Pandorathon -13-May 2020-Fable Poem- Second Chance

(written Based on The Fox and The Grapes)

He landed yet another opportunity
To deal that could create new benchmark
Of his ability, agility that could be his new trademark
But, like the fox, he complained and whined
Of ill-fate and misery that doubled combined
The spark of his positivity had turned into sheer disdain
Once, a prime leader, today preferred to give away his claim
The treasure he owned, he trained himself not to use
Convincing himself that Life was at his ruse
Scorning at others, he did, who paved their way calling it a waste
You can sit and enjoy the fruits leisurely, he said, why haste
But, one day, came an order that got votes as majority
They decided to steal his limelight and shamed his disparity
Within a few months, stood an arch bridge hovering above his head
The Canal just remained a duct for no one to admire, confined into his own bed.

Prompt – Write a controversial poem. Use a fable in it, mix it with what everyone considers unnatural. Draw a picture with your poem’s words about something that shakes every possible ground of human conscious.
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Pandorathon-17-May 2020- Every Minute Counts

It was late night, post 1.30 pm
When I heard those footsteps again
He murmured something in tandem
So, I gathered he bought an accomplice to support his claim

I was prepared too, under the blanket I lay
With my ears transfixed to their hissing and whispers
He knelt closely to sneak a clear way
With his accomplice trying to knock off my blister

I had to act swiftly, without them knowing
While they silently tiptoed towards the end
I grabbed the newspaper, rolling
Frantically smacked the hell of them

On my blanket , I found my enemies with their eyes cold, dead
I had slowly turned to be a serial killer of mosquitoes with high risk on errand

Prompt- Shakesperean sonnet. The first twelve lines are divided into three quatrains with four lines each. The poem ends with a couplet ( two lines). There should be fourteen lines only. A single poem only Theme A murder scene, you are the murderer. Reason : It could be anything : you are a serial killer, jealousy, an enemy, a murder assignment, you could be a cop… Play with your dark side. Example : 1. Desdemona’s murder in Othello. 2. Browning’s Porphyria’s Lover.

Pandorathon- 14-May 2020- Break Up Letter – A Closure

break up rust

Dear Q,

Hi, there Q. Surprised aren’t you to find this letter . Well, I am too, considering the fact that since  last we met, we left leaving many questions, doubts hanging  in midair and cared less to answer or even oblige it.

Does the expresso coffee still remind you of those bitter coffee beany allegations we perfectly mouthed at each other. You know Q, from the time we have separated, do you actually realize we haven’t been sleeping on time or eating right and even coming up the weirdest possible excuses to stay away for a project. Hugs to those memories when we were added different layouts and frames to beautify our Love rather than keeping  a default set-up and pale faces. It doesn’t work that way right?

I am writing this to finally put words to our infinite silences, awkward glances, sly blinks that have been courting through a rough patch. I do owe  all that you very well introduced me that opened my perspective in different aspects of life. I am trying hard to avoid the gazes that you put across like a hot blazing cocoa and also managing myself to stop milking those past memories.

But, we cannot remain tagged together in every slide but present our faces separately to the world and specially to our shunted egos. Can we?

Regards

Your last slide

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Pandorathon-12- May 2020-Are you Named as “Elvira”

elvira name

You know there is some strong connection between us Elvira. I just wonder how chronologically different yet the moments were similar. I was always intrigued when others mentioned the meaning of their name at school or when teachers said.. Be true to your name. When I was in school, I had one of my friend always addressing as El-vayh-ruh unlike other classmates. One day, when I asked her, she confided much to my amusement about a Elf story she had known. And that’s where my mission began.

I asked my mother who told me that Dad named me from a beautiful Names book,though until then she had chosen something beautiful from P. But surprisingly to this day, she doesn’t recollect that name as she loved this name more. How mom, why can’t you?She says it was beautiful name-Was it Priya, Pearl or Patricia (there) I asked her back then. Mama, sure you could write it down somewhere, but all she says.. I loved Elvira instantly … But yeah that could be Patricia too.


My dad’s mom name is Elizabeth so my dad chose Elvira, what could it mean was my new found obsession after school. I pestered my Dad, a man of few words challenged me , it’s meaning can be found in any dictionary. What! But I wouldnt give up. I daily checked some amazing words and showed if it may be the chosen one. But ans was simply No.
Later that quest was fulfilled by intro of Internet. I Googled my name. Obviously now, you know it’s meaning. I did find Elvira-mistress of the dark, the mention of elves. I was too ecstatic that I actually downloaded the “Oak Ridge Boys’ original song and played it everyday. For one of her class, my sister told me she has Elvira at home and Elveera as partner in school. From that day, whenever I used to meet her, I used to wear such a bright smile to greet Elveera that my sis called it sometimes too creepy.


Apart from my regular day-dreaming that I do to this very day, I searched about meaning of #Elvira and there were zillion of searches – meaning white or beautiful, its Spanish origin, it’s history and popularity etc. At one point of time, I was even obsessed with Spanish language, Spanish songs, team Spain of Fifa.

But when I discussed with Dad, he said you are yet to seek its real meaning. Ah! Then, one day I triumphed with most obvious word I ignored until then. Elvira means Truth in Spanish . I actually celebrated like I had won a war and my mother thought her girl had gone cuckoo.Truly, I was felt special for an introvert like me who found her zen.


Today, I am addressed by all possible nicknames starting with Elvi, Elu, Elu blue, Aloe-kobo, Aloevera, Ellie etc. Over the years, I got a chance to see few Elveeras’. But for the 1st time, I got a chance to interact with ‘Elvira’ here in TSL group who writes about her magical world, a perfect fantasy for dreamer like me.


Flash back- After my elaborate research and findings of achieving a feat of knowing my name, my sister was lured into this. Her name was selected by Dad from that same book… And all she finds closer to her name is surnames but no exact meaning or spelling. She has given up pacifying herself it is unique. But I get a chance to tell her… You are incomplete without me… which has the entire name except two letters.

P. S : That beautiful name book is still mystery!

Written with an intention to explore the world around my name “#Elvira” and the tryst to find/met more Elvira’s then and now and possible future 🙂

Pandorathon-11-May 2020- A Portfolio of Wise Investments

(Handwritten Letter)
Dear Love,
By the time you find this letter, you must have already finished preparing your presentation. The tea that I got for you from the Cafeteria must have turned cold. But, I needed to pen down my feelings on this paper I found near the printer. Thanks for your patience for sharing those hot bhajias. They were sizzling crispy just like your cheesy one- liners .
Are you interested to join on a date this evening. The market is closed and well the number crunch still remains. But isn’t our alliance like SIP’s, investing gradually and wisely to perfect our future together.
Regards
Your engaging partner


(printed Letter)
Dear Investor,
I hope you are doing good and happy to know you loved the Appreciation you have been receiving for your investments. Also, looking at the NAV and Cagr that has been going steady , I hopefully predict you will soon want to have a personalized portfolio designed by me to make you life more exciting and fulfilling.
To cater to your needs and requirements, Thanks for arranging a meeting so that I can provide strategic guidance and consultancy services this evening. Whether the market zips or dooms , this advisor will make sure that your interests are in safe hands.
I have enclosed a few brochures – please choose your next preferred stocks carefully so that we can further have an intimate discussion in future.
Flip the page- Had to be discreet with this onlooker glancing at me every now and then
Regards
Your relationship cum fund manager

Written on the prompt – Exchange of love letters between two lovers. ( 500 words/flash fiction)

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