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Those Regrets

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Raise Your Voice

Raise your voice the most
when it is timid
and afraid of
losing its sheen in the shroud
of some distant dreams

Raise your voice the loudest
when it is unheard
and is lost in the clamor of thousand noise
mostly ridiculed and rebuffed

Raise your voice like a roar
when you are left alone
in the darkest of tunnel
and the forces defying your spirits
making your heart to regress and denounce

The world may not agree,
people may detest you
you may be abhorred, ridiculed or let down
but despite such atrocities
raise your voice
for when you believe in your action
sooner or later
your voice will be heard
it won’t go in vain

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Mystery Blogger Award #2

Dear Readers. This is my second Mystery Blogger Award. Thanks to Krishnapriya for recommending me for this award. If you have not checked her work please do so, for her blog is one of the most vibrant, lively and positive blogs in the WordPress community. She writes from the heart and possesses a beautiful soul that one can feel in her beautiful verses. Here is the link to her site Krishnapriya

Mystery blogger award is created by Okoto Enigma. You can read more about it in the below link

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

The rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for inspiring bloggers with wonderful posts. Their blog possesses magnetism which not only captivates; it also adds to the knowledge. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve the recognition that they get. This award is also for bloggers who get inner satisfaction when fellow bloggers comment on those posts. -Okoto Enigma (https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/)

Three things about myself

Since this is my second time with Mystery Award, I will write three new things about me, which you may not have known before:

  • While growing up I changed school 4 times. My dad was in the AirForce and we got transferred almost every three years
  • I have lived in four countries, India,🇮🇳 Singapore,🇸🇬 France 🇫🇷 and the USA 🇺🇸 (my current home)
  • In a year I travel close to 250,000 Miles – that is 63 times around the globe 🌏


Answers to Question for me

  • What is your idea of perfect happiness and/or peace?

In my opinion, there is nothing called perfect happiness or peace, and we mortal soul in search of that perfection for sure lose our peace.✌️ Happiness to me is a state of mind. If we are content with what we have and let not our desires become our necessity we sure can lead a blissful life. Blithe is in small things, and the collection of such small nuggets in life is what my definition of peace.

  • If there is one issue/problem you would like to help within our society, what would it be?

I think education is one area where I will like to help the society. Consider the following points:

  • Every year about 60 million children are deprived of primary school education
  • Additional 31 million drops out of primary school never to see a school again
  • In developing nations, every additional year of school can increase children future income by 10%
  • Educated women will be more aware of pre-teen/teen pregnancy and can reduce  early childbirth fatalities dramatically

Most importantly, if we can find a way to train the top of the bottom of the pyramid we can not only increase employment but can also reduce crime, infuse empathy, and foster a more socially responsible society.

  • In times of trouble or challenges, whom/what gets you up again?

The word is hope. I have written many quotes on hopes. I am picking my best three for your read

If I have to pick one word that fascinates me the most, keeps me going relentlessly and makes me wake up every morning to work towards achieving the unachievable, it is the word HOPE – By Shantanu Baruah

The odds are against me but it still cannot deter my being, for I have hope – By Shantanu Baruah

Today I may be bereft of options but never of hope – By Shantanu Baruah

  • If you had a choice, which animal/flower/tree would you like to be? Why? (fun question)

A lion – 🦁  for its roar 🐯beside😊 I am a Leo😛

What do you look for in other people’s blogs?

A connection to my soul. There is no definition or word – it is a feeling which comes instantly whenever I see one such.

My Nominees

My nomination is open to all

Questions for my nominees

Feel free to answer what suits you the most

Links to my site

http://ckonfab.com

Thank You for lending your ears to me.😊🌸

Thank You

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Say Anything…

Traveling on a weekend is what I detest the most. It feels like someone stole your weekend away. I had a 9:00 AM Monday meeting in Chicago and I had no option but to take yesterday evening flight. To cheer my desolate self, I thought of watching a movie.

The name of the move was “Say Anything..” It was a nice, 1980s setup feel-good romantic movie. I thought of writing this blog not to provide a movie review but to express my views on something that caught my attention while watching the film. It is now glued to my brain and I thought why not I share it with you all.

In the movie, the girl protagonist parents were divorced. In one of the scenes, she hesitantly explains to her boyfriend how she was asked to choose between her father and mother in the court. And after a lot of deliberations, she decided to stay with her father. What caught my attention was the reason she cited, “I chose father because I felt I will be safe with him”. As a 13-year-old she had to make one of the toughest decisions in her life, which she was not responsible for. And I couldn’t take it off my head and the scene kept revisiting me.

I know there are no right or wrong answers, but it let me pause and think about a thing called life.

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Eons away Yet not Far

The spatter of our nonchalant talks, 
the endless guffaws during those long walks, 
the meeting of the miscreant eyes, 
the melting of hearts with your gentle touch, 
the unfinished goals, 
the stories, 
some shared, some untold
the aspirations to reach beyond the azure skies, 
one moment draped in love, 
and the other caught in a brier
the heartbreaks, 
the fights, 
the numerous fallyet
never giving up the urge to climb, 
our dreams, 
our life, and our little abode 
holding hands, rekindling thoughts 

Years have gone by,
times have changed, 
you and I are no longer the same, 
the dreams and the plans 
took some deviant detour, 
life moved on, 
some made sense,
some in stupor,
but despite all the clamor 
one thing that has not changed thus far 
is the love we nurture for each other 
hidden in our yearning heart

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Act of Kindness

When I see a homeless person on the street my heart breaks. My mind goes into an endless spiral thinking what adversities the person may have gone through to land up in an unfortunate situation like this.

While my heart wails, I am often hesitant to give them money. Long back I read about homeless people and drug abuse. That article struck me hard and have invariably imprinted itself in my front lobe permanently. Somehow my thoughts never permit me to give them cash, as my subconscious mind curls up thinking the money will be abused. And every time I walk away from such predicament feeling guilty.

I am sure not everyone on the street is a drug addict, nor everyone will misuse the money.  But for few miscreants, I have been measuring everyone with the same yardstick. I know I have to find a way to break away from the pretentious shackles.  How about next time when I meet a person on the street instead of giving money I take them to a restaurant or buy them a blanket to comfort them from the brutal winter storms. Maybe a genuine smile or an empathy can also do the miracle in the absence of kind.  This is what I am going to do next time.

Do you have any opinions? Any other thoughts? I will love to hear your views.

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Shades of Truth

You are searching for the absolute truth
relentlessly trying to find why he parted ways?
and when you are unable to find the reasons you take a self-exile hiding in a shell

You portray the vivid imagery of a lost soul,
running helter-skelter without much respite,
you remain in self-denial,
blaming your thoughts for the vacuum
that has unceremoniously shadowed your face

And regardless of what the world says,
you are adamant to reveal the bitter truth,
but you’re naive,
for the truth is always a perspective
hidden between different shades of gray

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