Monday, 7 April 2014

Feelings: A-to-Z Challenge [7 April 2014]

She fumbled when she stood in front of a huge audience.
She feared that she will miss out on this big task.
She followed her faith and started to speak.
The theme of her poem was feelings....

Source: http://www.lovethispic.com
She stammered when she uttered the first line:

Here I come face to face, with a few feelings. 

She looked right at the audience. Every person, sitting on chairs arranged neatly in rows, was looking at her. She searched for acceptance in their eyes as she carried on with the next part of her verse:

I felt great when I was out in rain for the first time.
But when I saw pictures of flood and death, I felt sick. 
It was the day when my love for rain was put on hold.

By now she had a grip not on the audience, but on her mind. She looked up, till the last row of the auditorium. She saw that many people were standing beyond her range.


I felt great when I dipped in the sea and played with the waves.
When  I witnesses the destruction caused by Tsunami, I was suddenly averse to that feeling.
It was the day when that lovely feeling was arrested.


She knew that audience was listening to her, as she went on an introspection. She thought that nature that bring such soothing feel, could be destructive and harsh if you test its limits.

When I thought of the world without water.
I felt thirsty in an endless dessert, I saw mirage of oasis.
Those feelings that were put on hold or arrested were put to test.


Thank you!

She walked towards the exit of the stage thinking why does nature get destructive. Is mankind testing its limits? She knew that it was a yes, and felt bad. She turned back to the dias and said,

I am indeed thankful to the mother nature
To bless us with so much
And I am ashamed of mankind for raping nature.

Be nice to nature, after all we survive on water and breath oxygen. 
 Badge: A-to-Z Challenge [April 2014]


Author's Note: I am a water sign and I love water. When I saw a dangerous Indian Ocean video that went viral, at that moment I was scared of water. It got me thinking that huge spread of water across our planet is for our need. Time and again mankind has tested the patience of it. Global warming is one of the proofs. 

P.S.: Through this post I tried to capture a multitude of feelings, stage fear, fear of survival, fear of water, fear of shame and guilt  that she belonged to a segment of society who is committing a heinous crime. 

P.P.S.: This is 200th live post on my blog :)

48 comments:

  1. I share your feelings...I wish we were more connected to nature's needs...

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. So do I. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

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  2. God created nature to supply our needs in various ways-not abuse it. Will we ever get it. Looks like you have. Blessings.

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    1. Thanks Emma.. Wish we mend our ways before nature's fury arrives.

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  3. This is so poetic, very well written and thought-provoking. I have never read a recital-fiction anywhere before. You have pen it down so beautifully. Good one. We must concentrate on sustainable development, as they say extremes are always bad!

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    1. Thank you Shesha. It was just an experiment gone well ;D

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  4. Congrats on your 200th live post! :) This was a very beautiful and poignant piece. Well done! :)

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  5. This was well written and certainly provoked thought. I love the word pictures. Good post

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  6. I loved how this followed the fear and anxiety that comes before and during public speaking. Well done! ♥

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    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement :)

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  7. loved the way u expressed these feelings...........

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  8. Congrats on your double century!
    The mix of emotions are expressed well - without loosing the flow.


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  9. Loved the feeling expressed and the way u represented ur rhyming....I always feel packing my bags and going to an island to spend a natural life without mobile & credit card..but u know!!

    And yeah....it could be better for sure...were u in hurry or something when u penned this down!!

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    1. Thank you Hemant, yeah life seems soothing on such an island far from the maddening city crowd…
      P.S. I don’t think I have jotted this down in a hurry, as all my posts are proof read. I felt the same while looking at yours but dint intend to hurt your efforts! I welcome constructive criticism, so you can tell me where are the loopholes.

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  10. 200th post!!! Congrats and very brilliant post!!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  11. Speaks of many things we feel about Mother Nature. Nicely presented. And congratulations for the 200th post...many more to come!

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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  12. I admire the way you brought in the glory and the fury of Nature at the same time. That, coupled with the slow waning of stage fear , was beautifully captured!

    *Shailaja's post*

    Introspection in Shades of 11

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

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    1. Thank you. I am glad that it turned out well :)

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  13. Great post.. think you've captured the setting nicely... congrats on number 200!

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  14. That was such a creative way to do the post. Loved the thought behind it as well as the way you presented it.

    Obsessivemom
    Amazing Authors

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

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  15. your words are so powerful and intense, indeed man cannot fight nature... it's better to live respecting nature.

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    1. True. I agree with you. Thank for sharing your thoughts!

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  16. What a beautiful post. Nice to follow and connect http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Lovely post...
    P.S: Im a water sign too.. :)

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    1. Hey.. Hello Water Sign.. Which one are you, I am Cancer :)

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  18. I'm looking out of the window at pouring rain right now - and given the recent flooding we've had in the UK, rain is part friend, part foe. Our climate is temperate, we need the rain or no crops grow, but this winter has reminded us of what a fine balance between too little and too much we walk.
    Nice post.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX - A to Z Drabblerotic

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    1. Thanks Sophie for sharing the climatic insights!

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  19. So many emotions so well connected beautiful post
    My A to Z challenge journey at The Other Side

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  20. Wow powerfully written. Thank you.

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  21. Global warming was a hoax. It came out that the scientists were paid off, and that they chose specific specimens to back their research in a skewed way--as this last year of super freeze would hint.

    I loved the prose. It was moving and beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Crystal. I would like to know more about Global warming being a hoax call. Thanks for bringing it to my notice.

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  22. Beautiful poem. The poet and poem work in tandem together very well.

    I did a quick search online on "global warming hoax" and the most deatiled source (for me) that I could find in seconds was this article

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6679082/Climate-change-this-is-the-worst-scientific-scandal-of-our-generation.html

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    1. Hoax.. thanks fr sharing the link.

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  23. I got fear of nature ad sadly human kind doesn't fear it enough.

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    1. True. But just enlightening one person can work wonders.. :)

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