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Hema

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India
India
The world shines with what you do.
July 6, 2019
 

Time and again, I have been silly.
Time and again, I believed into something which wasn't there,
Time and again, I have faced the burnt of it all.
But this time, I won't let be cut down easily.
This time, you will see the thorns before the rose
This time, I will make sure you are worth the wait and effort.
I won't be that person anymore. I won't chase after the greener pastures or the beautiful meadows. Instead I will give this land more love and nurture ever seen, so much so that I won't have to look for something better.

WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH
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August 25, 2017
 

Festivities are being celebrated,
The lights are shimmering,
But beyond the chants and the music of the bells,
I am in another land, in another time,
In another world.
The chants increasing bought back the reality,
The lights suddenly become blur,
And the music starts blaring to the ears,
The need has been broken, the desire smashed,
The reality brings a thousand memories,
But not the ones that matter.

There are many fishes in the sea,
But the sea isn't what one wants,
A daughter of forests can protect, care and nourish,
All she needs is for the roots to be strong enough.

The chants are back and so is the distant dream,
The laughter echoes but this continuous beat has noth...

ORIGINAL
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August 23, 2017
Mumbai, India

Dear me,

You will feel alone. There will be a time when you don't know whether it is worth it. When you don't know whom to count upon because wherever you look, you know that they won't extend an extra hand.

You will be disappointed in yourself and frustrated with others. An irritating voice which continues to tell you that no one understands and no one will.

You will feel an intense need to escape, to just run away to the place where noone knows you. But you can't because you are bound to the chains of responsibilities. The last thing you want to do is adulting and yet it is expected of you.

You won't know what you are searching or where is your path and all you craved was support. You ...

TOTAL ECLIPSE 2017
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August 18, 2017
 

Nightmares have become consistent,
Fights are my routine,
Disappointment is my emotion,
Exhausted, my body claims,
And yet I have gone beyond the breaking point.

Each day, I become quieter,
My confidence is all time low,
Failure is what my situation shows,
And yet, I have a hope of better tomorrow.

The cries have become muffled,
My eyes speak another story,
Restrained is my spirit,
Break free, my soul claims,
And yet, I am going on through the motions.

The highs are now my lows,
Don't give a fuck is what I say,
Pain is now my best friend,
Hypocrite is what I see,
And yet, I am fighting for myself.
And yet, I am fighting for myself.


_ Hema Sanghavi

ORIGINAL
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August 17, 2017
 

Sometimes it feels better not to have you in my life, where I have to try and get your attention. But there are times when i miss you. I miss you more than anything. I have started to work and work every moment so that i don’t think about you. I am doing things that i was avoiding few weeks back. Have become more active and surprisingly, I realised that i have more energy to do more than ever. I am doing all the work i was complaining before. All the work because i don’t want to think about you. Strange, what people are ready to do to not feel any pain.

Yet, i think about you. I wonder whether you are okay, whether you have eaten well, whether you have not kept yourself busy or whether do...

ORIGINAL
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August 13, 2017
Mumbai, India

I don't know what is right or what is wrong anymore. I don't know whether I should hold on or let go.

Everyone tells me to move on, to take the step, but each time I think about it, I can't.

Each time I think that this is enough, I somehow find my anger melting and my patience on the top.

I don't understand why do I do it? Why do I give you a chance when it is clear that you don't feel for me that way?

My mind is telling me all sorts of things that I don't want to accept. I love you. Finally after all these years, I find someone to whom I fell in love with, bit alas, I will have to let you go.

There are many reasons that quarantine me leaving but all I need is that lone look or a call...

NATIONAL LAZY DAY
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July 27, 2017
Mumbai, India

What has caught up in your mind? Why are you filled with doubts? Why have you started to question yourself? When will you realise that it is just you that is letting yourself down?

I am sure there are times when you are confused, when you don't understand what is happening but it shouldn't be serving as an excuse. What has stopped you from being your usual confident self? Is it just monotony that has caught up to you or just laziness?

