Scars – collaboration


Tisha and I wanted to write on “scars” but I was clueless as ever. This is what I finally came up with:

Underneath my skin are tissues and blood; they know your touch. My senses have recognised you long before you laid your hands on me; like on a quest for holy grail, you searched the corners of my body leaving a trail of untamed memories behind.

I cover myself in courage as tears of separation roll down my cheeks. A sudden surge of jarring emotions collide with my pragmatic heart, a striking contradiction and I’m at war; with myself. I hide the scars within. How do you recognise something you don’t see? My fingers follow the map on my body, drawn by your fingernails, a mark of remembrance; a tale long lost.

These walls know that I sing, the floor knows that I weep and water knows how to console. Whiskey has numbed the pain down and further I drown.


Here’s part two. (Tisha’s)

118 Comments Add yours

  1. Mermaid says:

    So well written.

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked it.

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      1. Mermaid says:

        Of course I did.

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        1. Is this happening for real??

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  2. Harsh says:

    Brilliant!

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  3. Do the scars mean the wounds are healed?

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    1. That’s your body reminding us we fucked up.

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      1. Well then, stop poking around it

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          1. Ahha 😄 Scars are good.
            It reminds you of something sad or painful, but the fact that its not a wound right now shows that you have stopped caring. You are stronger now.

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            1. And no matter what you do, they’ll stay.

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            2. I will buy you no marks 😄

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            3. I even forgot it exists 😂

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  4. aathmana02 says:

    I didn’t get that “clueless” vibe reading this..😃

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  5. Oh I see the prince of Darkness is back with a bang

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    1. Hahaha not that dark this time

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        1. See? I’m a ray of hope.

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  6. HappySoul says:

    Very well written Bharath .. awesomely done .. strong write up.

    Soooo you finally drowned in whiskey or water? 🤨

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    1. Whiskey and water. (Soda)

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  7. Someone is writing about pain openly. Thanks to Tisha!

    Wow Bharath this one is again one of the most beautiful pieces created by you. Especially the last paragraph, reading it took me to a whole different world. It’s so powerful and so poignant.
    And the question how do you recognize what you don’t see? It hits the cord of my heart, it’s so very beautiful! I am sure a lot of people will relate to what you’ve written.

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    1. Rashmiii!! Aaj itta late!??
      Thank you! I didn’t think you could relate to this.

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      1. Aaj na Mai bhut late uthi, 11:30. Fir WordPress ke sare blogs pade, sabpe comment Kiya and last me I came to comment on your blog. Thoda jyada late ho gya. But I read yours and Anushka’s blog at night only, comment ab Kiya.

        But I absolutely related and I also liked Tisha’s response to it. The way she concluded the same is commandable.
        Great collaboration yaa!

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        1. Matlab sabse aakhir me mere blog pe comment karte ho aap. Anushka is posting another today! I’m excited.
          Tisha is amazing.

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          1. Nhi it’s not just you. It’s Anushka, and 2 others.
            Mere favorite wale last me..

            Acha I’ll tell you why?

            Because at other’s blog I comment and it’s done and on my favorite bloggers blog we have a conversation. Toh time lagta h samje aap?

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            1. Ah! Ab samjha me. Kaise ho aap? I feel like we haven’t talked in a long time.

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            2. Haha, true bhut time ho gya. Kal last baat ki thi na😅
              I am all good. Pata h aaj Kya hua?

              I was just about to record my lecture, that I received a msg from school that tomorrow is a holiday.
              So now I am free from uploading for 3 days. Isn’t it amazing?

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            3. Kal hi par fir bhi
              Holiday? What for??

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            4. Tomorrow it’s Baba Ramdev Jayanti so yaa!

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            5. What??? Baba Ramdev??

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            6. Arey haa, you don’t know about it.
              Even I don’t know much about it.
              Par Kal aapki Chutti h dear student. Haha!
              Maze Karo.
              Rashmi Ma’am ka next lecture ab sidha Monday ko😅

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            7. Ram Dev Abhi zinda hai na?? Holiday kyu dena?? Ek bhi lecture nai dekha maine aapka.

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            8. Arey konse zamane me jee rhe h aap. He is not alive anymore.

              Lecture sunna to h na, I record audios and not video lecture.
              And aap mere lectures written me dekhte h😅 without audios.

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            9. Kaunsa Ramdev ke baare me bolre aap??
              Haha! Sirf audio bhejte ho aap??

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            10. Baba Ramdev patanjali wale nhi🙆

              And even if he dies there won’t be holiday.
              You’ve heard about this place called Ramdevra? A lot of pilgrims go there every year, it’s his shrine there.
              He is a God people believe.

              Yes Mai audio and PDF bhejti hu, no video lectures.

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            11. Mujhe toh wo hi Ram Dev pata.
              Never heard of the place, have to google it. Audio and pdf! Smart.

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            12. I knew it, you’d think that only 😅

              Haina, I am smart😎

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            13. Aapko baba mastnath pata?

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            14. Mujhe bhi nai pata. Unke naam pe Rohtak me university hai, Maine wo dekha tha.
              I liked his name.

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            15. Tisha says:

              Ohh God.. Even I was confused. I thought its the yoga teacher, Baba Ramdev, the one who launched Patanjali… I don’t know if that was silly or funny, but I did have a good laugh.😂

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            16. Haha, it’s okay if you didn’t know about it. At least it made you laugh for a while.

