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I’m a bottle in the ocean,
Drifting afar
Until I sink;

I’m a message that’s lost,
In translation, on a paper that’s washed.

I’m a voice
That’s trapped inside a conch shell;
Quiet yet present.

I’m a destination without a path
And path without a direction.

You see me but you don’t;
You can touch me but you can’t;
I am but I’m not.

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  1. Glee Sparkle says:

    Very well written 💕 really beautiful read!!!

    Don’t forget to Glee and spread Sparkles ✨
    -Nani 💖

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  2. Nawazish says:

    I hope you are doing fine. I have nominated you for The Liebster Award. Please check out my post when you have time.

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    1. Sure thing. Thank you. 🙂

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  3. Rishika says:

    Well penned!!

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  4. Tisha says:

    This was an amazing writeup, making us muse over what’s being referred to. Really loved those metaphors.
    And these lines:
    I’m a message that’s lost,
    In translation, on a paper that’s washed
    They are just awesome. Its like those random thoughts and imaginations, which when tried to put in words, lose a part of their true essence. And then, as they are conveyed from mouth to the ears of others, the essence gets mixed up.
    And that line, you can see me but you can’t, something like our imagination, which we can see but still its not the reality in front of us.
    It was a great read as always!

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    1. I love how you deconstructed this.
      I don’t think anyone else sees what you see in things, Tisha.

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      1. Tisha says:

        Thank you so much sir! You flattered me this time 🙏

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  5. Bulbul says:

    Good stuff! Intriguing and profound. Loved it especially the metaphors. ☺️💙🙏

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  6. Lia says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you ma’am. 🙂

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  7. Anushk@ says:

    This is mindboggling Bharathhh🤩

    I wish I could write like you🙁.

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    1. I look at al of you and feel the same.

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      1. Anushk@ says:

        Jada bano matt abi😎

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  8. akshita1776 says:

    This was epic!
    Loved the way you played with wirds!

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    1. Thank you Akshita

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  9. Chetna says:

    Aap kaise likh lete ho yrr aisaa!!
    The metaphors are damn so good!
    You are but you are not. Somewhat like a bhoot, eh!? 👻😈

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    1. Jaise aap likhte ho.
      Bhoot nai, I was referring to thoughts and consciousness. Han me bhoot hu. Boo! 😂

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      1. Chetna says:

        Ohh yeah! And I am frightened already.👻😁

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        1. Okay. Sarcasm. 😂😂

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          1. Chetna says:

            Why you don’t believe me?😂

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            1. Okay I do. 😂

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    2. Anushk@ says:

      Same question brewing in my head. ….kaise?????!!
      Bharath how do you write so good???

      (Chetna….how do you know what I’m thinking?😜)

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      1. Dono bas karo ab 😂

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        1. Chetna says:

          Abhi to picture baaki hai mere dost.😎😂

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          1. Ab darr lagra hai 😂😂

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            1. Chetna says:

              Okay. Sarcasm.😅😅

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            2. Oye copycat 🤣🤣

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            3. Chetna says:

              👻😈

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        2. Anushk@ says:

          Sunn raii …dost😜

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      2. Chetna says:

        You see, Bharath. I am not the only one.😁😁

        I entered into your mind, copied your thoughts, saved them in my memory and pasted them here.😜
        And for this, Bharath’s blog provides a good network, haina.😂😝

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        1. Anushk@ says:

          Bharath..see..see😁😁

          On this I’ll agree, Bharath’s network is too good😜

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          1. Chetna says:

            😂😂
            Btw, how is it at your place? Here it’s raining cats and dogs.😍💫

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        2. Tisha says:

          Exactly. His blog functions very well as an interactive forum too😂

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          1. Chetna says:

            Hehe. Tisha also think the same.😂Bharath banter is like a blogging cafe😅
            Where he serves his thoughts and we taste them. And so do we.

            I am writing whatever today.😂😂 Bear with it.😛🙃

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            1. Your whatever is as amusing as ever 😃

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            2. Chetna says:

              Thank you uncle. Nice to know.🙃😂

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            3. Han aunty 😂😂

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            4. Chetna says:

              Haaawww!! Mai aapse choti hun😛😅

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            5. Meko uncle ka Umar aaya nai Abhi

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            6. Chetna says:

              To kya hua? Used to hojaoge na aap!😅
              You see, I had a good intention behind.😛

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            7. Aap bhi hojaoge. It’s for the long run. 🙃

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            8. Chetna says:

              You copycat.😾
              Okay. Let’s keep it to Bharath only.😄

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            9. Sochlo aap. Baar baar mauka nai milega fir.

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            10. Chetna says:

              Ye kya!😏
              Chalo..thik hai. I will be calling uncle by his name.😂😂 Deal closed?

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            11. Hanji aunty jaise aap bole.

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            12. Chetna says:

              Aap bhi naa…!😁😁

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            13. Aapke jaise. 😎

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            14. Chetna says:

              Kalyanam astu.😅

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            15. Baaaasssssaaa🙏🏻🤣

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        3. Han Han I can see 😂

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  10. aathmana02 says:

    🤯god! This looks like a puzzle!😃 But I love it.. you kept that Mysteriousness till the end!!😀😃

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    1. Haha we are puzzles ourselves, sis. 🙂

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      1. aathmana02 says:

        😅 yeah! True!

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  11. Wow, Bharath. This is brilliant! 😃

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    1. Thanks Shweta 🙂

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      1. I mean.. Dude, I wish I could write like this!

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        1. I wish the same when I read yours.

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  12. And a 4 year old trapped inside a 29 year old body.

    This one’s beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Okay now I can prove you’re the kid. Not me.
      Thanks. 🙂

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      1. Its a compliment 🤦🏻‍♀️
        Four year olds are curious about the world around, don’t have any preconceptions and they ask a million questions everyday to understand things better. You are the same!

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        1. Then bear with me 😬

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          1. No. 4 year olds are annoying!

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            1. You’re stuck. 😎

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    1. Haha! Thanks Tarushi. How did your birthday go?

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      1. It was great! We stayed at home (but I did get a lot of gifts😌)
        Thanks for asking😊

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  13. Nathi says:

    Bro, you’re absolutely rocking!!

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    1. I learn a thing or two from around

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      1. Nathi says:

        I can see that😉👍

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  14. Nawazish says:

    Wonderful!!🤗🤗

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    1. Thanks Nawazish 🙂

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  15. Kamya Seervi says:

    I absolutely loved this! 😍 Loved how you played with words! 😀

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    1. Thanks kiddo 🙂

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  16. HappySoul says:

    Ok so finally what are you? This is like a multiple choice question. A bottle ? A message? The quietness? The path? Bharath?

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    1. HappySoul says:

      Oh I forgot one more “but I’m not”?

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      1. Everything at once 😀

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    2. All the above 😂😂

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      1. HappySoul says:

        😅😅
        loved the read!! Well written 😊

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        1. Thank you. ☺️

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  17. amateursread says:

    Existential crisis a..!!??😁

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    1. Manaki eppudu ledhu ani 😂

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  18. Harsh says:

    When will we sink?

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    1. No idea, sir. I think I’m half sunk already.

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      1. Broken H says:

        Sometimes I feel the same.

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  19. vaniheart says:

    Beautiful

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  20. Halbarbera says:

    All bottled up
    In a sunken bottle
    In the sea

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    1. Lost forever
      Until the tides
      Engulf the mountains

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  21. ayeshamughal says:

    well written

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    1. Ayeshaaaa!!! Thank you. 😃

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      1. ayeshamughal says:

        welcome buddy

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