Aging Beauty

Friendships grow

like a blooming rose

Where petals


each individual

linked arm in arm

through the good times

and the bad

Being tested with

gusty winds of negativism

from evil weeds

that grow amongst them

The rose may wither with time

The petals may grow old

But no matter what

The growth of a friendship

just like an aging rose

will never fail to retain

the beauty it beholds


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

Tempted (The Daily Prompt)

Pistachio and Cardamom Cake

Freshly decorated

Tempted to dive in

Restrain required

For it’s not mine to dig in

© NJ

Blooming Story


Unleash the beast of creativity

and splash on all the colours

Let bloom the story–

The story of your life

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Sylvia Chan’s New Beginning.

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In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt: New Beginning






Time to Sleep

As the bedtime story

reached its end

Her yawns became

more pronounced

Her eyelids drooped

It was time to sleep

Soon she was

deep in slumber

Her tiny chest

rising, falling

with every breath

She lay curled up tight

inside her mother’s

loving embrace

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

In response to dVerse’s Quaadrille 23: Curl

Withered Away

For years it stood

braving the weathers

of Mother Nature

and of humans

Till one day,

it could stand no more

And it withered,

withered away leaving

only its essence in the air


Image courtesy:- Pixabay

A New Year’s Wish

The New Year is greeted with joy and laughter

Dancing, drinking, shouts of cheers

It got me thinking of the people in my life

Those are precious to me no matter what

I’ve made new friends without forgetting the old

But never taken the opportunity to let them know

So I thought this New Year’s I’ll do just that

Tell them how I feel and what they mean

You’ll have been with me through the tough times

Laughed with me, cared for me the whole time

I hope I’ve been the same with you

If I haven’t then I’ll make sure I do

I’ll give you comfort when you desire it

I’ll give you the support when you require it

I’ll be the friend you want me to be

For fun, for laughter in times of need

That’s my wish for this New Year

From me to you, all you dears

I’ll try and be the best, the best for you

Just don’t forget me and say “who are you?”

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

Christmas Cheers!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Says Santa Claus

When it begins to snow like little drops

It’s that time of the year when Christmas cheers

Brings cakes, goodies and lots of fun

Carol singing, Santa Claus, chimneys

Reindeer, snowman, Christmas puddings

Decorating houses, streets and churches

Building a crib by all the masses

This is to celebrate the birth of our Lord

Whom we call Jesus with all our love

We call upon Him in our troubled times

We thank Him in our happy times

He’s always there for us

As we should be for each other

And forget our misgivings

To start a new beginning

As Christmas nears, so does the year end

Let us change to be better human beings

Welcome the New Year with a warm heart

And embrace ourselves for a new start


Image courtesy:- Pixabay

This is an old post but it fits the holiday season perfectly, don’t you think?

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!

Sky Lights


Sunset marks ending

Moon shine marks the beginning

Twinkling stars playing


Image courtesy:- Photokanok/freedigitalphotos

Bumping into Love

Time stood still

as they walked down

memory lane of

their first meet cute

Although fictional in definition

Their meeting was real

Bumping into each other

quite literally, in a store

apologising profusely

Not knowing fate has set

their future together

Bumped and forgotten

life went on

Until a few weeks later

they bumped into each other again

This time recognising

they spoke a few words

ending with numbers exchanged

and a tentative coffee someday

Couple of weeks later

they bumped into each other again

 This time they headed for coffee

and thus their love story began…

© NJ

In response to dVerse’s prompt.


Faltering Words

In confidence

her pen scribbles

words forming



slithers in the devil

like creepy crawlers

Exposing her to a

world of self-doubt


her pen now wobbles

Words pronounced

are hesitant

Unsure she is of her


© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been back on the blogging/writing bandwagon and I am still struggling. Words don’t flow as easily as they used to and it’s getting hard for me. But, I am still trying my best. I know I can do better and I want to. The only way to do that is to persevere. But it’s a little disheartening for me. What about you, dear friends of the blogging world? Have you ever gone through a long spell of ‘writer’s block’? If yes, what do you do to get out of it? I have tried all the usual ones. But to no avail. I’m afraid to take a break yet again coz if I do, I just might end up quitting entirely. I don’t want to do that. My life will end up in limbo if I stop writing. So, any and all suggestions are welcome.