Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A solitary affair



Down in the dumps
Yet the morrow is alive
An affair with expectations, it seems
Freeing me
Yet clutching me
I am
Bound to strive.


– Vaishali


Written for: Words Count With Mama Zen where we write a poem in 25 words or less on our own power image AND Three Word Wednesday where we use the three words in our poems - Affair, Expectations and Free. Do join in for some creative splashes.

82 comments:

  1. That is another affair which is ok to have :-)

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    1. Another affair that everyone has. :D

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  2. Expectations are a good thing if they help one to strive! Nice.

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  3. I shall bend and sway
    in the wind of this old world
    just no matter what.

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    1. Whoa! And you did it there. :D

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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  4. "Freeing me
    Yet clutching me"

    I really like that!

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    1. Getting that from you is a huge compliment, Mama Zen! Thanks! :)

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  5. Beautiful....Vaishali where were you?....missed....

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    1. More than anything, I missed blogging so much during the short break. Thanks a lot, Sreeja! :)

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  6. the confidence to strive, the promise of a good outcome... not everyone possesses that quality. Yes, that is an affair to hang on to!

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    1. You said it for me, Margaret. Thanks for your lovely thoughts! :)

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  7. I was waiting for your next post.
    Reading this was a sheer delight!
    Keep in touch!

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    1. Wow! Well, am I glad?! :D

      Thanks so much, Aravind! Means a lot! :)

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  8. I so love "an affair with expectations"......you said a lot in few words. Well done.

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    1. Thanks a ton, Sherry! Glad to hear from you! :)

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  9. the internal affair is the hardest one to handle..that there is always tomorrow is good..jae

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    1. "That there is Tomorrow is always good" Yes, it is! Thanks for your thought, Jae. Appreciate it! :)

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  10. That affair, unlike most, will come to a good end. Nice.

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  11. Bound to strive

    I love this line the most! Beautiful!

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  12. I love the hope here....we all must strive toward something....

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    1. That we must, Joanne! Glad you liked it! :)

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  13. I also zoomed in on 'an affair with expectations' ... aren't they always?

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  14. Neat~ what contest is this..?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It's not a contest but you can go for these prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

      You can click on the links of the sites for further details. Will be glad to have you there. :)

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  15. That is a problem with affairs. Expectations are high and inevitably disappoint.

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    1. *smiles* Most often than not, they do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  16. Wow ... I loved this one .. wonderfully written :-)

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  17. I like this! Yes, we all need to have high hopes! :D

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  18. The yearnings to be free is apparent. Nicely written Vashali!

    Hank

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    1. I appreciate your feedback, Hank. Thanks so much! :)

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  19. Very powerful and the verse fitting perfectly in the prompt. You are a terrific writer Vaishali.

    I loved it, it conveys so much in so little words.

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    1. I'm more than glad to hear that, Saru. Thanks a lot for the wonderful comment. :)

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  20. thats really good, just a few lines can say so much!!
    nicely written

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  21. but the first affair should have taught that expecatations are not good :) and hence helped the second affair ..

    good one ..

    Bikram's

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    1. It might help, it might teach, but it never really can make us completely erase the possibilities of expectations from our own selves, can it? But help it does! :D

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  22. When we get what we really want from our life, we get free from expectations & keep striving to achieve the same. Am I Right?

    Nice!

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    1. Hmm that's thoughtful but would like to comment here on the day I achieve what I really truly want to.

      Thanks for stopping by, Gayatri! :)

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  23. Good one! hope my morrow does good to me!

    Do stop by my blog! Kappu

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    1. Thanks... and I hope everyone's is a good one. :)

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  24. I feel this more than I can put into words. Strive on!

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  25. beautifully written Vaishali!!

    www.styledestino.blogspot.com

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  26. Well done, sounds like such a good exercise in writing :)

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    1. Does it? :D Thanks for appreciating, Ghazala. Do join in. :)

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  27. Short and sweet, yet there's a ton of meaning in it. Nicely done!

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  28. I love the style. Rare and yet so pop culture. Keep writing.

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  29. interesting!!

    www.styledestino.com

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  30. Very nicely written Vaishali :)
    Keep up the posting :)

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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