Image Credit- Pixabay- Ariadne-a-mazed

In this black and white world, her soul is sparkling with all shades of life.

© Era Singh

This Caption is in response to the WHAT DO YOU SEE prompt hosted by Sadje, we have to write a story, poem, or caption, and here is my take, I hope you like it.

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Shades of life

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Dilemma

photo by K. Mitch Hodge via Unsplash

Bound in the clutches of her own thoughts. The dilemma in her mind, that’s she is not deserving. She finally frees herself, realizing her self worth.

This is in response to Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt and here is my response, hope you like it .

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Posted in POETRY

Not a friendship at first sight

This poem is dedicated to my Best Friend, to our friendship over the years……..

Not a friendship at first sight 
But a special bond 
Through thick and thin 
Evolved over the years
Slowly matures strong

Counting my blessings
Got you as a friend
Wanted to thank you
But words don't bend 
Hope you understand 

A bond with no genetics
We are different yet so same
Basically two opposite ends
Being there for each other
Understanding words untold

Shared many memories
Laughers and tears
Life's joys and pains
Accepting faults and fears
Patient and forgiving
Lending wisdom and an ear

A bond with endless zeal
Forged out of admiration
And every kind of emotion
Never failing or any doubts
Trust and respect grows even more

when no one around
When the world taking trolls
Twinkles like stars
Make me smile
When in frown

Care and concern
Not to pretend
Whether sweet or sour
Speaking the truth
We have our own shares 

How lucky I am
Grateful and blessed
To have a best friend like you
I know if I am lost
You would find me
Here or there 
Distant or close
Just a call away

Thank you
For being you
For being always there
You are my fav
You are my best friend.
      ©Era Singh




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Posted in POETRY

Secrets

Image Credit- Pixabay- Ariadne-a-mazed
Buried many secrets 
Untold mysteries giggling loud
Voices echoes
no one can be seen
walls touching sky tall
Clouds are chatting
Thunderstorm arrives
Moonlight murmurs
But doors are now close
the castle stands proud.
©Era Singh

This is in response to Sadje ( Keep it Alive ) Monday prompt picture, what do you see , we have to write any original story, poem or caption and here is my take on it.

I Hope you liked it and do share with me your thoughts too.

Thank you for reading it.

Posted in POETRY

When everybody sleeps……

When everybody sleeps 
And I am only one, awake
Sitting silently
On the graveyard of broken dreams

When my dreams all fail
And nights turns more quite
I am only one
Walking on the empty roads
Don't know where it goes

Running between the thoughts
Fighting the demons
Noises become louder
And mind overreacts
Illusions and realities intermingled

Believing everything is fine
Right or wrong I am confused
Expectations killing me
My heart still beating
I am alive

I am the only one
In this empty town of mine
I ever knew
Someone might find me
I am waiting here

My stubborn soul
Never give up
Millions of dreams in head
I am seeing with
Open eyes
Still want one last try.
©Era Singh


This is in response to “Thursday poetry Competition” by “H.R.PHOENIX“, a amazing author with a blog named “Penable” and topic for this week is Dreams

For more details about it Click here

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Today is Father’s Day!!!!!

Today is Father’s Day and I have seen everybody posting pictures and messages for their dads on various social media platforms, but I have not posted anything till now, not even at any platform ( I might have but currently I do not have any 😂😂as on break from them except WordPress, as it is different from rest ) ok, ok, I am going off the topic so ya, I am talking about Father’s Day. I am not gonna write any poem or anything for my Dad, here, Today I am here to talk about something else but in regard to father’s day only but before this let me wish my dad and all other father’s out there Happy Father’s Day.

So every year whenever when father’s day or mother’s day comes we shower all our love on our parents, posting pictures, writing long messages, etc on all the social media platforms, whatever it is Fb, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc is full with it. But my matter of concern is not this at all, there are many people out there, who does not mean a bit of it they posted and just everybody is posting, they also do so to gain view, to show how they care, etc. They may have not spoken a word to their parents, wishing them in person, I know, it’s the 21st century but still, many parents still do’not use social media or are not that active so what’s the point on showing love and respect when they cannot see or feel it.

