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The blood on my hand is now graffiti on the floor; the tattoos are red, skin stained with gore. There’s butterfly on my lips, sore eyes staring at the wrists.

Limping across the hall, I cover the wounds with tape; the music sounds morbid as I watch out the window, clinging onto the wall. There are photos hanging on these cracked walls. Waters leak from the crevices wetting the pictures, distorting the faces, tarnishing the images. The photos that dried lost their voices, the stories that once spread smiles gave out silent cries.

I can feel the sun burning through the pores of my skin, lightening up my fingernails. There’s euphoria in the air; I fall into slumber, death is what I wear.

The walls won’t heal, the crevices couldn’t be sealed. There’s nobody home; it’s no longer one.

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  1. Halbarbera says:

    Dark … stark … on the mark? Hehehe …

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    1. Hahha! Thank you sarge.

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  2. It was dark.🖤
    But that’s your forte now..
    Good work🙂

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    1. I wrote light hearted stuff back in the day when I started blogging.

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      1. You gotta change with time… And you did change.. your writings changed

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        1. That’s exactly what happened, ma’am. I came a long way.

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          1. I could see that…

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  3. Tisha says:

    The scene was ofc a nightmare but the way you described it gave me goosebumps.

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    1. It did?? I’m glad it did. 🙃

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      1. Tisha says:

        I’m glad I got to read it☺️

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          1. Tisha says:

            But that wasn’t flattery, it was an honest compliment

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            1. Honest gratitude for you, ma’am.

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  4. Tisha says:

    Well written! The vivid description was so beautiful, I could actually imagine it! 👍👍

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    1. Thanks you 🙂

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  5. Oh man the last line ❤️❤️ it killed me 💔 also that line about pictures not speaking!! Ahh 🔥🔥 Amazing 🤟🏼

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    1. Thank you so much 😭

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      1. Awww ❤️❤️ Loads of power and positivity to you Bharath!!!

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        1. I can’t take positivity. At all. 😂

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          1. Oh god😂😂😂 Okay in that case pass to it someone else 😇

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            1. Take it! All of it!

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  6. Ohhh, very dark stuff. The stuff that nightmares are made of. I could imagine that scene too well! Well done, Bharath!

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    1. Thanks Shweta. 😃

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  7. Nathi says:

    It’s heart wrenchingly beautiful. Take care brother!

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    1. Thank you. You too sister.

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  8. Anushk@ says:

    Good one Bharath…👍😊

    With each and every line I could feel those things… Cracked walls… leaking water …pictures… every damn thing …

    Seemed as if I was watching something…
    You are not that lazy😂 i

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    1. Thank you so much, Anushk@. 😃
      Sometimes I’m not lazy but sometimes is not all the time.

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      1. Anushk@ says:

        Let that sometime b this time😉
        Get up…and do some cleaning stuff😜

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        1. It exhausted my life out folding the sheets. I can’t do anything else. 😂

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          1. Anushk@ says:

            You have actually worked so hard this morning…better u take rest😂

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            1. Right?? Nobody understands me anymore.

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            2. Anushk@ says:

              😅I understand you yaar… that’s why I am saying you to take rest…

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            3. Apparently mom wants me to stay in the hall. 🥺

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            4. Anushk@ says:

              Mom…knows you way better….😂

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            5. I’m afraid she does. Any ideas?

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            6. Anushk@ says:

              What ideas… Mom knows better…how to make kids work😂

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            7. I’m back where I belong now. 😎

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            8. Anushk@ says:

              So…the man is back to his habitat😂

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            9. Not moving an inch!

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  9. Kamya Seervi says:

    Such a vivid description with intricate details… reading your work makes me feel like I’m experiencing it myself. God! This is crazy!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it.

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  10. Nabeela says:

    So sad bro….

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      1. Nabeela says:

        After reading your posts, others will be crying and you are laughing there…. Insane bro….

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        1. Hahah! That’s not my intent, sister. I’m sorry.

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          1. Nabeela says:

            It was good bro…. Thats why I am getting that kind of feeling….

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            1. Thank you, sister. I hope I can write something funny like you asked. I’m working on it btw.

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            2. Nabeela says:

              I am waiting…. You are giving too much suspense…. My expectations are flying higher….

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            3. Please don’t have expectations! I might disappoint. 😂

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            4. Nabeela says:

              Lets see…. You can’t stop me expecting bro….

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            5. I’m trying.

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            6. Nabeela says:

              Bro…. Don’t get stressed out…. Think something funny and write it out….

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