It’s cold. The blanket doesn’t do its job, I shiver a bit but I’m okay. What time is it? What does it matter? The walls that surround me have stories of their own, they listen to people. It’s good that they don’t speak, imagine the horrors we’d face if they did.

Silence is serene. So you’d think.

The pervasiveness of darkness that creeps in is unfathomable. Sometimes darkness isn’t the absence of light; it’s the state of being oblivious to it. I spread my legs wide and slump down against the wall, a strange feeling of suffocation oddly puts me at ease as I stare aimlessly into nothingness. What is this place? I remain seated. Breathless, still breathing.

There’s a riot inside my head. A battle between reason and hypocrisy instigates a doubt within, making me question my emotions and morality. Isn’t it funny? we think we know people, even the ones closest to us. It’s funnier when we tell people they know us, yet we go to bed with secrets buried deep within.

We’re responsible, aren’t we? But we’d never admit. Pride is a wretched thing. Humanity is a wretched thing. Life isn’t a bitch, we are and guilt is unbearable. Before you blame your god, remember: even he couldn’t create a world without consequences. If he existed, he’d be as helpless as we are.

We always long for an escape not a solution.

If there’s anything that needs revival in this world, it’s not people. It’s hope.

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  1. M touched beyond words💯

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  2. Nabeela says:

    I agree Bro….

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  3. Bulbul says:

    I like your style of writing. Hope is a beautiful thing to have. it gives our lives essence. Cheers

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  4. WildHeart says:

    You always find a way to blame everything on hope…

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    1. It is to be blamed.

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  5. Harsh says:

    The walls would have more interesting tales than us.

    Darkness is the state of being oblivious to light. This is the truth in majority of cases.

    We really don’t know anybody, and nobody knows us for real. We always hide our true selves. We believe in taking the secrets to grave, at least I do.

    We always look for an escape, not a solution. Solutions are harder to execute, it needs courage and things we don’t like.

    Hope is already revived. It’s actually too much. More than we can digest.

    Overall, I don’t have words to say how good this post is.

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    1. You’re one of those few who actually get stuff.

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  6. Anushk@ says:

    “We always long for an escape not a solution”

    And this is what we need to understand..!

    I’m falling for your writing with every passing day😍

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    1. You never fail to flatter me with your comment. 😄

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      1. Anushk@ says:

        Bhuuuup👊😁

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        1. 🤩🤩🤩
          Ek aur

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  7. Chetna says:

    BTW, I have wrote something after reading one of your posts.😁 I will be posting it soon.
    I just wanted to tell this to you. Vaise apko pata lag hi jata maybe.😄😝

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    1. Hahaha aap karo post pehle. I’m waiting.

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      1. Chetna says:

        🙌😸
        Okays.

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  8. Chetna says:

    It’s not beautiful but real! So it strikes like most of the times..
    Reality isn’t meant to be beautiful. Moreover beauty is nothing but a perception.
    Darkness is oblivion or absence of light? How do we know!?
    Maybe when we long for light, it’s then the absence and when we know of nothing but just dark, it is oblivion. But then, everything is two sided, how can we not know this fact?
    How there’s a battle between hypocrisy and reason? Who wins?
    Hope needs revival but it’s partially delusional!?

    You always make me think so much about your writings, Bharath.🙈😏
    So much of hardwork 🙄😅😅.

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    1. We live in a three dimensional world, Chetna, every thing is has three sides. Your battles are yours to choose.
      And I’m glad you think, not many do that. 🙂

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      1. Chetna says:

        Three dimensional, how?
        Answer toh do na mere questions ke😅

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        1. Width, height and depth. Now apply it to everything and look what you have before you; a new set of questions to think about.

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          1. Chetna says:

            Haww!!
            Questions for questions.🙄
            But hope and love are abstract.🤔

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            1. Ab jo hai so hai 🤣

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            2. Chetna says:

              😏😫

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  9. Nathi says:

    We humans are wrong. We are hypocrites, cynical, skeptical, cruel and a lot of bad things but we do have an equal share of good stuff within us too.