If you are thinking, Era is gone mad why I am talking like this, why am I judging people but I am not judging anybody, I am saying what I have seen and felt? I am not against posting pictures and messages we should all do that, but answer me one question Is one day enough to thank our parents for whatever they have done for us, do we should not respect them each day, yes, they are important and I am saying you, when you actually needed, you will only find your parents by your side because anyone can leave us but parents never. They held your back always. And you also know this.

Ok, answer me, one more question, do our parents wait for any day, oh, today I will do this for my son or daughter as today is daughter’s day or son’s day. They never do that, so why we do this, why don’t we care for them every day, they are doing this for you before you are even born, have they ask you anything in return for this, and even if they ask, how many of you can return that favor, but, you can do a little by showing them little love, care, and most importantly respect.

Yes, there is a generation gap between us, I have seen three generations and analyzed I mean my parents and my grandparents, and our present time and there is a huge difference the viewpoint of among all on few things but that does not mean that they are wrong or we are right or vice versa, they are saying this, from what they have seen and learned, before reacting, stop a bit, analyses and think and talk with them, they will surely understand and also maybe they are right and we are thinking wrong on something, they are obviously more experienced than us. My parents always ask mine and my brother views on many things, sometimes they agree on that, sometimes not, but this is beneficial for both as both can learn new things, don’t you think so.

There are many children who don’t have parents, have lost them, some even don’t have seen them even once, so, if we are privileged to have our parents with us, why are you taking them for granted, why many send their parents to old age homes or why they left them alone, or why do you not respect them, then, again, you will post a picture on social media and say we love and care our parents, do you see, I am not at all, saying not to post but show them this in real life too not only on your virtual life and please stop judging those who don’t post anything, it is not important, not at all important.

I don’t know, what I have written and just these thoughts are going on in my mind, I just pen it down, and I am again saying, I know not saying everybody is like that and not judging anybody but there are still many who does not mean a word but still post, my matter of concern is that. Again, I know, there are many factors associated but still.

In short, what I mean is, not one day is enough for parents, everyday is, what we are today is only because of them, and who think, what they have done is done by everybody, it’s their duty so , please my duty lovers fellow, it is your duty too to take care of them. Think before you speak and do what you expect from others first.

I am sorry if I have hurt anybody. Thank you for reading it.

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AWARD NOMINATIONS!!!!!

Hello friends, how are you all, I hope you all are safe and sound. I am very happy to inform you that THE HIDDEN SOUL has been nominated for the 15 more blogging awards by my lovely fellow bloggers. I am very much overwhelmed with the kind gesture of all of them that they find me worthy of the award and don’t find appropriate words to thank them all.

And I want to apologize to all of them too firstly for putting up the post too late as some of them have nominated a month back but I was not able to write off my acceptance post, and secondly, for combining all of them, I am sorry and I hope you all will not mind. I have answered a few ques as some of them have been already answered by me in my previous award post, you can read them HERE

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN for your love and support for my blog post.

Let’s begin-

THE AMAZING FOLLOWER AWARD

The Amazing Follower Award has been given to me by one of my fav person around here in WordPress, and the creator of this award, Rishika Jain, THE ETHEREAL UNICORN, who runs a beautiful blog page and you won’t believe she is just 12 but her writings are so beautiful and thoughtful, and she always amazes me, well age is just number. Proud of you, God Bless you. If you have not visited her blog, do visit it and give her a follow. THANK YOU, Rishika 💙💙

Q.Any suggestions (for this blog)? You are amazing, believe me, what more I can suggest you, hmm, Just write your thoughts, what you feel and try to remain true to your writings and before expecting the approval of anyone else, you should love your work, and never get disheartened if your work is not appreciated as you expected it as well as never get too excited if it gets appreciation more than your expectations, I am not suggesting anything just sharing my experience, as you are like my younger sister.

IDEAL INSPIRATION BLOGGER AWARD

So, this is 3rd time, I have been nominated for this award, and this time by Joy who runs an amazing blog named The yellow brick eve full of beautiful poetries you don’t wanna miss reading if you have not visited her blog, what are you waiting for. Thank you, Joy, I am honored to accept it.

  • Q.What is your earliest memory of writing? in 6th class, poem on planet earth

LIEBSTER AWARD

This has been awarded by three of my amazing fellow bloggers. Thank you so much for this honor.

