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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95

PROMPT

There are two words given below, with the meaning. Choose any one and write a piece encapsulating the spirit. It is not necessary that the word appears in your piece unless you want to include it. You are brilliant if you can include both.

I doubt that human knowledge amounts to probabilities which are threatening their lives, even, let alone to certainties.
Scientists, wise men etc…going hoarse over water shortage, air pollution, plastic menace, etc. Most frightening is the grave situation we are going to face in 2020. Not that condition is good in some small cities, villages and remote areas.
Their warnings that there will be no underground water in at least 5 major cities is falling on deaf ears.
Politicians are ready to fight over language, caste, reservation or over any issue related to the empowerment of women, minorities but not overwater crises.
We want the freedom to do anything we like without taking responsibilities towards humanity and our country.
The wise man said ‘ live for the moment’
and we are readily following that.
For today’s happiness, we are ready to compromise our resources.
We would rather spend crores of money to go to the moon than solve today’s crises.
Builders are using up underground water, cultivating lands, cutting trees who cares as long as they supply money to the power mongers.
In every election pipelines to door to door are promised but if there is no water to go through these pipelines what do these promises mean.
How can you provide water if there is no water?
” The urban populace can contribute in a big way. Please be mindful: Do not waste water; get serious about rainwater harvesting and pressurize your governments to work towards better water security. WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN”~ RAJENDRA SING ( Water Man Of India)

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94-

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

‘ Life was like a box of chocolates. You never what you will get.’ 

From- Forrest Gump

Life is more like a game of cricket.

However, you may seem to be 

efficient in batting

it throws a different ball each time

it has many surprises in its bag

you win or lose

depends on

how much confident, focused and balanced you are

still, it manages to surprise some times

Or

it’s a game of chess

between

life and death

and 

we are just

pawns

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

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fascinating art by Tolga Girgin

क्यों दिखते हैं मुझे
हर हँसते चहरे के पीछे

मंडराते काले साये

मेरा मतिभ्रम
या सच में विश्व पे छाया संकट गहराये

जैसे प्राकृतिक विपदायें  थीं कम
आतंकवाद ने अपने पंजे फैलाये
आँखें बंद करलूं
नकार दूँ सबको
रचूं कोई सुन्दर गीत
हास्यभरी रचना
कोई मन बहलाने वाला चित्र
रोज़  बखेड़ों में खो दूँ खुदको
या साथ दूँ उनका जो निस्वार्थ
इन समस्याओं से जूझ रहे हैं
इन का हल खोज रहे हैं
एक राह सहज है एक कठिन
मुश्किलें दोनों में हैं पर
दोनों के बीच जो संतुलन बनाये
वही सफल कहलाये

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #92

Prompt

Marriages are made in heaven

they say
then why it’s difficult to adjust
and linger on peacefully.
crossover to another culture, language, traditions
 food habits, also
music,
crossover from
semi-classical and Hindi filmy
to Ravindra sangeet
was difficult
but not impossible
if the will is there
given the proper time and space
or
so I thought
you plant a sapling in another place
give it water, air sunlight
and also
the time and the space to bloom
so why people forget that
no can change overnight to their culture and tradition
why women are expected to change
with the marriage overnight
very few people understand
the importance of
time and space

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #90

PROMPT FOR THIS WEEK

The word ‘compromise’ is just a theme. It need not appear in the piece. There is no harm if it does appear, or a synonym. The choice is yours.

मौत ने पूछा

ज़िंदगी एक छलावा है
एक झूट है
हर दिन हर पल तुम्हारा साथ छोड़ती जाती है
फिर भी तुम उसे प्यार करते हो
मैं एक सच्चाई हूँ अंत तक तुम्हारा साथ निभाती हूँ
पर फिर भी तुम मुझसे नफरत करते हो
मुझसे डरते हो
मुझसे समझौता कर लो
फिर कोई डर  तुम्हें  डरा न पायेगा
मैंने कहा
तुम सत्य हो शाश्वत हो
अनिवार्य हो
पर तुमसे कैसे समझौता करलूं
तुम्हारी टाइमिंग  बहुत गलत होती है
तुम गलत समय पर गलत लोगों को ले जाती हो
तुम गलत समय पर गलत तरीके से आती हो
पूछो उन बदनसीब अभिवावकों से
जिन्होंने खोय अपने लाल असमय
 पूछो उन से ,
जिन्होंने ने गवाए अपने परिजन
आतंकवादियों के हाथों
 उम्र थी जान गवाने की
फिर जो मजबूर, पीड़ित , बीमार
मरने की प्रार्थना करते हैं
उन्हें तुम तड़पने को छोड़ देती हो
बच्चों ,जवानों को अपना शिकार बनाती हो
कैसे करलूं तुमसे समझौता
तुम कड़वा सच हो, अनिवार्य हो पर
न्यायसंगत नहीं
काम से काम मेरी नज़र में तो नहीं
ज़िन्दगी लाख छलावा सही
मीठा झूट सही
पर सुन्दर है जीने का,
लड़ने का हौसला देती है
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sometimes we look back

