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Bani Frankly

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India
India
Medical student; amateur cook, writer and singer 😀
March 11, 2019
 

Home is where the heart is
But my heart is shattered
And all the pieces scattered
I tried to get on the wings of the wind
And look for it among the clouds
I cried to the ocean to swallow me
Maybe an oyster has hidden my heart inside it
I wanted to hold on to a ray of light
And travel at its infinite speed
Into the unknown dark realms
To see if my heart was there
The clouds heard me and opened up
But my heart wasn't in the downpour
The fish of the sea swam all over for me
Yet they had no clue where my heart was
And the inquisitor of the infinite realms
Couldn't tell where my heart had disappeared
And hence here I remain
Alone and waiting
Heartless and thus homeless.

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WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 8, 2019
 

It's okay if you don't want to hold my gaze
Just look away
I'll understand if you don't want to hold my hand
Just let go
It's okay if you want to ignore my tears
Just leave me alone
It's okay if you don't want to accept me
Just push me away
It's okay if you don't want to remember our love
Just let it go
Darling I'll understand if you want to do any of this
I'll just put on my fallen facade
And say everything's alright
Just like before.

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HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY
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February 10, 2019
 

#Skylark Challenge 177

When I think
I can't make it through the night
You are there for me.
Your fresh aroma
Arouses me.
The taste of your sweet bitterness
Keeps me going -
Letter by letter,
Word by word.
I pray our story is one
That never will end.
So tell me
Dear coffee,
Will you be my valentine?

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
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January 31, 2019
 

#Skylark challenge 176

As I began walking
Through the green fields -
Peaceful and calm,
I never guessed once
That it would be
The path to my destruction.
I never once thought
My once blank heart
Would become a canvas
Of your cruelty,
A book of fear and sorrow -
Each page bleeding
From the scars you inflicted.
As I now listen
Into the silence of the night
I am reminded
Of my mute and dumb heart
That once used to sing of our love.
And as I look at the tough bark
Of the mighty trees
That covers the soft wood beneath,
I am reminded of
The facade I now put up
To cover my fragile, shattered soul.

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LOVE FOR ALL
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January 31, 2019
 

#1
Always around you
But still can't hold you in my arms
Afraid of what people would say
Afraid of what you would say
I'm completely hopeless
Yet I keep dreaming about us
Am I so deluded
That I think it's going to work between us?
Am I so arrogant
That I cannot accept that we cannot be together?
Am I so far from reality
That I cannot see the truth that's right in front of me?
Tell me,
What is wrong with me?

#2
Laying limp on my bed
Struggling to fall asleep
Yet I cannot
With questions screaming inside
Tears streaming down
And I pick up my phone
To put down a second sad story for the night
Is it me or is it just life?
Does every feeling of mine have a reason
Or am I just making up reasons fo...

CHIRAYU 4
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January 28, 2019
 

Still feels like yesterday
When I was head over heels
in love with you
Still feels like yesterday
Those nights we spent
cuddled up against each other
warm and content
Still feels like yesterday
How my heart was broken
when you found someone new
and left me here alone
And yesterday
I mourned
I longed for you
I wanted you to fly
back to me
But you didn't want to
So yesterday
I stopped remembering you
I stopped picturing you
in everything I saw
I stopped loving you
And yesterday
You came back to me
saying you wanted me
that you still love me.
But
Yesterday is gone
Long gone
So turn around my friend
Go your own way
For I no longer need you
So long old friend
For I'm never seeing you again.

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MAKE YOUR MARK
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January 28, 2019
 

Will you jump into the ocean with me
Knowing that I will drown you?
Will you walk into the flames with me
Knowing you will burn?
Will you fly to the other end with me
Knowing you'll have nothing but misery?
Will you embrace darkness for me
Knowing you may never see the light again?
Will fall into the abyss with me
Knowing you may never rise again?
Will you look right into my eyes
And tell me you love me?

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LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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January 26, 2019
 

"Close your eyes! I've got a surprise for you. Walk with me," her mother said. She took her daughters hand and together they walked outside. "Now open them," she said.
And when she opened her eyes, she gave a stifled cry and tears started streaming down her face. She ran forward and hugged her girlfriend who was standing there with a ring in her hands (now fiancé). When she turned back worried, her mother said "I'm sorry my dear for not understanding early that love is love. You are free to love."

