She’s the one worth waiting for.

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How surprising it is when you know,
That you’re not the only one in the snow!
Somewhere, she happens to be carrying the fire,
She’s the one worth waiting for!

My blood is chilly, my body, frozen.
I’m stuck up here, for a reason;
What keeps me alive is an expectation!
She’ll come, cuz she’s the one I’m waiting for!

She makes me happy, when I’m not,
She’s the only reason for what I’ve fought!
I hear her footsteps from the future far,
She’s the one worth waiting for!

I’ll breathe till the last of my breath
I’ll fly till the last of my flight
I’ll live till the last of my heart
I’ll love her till the last of my life!

Why?

Cuz she’s the only one worth waiting for,
She’s the only one worth beseeching for,
She’s the only one I’ve been longing for,
She’s definitely the one worth seeking for!

Penned down by Pranav Hegde

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Paranoid

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It’s already over, yet so many times,
Without your love that I’m still alive!
I’m running deep into the dark nights,
Far from the light and the place where you drive!

Getting closer and closer and taking over!
Swimming the sea and stream and river,
Riding the clouds in, to pour through my eyes;
You be the rain while I’m the fire!

Tonight I’m trying, to keep from the moon!
Already longing to forget you soon!
But the Sun makes his way, up through the mountains,
And your memories haunt me by noon!

I was by your side lest you should fear!
Held my palm beneath, for wouldn’t fall a tear!
Within a blink of an eye, you were nowhere near!
Was it for real or just a dream oh my dear!?

Penned down by Pranav Hegde

THE PUZZLE OF LOVE AND LIFE

“I was walking beside this river, not making an effort to match with the speed of the gushing water. I had been walking since I don’t know when! I’d lost count over years. I certainly saw no point in keeping track of time because what I was looking for was improbable to exist or even if it did, I had no idea when I’d find it. There was hope but despair prevailed over it. Every now and then, I’d put my hand in my pocket to find the same old key that had been breathing the same air I breathed, which used to shimmer when my tears fell on it but not anymore. It had turned red, as its nature suggested, it had rusted. Just like how we humans rust. The key rusts due to the abundance of moisture and air. We rust due to the lack of love and care! On a larger scale, there is no dichotomy at all. I didn’t know who put it in my pocket. In fact if my memory is concerned, I had not seen a human other than myself at all in the past few years of my life. I didn’t know how I had the key or what purpose it served. But my mind simply disagreed to throw it away into the river. For a moment, I realized that all I had been doing all those years was just walking along the stretch of water, conflicting with myself whether to throw it away or not! I would every now and then take it out to chuck it, then stuck in turmoil, I’d cry for a while and put it back into the pocket. During this relentless combat, I had walked thousands of miles. Sometimes I’d try inserting it into the wooden boxes that I’d find on my way but it would just be a futile effort. Nevertheless, these boxes were the ones that had kept me going. Filling in, an unusual hope in me that, I’d find what I was looking for, in oblivion.”
 
She had been striding beside a river. She couldn’t run. She was trying hard to overtake the speed of the river, even though she was not in the state to do so. She’d sometimes fall but she wouldn’t give up. Each time she fell, she didn’t bite the dust, she came out strongly. She had been on this unpleasant journey since she didn’t know when! But she knew what she was on for. She knew that she could still make room for hopes. Sometimes in life, we’re just running in the darkness because our mind tries to convince and make itself believe that there is a beacon somewhere projecting light for us. She wanted to reach the place where the river culminated. She wanted to find the beacon light, find the freedom she had been craving for. In the past few years of her journey, the only human she had seen was herself. She had wept a lot. Sometimes her mind would tempt her to jump into the river and end this torment all at once. But she kept herself from jumping, for some mystical force wouldn’t let her do so; Those who choose to succumb to death get buried in history with no signs of them having existed. The ones who appear in ballads are the ones who make it till the end, courageously; Years passed by but she still remained in her predicament.
 
“After so many long gone years, this day, I had seen something that had astonished me. I was taken by surprise to see a quaint curve in the river’s course what seemed to me like a point of confluence of rivers; Our life takes curves and turns so spontaneously, that all our joys may just drain in seconds or perhaps, all our sorrows may just wash out and leave us, for once and for all. Prophesying life is just as nonsensical as itself.”
 
This day, even she saw a curve in the course of the stream. She was frightened. She was not sure whether to proceed or not. While her brain was busy making decisions, her feet wouldn’t stop. They had sensed the coming of the improbable.
 
“As I approached the confluence, on the other bank of the river, I perceived some kind of movement. I couldn’t believe my own eyes for it was strange! I wasn’t sure what it was but a fount of hopes sprinkled out of me; The river of life outflows sometimes and sometimes inflows; I now, started speeding my life out like never before. That ‘something’ which I had seen, as I got into its proximity, took a human form. Meanwhile, even she had seen me. Both of us were bolts from the blue for each other. I saw the condition in which she was, which ground my emotions. Fettered by shackles and handcuffs, she, I can’t estimate since when had been trying and crying to reach out for help. I had now realized the purpose of my life. We, who had been scissored apart, thrown in different parts of the unknown world we were now in, were running all these years only to find each other like this!”
 
