Literature

Two Years Later

She asked him gently, “Do you love me?”
In his long silence, she found closure,
And left her love under a willow tree.

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Sometimes, it is the simple questions that give us the answers that are most difficult to bear.

Let your burden go.

You deserve better.
 
I found better in K. But it took a lot of hurt before I could be happy with him again. I am blessed to have someone like K to have made it easy.

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Words

Words maybe strong and have a lot of meanings…. but as long as I know what’s true about me

Words don’t hurt me

If you cross the line, then I will payback in kind to your harsh words

I know what’s true, I know what’s a lie

I know who I am

No matter what you say

Words will never hurt me

You lie through your teeth just to hurt someone else

Did someone stab you with harsh words?

No need to do the same to someone

Try using kind words

Words have a lot of meaning

If you us the right ones

Then no one will have the need for harsh and painful words

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“What’s Happiness?”

“What’s Happiness?”

It’s not here, that’s what it is.

Standing on top of the highest building overshadowing the city,

I glance beneath on the thousands of feet under

As I bit my lip,

I do not see this supposed happiness, anywhere.

Someone hammered this quote into my head:

“Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls.

The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches.”

Now this stinging headache tells me that this planet is all it’s cracked up to be

That a bogus smile is plastered all over this planet.

And we should never let this pseudo merriment falter, or else.

Riddling whispers want to drag me back in to the concept that

True feelings and integrity is nothing but a myth, a sham, a con, a joke.

Those who believe otherwise in that missing ray of hope,

Shall be crushed and eaten by the foolish thought of it.

That fake smile is our line of defense.

Which is why I’m barely standing here in desperation

Searching for pure gaiety, maskless faces, untainted souls.

Instead all I see is conditioned bliss, beautiful facades, crooked smiles.

People everywhere held their broken hearts close,

Petrified for it to be shattered, disintegrated.

Seems strenuous to maintain a strong pulse.

That lonely girl at school, she could have been a rock star,

If not being poured of Law homework that discontinued her dream.

That geeky nerd could have enjoyed being outgoing,

If not for the constant bullying that zipped up his personality.

That old aged janitor could have spent the last of his years smiling,

If random acts of kindness like a simple “Hello” didn’t cease to exist,

But it’s too late now since he retired to the afterlife.

The ignored, belittled, discriminated could have tasted happiness,

If not for the gnawing looks from people who are “proper” and “normal”;

If the LGBTQIA aren’t treated as a bunch of diseased and confused pricks demanding for attention;

If the delicate souls with serious mental illnesses weren’t called crazy retarded twats;

If the different and gifted weren’t demeaned as weird queers and lunatics for expressing individuality.

Basically the “proper and normal” hold up their noses high while the “abnormal” hide in their shadows, in tears

Tired, no, afraid of being themselves.

What about the high nosed privileged category?

They don’t seem very content at their lives too.

Stress, expectation and work leech on them, sucking them dry.

They need to be studious for college scholarships,

They need to be diligent for their plate of potatoes,

They need to graft for their children’s shelter,

They need to endure for their parents’ sake,

They need to put on masks and choose the right emote

Hold their breathings and grit their teeth because they’re underlings

Yelling and puffing out steam at petty details because they’re superiors

A normal life is not a walk in the park it seems.

Nope, it’s not here.

I couldn’t find it.

Happiness turned into fairy tales leaving everybody sobbing in the dark.

I ache for people.

That leaves me wondering what if…

Just what if I slipped?

From this rooftop with this newfound courage to end it all?

Plenty of reasons feed this dangerous thought,

What’s life if living is all it’s cracked up to be?

Why can’t we know what happiness is without knowing what sadness is?

Why should we continue to coo ourselves with further lies?

When one step from this building edge could lead us to…

I stepped back and sighed.

I guess I’ll just keep on searching.

5 Star review-Pebbles

A five star rating

Pebbles is a collection of nine simple but emotionally charged short stories. One can easily relate to the life-like characters – feel their happiness, their pain, their passion at the end of the story, get hit by a thought-provoking message. Pebbles is a good read and I recommend it to every reader.

http://www.amazon.com/Pebbles-ebook/dp/B00E4USLYO

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Review – Different strokes

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Second review on Pebbles

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I commend the authors of this book for coming up with this great compilation… they where able to touch the heart of their readers through words that makes you see each and every scenery in the story. I can’t help but be affected, specially by my two favorites- The Imperfect Father and Misfortune Child…it’s as if you’re one with the story…feeling it as if your there…all the stories are worth your time reading/reflecting on. This could be an eye opener to some of the worlds biggest problems…congratulations and goodluck…. will be waitin for the next book..!

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First review on my book

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As the author madhu mentioned.. this book really have different faces of life.. all the stories are very interesting.. and some of them made me think..and some made me emotional.. Imperfect father and misfortune child stories are very heart touching and really this world should get rid of cancer and poverty and hope one day will come.. me, hyderabad and bomb story was a real disaster happened in hyderabad..its like a real experience while reading it… what’s love is a very lovely story… true and real love b/n two souls.. and all the stories are nicely narrated… worth reading it.. good luck to my friend madhu kalyan… – See more at: http://pothi.com/pothi/book/madhu-kalyan-mattaparthi-pebbles#sthash.EcKt7yfG.dpuf

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Our new book – Pebbles

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I’m SUPER excited today to be revealing my first book “Pebbles- Collection of short stories” cover page.

Here’s what “Pebbles” all about:

Different shapes, colors, textures, and sizes.Just like our life experiences, some are precious, some are ordinary, others heavy, some are light.

Photography by : Chris Marshall talented photographer from United Kingdom
Editor : Gunjan Vyas 
Author: Madhu Kalyan n Gunjan
Date: Coming Soon