A Grim Historical Front Page Of New York Times


Apart from usual publishing, New York Times created a front page on Sunday May 24, 2020, mentioning only the names (with their ages and 1 or 2 word intros) of the 1% coronavirus victims who died in USA without the usual images and graphics that NYT carries on a daily basis; The headline reads; "US … Continue reading A Grim Historical Front Page Of New York Times

April Writing Challenge – Finding Love On The Streets Of Chaos


At least 2% to 3% of the whole global population is going to face death at the hands of this pandemic. We could very well become mere statistic too. When anybody asks me if I am afraid of dying, I answer “no” since I have lived an awesome life full of achievements beyond the ones I set myself up for. So thankful for such a fulfilled life and if its time to leave, I’d leave happily. That’s my take on death at the hands of this pandemic or anything else.

Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table

I am completely heartbroken right now, and rather than sit here and stew in my thoughts and drive myself crazy, I need to escape. It’s all becoming a little too much. I’m not going to lie, I’m highly concerned about catching this virus, I have numerous upper respiratory issues, and I think I would have a hard time recovering from COVID-19. I’m also worried about Neil & my father contracting it. Plus, I have had to turn off the television and avoid Facebook because all of the posts about death, and child abuse, and every other little thing starts to weigh on me, that’s the thing about empathy, there’s no off switch. I also have a terrible habit of always putting myself last until my body forces me to make the time to focus on my health. I know, I need to do better. I deserve to treat myself better.

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Surreal Quiet During Pandemic


We are all going to die one day. Today, tomorrow. Who knows? I see birds having fun and same is true about all other species. But there is a surreal quiet, fear and a total loss of words amongst humans about a quickly arriving death thanks to the coronavirus pandemic engulfing humans in every corner … Continue reading Surreal Quiet During Pandemic

How Quickly And Easily We Forget And Change Our Focus


(JoAnn is an interesting blogger and you can read more about her creative take on life at https://midnightharmony.com) A couple of months ago, I was writing about a woman who cheated on me, stole my money and committed an act of perjury. Today I am writing about people imprisoning themselves to wait for death to … Continue reading How Quickly And Easily We Forget And Change Our Focus

How Lovingly A Woman Can Kill A Man


I had a close brush with death in the shape of a woman who is perfectly portrayed in a 2017 movie "Phantom Thread". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNsiQMeSvMk Since her (arrival and leaving), I have always believed that if I'd ever die, it will be in the hands of a woman in my sleep. I don't think there is … Continue reading How Lovingly A Woman Can Kill A Man

24 Hours Before Your Death – What Would You Do?


Its a fictional scenario that came to my mind from out of nowhere. You are physically healthy and wealthy. You can go anywhere in the world and see anybody or anything you want. Someone whispers in your ears that you have only 24 hours to live and you are dead sure in your heart that … Continue reading 24 Hours Before Your Death – What Would You Do?

Googled Her Love And Found Him Dead


As a geek, I belong to technology (no human being) and today I feel sad about this belonging. If this technology was not there in the first place, one will never find out about any such sad event via Google. Reading a poem by "mishunderstood" about her finding out a sad passing of her loved … Continue reading Googled Her Love And Found Him Dead

Too Late


I belong to technology and today I feel sad about this belonging. If this technology was not there in the first place, one will never find out about any such sad event via Google.

Reading a poem by “mishunderstood” about her finding out a sad passing of her loved one via Google, I wondered about all those wonderful souls that I have kissed. And today, I don’t even Google them to find out how they are.

Her poem gave me just one more reason to never Google any of my loved ones, long lost but still closer to my heart enough to never read such a shocking news.

Praying for their health. Amen!

mishunderstood

Warning: language

I googled you today

you were gone

I was wrong

to think that time was infinite

it was only imminent

this cancer, “fucking cancer”

would escort you out

without waiting one zippin’ minute

for thoughts to collect

memories to reflect

on your beautiful face

Written for the Quadrille prompt that De is hosting this week at d’verse Poets PubThe given word is “zip”. Somehow I managed to incorporate it as I struggle with the loss of a childhood friend.

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