By shubhangi Srinivasan, The Shubhster Diaries, she is a fantastic blogger who writes amazing poetries and articles and loved reading them all. Do visit her page, you will surely gonna like it. And by CREATIVEENVISION, who has a beautiful blog page full of Poetry and inspiration, you surely love reading them. Do visit this page.
And byAlltheusernameareout, study ways, who have an amazing blog page too, by Sarah who believes passion can take us to great things. Do give her a visit.

Q. What is the one lesson you always hold on to? – Be patient and be positive, believe yourself, nothing is impossible, on what everything will definitely make perfect sense.

Q.What song do you currently have on repeat? SUPERHEROES BY THE SCRIPT

All the life she has seen, All the meaner side of me, They took away the prophet’s dream. For a profit on the street, she’s stronger than you know The heart of steel starts to grow.  

Q. Back to the past or forward to the future.     I will prefer to be in the present as I learned from my past and future itself depend on the present and what is reality is present rest all is uncertain.

THE BRAINSTORMS AWARD

This is awarded to me bydaneelyunus Sir who has a multi-niche blog, with many articles providing ample information about many things.

Q. What’s your favorite color? – Blue

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

This is awarded to me by three wonderful people, Kevin Bongonyinge, Beauty in words, Mrs.Holliman, God’s love and by, Crazy ideas with crazy fun, Shaheshal, all of them have an amazing blog pages, do visit them and give follow. Thank you once again for finding me worthy of the award.

Q. What is the best joke you’ve ever heard? – I don’t remember any, I am bad at it but looking at a broader perspective, life itself is the biggest joke.

Q. What would your best day look like, Explain? – I love my work so any day spent working is best.

Q. If you were given 10 minutes to read someone’s secret diary that you wanted to read for a long time what would you do??? – I would never want to read anyone diary, it’s personal and everyone has right to have some privacy and even I don’t allow anyone to read what I write my diary, it’s my small little world, my thoughts and talks with myself so I would never think of reading anyone’s diary.

THE SMART ASS AWARD

So, this is a special award, given to a few people by The Bold Girl when a controversy is created of her leaving blogging but what is mean is she will continue as a blogger as well as the meme and gif queen and only a few people are able to understand the meaning hidden in her posts. And I was one of them who. understood
Thank you so much, for thinking me smart 😂😂🤭🤭🤭
Do visit her blog page, she writes fantastic blogs, and her views will amaze you, just like her name, her articles are bold and thought to provoke. She is an amazing person herself to be around.

AWESOME BLOGGER AWARD

This award nomination is given to me by two of my fellow fantastic bloggers Offshorewriters, a blog page run by two siblings containing wonderful articles and poems full of motivation and by Doris koki, who also has a blog page fill of motivation and interesting articles. Do visit both the blog pages and you will surely gonna like them.
Thank you both of you for this honor.

Q. Who introduced you to this blogging world? When and why? My best friend introduced me actually literally forced me to start blogging, for at least 5 years but as I am not sure about it so never done, I am not confident actually, I thought who will read my work 😅😅, although I have won many awards for writing and I love writing but this is back of my mind, that people don’t like reading what I wrote as I wrote serious stuff more but finally this year in April I started as I love writing and I am overwhelmed with all the support.

Q.Could you vision yourself doing anything other than blogging?     Well, blogging is just my hobby as I love writing but my first love lies with medicine as I always wanted to be a doctor.

INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

This award nomination is given to me by Your_nomison, who has a blog page with full of motivational poems and articles. Do visit it on his page. Thank you so much for it.

Q.If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? For this, you can read my post To My Younger Self.

MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

I am nominated for this award by Sovely matters who has a very amazing blog, filled with magical moments of her life and music. She’s a very cool awesome fellow blogger with great talent. I felt honored to be nominated by her, check out her blog for an amazing experience.

Q.Who was your favorite teacher and why?       – Life and failures are best teachers, what they can teach, the experience you gain from them will be forever, for acceptance of all things and not give up and this thing can never be taught any success alone as it is temporary. ?So BE POSITIVE, AND BE PATIENT.

OFFSHORE READER AWARD

This is given to me by Offshorewriters, an amazing blog page by two siblings, very motivational, as they think I am good reader and they said reading is as important as writing . Thank you for finding me worthy for this.

Q.What is your one favorite blog post that you think others should read? Please share the link here. I have written them so I love them all but sharing the link of few –

TO MY YOUNGER SELF………….

