Garden.


A flower blossomed from the cracks of her skin. Only to wither away before she could blink. Desolation echoed in her voice; life pale, it had endured pain. Eyes have dried. Emotions had died; of abandonment and famine. There are worms now, gnawing through her heart, burrowing into her soul.

She had waned, darling, no tears to water the blossoms again.

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  1. Wow This is deep and Very goood

    Stay well and Laugh when you can

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  2. There will be shower someday soon!

    Good afternoon Bharath!

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    1. Rain is unpredictable like mood swings Rashmi. Good afternoon. 🙂

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      1. So isn’t it what makes life beautiful? There shouldn’t be any despair because you never know when it might rain, you see!

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        1. We can’t spend our lives waiting for the rain, can we?

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          1. No we don’t have to wait.

            But we know if not today then tomorrow for sure but there will be good times, metaphorically rains.

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            1. I’ve spent countless yesterdays waiting for tomorrow.

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            2. When end of rope comes, you gotta tie a knot and hang in there Bharath.

              Times change, believe me!

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            3. The rope has shortened because of the knots I’ve tied.

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            4. One more please!
              It’ll make all difference.

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            5. Okay what do I do?

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            6. I’ll tell you, try it. May be it works for you.

              For once stop talking about how worthless life is, how everything has no value, what wrong people did, how stupid we are to think things are forever.
              Stop thinking it for once. Okay let’s say 3 days.

              Start appreciating life, appreciating what you’ve got, living each day without giving a thought to anything negative. Just for once don’t let any negative thought enter your mind.
              Be at peace with everything and know there’s a purpose in the life you’re living. And no circumstances can ruin your peace.

              Write something positive.
              Too much lecture nah, but just for 3 days try this.

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            7. Who said I don’t appreciate what I have? I do. Life is purposeless Rashmi, I believe it with all my heart. It’s not negative, it frees you from expectation. You’ll be at peace.

              What makes you think I’m negative?

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            8. This comment gave me a different perception of you.
              Now it makes me question what I myself was thinking.

              No you’re not negative, you just see things differently.
              I thought seeing life as purposeless is something not everyone feels.

              But I understand that your thoughts are different. You just are not having any expectations.

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            9. Expectations hurt. Thinking life has a purpose hinders your thought process and makes you slave to anticipation.
              I am not disappointed in anything because I don’t expect, I am happy because things could’ve been much worse. 🙂

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            10. I just see the last line. And trust me it makes me happy.

              Reading your content just made me ask you.

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            11. Hahaha! Ayyo!
              Have you recorded your lecture?

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            12. Yes. I did it already.

              What’s ayyo?

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            13. Uh well
              How do I put it
              It’s a sigh. It’s a good one here. 😅

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            14. Oh acha.
              Thanks for mentioning good one in the end🙂

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            15. I have to since you don’t know what it is.

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            16. Yeah.
              How you doing today?

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            17. I’m A-okay! Haven’t moved from my bed since last night. How’re you?

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            18. Lazy you, why is that so?

              I am doing all good. We are in festive mood for 10 more days. We did ganpati sthapana at home yesterday.

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            19. That’s what my typical weekend has been like since the quarantine. Ahan! Where’s the Prasad?

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            20. Come over, you’ll get variety..

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            21. Kaju katli please

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            22. Modak milte hai Prasad Mai.

              Ladoo khane padenge, bappa likes them.

              You like kaju katli? I like gulab jamun. That’s the only sweet I like.

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            23. I don’t like laddu. I’m very selective about the sweets I eat. I like kala jamun but looooove kaju katli.

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            24. Then on the day of chappan bog, we’ll invite you. We’ll then offer kaju katli to bappa along with laddoos. You come then. Okay

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            25. Aha! When is that?

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            26. I’ll let you know when it’s decided.
              Okay.

              You know I am so excited Anushka is coming back tomorrow.
              Finally I’ll get to speak to her.

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            27. I’ve been after her every day since a week to post. She finally wrote two.
              I’m waiting.

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            28. I too am eagerly looking forward to it.