Both of them felt the unconditional love that they possessed for each other which was still as persistent as it was, sustaining in each other’s hearts. Neither of them knew how to swim. But they couldn’t even continue their journey on their respective banks because they knew that they had reached their destinations. He jumped into water to embrace his beautiful princess that she always had been. He was not to be stopped because their destinies longed for it. In fact, their destiny was no plural but one; For when you jump into the river of miseries, it’s not the end but beginning of real life. Miracle is merely the word but life magically teaches us how to swim for the love of itself.
 
“I swam until we could see ourselves in the eyes of each other. I hugged her and kissed her on the forehead with all my love while she closed her eyes and felt her intense affection she carried for me. Remembering something, I put on a crooked smile. She looked at me with a clueless frown.
I took out the key I had in my pocket. I was grinning at the crazy puzzle that life let me solve. It undoubtedly fit into the locks of shackles and handcuffs perfectly. Freedom! I gave her back what she had long lost and was imploring for.”
 
There lay a boat moored on this side of the river basin finding which both of them, laughed irresistibly. Then, they got into the boat, pulled the anchor and set sail. This time, their hope is to find the beacon light, together, following the course of the converged river which might take them to the ocean after which, they might cross the horizon and reach the world they desire where they can live happily ever after!
 
He sat by her side and asked “Do you still love me?”
 
The cold romantic wind blew flipping her hair.
 
She simply whispered “I love you for now and for eternity, my dear!”
 
The boat kept sailing towards the sun as they hugged each other.
 
-Pranav

Into the episodes of past.

Falling apart, it’s time to depart,
Leaving the trails, on the path we’ve hailed!
Long; we thought but it turned too short!
Two years of college and now we’re out of the cage!

People to be missed are uncountable!
Juniors, seniors, fellow mates and teachers;
Memories to cherish are unforgettable!
Anecdotes for our kids about what life teaches;

Spent a moment, moments a many!
Bitter as neem and sweet as honey!
Happy and sad; both made memories,
Crossing the worth of mere a money!

Fights and break ups, compromises and patch ups,
Deaths of friends, only made us dense!
Treats and parties, hangouts and dates;
How badly I wish, I could rewind the dates!

When we were new, we knew only a few,
Two years blew and now we are a crew!
We’ve sailed the distance with different grades,
Time has come to fade into shades!

Days of teenage are moving,
Into the episodes of past!
All we can wish is to keep in touch,
And let these memories long last.

-Pranav

What they sought and what they got!



Pure and true love was what she sought,
There was no one to quench her thirst!
Freedom and relief were, for what she fought,
Waiting for her man, to rescue her first!

Sporting a smile in the midst of her anguish,
She hadn’t let her hope to languish!
She knew her role in this world lay incomplete,
And she knew her dole was not to retreat!

There came an insignificant chap,
Whose destiny lay with this beautiful girl!
Setting her free from the shackled trap,
He had found his precious pearl!

He had slept his sleepless nights,
Waking in the dreams of her!
He had come to hating lights,
Whilst in the dark she were!

Searching the woods and seas and cities,
Marching every place on the map,
Now had he come to embrace her,
But, startled was he left by the mishap!

Holding a camera in her hand,
Peeking through the hole it bore,
She left, following the footprints on the sand,
Of the man she used to adore!

-Pranav

That magical angel…



Once came an angel in the attire of a stalker,
It didn’t take long for him to realize her true self! 
He fell for her so badly that he had to use a walker,
No, he couldn’t stop loving her and abstain himself!


Those four days were magical!
Just as how mystical she was!
She took him on her roller coaster ride,
While a glimmer disclosed, how into her, he was!

Yes he was nuts, crazy all the way,
Nevertheless, this was beyond the mark!
Impulsive, as he stood on the pathway,
She was a mirage, who vanished in the dark.

Waiting for her ingress again into his life,
He didn’t move an inch from where he looked deserted!
Isolated and frozen just like his tears,
Shimmering in the light, that he once thought she had projected!

-Pranav

What my heart said…!


Thinking about her has become my routine,
Longing all day for her to be my queen!
Grey was my life, she’s turning it green,
She’s such a beauty that I’ve never seen!

Stealthy deep eyes, brown as they are,
Stealing my heart, leaving a scar!
Rapidly beating, knocking my chest,
My heart is screaming, “She’s the best!”

“Keep up your chest, don’t let me down!
I’m your heart, dressed up in gown!
She’s your Princess, you’re her Prince,
Go get your girl and get me my crown!

She’s the only right, She’s the only left!
Stride up to her, steady and straight,
There’s no turning back, not in my sight,
Neither you may, nor you might!

Confess your love, may what come,
May you gleam or tears fall some,
For if she loves you, joy is for sure,
For if she doesn’t, you may have to endure!”

-Pranav