#citylights

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  • patient7 5w

    Love left unsaid
    It lingers in the air instead
    Needlessly begging to be heard
    Like a Sunday morning songbird

    When you've done the twist and turns
    Of labels and boxing the passion that burns
    All that matters is that he see's you when he falls asleep
    But he keeps waking up in twisted sheets

    Candlelight versions of themselves
    Speaking words about things they may never be
    Twirling smoke and spinning minds are free
    And for a moment they contain the lights of cities

    Tounge-twisted body language is spinning her
    But a dress ain't right for her caliber
    She sits and cries and writes and spites
    In the middle caught between drawn out fights
    She takes flight
    All around she sees
    Sights and stories
    Her head starts pouring
    A site she's trained to hide away
    Mistaken to think she's not on the brink
    Of describing the universe
    With one drop of her ink

    He's longing for her unique company
    But everytime they get too close to see
    The songbird chokes on pure agony and stumbles on it's words
    Maybe this is how it's supposed to be

    Get back up it's not over now
    Feelings left on the prowl
    Calmed only by a warm embrace
    Trading tears and telling uspoken stories face to face

    Tounge-twisted body language is spinning her
    But a dress ain't right for her caliber
    She sits and cries and writes and spites
    In the middle caught between drawn out fights
    She takes flight
    All around she sees
    Sights and stories
    Her head starts pouring
    A site she's trained to hide away
    Mistaken to think she's not on the brink
    Of describing the universe
    With one drop of her ink

    They both seek a mirror to show the other's worth
    To confidently explain why they're on this earth
    The consequences of your birth
    Their meeting was not mistaken
    The energy that guides rode the wind whipped night
    Unknowingly meeting
    It was no apparent occasion
    Both want what is right
    A rare sight
    A collision of light
    A supernova at the shady grove is far too bright
    To see a pre-planned rhyme or reason
    So they flow infinitely with the seasons

    @in_fragments

    #love #songbird #unsaid #energy #citylights #universe

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    Songbird

    Love left unsaid
    It lingers in the air instead
    Needlessly begging to be heard
    Like a Sunday morning songbird

    When you've done the twist and turns
    Of labels and boxing the passion that burns
    All that matters is that he see's you when he falls asleep
    But he keeps waking up in twisted sheets

    Candlelight versions of themselves
    Speaking words about things they may never be
    Twirling smoke and spinning minds are free
    And for a moment they contain the lights of cities

    Tounge-twisted body language is spinning her
    But a dress ain't right for her caliber
    She sits and cries and writes and spites
    In the middle caught between drawn out fights
    She takes flight
    All around she sees

  • saltwater_life 6w

    Us

    Smoke intertwined
    Above the city lights,
    The fire in our souls.
    ©saltwater_life

  • tales_of_soul 11w

    Rail ki patri pe chale,
    Kuch sawalo ke talash mein.
    Koi khud ki,
    Toh koi sapno ki talash mein.
    Har ek musafir yaha,
    Zindagi talash ta hai.

    Har chehra ek Kahani batata hai,
    Kuch khayaal aur
    Kuch shikayate chupata hai.
    Har koi iss bheed mein,
    Zindagi talash ta hai.

    ©vaaishnavi

  • alkhadijah 13w



    city lights burning bright
    the candles losing the battle
    of life of light
    the candles do not burn bright
    the flaws in the stars
    taking turns for revenge
    the fate with curly hair
    tangled in it self
    what a pitiful sight
    the sky without moonlight
    dark streets dark corners
    and even darker secrets
    the ecstasy of sleep
    is far far away
    candles burning dimly
    the dim light of burning soul
    "things fall apart
    the centre can not hold."

    ©Al-Khadijah

  • mnn_mistry 15w

    Writer(s): Jeet Gannguli, Rashmi Singh

    #Citylights

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    Ek chiraiya

    Ek chiraiya ghonsle ko chhod udd udd jaaye
    Aur ye soche kaash aisa ho kadam mud jaaye

    Ik chiraiya ghonsle ko chhod ud ud jaaye
    Aur ye soche kaash aisa ho kadam mud jaaye

    Tinka tinka kar batora aur banaaya ghar
    Par samay ki barishon ne kar diya beghar
    Kar diya beghar... kar diya begharr...