When will you realise my dear that you will always have to work more than the others? You aren't like them. So why are you pretending to be?

You never let a challenge beat you down then why this? You have to stand up. You can't keep on complaining. Find you...

ONE VOICE DAY
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April 2, 2017
Mumbai, India

In the absence of the other, I survive. I learn how to be awake, work, and live. In the absence of the other, the days are normal, just like yesterday. I smile, do the chores and complete the responsibilities.

In the absence of the other, I survived.
But I started to live only when the other arrived. The fluttering of heartbeats, the gentle sway of hands, radiant glow of the cheeks from blushing, and the eyes that could devour the soul.

In the presence of the other, I knew how to feel, the warmth of the body, the fragrance calming, in the arms of his, I found home.
-Hema Sanghavi

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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April 1, 2017
Mumbai, India

"This cannot go on"
" Why not? I thought you liked him? "
" That's where the problem is. It's been years since I felt for someone this strongly. It's not healthy. I have got to be realist in this world if I have to survive. I will fall for him and then after few months or let's say few years, it will break.
What's the point? How can I explain this to you that I have started to care. This bond that we share is going stronger each day and it is scaring me away.

"Why? "
" Because nothing can be this beautiful. So easy. He has come and changed the way I perceive the world. Each day, it seems lighter and easier to smile without any reason. I laugh genuinely. I feel entitled. He spoils me. I hav...

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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March 31, 2017
Mumbai, India

How do you stand against time and tell it to stop functioning for a while, to take a break and leave us alone for a while?
I need time. Time to feel, to think, to just be.
- Hema Sanghavi

LETTRS BLACK AND WHITE
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March 26, 2017
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"So what happened?"
"Nothing. We just held hands. "
"Really? Nothing more? Tell me everything!"

"How do I describe holding hands? It was the most intimate thing. No, I am not being coy. At first, it's more shy. Just the softest touch on the fingers and then slowly glide towards the palm, holding them. Firm. Rugged palms exploring the soft lines of the other. You just don't hold hands. You give them a part of you. Sign of trust and support. Like a kid trusting his mother to hold him if he fails to walk.

Those rugged hands tell a story of hardships and strength. Those small circling touches on the palm smooth your anxiety. Those holding hands promise security. Those enclosed hands proudly d...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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February 24, 2017
 

There's a myriad of emotions that have been swooning and threatening to destroy everything which was built. One look at this beautiful destructive force and you would be ready to plunge into the madness with laughter echoing the environment

Nature has its own charm and even if the roots are strong enough to not get uprooted,  it does bend way the trunk.
While the future looked desolate to the tenants, the forest knew it was time to let new life come.

The storm is coming, every organsim knew that. No matter how much walls they built, the storm would pave its way,  roaring it's existence.

And you gaze at it like a curious kid who watches fire, unaware of the burns.

The universe has start...

Hurray for Hollywood
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February 12, 2017
 

"Why don't you date someone?" he asked me.

And I laughed.
"Because I am old school. I like to be courted and know the person inside out. I love communication. A Relationship takes time and effort. And I want that. The Effort to move out of the texting, Netflix and chill era, and spend time with someone outside talking about life and crazy times. I want that chaos where you rip your vulnerability out and show it to each other. The small things like listening to their favorite playlist, listening and remembering their conversation is what sweet gestures are all about. I don't want months. I want lifetime."

- Hema Sanghavi

ORIGINAL
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January 1, 2017
Mumbai, India

In the fast paced world, have you sat down and written letters?
Have you ever expressed the gratitude and love you feel than just posting on social media?
Have you actually tried to walk to someone and ask the person out on a date than just waiting for the Tinder to make a match for you?
Have you opened up yourself emotionally completely even if you are afraid to have it shattered?
For once move past the whims of your mind, and take a step forward.

Love,
Hema

SPARKLES
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January 4, 2017
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Day 3, January

There are instances where you make silly mistakes and be embarrassed about it.

