Insides. -collaboration


A white light takes over the night; I am as cold and dead inside. Shrouded in darkness, I lay and stare at the starless sky, gazing into the past, lost in the dwindling moments. I lose myself for the first time; don’t know what peace feels like, it’s been a while.

A fog descends from north over the hills and I see the sun rise through the clouds like a fallen king who rose to glory. They say winds carry whispers unheard of; a sudden chill goes down my spine.

Treacherous tears escape my eyes; a betrayal of my own flesh. I wish I knew what I want and I know whatever I’m holding on to, I’m holding in vain.

I paint my world black; the hues are too bright for me, you see. I become the creator, forging a world, destroying another; I close my eyes, they merge into one and I sleep.


In collaboration with Nawazish zish zish

166 Comments Add yours

  1. Shashi says:

    Strong imagery and flowing words. Loved it.

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  2. How do I praise this?

    First para last two lines are Wow simply wow.
    Than comparison of sun with the glory of fallen king. This is incredible, very different than usual similes.

    I’m holding in vain leaves me dumbstruck. It’s so relatable.

    Last stanza is show stealer.
    Excellent work Bharath and Zish, you should definitely do more of it.

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    1. Rashmiii finally on wordpress! It feels so fucking good to see you here again and thank you so much For all the kind words.
      Why don’t you write with me?

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      1. I don’t know why but I was smiling reading this since morning 😊

        I wanted to ask you, but I so adore your work, I was just skeptical if I would meet the bar!
        But I am so happy you asked me, I feel so good Man!

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        1. You read the comment in morning but commented now? Why??? Why the delay??
          Chalo fir likhte.

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          1. I am lazy nah, I told you before.

            I am excited and totally up for it, Chalo Bharath likhte h😊

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            1. Kis baare me likhna hai Tumko?

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            2. Tum socho.
              It’s your task of the day.

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            3. Kuch bhi nai pe likhte

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            4. Nothingness. All vain?

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            5. Not vanity but nothingness. 😃

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  3. Beautiful writing. it didn’t feel like the collab. it flows flawlessly.

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  4. Diana says:

    Don’t know why but I pictured your words in a black and white background.. And still… The imagery was beautiful💐❤️

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    1. Thank you so much, sis.

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  5. Nathi says:

    Goodness! You guys are too good✨❤️

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    1. Learning from the best. Thanks sis. 🙂

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  6. Nawazish says:

    Nice work Bharath rath rath!🙃🙃

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    1. Thank you. Ab appe ghar jao.

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      1. Nawazish says:

        Nope! Aap appe kaam karo and jaldi ghar jaoooo!🤭🤭

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    2. HappySoul says:

      😃nice one Zi

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      1. Nawazish says:

        Haha! Thanks!🙈

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        1. HappySoul says:

          I loved this collab you two… bring in more..

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          1. Nawazish says:

            I would love to but sir is very busy, what to do🥺🥺

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            1. HappySoul says:

              Ya, I notice too 😅

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            2. HappySoul says:

              Ya just felt you are busier than usual 😊

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            3. I’m not though

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            4. I agree as well. Bharath bhut busy h, he doesn’t have any time for us🙃

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            5. Kaun busy hai?? Aapse zyada busy koi ho nai sakta.

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            6. Arey me occasionally busy hoti hu, you are all the time busy..

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            7. Aajao take ny place at work

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            8. Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

              Do you mean hm sab free h, tum akele busy ho🤨

              P.S- I am extra free, I was just being dramatic 😂

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            9. Han me wahi kehra tha
              P.s- I’m being insensitive

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            10. Thanks for realising.

              Bura lagta h yaar😢
              Okay that was too much drama🤭🤭

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            11. Lagne do. Aur Lagne do.
              Same insensitivity.

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            12. 🙍
              Mai bechari, abla naari😒

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            13. Sab ek hi hai. Koi abla tabla nai.

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            14. Han. Bajao mat. 🤨

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            15. Still works 😂

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            16. HappySoul says:

              😐👍👍he denies 😊

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            17. He always does.

              But see the rest agree! Majority wins.

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            18. I’m the majority 😎

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            19. Oh hello, I was talking about Anushka, Happy soul, Zish and I.
              We make majority.

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            20. Zish is on my side

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            21. Galatfehmi kehte h usse!

              Sab mere side h!

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            22. Aise kaise? Mere side pe koi toh honge.

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            23. Pucho chalo, pucho sabse..

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            24. I am asking sab. Who’s on my side??

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            25. Tell me when they reply.

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            26. Because I’m not 🤣

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            27. Uh huh? Anything else??

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    3. Anushk@ says:

      Amazing work zish zish!!!🙈😃 You two….tooooooo goooooood 🔥
      (Bharath ka nick name b btaa du kyaa?🙈)

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      1. Nawazish says:

        Please tell me bharath ka nickname! I would love to know it!😄😄
        Thank you so much Anushka!❤

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        1. Anushk@ says:

          Sure….HappySoul I’ll tell you secretly 😂 he should not know this.

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          1. HappySoul says:

            Yes please 😃

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            1. And how’s that gonna happen??

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      2. Thanks Anushka.
        (***** kaha hai? Reveal kardun?)

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        1. Nawazish says:

          Yes….Anushka the name please!🤭

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            1. Nawazish says:

              Spoil sport!🤓

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            2. Nawazish says:

              I’ll still want to know! You are making me more curious as to what it is now!🥺🥺

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            3. Zish, I wanted to reach you as well. But I am glad you’re here. Fantastic work both of you really!
              Absolutely adorable work, bring more seriously 😊

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            4. Guess what, I can reveal both of theirs Nick name to you?
              Then both of us together would tease them. What say?