    O musafir dheer dhar
    Aayega sooraj idhar
    Kaahe bhaage... kaahe bhaage...
    Door jitna jaayega
    Laut phir naa paayega
    Kaahe bhaage... kaahe bhaage...

    Ek charraiya ko paraaya des kaise bhaaye
    Gaaon ka peepal puraana yaad usko aaye
    Tinka tinka kar batora aur banaaya gharr
    Par samay ki barishon ne kar diya begharr
    Kar diya beghar... kar diya begharr...

    Yeh jo asuan ki ladi
    Beh rahi hai har ghadi
    Tere aage... tere aage...
    Yaad rakh har mod par
    Ek nayi subah khadi
    Kaahe bhage... kaahe bhaage...

    Ik chiraiya aansuon se lad jhagad so jaaye
    Raah pathreeli hai lekin hausla na jaaye
    Tinka tinka kar batora aur banaaya gharr
    Par samay ki baarishon ne kar diya begharr
    Kar diya beghar... kar diya begharr...

  • neuralnomad 16w

    A drizzling breeze most imperceptible
    strolls by your cheeks, your head outside
    — a moving car,
    rolling past —
    this midnight city's waking sleep
    under dim yellow-orange glows
    under street-lamps with mossy shades
    of yin-yang stripes, bedecked they are
    enrobed by looming storeys still
    with windows dark — no signs of life
    yet you hear, collective pulses of that sleeping breath
    diffused about over empty roads, no destination
    shall they offer you, no resting place
    the lane and street is place itself, yet
    you may stop the car—
    to lie on it, to gaze at what
    little respite the stars offer — in glimpses
    through the settling smog
    or you may stop, by some shy street side
    infront of apartments, windows' curious wink
    under fading lit, orange pumpkin bulbs
    in criss-cross lines, a decorated lane
    with that sleepless ATM booth, tad bit out of place
    in partial shadows — of those nameless trees
    beside flickering signboards, with fading smiles
    a quiet of purpose, that enshrouds
    My fragile reflections, no purpose they seek
    just reflections, like that speckled gleam
    the bridge-lights subtly, over the river paint
    while the few crawlers crawl, from the night-life hives
    going about their amusing ways
    around parks and fields, empty battlegrounds
    they look, in slow-paced looming dark,
    and only places, where footfalls sound,
    hospitals, burning ghats, death and disease thrive
    or intoxicated urchins, in their jumbled jive
    or empty temples, beggars, priests survive,
    such are flavors
    closing diners leave, with tea-stalls
    brewing harmonious blend
    with shutters shut,
    the flavors spread, seated in
    hired cabs in fleets,
    flavors past twelve
    a midnight city simmers and bakes.

    #writersnetwork #writerstolli #city #kolkata #citylights #midnightcity #reflections #citylife #cityscapes #mirakeeworld #mirakeepoetry #mirakee #reality #emptiness @twt_official #poetslife
    A picture of Kolkata at midnight
    Image credits - achefstour.com

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    A City past Midnight

    ©neuralnomad

  • logliner 16w



    कल की फिक्र जेहन में लिए,
    हो के आज से परेशां जा रहे हैं ।

    भीड़ है कुछ समझ नहीं आ रहा,
    कहाँ पहुँचने की होड़ है,
    कैसी लगी ये दौड़ है,
    सब कहाँ जा रहे हैं ।

    एक हाथ से गाड़ी चलाते,
    दूसरे से मोबाइल में व्यस्त हैं,
    सब अपनी दुनिया में मस्त हैं,
    बजाते हाॅर्न, उड़ाते धुआँ जा रहे हैं ।

    आज बीता नहीं और कल सुबह की तैयारी में,
    तैयार से लग रहे हैं सब,
    ज़रा बीमार से लग रहे हैं सब,
    अपनी बीमारी से बदगुमाँ जा रहे हैं ।

    बेमतलब बाकी किसी से,
    सब अपनी ही धुन में हैं,
    हर कोई उधेड़बुन में हैं,
    क्या वाक़ई इंसां जा रहे हैं !

