The Leap

I tried to hang in there
Holding on to something
That didn’t even exist
What slipped
through my hands
Felt like a void or a null
But I thought it was all
That I had ever longed for

You claimed all that I wished
Yet owned nothing at all
And I kept looking for dreams
In your sham virtues and douth

But times cannot be facile
And I knew the fall was due
My hands could no more hold
What seemed like a rosy loop

So the leap was bound by fate
And I had no reason to remorse
For to stay was for sure alluring
But I couldn’t be oh so callow.

~ Chhaya

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlie! It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. I missed your writings past some months but hope to catch up on them soon. Hope you’ve been well and a very happy new year to you!
      Cheers!!😊

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    1. That’s such a lovely thing to be told, Diana! I am glad my words resonate with you. Thank you very much! Missed reading your work past few months. Hope life’s been good your end. 😊

      Much love and warm greetings for the new year!! πŸ€—β€οΈ

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      1. Thank you lovely one…I’ve been travelling, happily broadening my horizons and throwing a little caution to the wind πŸ™‚ Let’s hope this year brings adventure your way and the brightest hours! With love, D xo

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          1. Oh, I was there for Diwali …. in the Punjab then Sikkim before heading south. Your country, your people are incredibly warm! I left a piece of my heart there …. and shall return some day πŸ’œπŸŒΉβ€οΈ

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            1. Oh really! You have already seen quite a bit of India then. Hope to see you when you’re here next. I am based in Rajasthan and it’s a popular tourist attraction in fact. You must pay a visit here whenever you get a chance. 😊

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              1. Wow! You are in a beautiful, historic place!! I had planned Rajasthan but unfortunately couldn’t after I became ill (4-5 days) with the β€œwant to eat everything in sight” mentality that a Westerner is cautioned against! Oh but the food … street food and pani puri! Yum! 😍 Yes …. next time dear lady!

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                1. Can’t believe you liked all the street food and especially pani puri. πŸ˜‚ Most tourists simply abhore them owing to hygiene issues as well as because those stuffs are usually quite spicy. But great that you enjoyed them. πŸ˜€

                  Yes, Rajasthan is beautiful. I have been here since past about 15 years now. Although I am from Uttarakhand, the northern state of India, which in contrast to Rajasthan is a hilly state amidst the Himalayas and can get extremely cold during winters. My family is still there and I often visit them. So, hope to see you in either of the places whenever you’re in India next. 😁

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    1. Thank you very much, dear friend! glad to have you here and what a wonderful blog you’ve got. I love travelling too and just wish I could travel more than what I am doing right now. 😊

      Cheers!!

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