PORTRAIT
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January 26, 2019
 

I love the strong winds
Blowing everything away
Because it reminds me
how you threw me off my feet.

I love the rain
Running against my skin
Because it reminds me of your gentle touch.

I love the sea and its violent spray
Because it reminds of your passion.

I love the bolts of lightning
They remind me how I feel
when you press your lips to mine.

I love the sound of distant thunder
It reminds me how you sound
when you whisper in my ear.

Altogether I love the storm
It reminds me of my heart -
how it leaps and swirls and dances
It reminds me of your presence -
how it unsettles my calm soul.

And how the air after
a touch of the storm
becomes tenfold beautiful -
your touch washes my soul
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THE KISS
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January 26, 2019
 

You're the setting sun
And I the rising moon
Sharing a short moment
Of evening twilight
With the silent sea
A sad witness
Of our forbidden love.

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DARK NIGHT
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July 7, 2018
 

Sitting side by side
Yet we are miles apart.
I put my hand in yours
And you don't feel a thing.
I look into your eyes
All I find is a vast emptiness.
I put my lips to your cheek
And all I feel is a bitter coldness.
It's like our love has left us
And we are oceans apart.
In place of a blazing fire
All we have left is ashes and ice.

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WINTER WHISPERS
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April 29, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

Collapsing into bed
Because the the heart is too heavy to let me stand.
Eyes closed, eyelids quivering
The dams I built long ago
Can no longer hold back this flood of tears.
Maybe the veins in my head will burst
If I try to stop myself any longer.
Maybe I should just let go
Maybe I should open my floodgates.
I look around for a shoulder to support me-
I find many -
Those that held me during my past hard times.
But now, will they still be there
After this confession I have to make?
Will they be able to face the truth?
WILL I be able to face the truth?
Or have I fallen for my own lies just like they have,
Am I living in a lie I desperately want to believe?
Is there someone who I can really tru...

DREAMS
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March 13, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

"Go where your dreams take you"
What if I don't want to dream?
What if I choose to stay numb,
Lost in the darkness?
What if I say my dreams can take me
But I choose not to follow?
And that my path will end up in a sad disaster?
"Go where your dreams take you" they say.
But how many did really dream
In this sad, sad world?
How many did feed on the dreams of others,
Without a dream of their own?
And how many chose to willingly paralyse their minds
Because they didn't dare to dream?
And how many among those few who did dream
Were too afraid and let their dreams rot?
Yes, I'm afraid to dream,
I'm afraid to fly,
I'm afraid to be free.
And so I submit myself to bondage-
Throat strangled and wings c...

LETTRS CHALK
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March 1, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

How come I dream of you in the night and receive your call the next morning? Is it just a coincidence or is it because our hearts are beating on to the same rhythm?

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LOVE IN YOUR EYES
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January 26, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

"She hurt me. She broke my heart"

She did?

"Yeah. But now she's asking my forgiveness. She's realised her mistake"

So... What did you say?

"I didn't say anything. I don't want her to get away from this that easily. I want revenge."

So you want to break her heart now?

"Yeah"

But don't you love her?

"I do. But..."

There are no buts in love. Love is all about forgiveness and reconciliation. If you can't forgive her, who will? Isn't it natural that she made a mistake? Isn't she just human? How many times had you hurt her and had been forgiven? Love is not a competition where you try to be ahead of one another, it is being together- for one another, to hold one another from falling, to me...

ANGEL OF UNDERSTANDING
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January 23, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

*SHOWER YOUR LOVE*
My heart was a garden full of bloom
Your love was the stream
When I was sinking into the night's gloom
Your face was my fairy dream.

You were the ocean
I was the shore
You were my daily portion
We were lovers from an untold lore.

I never dreamt of that fateful day
The day when the stream ran dry
I in hopeless mourning lay
When you bade me good bye.

Would the ocean ebb away from the shore?
Would the story of our love be left untold?
Would you leave me stranded at your door?
Would you let my heart die in the cold?

When I see the raindrops kissing the ground
The sweet petrichor filling my senses
Your sweet memories my thoughts surround
And I can't h...

