapped up on time. Nevertheless, it is a movie with an attempt to break the stigma attached to middle-aged single men or women to be in an intimate relationship.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

I Am Going To Bleed Tonight


I am going to bleed tonight
Tonight, on these pages

Cut through this skin
This skin, bleed green monster

I missed your love
Love, for me forever

I abolished being loved
Loved, I always was

How can I forget the touch?
Touch, sacred than a river

How can I forget the kiss?
Kiss, drowned the pain

I’ll leave you hurt
Hurt, not with a broken heart

I want you to be happier
Happier, with the one you choose

We share secrets
Secrets, not dark but of colors

I find beauty in black
Black, hides my love for you

I am going to bleed tonight
Tonight, on these pages
Sealed with my love
My Love, for you!


©Beyond Horizon

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Broken Things


I have many broken things
Favorite and not so favorite
Loved and not so loved
Yet if you ask
"Why do you keep them?"
I will always say -
"They remind of
What I have lost and
What I have left with."


©Beyond Horizon

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