thinking
what if we hadn’t
made the compromises
 life would have been different for
better
or for worse
but
there is no use cribbing now
life
any way is a
a mixed bag of
hopes and disappointments
dreams and realities
victories and defeats
triumphs and disasters
sometimes you win
sometimes you lose
sometimes you have to  run against the tide
make compromises
if need arises
just be sure it’s not alone you
who makes compromises
rules should be
the same for everyone
don’t lose your heart
don’t complain
count your blessings
be proud of whatever you have achieved
keep your composure
spine stretched
shoulders straight
heart full of gratitude
head held with pride

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89

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sad, depressed, heart-broken

wandering along the seashore

calm, cool, soothing water

invites

I take a dip in the sea

water  tastes like my tears

waves  caress, wash traces of tears

whisper in my ear ‘don’t break down or bow out

be like us

carefree and courageous’

I surrender

Floating with the waves

Time stands still to watch

Wind sings lullaby

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #86- Bleeding Edge

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #86

PROMPT

This week’s prompt consists of two words –

BLEEDING EDGE

The dictionary meaning is- the very forefront of technological development.

 

The Bleeding Edge: behind the terrifying new Netflix documentary

The $400bn medical device industry is exposed in a horrifying look at a string of products that have wreaked havoc on patients

A terrifying new documentary carries a stark warning that a nightmare has been lurking in the medical industry for decades and it might be in your body.

“If we can’t change the laws and we can’t convince companies to put moral issues above profits, then all of us really have to be vigilant,” said The Bleeding Edge’s producer, Amy Ziering. “My great hope is you watch this film and then you are really, really, really careful and ask a lot of questions and do a lot of research.”

Millions of people have been harmed by medical devices and millions more will if nothing is done.”

But this success is not enough for either film-maker and they hope the public, lawmakers and medical community will push for change in the industry.

The Bleeding Edge 


the harm they do  for  profit
to the poor and ignorant
is irreversible
greed knows no bounds
for the betterment of some
some suffer
their excuse
bloody,
bleeding edge technology
my only hope
the selfless people
who come forward
to fight for others
as they care
they bring awareness
and try to
bring all sufferers together
to fight against
the policymakers and
medical fraternity
to change the system
kudos to these
social workers

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85- Resilient Friend

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85

Resilient friend,

you are used,
abused, and 
misused.
treated unfairly
Yet,
you never complain.
hiding many wounds
Doing your duties
silently
with crying heart.
Does
never enters
a thought in your mind
of vengeance,
teaching men
a lesson,
or,
your faith
that
they will understand
and mend their ways
makes 
you bear everything
without 
resistance. 
I hope and wish
your patience pays 
before
it’s 
too late
before 
they devastate themselves
by their indifference
and ignorance.
 

Through  the battles of life

Emerges gloriously

Resilient souls

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

Well… we have crossed the pleasant ambiance of spring and walked into a sultry summer in this part of the world. So guys, warm up to new ideas in Week 84. I see this space as one for collective evolution.

PROMPT 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

don’t let the ego
hold you from breaking the ice
the timely mending  
can save the relationship 
wait not for the second chance
Hiren Khambhayta

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an online journal of short writing

Eldhiya Ghaits

Playing Words and Change the World!

crimsonprose

Crimson's prose, poems and photos

Something to Ponder About

Lifestyle, Travel, Traditional Art and Community

Myriad Musings

ansikegala aramane!

BrewNSpew

Coffee-break Scuttlebutt

Professionals Health Connection

Lifestyle Health - Exercise Motivation - Fitness Inspiration

Pensieri Scritti - l'essenza - io esisto

- Si crea ciò che il cuore pensa - @ElyGioia

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Len's Diary

Musings of a cockney lad

THE RINK

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Tao Talk

Taotalk is a forum for the discussion of both the academic and pragmatic aspects of dao and Daoism, with participants expressing themselves on Daoist writings and pragmatics from their unique perspectives. It serves as a community for Daoists, and those interested in Daoism, to gather and talk dao.

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and takes pictures, and travels, and...

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