May be it's about those small instances which makes you more better, wiser.

It's been three days already since the new year has begun and it hasn't changed drastically. Still sleeping late, not exercising and eating junk food as always. Yet it still brings hope in me, to be better than I was before, to challenge myself.

It's this moment which calms my beating, nervous heart *insert a gif of Shifu's (Kung fu panda) inner peace *
Something tells me that it's going to be okay!

ORIGINAL
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February 16, 2016
 

The romantics wrote about their overwhelming emotions,

The Victorian submerged those,

Modernism wondered what our life is all about,

While the post Modernism is all about what society think I need,

We all are showing how happy we all are and how perfect our life is,

We show than feel,
We hide than be transparent,
We are more cynical than we ought to,

More insecure about ourselves and project it out too,
We are in a age where we are doubting everything and everyone,

Instant gratification, consumerism, capitalism is all about instant profit,
We are more about what happens to us,  more individualistic,

Tell me,
How love can survive in this?
While the infinite books talk abou...

FUCHSIA
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December 10, 2016
Mumbai, India

I usually write when a surge of emotion passes throw me. All this time, an emotion has always been there for me to write. Off late, I haven't been writing with the simple reason that I didn't feel like. Didn't know what to write about.

Lettrs has always been a home to me. Sort of a place where I can come, write and feel at peace. It's one of the app that has been always there.

I just realised that I have completed two years with lettrs and it wasn't astonishing to me. It's something that I will always choose at the end of the day.

This year has been more of Chaos for me. I have been taking different paths with no journey on my mind. Its unnerving and it makes me anxious a lot more.

I dont...

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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November 11, 2016
 

After you there is this void in me that doesn’t seem to fill, no matter where i go, whom I meet, this void stays.
It’s constant. Like a part of me is empty. It’s been years since I last saw you but still every night I wish you are all okay.

I don’t love you anymore, but somehow I still wonder whether you miss me.

It’s hysterical that I still compare you with the next guy I think I could date.

We aren’t meant to be and i know that very well but you were the only person I loved truly.

I gave my heart and my soul and even though it’s been years since it was broken, it’s still on ment.

I wonder whether i would ever heal completely.

There’s this conflict in me which stops me from dating...

TYPEWRITER
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October 30, 2016
 

Known for writing Melancholy,
The darkness was her Ally.
But even her Ally left her on the day of lights.
Wishing everyone on lettrs a very Happy Diwali. May you keep smiling the way you do when you see the firecrackers on the sky.
Loads of love,
Hema Sanghavi

ORIGINAL
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October 19, 2016
 

You read great poetries,
Adore the love in the books,
Write about emotions,
Yet why have you build a fortress?
  
  Hema Sanghavi

ANGEL OF UNDERSTANDING
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September 20, 2016
 

One of those days where nothing is black and white; where there is sadness mixed with determination.

It's one of those days,Where you count each breath and hope the day passes by.

It's one of those days where everything is clear yet there is fog waiting for you.

It's one of those days where you question everything about you.

It's just one of those days.
It's just one of those days.

- Hema Sanghavi

DARK AND STRIPED
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September 18, 2016
 

There are days like –

You are on your phone going through the contact list, many names, so many people. You know you can hang out with them, have fun but you can’t call them up to share. As you move down the list, you can’t shake this anxious feeling that you are alone, may be you don’t have anyone. 

You keep the phone aside to shake off the feeling, try watching TV series on binge to just pass the time. After some episodes, your brain doesn’t register it as an entertainment. You go back and rewind the time when you had a real honest conversation with somebody. That anxious feeling comes back. 

You start feeling insecure. You start reminding your flaws as a reason why you are not a nice pe...

DARK AND STRIPED
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September 14, 2016
 

Rant to myself- For my past, present and future

There's a time when you meet someone special,
You connect to that person,
And you change yourself to be better,
Not because it was asked but because you want to be the best version of your self.
But also be reminded that
At Times,
No matter how much hard you try and be the best you can be,
You cannot be enough for him,
Even at your best, you won't be good enough,
And yet there would be someone who would feel that you are best even at your worst.

