Nuntius Matris – A Mother’s message

Amidst the pattering of the rain on my window, Remember when we used to race raindrops, will you? Sweating in the sandbox, or rolling about in snow Wish on rainbows when you must, but save just a few. I rummage about my cupboards for promises unkept, ‘Charlie, Your princess’ in crayon it said and wept….

Off The Beaten Track

Before you get shocked halfway through reading this, I’ll just tell you now, this was a mother-daughter trip. Also, before condolences start showering in, the head of the family is completely healthy and lives with us. It’s just that the two of us thought that this would be an amazing experience. We had, however, thought…

I wish…

  On the edge of the cliff the champion stands; staring down, into the abyss. His breath is steady, his fist clenched. His sword kisses the ground as the blood drips from its edge, his grip losing and his shield fastened to his back. The hustling tree leaves wither down to his knees as they…

Unravelling The Waves

As I sit here beside the sea-shore I think about how I could fall in love here. I see the light from across the street lamp Illuminating the waves in its golden hue As I sit across this majestic view and watch The amazing camaraderie between the sea and rocks As it comes back and…

The Circle Of Life

A wail pierced through and two smiles grew. The eyes glistened while happy tears threatened. What was once two, Became a family new.   Giggles and cries always fill the air, Whilst draining the energy of the ‘mere’. Clapping and squealing in delight, The tiny human crawled through life.   Woken up at the crack…

Logan – one last time

The year is 2029, no mutant births have been recorded in the last 20 years. The once raging Wolverine is now a mere alcoholic. The scene starts off with Logan (Hugh Jackman) getting beaten up by goons; Director James Mangold does not make a delay in setting the dark tone of the film, which is…

Free Lancing

Our generation is all for chaos. Steady jobs and cushy packages, Can never compensate for, wanting to be my own boss. Nobody gets to dictate my life, Nobody. That’s acceptable, no? To free-lance for a job? To never commit to an 8-to-5 living? And yet, To free-lance with my heart, Still brings judgment and prying…

Surrender and Soar

A flickering bulb, A pencil stub. An unfamiliar earring in his car, Or perhaps just a broken string in your guitar. The world screams Almost. Nearly. So close. Everything is your reminder, they’re alarms. You’re searching for fragments, To fill that hollow in your chest. Yet, you’re haunted. Those memories torment. Echoing in your thoughts,…

Hot Chocolate

“All set for Christmas, honey?” He asked. “Yup Dad, and the tree looks pretty good, I am sure this time aunt Mary won’t get a chance to criticize your decorating skills!” said Jane with a smile that did not reach her eyes. Everything was ready, the fire burned brightly, the curtains were drawn, the house…

A Drizzle in Aleppo

Mama, it’s raining out there! Why is water pouring from the sky, mom? Is someone crying and is that why we have a storm? Is someone watering the plants from the skies? We’re not plants- the kid loudly cries; I want to go out and play, good bye. Mama, there’s a giant bird in the…

Soft Hail

Jo stormed off the porch and into the lawn. “I couldn’t have handled it better, Richard.” she muttered, rolling her eyes. “It really isn’t my fault that she’s gotten to believe that everything ought to sway her way. You’re the one who lets her have her way in everything. If you ask me, I would…

Warmth is within

Cold leaves rustled beneath my feet, As I chased the dying sunlight, For if the blue spread too soon, There won’t be any refuge in the night Under a streetlight, in golden haze, Sat a beggar scantily clad, Smiled as he saw me, but I had none to spare, So I sat beside him for…