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    1. Within ourselves and that’s that.

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      1. Nathi says:

        I’m going to disagree with you on that. If bad within us gets exhibited, so can be the good within us. Nothing stays locked inside 😉

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        1. I mean, amongst the people.

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          1. Nathi says:

            What amongst the people? Can you elaborate?

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            1. Nathi says:

              You mean never😂

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            2. Didn’t say that either 😄

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            3. Nathi says:

              So has your ‘soon’ arrived brother?😂

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            4. It’s far. Really far. 😂

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  10. Sameera says:

    well articulated.
    (Sameera goes and revives her hope🍀)

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    1. Thanks.
      (Tell me when she does)

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      1. Sameera says:

        (uth ja re hope)😂

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        1. (Paani chidak dun?)

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          1. Sameera says:

            Chidako nahi…puri bucket daal do

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            1. Tank me giradete hai na? More water.

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            2. Sameera says:

              Dub na jaaye😂

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            3. Tairna toh aata hoga

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  11. aathmana02 says:

    I can’t highlight any lines which are sooo good. You know why?
    Bcoz all of them are!🤩
    Wow!🤩
    I liked how you ended it. 🙂
    “Life isn’t a bitch…. We are”
    True?!!🙄

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    1. There you are! Where have you been??

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      1. aathmana02 says:

        Awwww. Seems like !y bruh missed my roasting episodes!😅😂

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        1. Of course. Who else other than you!!

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          1. aathmana02 says:

            😎😂😅 I make everyplace great!😉😋😎😅😂

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            1. Sometimes. 😂😂

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            2. aathmana02 says:

              😏you are jealous

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            3. 🤣🤣🤣
              Okay! Gimme a second. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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            4. aathmana02 says:

              😏 oh then fine.. I am not gonna comment a word in your posts for a week and let’s see! Boredom will strike you hard! And you will grow old without fun!😵

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            5. You already took a long break

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            6. aathmana02 says:

              Did you like this comment? Fine! 😠

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            7. What do I say to this, angry face?

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            8. aathmana02 says:

              Uh? 🤔🙄

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            9. You started liking comments again 😡

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  12. ROJEENA says:

    Darkness is something which is not there still we assume there is darkness.. may light brightens 💜

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  13. Mermaid says:

    This is very well written.

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    1. Hey! Thank you. How’ve you been?

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  14. Wow. This is so damn beautiful, Bharath 😍
    If only walls could speak, indeed their stories would be horrible and shocking. Darkness can be something much more than the absence of light. And yes, hope is what needs revival.
    And oh yes, the secrets part. Definitely!

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    1. Thank you Shweta. The walls hide the most terrible stories.

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      1. Indeed. I loved this post, PoD!

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        1. Thank you 😂
          That’s a weird name.

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          1. You want to stick with Bharaaaaath? 😁

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            1. When I say Shwetaaaaa
              It means I’m shouting your name
              What do you mean when you call me that?

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            2. It’s my unique way of greeting you 😂😂😂😛😛😛

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            3. What’s it like to hear that?

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  15. Bharat. How are you?
    Stay safe my dear friend. 😃

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    1. Greetings, ma’am. Long time.
      How’re you doing?

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  16. We can never show ourselves entirely, can we? 🙃

    Every person has their own stories and I think their hopes are build upon them. It’s difficult to set standards for hope.

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    1. It’s difficult to even hope sometimes.
      It’s true that we can never reveal our true selves to others and we might even surprise ourselves because we don’t know what we are either.

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  17. Sometimes darkness is the only comfort and pain the only solace. Beautiful piece.

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    1. True that. Thanks.

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  18. HappySoul says:

    Darkness – being oblivious to light! How true 👌

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    1. Sometimes it is 🙂

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