ARE YOU ACTUALLY HAPPY?

You are not victim!!!!!

Hidden Friendships!!!!


Is social media boon or curse ?


It was a very long post, I hope you all have liked it.

Thank you once again for the awards

And thank you for reading it.

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CO – INCIDENCE

This is my first attempt in response to Sonya’s Three Line Tales and here is my response.

photo by Nik via Unsplash

She loves history and always wanted to visit each and every fort she can but this one particular fort holds a special place in her heart and even she wonders what attracts her more to this particular place.

She grows up and joined, archeological department, visiting and researching many places, always mesmerized by their beauty and its history, and one day she got the answer to her question.

While researching, she found one long lost book, on reading, she discovered a pic of a princess sitting on that fort and she is astonished as that picture is of her.

I hope you liked it.

Thank you for reading!!!!

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Acceptance!!!!!

Can you define what actually happiness means? Is feeling sad or sorrowful or disheartened about anything that makes you look weak? Is feeling depressed ok? Being happy or unhappy about anything is all in your mind. The bitter truth of life is every one of us always wants happiness without a single moment of suffering. But can you ever know what actually success is if you never ever tasted the failure? Can light has its importance if there will not be any darkness? Similarly, if you do not what it feels like being sad, how will you know what actually true happiness or satisfaction feels like? You will never value the things that come easy and will always take them for granted.

I have read the following lines somewhere and find them so appropriate –

“EVERYONE WANTS HAPPINESS
NO ONE WANTS PAIN
BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE A RAINBOW
WITHOUT A LITTLE RAIN”

The reality is there is no such thing as constant happiness. You are a human being and you do have emotions and you do feel. It is absolutely ok not to feel happy all time or to feel depressed. Every emotion in life has its equal importance whether you feel elated or disappointed and this balance has to be maintained. Isn’t it amazing how complex a human nature can be and how our mind, our thinking, our emotions, our feelings, our actions interplay among themselves? It is just if we understand that the way we feel about a situation will change over time as our perceptions and perspectives will change as we grow and understand more and come across more things, gain experiences and our thinking and viewpoint will vary. So, how momentarily that happiness or sadness will become that you may be happy about things you are sad about today and vice versa is also true.

Once CHARLIE CHAPLIN had said
“LIFE IS A TRAGEDY WHEN SEEN IN A
CLOSE UP BUT A COMEDY IN LONG SHOT”

Experience, you gained will be the only thing that will be with you always that will guide you in your future. Maybe things which are not making any sense now will make perfect sense in the future when you will be more wise and courageous to understand things better. Few questions in present should be left unanswered and you should keep ,patience as at the end of any pain, a greater reward awaits just like that after every dark night, the sun always rises. It is our state of mind, how we deal and react in various situations, our external and internal conflicts that define our happiness. You cannot control each and everything that happens in your life but how to act and your attitude it is in your hand.

According to ALBERT EINSTEIN, the great scientist –
“IF YOU WANT TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE,
TIE IT TO A GOAL, NOT TO THE PEOPLE OR
THINGS.”

Most of the people tend to find happiness in other people or things and become dependent on them to be happy or sad, that if I get that I will be happy etc., that is attach conditions. But remember, happiness is a choice, nothing can make you happy. It is your decision, it does not go or come from anywhere or from anything, and it is your feeling that come from within you. It means to accept all your perfections as well as imperfections. Acceptance of every situation that come in your way whether you feel disconsolate or ecstatic about it , as it will give you more gain in long term . Finding happiness in small small deeds will one day lead to bigger prospective. Happy and focused people tend to feel more positive and rather than crying what life throws on them, they focus on betterment.

And, we all know, what goes around, comes around. Always try to spread happiness and positivity. That is power of our mind that what we think manifest our feelings and how we act defines the rest and nothing can be more destructive for us and world than our thoughts.

LORD BUDDHA, has said
“THERE IS NO PATH TO HAPPINESS, HAPPINESS IS
THE PATH.”

In the end, just remember your happiness does not depend on anything, your relations, your money, your job, your house, any place or thing, etc. It is from you, for you. Happiness or sadness just interplay in our mind, associations it forms between our unconscious desires, wishes, regrets, guilt, etc, and our conscious thinking that decides how we think, feel, and act.

Thank you so much for reading it!!!!!!!