I am taking part in a Photo a day challenge for June 2016.
The prompt for the 17th of June is, ‘My Name’, and the above is my picture for the prompt.
I am a Punjabi from Bombay married to a Telugu from Andhra, and each time I pass this name painted on a wall, quite close to where I live, it cracks me up!
Since I haven’t been writing/blogging at all, and I REALLY want to I thought I would use the prompts to attempt to write short stories too.
Below is my poem for the prompt,
If only you were honest enough to know your true worth
I wouldn’t hover anywhere near
I sprout where Insecurity is sown
I take over and build a home in your heart
Till your feelings aren’t your own
I follow Insecurity and Jealousy
Oh, we are a cackling trio!
Blind to our faults, we destroy everything as we go
I’m used the least, though I’m available easily
The more I’m used the faster I multiply
Wish people would try me and see
I need to be built from inside
With bricks of Truth and the mortar of Deeds
A sturdy base that will face life’s tides
I need to be nurtured and Confidence helps me grow
Once I bloom I am a steady ally
During life’s ebbs and flows
I possess all of the above
In quantities that vary, sometimes alarmingly
Through trial and error if I learn to strike a balance
Life becomes relatively smooth and happy!