The Other Day

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 21; the twenty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

“Will he ever come back?”

She caressed my skin, as a tear slid down her eye. I was dead, nearly; a parting gift, unwanted. My half-sister was there when my seed was sown. She watched him plant me; not knowing he would walk away.

“Sleep, for the world won’t accept.”

The other day, I lived.

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Also shared at Friday Flash 55.

© Leo 11/06/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

28 thoughts on “The Other Day”

  1. certainly packed with a lot of emotion…unwanted is not a great feeling at all…

    @Brian: Yes, not great.. but the feeling is forced on those unfortunate victims…

  2. Leo…?
    Whats with this screen?
    I can’t read this script.
    Your 55 was very intense and Most Excellent.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

    @G-man: What couldn’t you read? I didn’t follow.. Glad you found my 55 intense and excellent 🙂 Thanks and have a good weekend too!

  3. something very other worldly about this one, Leo… nicely written, albeit tad sad .. .

    @Kavi: Maybe, but it all happens in this world to begin with. Thanks!

  4. very intense… though i found it to be a bit too short as I am more used to a lengthy description! but very good!

    ATB for BAT!

    @Aashish: I’m usually addicted to length too.. but decided to change gears for once 😀

  5. So poignant Leo! A heart-breaking 55’er!
    You see, many things could really happen in a day!
    Like, I wish to write an entry for BAT the other day
    but for some unknown reasons, I failed!

    Is the submission over now?

    @Amity: Yes, it is. You could have participated too 😛 Hmm. No matter, maybe next time. Thanks for liking the 55 fiction.

  6. To be frank, I didn’t understand at all. 🙁 might be I’m dumb. 😥

    @Nethra: Nah 🙂 I just went a little too deep for you I guess.

  7. It sounds sad and filled with emotions..
    but somehow I couldnt see the picture..can you shed some light on this particular inspiration?

    @Clariice: Yes, I know. Very deep from me this time. And I couldn’t find an image to ease the reader either. I thought this from two views…

    1: An unborn child, gifted to a raped woman, the lover running away. The girl strokes her belly, as she thinks of him. The half sister can be another child nearby; and the woman asks the baby to sleep (a final sleep), for the world will not accept the baby in right sense.

    2: A rose, given to a girl, on her break up day. She strokes the petals of the rose, from her garden, which he had planted. She tells herself to sleep, and consoles herself its for the best, for the world would not have accepted their relationship. The last line of course, is from the rose’s voice, so once plucked, the rose, once lived now is dead.

  8. I had to read it twice, to comprehend. Must say, bold subject, well expressed. Leaves a void at the end of the post..
    ATB for Bataom-21

    @Viyoma: Thanks! The void is natural, for it makes such a difference if it is not there! But what happens is cyclic, unfortunately!

  9. Brilliant post ..Very clever writing ..ATB for BAT

    @Mugdha: Thanks very much and wish you the same! 🙂

  10. i need a scribe to understand …
    bit tough for a half beaked writers/readers like me ….

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    @Mahesh: Hehehe! I know I went a little too deep this time! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. “Sleep, for the world won’t accept.”…………………………. beautiful…..awesome….powerful……this is emotional and strikes depths

    @Raja: Thank you 🙂 Glad you liked it.

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