GRAVELY GREY
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January 22, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

As she walked through the centre of New York she noticed a man playing his guitar. She walked past him. But when he looked up, their eyes met and she stopped walking. She couldn't move. "It can't be!" she thought "he had died long ago". And her memories came back to her in flashes. She could recall only a few things about that night- the fire and the terror and the both of them trying to escape. But then she didn't know what happened. The next thing she knew was that she was alone, at a distance from the house. She could see the flames rising and the thick black smoke. She decided it couldn't be him. But then he started singing. "That song! Impossible!" They wrote the song together and no one...

I LOVE WRITING DAY
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January 9, 2018
Visakhapatnam, India

My heart bleeds,
Yes...
When I look at you,
All those memories come flooding back,
Days filled with laughter,
Love, care and fun.
And as each day passes,
The distance between us lengthens
And our hearts drift apart,
As our bond starts breaking
Each crack giving me pain I can't express.
How did I let this happen my dearest friend?
Did our love fail the test of time?
When I want to hug you,
I'm stopped by an unknown force,
My actions become restrained.
Why?
Has our bond become obsolete?
Did our egos cloud over our friendship?
Tempers flare when once no action required forgiving,
What has come over us?
I try to convince myself that you will never come back,
Force myself to believe and live with ...

DREAMS
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January 1, 2018
Bobbili, India

Dear crush,
You came into my life in late 2017. When I thought I was happy, you made me happier. You were like the warm sunlight on a winter morning. You filled me with laughter and give me hope. Thanks for being my sunshine. I can't wait to see what the coming year has in store for us.
Love,

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WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW  YEAR
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December 21, 2017
Visakhapatnam, India

Who are you to take away my happiness,
If I'm not willing to give it?
I once gave it away,
Hoping you would be happy.
But you refused it,
Insulted and brutalised it.
Now you won't get any from me,
Even if you beg for it.
No, not now, not ever.
You have proven you are not worth it.
What good is a man
Who takes the love given to him for granted?
What good are you
Who have rejected unrequited love?

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ENDLESS STARS
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December 4, 2017
Visakhapatnam, India

What have you done?
What have you done to me?
Why do my eyes long for a glance at you?
Why do my ears starve when they don't hear your voice?
Why does my tongue crave to speak with you?
Why do my hands desire to hold you?
Why does my heart skip a beat when you look at me?
I've heard people calling it a crush,
But do you know that you've crushed me underneath the weight of your presence?
That you've had me prisoner in the dungeon of your thoughts?
That you've had me spellbound by the things you do?
That you've pierced through me with those eyes of yours?
That you've melted me with your words?
You've annihilated every defence I have
You've conquered my fortress
And you have my heart for a hosta...

CANNOT RESIST
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December 3, 2017
Visakhapatnam, India

Every door to you is closed
Every hope of reaching you is lost
I know you won't hear me
I know you shut me out.
Yet I will sing,
I will sing of my love for you.
I'll ask the stars
If they had measured my love for you.
I'll ask the sky
If it had seen my love's boundaries.
I'll ask the sea
If it could fathom the depth of my love.
I'll ask the Everest
I'll ask him if he could see the peak of my love.
Yet you couldn't see my love for you
What did it lack?
I'll ask the sun
If my passion was any colder.
I'll ask the moon
If my care was any less.
I'll ask the cosmos
If the space you've made in my heart
When you left me was any smaller;
If the pain you've put me through
Was not enough to make the ea...

ZEESHAN MOMIN
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November 16, 2017
Visakhapatnam, India

It's 2 a.m.
Bestie's just dozed off to sleep
I lay wide awake on my bed
Thinking of you
Or rather, thinking of US
I imagine us in love
Lost in a world of dreams
Where everything lasts forever
The life we'd spend together
The laughs we'd have
The trips we'd make
Where our love will grow on and on
Where time cannot restrain it
Where there's none but you and me
Where you will be my world
And I will be yours.
I sigh loudly
Suddenly thrown back into reality
Thinking,
Will that dream ever become true?
Will you love me back?
Will I love you unconditionally?
Or will you just remain another crush?

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PERFECTION
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