              Anyways I’ll tell you, Sindhis especially consider Baba Ramdev as their God. So every year a lot of people pay a visit to Ramdevra.

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            17. Tisha says:

              Oh that was quite an info! Thanks!

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            18. Acha. I know you are Sindhi. Do you speak Sindhi??

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            19. I learnt this word from Chandni “chhare”

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            20. Yaa Chandi Asnani. Again a Sindhi.

              It’s not “Chhare”😂, it’s “chare” meaning stupid.

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            21. Han pata hai uska matlab. I even learnt a sentence or two lekin yaad nai ab. 😅

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            22. Acha.
              People are really curious and excited to learn Sindhi. I’ve seen that a lot in school.

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            23. I like to learn bits and pieces of every language that I encounter.

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            24. I could see that in your comment section.
              Not just language, you’re open to learn everything. It’s nice.

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            25. People are amazing Rashmi. 🙂

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            26. I know.
              And may be everyone’s driven to your comment section because you’re amazing.

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            27. Thank you, ma’am. You’re the amazing one here.

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            28. Hey thank you for that.

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            29. You don’t have to.

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            30. Okayyyyyyyyy!

              I’ll just walk as if I know I am amazing, it’s nothing new to me😅

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            31. Now that’s more like it. 🥳

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            32. Yeah, you’re there to boost my confidence!

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            33. I was thinking of doing a award post but I did not find the questions interesting or else I thought I’d do that and ask you to do it as well.

              But that’s boring.

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            34. Why are you into award posts all of a sudden? 😂

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            35. Okay so there is reason behind it-

              One- I like them because I get to know myself better with them.

              Two- Because I don’t have any other content to post.

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            36. Haha! Let’s work on two.

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            37. Okay so let’s keep aside award post for time being.

              But then what to write yaar🙄

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            38. Write about not writing because you don’t have anything to write and that you’re as clueless as the words in your head right now.

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            39. Sounds interesting but that’s quite complicated.

              I’ll figure it out exactly what it is by speaking it aloud and then working on it!

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            40. Tell people that your pen refuses to write because you’re lying about your feelings; that the paper hates the pen for taking your side.

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            41. How do you even know that Bharath!

              I am so impressed right this moment from this comment!
              Only you could have thought that!

              Okay now I am up for it. I’ll write, I’ll try it tonight only.

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            42. Now we’re talking! Let’s see what you come up with. I’m sticking to my screen waiting for your post to come up.

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            43. Just one thing I’d like you tell or say ask or whatever

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            44. My pen doesn’t refuse to write, but right now I am feeling less human..

              There’s no emotion in me right now.
              Emotions are necessary to write nah Bharath

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            45. Okay lemme try.
              Imagine you’re walking in an empty street, you’re searching for something that you always had but have no memory of it now.
              You come across a cemetery and venture into it, find tombstones with names on them.
              They’re your emotions buried six feet under.

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            46. You tried it really well..

              Now just give me some time..
              I’ll try coming up with it.
              I just don’t want my emotions to pop when I write.
              I’ve left them somewhere and I don’t wanna cross that path.
              I gotta walk on eggshells while writing this, I gotta be very cautious.

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            47. I’ll give you flip flops so you don’t hurt your feet while writing it.

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            48. Thank you for your concern!

              I’ll see you once I complete it. Abhi I’ll get occupied with preparation of Aarti and all, fir likhti hu. Thike.

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            49. Hanji. Intezar rahega aapka.

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            50. Haanji bilkul!

              Bye. I’ll see you!

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            51. Bharath I’ve written but I am not really satisfied with it.

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            52. Post kardo naaaa
              How else am I gonna read it?

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            53. I am still making up my mind for it.

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            54. Give me some time.

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            55. Okay take your time.

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    2. Tisha says:

      Yeah it’s relatable! And it’s actually so powerful as you said. That line “how do you recognise what you don’t see” it can well imply that we can’t understand the other person’s pain because we don’t know what they went through.

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      1. But at the same time people may have a perspective of thinking it in a way that how do our loved ones see what’s going on inside without we telling them anything about it.
        It’s a matter of perspective.
        I absolutely agree to what you too said. How can we judge people without knowing their story.

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      2. Yeah. And I am receiving messages that you ended your post really well.
        Dr.Shakespeare.

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  8. WoooooooooooW!😍❤️
    This is so good, Brother!

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  9. Tisha says:

    This is just on another level! And the last para, it resembles the emotional masquerade. The floor knows you weep, the walls know you sing, the others don’t, because you don’t do it in front of them. The walls know the weak me, others don’t.

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    1. Thanks Tisha. Yours is awesome! I just tried. But there are scars which are unseen, right? Ones we ignore. Ones we smother.

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      1. Tisha says:

        Yeah, you try, you do it, and you do it amazingly well. Of course there are. Unseen scars or maybe internal ones, which are invisible to the naked eyes.

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        1. Yeah. Like sepsis.

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          1. Tisha says:

            Okay wow. Now your examples and comparisons are just beyond words.

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            1. Why? I thought it’d be apt.

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            2. Tisha says:

              That’s what I meant. It was apt. 🙂

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  10. Nawazish says:

    The last para is really good! Beautiful!❤❤

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    1. Thank you. Is it hopeless enough?

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      1. Nawazish says:

        Nah…not complete yet..long way to go!

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          1. Nawazish says:

            One day you’ll reach the zenith🤣

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            1. I’m sure I will.

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