Gratitude Everyday – Day 2

Feeling Thankful is easy but putting them in words is difficult, especially when you have so much to be grateful or thankful for.


Day 2

I am truly thankful to my parents. They have been my comfort place for all of my life. Nothing is more blissful than laying your head on your mothers lap or eating her scrumptious food. Even when you have arguments, disagreements or debates, you know they love you and they know too. I have learnt a lot of good values from them some incl. not expecting much from people, hard work & education never goes waste, to be an optimist and look for the light at the end of the tunnel, be honest and truthful, mistakes are mistakes irrespective of who makes it and most importantly always believe in Karma, and ofcourse believe in God and spirituality. They have tolerated me when I have been the most difficult child a parent could have, they never let go of me when I was being a wild child and maniacal. I dont think I can handle another ME the way they have. I will always be grateful to them for everything they have done for me in my life. I can never be thankful enough for their well being and having them in my life. Thank you dear Universe, for the best parents ever!!!

Gratitude Every Day – Day 1

I realized I haven’t really blogged much since the April A-Z posts. Its not that I haven’t tried but my muse seems to have vanished into thin air, doesn’t want to inspire or help me even a wee wee bit. Meanie Muse.

Meanwhile, I have realized I am struggling in certain areas of my life and that is drawing me down to the darkness of frustration, depression and the likes. After being a victim of depression in the past and as it slowly starts to show its ugly head again, I for one do not want to get pulled down in to that deep dark abyss again. And as a resolution I have decided to compose one post a day paying gratitude and thankfulness for everything I actually have in life – beginning today. So here goes, Gratitude Everyday is my way of keeping myself from being sucked in to the dark abyss that I promised myself never to be in again.


Day 1

The very first thing I am really Thankful for is My partner – He is my pillar of strength, my partner in crime, my “aal izz well”, my Knight In Shining Armour, my miracle, my love and everything good in life. I am thankful to the Universe for bestowing me with the Best Partner ever – he understands me, tolerates my tantrums and even manages to calm and pacify me when am raging with madness. He knows – m crazy, silly, weird and set in my own ways and yet everyday he gives me such immense happiness that I have only dreamed of in the past. He is a true blessing from the Universe, the blessing I have probably waited almost all my life and will always feel most thankful for. I can never thank you enough and I know I have to be your really special child to receive such a wonderful blessing in life.  So my dear Universe – Thank you so much for the best partner ever.

Picture Courtesy – Google

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Zani La Rhyme ~::~

Day 26, Z = Zani La Rhyme

Bless the soul that created the poetry form with Z 😉 😛

Zani La Rhyme – The ZaniLa Rhyme, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists 4 lines per stanza. The rhyme scheme for this form is abcb and a syllable count of 9/7/9/9 per stanza. Line 3 contains internal rhyme and is repeated in each odd numbered stanza.  Even stanzas contain the same line but swapped. The ZaniLa Rhyme has a minimum of 3 stanzas and no maximum poem length.

~::~ Idyllic Dreams ~::~


I lay adrift in idyllic dreams

Of mellow ochre sunrise

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

That bewitch the senses in surprise



Soaring on my magical carpet

A fluffy cloud says hello

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

When Minervas play melodious cello


Deep within the mahogany woods 

Fairies danced in silken sheer

The silvery moon, it makes me croon

While it lights the sky like chandelier


I dance around in sweet reverie

With satyrs, elves and pixies

It makes me croon, the silvery moon

While I lay adrift in fantasies


I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Photo Courtesy – Josephine

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Young man from Yemen ~::~

Day 25, Y = Young Man from Yemen

Yet again, there are no poetic forms from Y and so I’ve decided that I’ll be using the poetic form – Limerick for this Alphabet.

A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9.

For more info, please check Shadow Poetry!

~::~ Young Man from Yemen ~::~


There was once, a young man from Yemen

He wanted to climb up the Big Ben

Instead he went to school

Stood upon a high stool

And became one of their worst bell men



I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Photo Courtesy – Google, Keywords – bell man school

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Xylophone

Day 24, X = Xylophone

Again, there are no poetic forms/types from X and so I have decided to write a lesser known form called Naisaiku and Ive chosen the word “Xylophone”

A NaiSaiKu is usually two Haiku length stanzas with a capitalised title sandwiched between them. The second stanza is usually a reverse of the first. Each stanza is usually seventeen syllables or less. Sometimes the title doubles as the third line of the first stanza and the first line of the second.

For more info on Naisaiku you could check this blog!

~::~ Xylophone ~::~


Making melodies

On bars of varying lengths

Struck by a mallet


Struck by a mallet

On bars of varying lengths

Making melodies


I hope you liked it, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats.

Picture courtesy –  Google, keyword – Xylophone

for more Xylophone fun you could check out this Youtube Video!


~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Wrapped Refrain ~::~

Day 23, W = Wrapped Refrain

The Wrapped Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of 2 or more stanzas of 6 lines each; Meter: 8,8,8,8,12,12 and Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b,b,c,c.
Refrain rule: In each stanza the first 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) in the first line must be the last 4 syllables (or 4 single-syllable words) at the end of the last line. This is what wraps each stanza with a repeated refrain …thus, the Wrapped Refrain.
Optional: The first stanza refrain and last stanza refrain can be joined (or looselyjoined) together for the title of the poem.

For more info, please check Shadow Poetry

~::~ Broken Dreams ~::~


Staggering through, dark silent nights

Persisting ‘til fate reunites

Trundling low with my broken dreams

My heart echoes my muted screams

Biding time awaiting amorous rendezvous

Many decades I’ve transpired whilst staggering through


I’ve walked alone, through pale moonlights

Enduring fate’s unrighteous smites

Existence bursting at its seams

I trudge along till hope redeems

In wilds I loiter until Destiny atones

Through these pallid gossamer paths, I’ve walked alone



I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Picture Courtesy –  Josephine

~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Villanelle ~::~

Day 22, V = Villanelle

A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.
The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

~::~ Tranquil Reveries ~::~


Fly away oh vibrant butterflies

Take me to a land of golden streams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies


Where luminescent golden suns rise

Painting heavens in shades of peaches & creams

Fly away oh vibrant butterflies


A magical land of decadent moors lie

And evening brings iridescent moonbeams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies


Where kaleidoscopic sights tantalize

Through opulent valleys swathed in gossamer sunbeams

Fly away of vibrant butterflies


Lilting music of dainty fairies mesmerize

O’er sapphire seas and blooming reams

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies


While a faint melodious scarlet tanager cries

I’d lay forever in these dreams

Fly away oh vibrant butterflies

Where tranquility dwells ‘neath cobalt skies