It doesn't mean that person didn't like you or you were at fault. It simply means that you both are different, have different perceptions and expectations.

- Hema Sanghavi

ORNATE LUXURY
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September 4, 2016
 

Words have left me,
No allegory or metaphor left,
I am not drowning in the ocean,
Nor taken away by force,
All that's left,
Is an island of nothingness,
There's this feeling of total silence,
No voice to chirp,
As beautiful as the island looks,
It's desolate,
I am not dead nor dying,
Surviving the best,
Yet whenever I am alone,
I look for you.
The island is a cage,
And I am the Queen,
Impenetrable, unconquered,
And it shall be,
The night shall be my guide
And star my author,
I am just another story waiting for its forever ending.

Hema Sanghavi

ORNATE LUXURY
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August 31, 2016
 

Looking back, I feel whatever happened was for good. And if i had chose something else, it wouldn’t have turned out that great. But then I realize that it’s because I chose to accept my situation and move on from it. I think that’s one of the most important lesson to learn.

- Hema Sanghavi

WIN $500
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August 25, 2016
 

Days go on with work,
Kept myself buried with it,
Have scheduled myself to the minute,
Work is all I have lrft,
It's all I can do,
It's all I am good at,
I am devoid of emotions,
It is so easy to let go,
But so difficult to forget,
How do I conquer this?
Or is it going to rule my demons?
No one to be with,
No one to understand,
Just here to be a part of the soil,
Will vanish away through the storm of sea,
For here, for now,
I am just holding to the anchor of nothingness,
The cage is my shelter,
The wild has left me,
Nothing more remained than the shattered memories,
So that's what I will be,
Polaroid pictures and memories to be forgotten
- -Hema Sanghavi

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August 23, 2016
 

There is always a finish line to the marathon you are running, it's decided that you are going to cross it.
So now you know that, would you like to change what you are doing in the present?
Do you want to follow the cat- dog race or follow your own pace?
Do you want to look back like the rabbit did or just keep on moving like the tortoise?
No matter, the choices, it's yours. Just don't feel regret.
Some may have great start while someone takes a little more time. Don't compare with others.
Can you do more than yesterday? And that's all it matters.
- Hema Sanghavi

HARMONY
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August 6, 2016
Mumbai, India

Once in a while,
Go back to the roots,
Join the nature,
Let the wind take away the stress,
Let the trees make you feel at home,
Let the sea make you hopeful,
Feel how much you are part of the earth,
The way your soul somehow knows this is tranquility, this is where you find inner peace,
This is where you can let go of all your baggage,
Once in a while,
Go back to the roots.

Loads of love,
Hema Sanghavi

WIN $500
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July 24, 2016
 

As we grow,
We realize that people will have their opinions,
That we will never be perfect for them,
From School to college to work,
You will find an direct relation,
As we jump on the level of education and experience,
The less real person we find,
The more you grow,
The more you realize that people will talk to you because they want something from you,
There would be really few who would like you for who you are,
And that's why, we start wearing masks,
We move along with the herd,
But,
For once,
Pause.
Listen,
Observe,
Feel.
Do you want to be this person because it will make you more acceptable? What is your intuition telling you? Close your eyes and feel.
Is this you? Find it. Find what ti...

BANKSY SWING
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July 14, 2016
 

There's so much to give,
So much of love and affection,
We bound it by reminding ourselves to give it only those who are worth it,
But I wonder,
Why do we put so much of restriction?
If someone or something evokes a feeling, it simply does,
Bounding it to our self defense mechanism or to the societal norms, would just cage it.
Acceptance is freedom.
Give and be free.
Love and feel the euphoria.
Naming, categorizing, won't help either.

For once, Be unapologetic yourself!

-Just another random rant
- Hema Sanghavi

BANKSY SWING
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