Adapt

You know how they say evolution came about
Three theories are considered
One, everything existed from the start and that one type became extinct
Two, suddenly a grand change occurred in DNA forming a new species
Third and the most well known one, adaptation.
All species have adapted to their habitats which help them survive
Survive the heat of the Sahara
Survive the cold of the North Pole
Because everything ultimately comes to survival…
Look at humans,
One goes through a break up, a roller coaster of emotions and yet, somehow learn to live life
Talk about death, the loss of a close one, altogether it is the worst kind of feeling because after a point you become numb. Numb to more pain for you know there couldn’t be anything worse that could happen. You just survive, barely, but you do and try to live life without them.
We survive through such situations because we learn to adapt, adapt to those emotions, adapt to those feelings that consume us.
We survive through such situations because we know that succumbing to them will make us go mad, bonkers!
We survive through such situations because, unfortunately our survival instinct kicks in and life pushes us forward in another direction making our hearts heavy and at the same time light enough to go on…

 

-TM

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WAR

The night quiet like any other

But sleep escaped the eyes

Dawn awaited by many

For it brought a peace like none other

Peace to the thoughts

Of one less soul taken by war

 

The fates had knit another piece

Not one but many jars broken

Life among them kept caught

Now freed by the act of Satan

 

Clouded with masks

Masks darkened with their sins

They came once again to destroy

They came once again to kill

Torches lighted

And chaos harmonised

Fear among them children

Lives taken in their sight

Scars of blood and visions

Making home in their flesh

Lost to memories

Taken to earth

Long did they live..

If at all

With scars that forced them to hide

Hide from not one, but all in sight.

 

Weapons of murder in their hands

They came armed with lost hatred

Guided by the mislead

Doomed were the victims

Falling pieces of a game.

 

A girl was left alone

Alone to live but die

Eyes closed

She now recounts each second of her nightmares

Masks that sang a mantra

As they came in the silence of the night

A most threatening silence

In its shadow walked death

 

Houses turned to flames of spite

Fires of malignance burned

Those who dared

fought unarmed to blades

They left a calm in their path

A calmness that left death in its way.

 

 

-March

The Uncertainty

When a part of you dies

The light begins to dim

Darkness surrounds you

Everything starts to slowly fade away

Left alone

Trying to find a path,

A path back to where you belong

But are you moving ahead

Or are you moving backwards

Robbed of your sense of direction

Lost

Confused

Blinded

Uncertain about anything

Each breath becomes a task

Existence becomes a joke.

A hand slips into yours

Holding onto it

Together

Giving each other strength,

You slowly progress towards the unknown

The past now a memory

The future now a discovery…

 

-TM

Life

It’s like a flip of a coin

Stable at first

And then with the flick of time

Everything goes upside down

Nothing matters

The news sinks in

Deepening the hole in the heart

Life momentarily becomes unstable

The suffering prolongs

The pain robbing you of your senses

Chaos within you while the world outside is peaceful

You want to scream,

But a whimper is all that escapes your mouth

The coin now spiraling back down

Suspended in space

Is caught, stable

Your eyes gleaming with hope takes a peak

The coin but a piece of metal can tell nothing about life.

 

-TM

The Light

For her

Life had always been tough

Responsibility rested on her tender shoulders

But that wasn’t a deterrent

It was her strength

That drove her on

She had a dream

And she worked towards it

Putting in hours of hard work

And ultimately achieved it

As time moved on

She fell in love

Soon had two beautiful children

The family was perfect

Happy

Like standing at the top of a mountain

But then came the fall

All she could hope was to survive

Survive for everything she was blessed with

It was not easy

Yet, she took up the challenge

And survived

It was her strength

That drove her on

As life moved on

So did she

Along with her family

She worked her way up the mountain

Each took different paths

Rocky, risky, frightening, dark

The glimpse of the summit was near

But it din’t feel like much of an achievement this time

More like a waterfall at the end of a river

While water currents pushed you over the edge

The ride wasn’t steady

And the fall was horrible

But they floated back up

She floated back up

And that was all that mattered to the family

She was their heartbeat

Their lifeline

It was her strength

That drove her on

And climbing onto their boat

They sailed through a surreal forest

Occasionally stumbling upon rainbows

Winds hit them hard

Once the sea emerged

The ride wasn’t steady

It rained one day

And the sun shined on the next

Everyone was trying to adjust

Hold up and be there for one another

The clouds soon grew dense

And they were now witnessing a storm

Hands on

She was at the centre of it

It was her strength

That gave others the strength

Inspiring and instilling admiration

Supported by her loved ones

They plunged into the rage of the sea

Anticipation gripped them

As they waited for everything to unfold

Looking ahead

They tried to find the light at the end of the tunnel…

 

-TM