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Afrah Sheriff

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India
India
An ailurophile. I love cats, vampires,zombies and aliens. Instagram : writingsfoodandmore Writing poems, quotes and stories is my passion.
January 16, 2018
 

#Writing prompt

If I were given the opportunity to speak and deliver my message to the world, I'd speak about equality and freedom for everyone because I think we still lack in this aspect. A lot of people are being oppressed and subjugated on the grounds of equality, which is totally unjust. Raising our voices has also become a great problem. Why can't we just  respect and love everyone for who they are ? Why does the matter of hatred arise? Cuz we're all different? It's absolutely okay to be different . We mustn't be insensitive to people who are different. We should let others wear what they want, do what they want, eat what they want and go wherever they want. Why should we even bother ...

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
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January 3, 2018
 

#Writing prompt
#Description of life in a sentence

A fragile hourglass filled with salt and sand.

              -Afrah

A NEW DAY
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December 31, 2017
 

#2017
#Reflection

Blimey! I can't believe that it's the last day of the year. We're heading towards the new year. Wow! I don't really know if I'm sad or happy at this point because 2K17  is coming to an end. The time is ticking so fast. Twelve months seemed like just six months.

On the whole, this year was pretty productive for me. But there were a few bumps as well. The fact that I did not win the New York Times online review contest made me feel disillusioned, but it's okay. It's all a matter of trying, more like trail and error. Oops! How can I forget all the wonderful things that happened this year. My theatre performance (play), titled "Birthday at the Coffins " was pretty successfu...

CHRISTMAS ICON
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December 14, 2017
 

#The gift prompt
The gift I'd love to give is gratitude and kindness. I want to present kindness and gratitude  as a token of joy and happiness for all the good things, people have done for me.  

-Afrah

TIS THE SEASON
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December 10, 2017
 

Find me in the depths of darkness before I choose to show the light.

-Afrah

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
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December 8, 2017
 

#Human Rights Day prompt

We have a lot of rights for our benefits. We make use of some and we don't make use of some. We're human beings and we have the right to be who we want to be. Although it is not practised much in some cases, so many people feel free to be who they want to be. As an individual, I think that's how we all must feel. We must feel free to be who we want to be regardless of what people say. We own ourselves. Nobody has the right to tell us who we are or what we can become.
Sometimes, due to pressure , some of us end up becoming somebody that we never wanted to become. The regret you feel because of not  becoming what you wanted to be may affects your mind. So  think and p...

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
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December 6, 2017
 

#Word of the day : Maudlin
I'm kinda getting MAUDLIN due to the excess consumption of pessimism ,or rather , let's put it this way : I'm kinda getting MAUDLIN because I was consumed by pessimism.

-Afrah

TIS THE SEASON
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December 6, 2017
 

#Skylarkchallenge 116
#First entry
Words to be used :
👑Conquer
👑Halt
👑Wither
👑Mirage
👑Essence

I will not HALT until I CONQUER the kingdom of optimism.
I will not WITHER until I am fresh.
My ESSENCE of positivity and strength will not be threatened by an illusion or by a MIRAGE.

-Afrah

TIS THE SEASON
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December 3, 2017
 

#Poem writing

Purely Pretentious :

In this world of favouritism and fawn,
I stand alone in my very own lawn
I am tired of making fair-weathered friends;
'Cuz when difficulties begin, friendship ends.

Their disloyalty was hidden by jollity,
Vile nature was masked by fake cordiality.
Talking behind others' backs was just their hobby:
After extracting benefits, even best friends became snobby.

I wonder how life takes such a turn ,
Mistakes can be erased, but there are lessons we must always learn,
Just ignoring and walking away will not numb the pain;
'Cuz horror is enveloped by skies of rain.

                        -Afrah

P. S : Based on something I've experienced quite often.

SAVE THE WORLD
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December 2, 2017
 

#Weekend prompt
#Reflection

Sometimes, I regret for the choices I've made. I mean, to be honest, I always do. But finally, I pat my back and tell myself that it's okay not to do something others want me to do cuz its my life and I have the right to do what I wanna do. I just wanna be brave and regain my optimism.

-Afrah

SAVE THE WORLD
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December 2, 2017
 

I'm still walking over the bridges I burnt yesterday.
But today, I'm burning myself in the rain.

-Afrah

SAVE THE WORLD
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December 1, 2017
 

#Save the world prompt
There are tons of reasons as to why the world may end, but in my opinion, the world has already come to an end because of so many evils against humans, animals and the environment. We don't really treat all of 'em the same. It's all our fault. Nature has bestowed so many gifts in us but what we've done is just destruction. We must also treat everyone with equality and accept them for who they are. Likewise, we must be contented with ourselves. Trying to make a difference is easy, but to adapt to change is something we need to learn in order to save the world.

-Afrah

SAVE THE WORLD
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December 1, 2017
 

#Word of the day : Harbinger

She wants to be the HARBINGER of eradicating stereotypes of all sorts.

-Afrah

SAVE THE WORLD
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November 30, 2017
Chennai, India

Dear Afrah Sheriff ,
I don't know how to express my gratitude in words. *hugs* This means a lot. For someone who finds comfort in words and the value of giving and receiveing then, this is the biggest gift u could give me. So u my dear just gave me the best gift I could get. U were one of the first persons who inspired me to express my thoughts in just a few lines. U continue to inspire me.
Thank you my dear friend
Love you.

SAVE THE WORLD
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November 25, 2017
 

#Perfect Weekend prompt

My definition of a perfect weekend would be " Writing all day long, sipping milkshakes, hogging Mac n Cheese and few slices of Pizza, playing with cats, reading books, going on a two - day vacay, swimming and playing badminton . " I just wish I could do all these activities simultaneously.

-Afrah

POETRY BOOKS
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November 23, 2017
 

#Word of the day : Fervid

The fire in my mind is FERVID, but my pessimism will extinguish it .

                    -Afrah

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ORIGINAL
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November 4, 2017
 

Word of the day : Dubious

My scars keep asking me in a DUBIOUS way if I am still going to destroy them the way they are.

-Afrah

CELEBRATE ART
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November 4, 2017
 

#Celebrate art :
Art is what we create
It's a way to show our interest and talents
We give art an identity
It doesn't necessarily have to be liked or appreciated by the world
What's important is how we like our own work of art and our efforts taken to create it.
Art is all around us
We live in an artsy world
So let's celebrate art today.

-Afrah

CELEBRATE ART
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November 4, 2017
 

Why does the heart regret for something you haven't done?
Why does the soul weep for defying your laws?
And in the end, why does the mind win over all your battles that it's supposed to win?

-Afrah

CELEBRATE ART
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