The Writer’s Chronicles – Episode 6

The Active Writing

Episode 6 - Active Writing

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The Wandering Cloud

Dressed mostly in black and white,
I am just another wandering cloud,
I am, sometimes, wild within,
And wild sometimes without.

I am that wandering cloud, my friend,
Who brought with it memories,
Some real, some inexistent.
For lovers and haters, alike
For adults and children, alike.
Making everyone feel empty yet content.

I am that wandering cloud,
Dear Sparrow, don’t worry;
For my poor existence is subject to a flurry.
When I shower blessings divine,
Really will the sprouts entwine
To offer a cushion to your babies
Helping them with cozy draperies.

I am that wandering cloud
O Soul, the resolute.
Beware, albeit
You can’t keep me under siege,
For I remain a roamer,
Acting upon my will.
A few things, like my soul,
Must only be felt with
And, not be dealt with.

But, above all,
I am that wandering cloud,
O Lord, for the hands that
Sowed in despair once,
Raise up to You,
Rejoicing upon my sight,
Thanking you and making merry.
The same hands had once
Attended to the days
That brought with them
Scorching heat and light.

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The Writer’s Chronicles – Episode 5

A very happy new year to you!

The Silent Conversations

Episode 5 - Silent Conversations

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Lessons on Branding and Growth

Day 9 and 10 Lessons Combined


I’ve begun to earn what I longed, yearned for: my share of the sky in this world. It is just that I spell it as S-U-C-C-E-S-S. For me, success is subject to only a few things, two of which form the core learning from the day 9 and 10 lessons, respectively: engagement and persistence.

It does require a handsome share of mind to come up with new topics to write about and share with all of you. Like I mentioned, I know that your time is priceless, and if I were to wish you to spend it on my posts, I better make the posts worthy of it. But before I talk about the two key elements, I must share with you what I changed on this site.

The idea behind taking this ten-day free course on WordPress was to see which squares did I miss while tiling this site. The efforts were good so far, but now that the site has grown vertically and horizontally, I must make it possible for you to swim effortlessly through the content and sieve out what’s not required.

The site pages are now less intrusive to traverse, searchable, annotated – a few posts that were tucked under pages and menus are now available on the site’s timeline – and easier to read. I’ve experimented with the fonts, colors, and page layout. I’ve also tried to make the posts look more manmade. And, I’ve got the creative juices flowing: a lot of poems and other creative stuff.

With that background, let me bring you back to the two key lessons: engagement and persistence.

There are two things that, for me, colocate with engagement. The first one is purpose. And the second one is commitment. My posts are there for a purpose: one common thought, which through the course of the post, you will share with me. And I am committed to bringing to you only the choicest, original content. Even when I publish a commentary on other’s posts, the thoughts are as original as the ink.

Similar to engagement, there are two things that colocate with persistence, too. The first is flow. And the second one is regularity. Those of you who’ve journeyed with me through this course of posts will agree that there exists a uniform flow of thoughts. And that the thoughts have continued to flow through to you quite frequently in the last five years.

There still are a few things that I will like to experiment with. For example, guest posts and SEO. For now, I am happy with the little share of the sky I’ve got.

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Lessons on Branding and Growth

Day 6, 7, and 8 Lessons Combined


If there was one word that defined the online and offline social communities, it would be Connect. That true at least for the lessons I received through the last three days.

Social connection and interaction, in context of the learnings I have received, is both the origin and the destination of the content on this site. If I were to assign a term to it, it would be a progressive loop of interaction.

This is something I have said in my book, The Write Stride: A Conversation with Your Writing Self. Although a major part of the book is aimed at benefitting technical communicators, the theme (of communicating correct messages correctly) truly underpins the importance of the message in the lessons 6, 7, and 8, and remain relevant for all of us.

As I write this, here’s something noteworthy:

  • In the course of time, I’ve given enough time and scope to this site. I’ve helped it mature into something worth sharing on my online social space.
  • I keep reading the work of fellow bloggers.

I’ve even brought back some of them to WordPress.

  • I keep sharing good content with good people. It works for me in two ways: I bring people to my content and I bring good content (both mine and otherwise) to the people around me.

But, of course, it is a continuous process, and not a one-day, one-time effort.

It takes time to build masterpieces. And, I am taking my own time with this site. You know what I mean!

Happy writing.

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I Melt Through My Eyes

When I see her drenched in vibrant dreams
Of togetherness, friendship, and love,
Her soft hands quivering like leaves in the breeze,
Her lips curved into a smile, her hair covering her eyes,
I confess I begin to melt through my eyes.

When I see the world
into the one divine soul
that is filled with love
Unconditional, beyond definitions
And the time itself,
I begin to flow through my eyes.
I confess I begin to melt through my eyes.

Ever since she spoke, her words –
Like honey is to the mouth,
Like cooing is to my ears –
Bless me with unfathomable bliss
that flows through me.
I confess I begin to melt through my eyes.

Day after day, I learn to live
Moments within each moment,
Relish the inexhaustible love,
Radiate festivity, while the worry,
For each of that worthy moment flies.
I confess I begin to melt through my eyes.

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