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Zenith of Disaster

Zenith of Disaster

May didn’t augur well for him. While he was sure that his family was careful, he knew that the precautions followed by those who came home had gone wayward off late. Within days, the covid fatalities rose and as he lay in bed, his thoughts were interrupted as an auger was used to put his wife’s frame on the wall. He laid a lei on her grave next morning wondering how the pandemic had broken their union.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Union, Fandango One Word Challenge: Sure, Your Daily Word Prompt: May, Saturday Mix, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #207, Stream of Consciousness Saturday

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Visualizing an apocalypse

Visualizing an apocalypse

The positivity rate has rapidly increased as the infection has torn through the country at breakneck speed. There is a huge influx of patients in already full hospitals each day. The rush for beds, for oxygen, for medicines, for food and more has only intensified as people grapple for survival. And then there are so many who don’t make it to a hospital. Some isolate and survive at home while others die before they get that life saving injection or supplemental oxygen. They leave behind grieving families. And in the end, they just end up as a statistic amongst the numerous funeral pyres burning across the city and the country.

It was just the start

of summer but the clouds of

doom came together

Note: It’s gut wrenching to see so many people in India (my home) suffer through this brutal coronavirus wave. Having already lost loved ones, I hope and pray that we all get the courage and strength to get through this.

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Haibun Monday – The Present Moment 

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Antithesis

Antithesis

Who was he?

He seemed like his brother’s antithesis. While his brother would strive for the family’s happiness, he didn’t care about anyone but himself. His behavior seemed absurd. Since he would err in anything he did, his brother announced in his bass voice that he wouldn’t base any succession plans to consider him as his heir just based on relationships.

Linking to Fandango One Word Challenge: Antithesis, Your Daily Word Prompt: Strive, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #203: Absurd, Double Take – Saturday Mix, Stream of Consciousness Saturday

When did the family spend time together?

When did the family spend time together?

They always sat

for dinner together.

 

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Dinner and Six Word Story

What had he been searching for?

Family

He eventually came

home to family.

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Family and Six Word Saturday

Irony of life

Irony of life

He always complained

that he didn’t have enough

time for family

 

He always complained

that he didn’t have enough

time for having fun

 

He always complained

that he didn’t have enough

time to improve skills

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Window

Window

As I look outside,

I see the beautiful

colours of sunset

 

As I look outside,

I see the empty roads caused

by the pandemic

 

As I look outside,

I don’t see known faces of

friends and family

 

As I look outside,

I keep wondering on when

will life be normal

 

Linking to dVerse Poetics: Looking out the window

Birthday

Birthday

Over the years, I have always been lucky to spend my birthday with people I care about. While I was never interested to celebrate birthdays with too many people, I remember the ones during school days when my parents used to invite a few of my good friends home. After cutting the cake and the exchange of gifts we used to have a nice meal at the restaurant of my choice. Surely not too fancy but an evening well spent nonetheless.

Birthdays with friends and

family are the ones which

are cherished always

Linking to dVerse Haibun Monday: Birthday

Breathe

Breathe

The redolence of fresh air greeted him as

he finally stepped out and felt that he could breathe easy post

the suffering he went through and was thankful

to the simpatico relationship with friends and family.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Breath, Fandango One Word Challenge: Simpatico, Your Daily Word Prompt: Redolence, Wordless Wednesday and Crimson’s Creative Challenge #90

He came back home to family

He found family.

He found peace.

Linking to Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Family and Six Word Saturday

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