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            5. Nawazish says:

              I’m all in! Tell me for both of them!🤭🤭 I’ll support you fully in this!

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            6. Haha sure, someday I’ll do that for sure. But I’ll just tell you Bharath’s Nick name.. maza aayega.
              Then Anushka, you and I will all tease him😅😅

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            7. Nawazish says:

              Yup please bataye! I am dying of curiosity🥺🥺

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            8. Bharath, Bata du kyaa?

              P.S- Ye ladka bhut busy h Sachi..

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            9. Dhamki 🥺
              Me kaha busy hu!

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            10. Haa Dhamki.
              Daro mujse🤭

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            11. Kaise log hai 🥺🥺

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            12. Yuhi h ab beta😎

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            13. Mukke khaoge aap

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            14. Haha tum bhi khaoge. Sara din masti karte rehte ho🤦

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            15. MIne Kya kiya 😂

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            16. Sari badmashi Karo fir bolo mene Kya Kiya🤦

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            17. Maine kuch kiya hi nai. Tum log Kitna satate ho mujhe conference call me, maine Kuch kaha?? 🥺🥺🥺

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            18. Arey tum layak ho satane ke!

              I miss conference calls. We’ll make it Anushka ke free hote hi.

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            19. Maine Aisa Kya kiya? 🥺
              Han Tum jab chaho tab.

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            20. Fir call pe bataenge, Kya Kiya, ruko tum abhi.

              Soon, very soon!

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            21. Batana. I’m all ears.

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            22. Nawazish says:

              Pushhhhhh!🤓

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            23. Kuch bhi 🤣🤣

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            24. Anything else???

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            25. Haha, no.. abhi ke liye yahi😅

              Nhi ruko, the more I speak,the more I know. Fir I’ll see how we can all tease you 😂

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            26. What the!🤣🤣🤣

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            27. Nawazish, appe ghar jao.

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            28. Nawazish says:

              Doesn’t sound good! Appe kaam karo jao!

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            29. I can make it sound good but I have to switch names. 😛

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            30. Nawazish says:

              Leave it smart pants! It’s ok this way!🥺🥺

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            31. Right?? Everybody asks for names these days. 😏

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            32. Hell no! Shush!!

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            33. Paise lagenge chup rehne ke😅

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            34. Soch ke bataungi🤔
              Mje pata h tumhari salary aa gyi h😅

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            35. Nahi aaya hai 🤣

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            36. Oleey🙄

              Mai faltu ki ummede laga ke bethi thi🤭

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            37. Ummeede hoti hi faltu hai😂

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            38. Such an expected response from Bharath!

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            39. Ab Kya kare? It is what it is.

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            40. True that!

              Par Bharath, ummed pe duniya kayam h!

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            41. Isiliye itti gandi duniya hai

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            42. It’s a beautiful world.

              Kuch log kharab hoti h, it’s like bad fish spoiling the pond.

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            43. Fish belong in the pond, good or bad.

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            44. Arey Duniya bhut achi h…
              Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder!

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            45. Han Han mera hi line mwre pe maaro. Nice.

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            46. This is universal!

              Does Bharath sees beauty in the world?

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            47. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.

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            48. Nawazish says:

              Thank you so much Rashmi! You are too sweet!❤❤

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            49. Nawazish is busy

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            50. Nawazish says:

              When am I busy?🥺

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            51. You’re always busy

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            52. Nawazish says:

              Like you are busy!😉

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            53. You are busy, only youuuuuuuuuu.

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            54. Reply toh Dera time pe! Tumhare jaise subah dekhke shaam me nai.

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            55. Chup rho tum.
              Mene din me msg Kiya, tumne shaam me reply Diya😡

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            56. Ek ghante ke andar maine reply diya.
              Tum pura din laga dete.

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            57. I was just being humble okay🤨

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            58. Be rude now 🤨

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            59. I don’t know how to be that.
              Mai sidhi sadhi si bachi, I only know to be good!

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            60. Jhut hai ye. 🤣🤣

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            61. Arey Sach h yeh!
              I am very innocent

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            62. Chalo thike.
              Welcome to the club of Innocents!

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            63. I was always there 😎

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            64. Aisa Kuch hai nai

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          1. Anushk@ says:

            Hahahah… Bharath’s name is Bharath only 😂
            I’m being a damper now. He’ll kill me if I utter a word.

            Nawazish I’ll tell you secretly 🙈

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            1. Nawazish says:

              Haha! He’ll kill me too, if I ask again!🤣🤣 I’ll wait for it!🙈

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            2. Anushk@ says:

              Let’s be a good girls then😂
              Baki I’ll tell you secretly.

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            3. Nawazish says:

              Deal!😂😂

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            4. Nawazish, idhar aao zara.

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        2. Anushk@ says:

          Good boy you’re..haina🥺

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  7. Tanisha says:

    Beautifully written…Imagery is amazing

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  8. HappySoul says:

    ‘ I don’t know what peace feels like .. its been a while’… loved it!
    Cool collab Bha-Zi or is it Zi -Bha as I feel the last two para are yours

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    1. It’s all mixed up but the second and last are mine. 😀

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Oh ok .. now I see the “king” 😃

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        1. No! The poor guy. The downtrodden.

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          1. HappySoul says:

            A King in rags then, who rose to glory? 🤨

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            1. There’s no glory 🥺

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            2. HappySoul says:

              It’s all in our mind 😇😊

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            3. Meh whatever 😂

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