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            29. I’ll ask her to post today 🥺

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            30. Hey there Bharath, how you doin?

              I am a little too occupied with work these days, so I not finding any time to sit and comment on your blogs. But it’s been a few days and I wanted to tell you, you are writing exceptionally beautiful! I wanted to put this message last night after reading your blog, but then I slept, but seriously you are writing wonderful.

              I’ll see you there soon, may be in a day or two. But couldn’t resist telling you how beautiful they are.

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            31. Rashmi! Thank you so much. It’s good to see you here again. Come back soon, I’ll be waiting for you right here.

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            32. I will be back really soon.

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  3. Wow…how you blended mother nature to describe her pain.Again a brilliant piece.

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  4. aathmana02 says:

    Pain and destruction..🙄 But you made it sound easier.
    🤩

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    1. Hahaha pain is easy. Getting used to is tough. 😉

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      1. aathmana02 says:

        Wah ji Wah!!🤩 Even now golden words you type😃😄

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          1. aathmana02 says:

            Here it is again!! “Meh,”
            What with you and 😒?
            😅😂

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            1. Hahaha that’s not meh

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            2. aathmana02 says:

              That is
              Or atleast that’s what Google (keyboard) provides me!😅

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            3. Keyboard suggestions are meh

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            4. aathmana02 says:

              Google says the same😅
              But yeah right.. keyboard suggestions 🤢🤮

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    2. HappySoul says:

      Hey aathmana, wanted to go through your blog but your page isn’t loading, giving an error message. Thought of letting you know ..

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      1. aathmana02 says:

        https://readlovelive.news.blog/
        I had changed my site address due to some technical problems..
        This one is currently available. I am glad that you wanted to check out my blog!
        Do visit the link😃😃

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        1. Who doesn’t want to?

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          1. aathmana02 says:

            😅😂 That’s funny

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          1. aathmana02 says:

            Is the problem resolved now?😃

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            1. HappySoul says:

              Hey yes aathmana, your latest post had appeared in my reader too, .. will go through all your posts soon. Right now for today, hooked on to Bharath’s Banter ☺️☺️

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            2. aathmana02 says:

              It’s okay… I haven’t posted in a while.
              So I am just drafting a new post..
              I’m quite sure that bharath’s banter will keep you occupied!😃😃
              My bro is talented, you see?!😅

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            3. HappySoul says:

              😄😄waiting for your post..

              his blog did keep me hooked 😊

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            4. aathmana02 says:

              😅

              Yeah obviously!😀😃

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            5. Post it already!

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  5. akshita1776 says:

    This is just WOW! I have no other word

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        My pleasure 💐

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  6. The despair is palpable. Am hopeful that she rises from the ashes like a phoenix. God bless!

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  7. Sukanya says:

    Amazingly described ❣️❣️❣️

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      1. Sukanya says:

        Your welcome dear friend ❣️❣️❣️

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  8. Nawazish says:

    “There are worms now, crawling into her heart, burrowing into her soul” It gives me a fornication but describes the destruction well!😬😬

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    1. Hahaha well that’s one way to feel things. 😂

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      1. Nawazish says:

        Yeah…creepy feeling is nice!!🤣🤣

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        1. You’re weird 😂

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          1. Nawazish says:

            That I am!!🤣🤣 out on another trek?

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            1. I’m lazing around today 😃

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            2. Nawazish says:

              Wow! I am waiting for a flight!😬😬

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            3. You weren’t home all this time?

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            4. Nawazish says:

              Nope…maternal place

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            5. Wah! Maze hai aapke toh.

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            6. Nawazish says:

              Yes….I am going hooooommeaa

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            7. How long will you be gone?

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            8. Nawazish says:

              I’ll still exist online!! See you after I land!! Bye!!🤣🤣

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  9. Era says:

    Wow, Bharath, you have written it so amazingly

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  10. HappySoul says:

    How wonderfully you have described pain! Awesome write up!

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    1. Thank you ma’am 🙂

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  11. Harsh says:

    Pure destruction.

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