    ©logliner

  • shivangissharma 18w

    शहर की रोशनी सी शामिल हूँ
    तुम्हारी जिंदगी में
    जिसकी जरूरत अंधेरा होने के बाद पड़ती है
    और सवेरा होते ही खत्म!!!!!
    ©shivangissharma

  • logliner 21w



    कल की फिक्र जेहन में लिए,
    हो के आज से परेशां जा रहे हैं ।

    भीड़ है कुछ समझ नहीं आ रहा,
    कहाँ पहुँचने की होड़ है,
    कैसी लगी ये दौड़ है,
    सब कहाँ जा रहे हैं ।

    एक हाथ से गाड़ी चलाते,
    दूसरे से मोबाइल में व्यस्त हैं,
    सब अपनी दुनिया में मस्त हैं,
    बजाते हाॅर्न, उड़ाते धुआँ जा रहे हैं ।

    आज बीता नहीं और कल सुबह की तैयारी में,
    तैयार से लग रहे हैं सब,
    ज़रा बीमार से लग रहे हैं सब,
    अपनी बीमारी से बदगुमाँ जा रहे हैं ।

    बेमतलब बाकी किसी से,
    सब अपनी ही धुन में हैं,
    हर कोई उधेड़बुन में हैं,
    क्या वाक़ई इंसां जा रहे हैं !

    ©dushyantrajarora

  • sukh_k_o 21w

    Eventide

    The shiny evening sky
    Was fading in hues.
    Citylights turning on and off.
    Noisy sounds of busy cars could be heard.
    Will you come and sit next to me
    To see a dream.
    ©sukh_k_o

  • logliner 22w

    फर्क इसकी सूरत में दिन-ब-दिन पहर दर पहर होते देखा है ।
    अपनी आंखों के सामने इस शहर को शहर होते देखा है ।

    ©dushyantrajarora

  • autumnbreeze 22w

    The Citizens Of Wonderland

    The shimmers of dusk
    conceal our secrets.
    Legacy of our past dance
    on the trampoline of street lights.
    I hear whispers of rejoice from
    gloomy telephone booth.
    The octaves of your voice keep
    diverting from reality.
    Reverie being our playground.
    Swing sets of time keep saying our dreams.
    The world breeds salvation from sunburst.
    While we drift away in hallucinations
    of yearning citylights.
    Midnight is the forums on which
    we thrive.
    ©autumnbreeze

  • logliner 22w



    गाँव की मस्त ज़िंदगी शहर में अंजाना मुकाम हो जाती है,
    अभी ठीक से चढ़ता भी नहीं आफताब और शाम हो जाती है ।

    ©dushyantrajarora

  • logliner 23w



    हाँ, कभी-कभी थक जाता हूँ ।

    शहर के इस शोर से,
    लोगों के दिल कठोर से,
    भागम-भाग वाली भोर से ।

    बेवजह होती बौखलाहट से,
    किसी की चुप्पी, किसी की चिल्लाहट से,
    शांत मन ज़रा बैठो तो किसी आहट से ।

    हाँ, कभी-कभी थक जाता हूँ ।

    रोज़ छपते अखबारों से, परचों से,
    किसी सज्जन की बुराई, किसी पापी के चर्चों से,
    कभी तंग हाल, तो कभी फिज़ूल खर्चों से ।

    नौकरी से, दोस्तों से, घर से,
    हर अगर से, हर पर से,
    हर अनचाहे डर से ।

    हाँ, कभी-कभी थक जाता हूँ ।

    ©dushyantrajarora

  • gururajkanti 23w

    Karaoke

    How can I think out of the other night, how can I express the feel of a cold wind hitting through the grill inside my gallery, that starry night sky, dim moonlight, partially covered clouds. Distant window light from a faraway building. That's all an excuse that you are far away from me. That's my favourite place in home - corner balcony wall, that lovely view of the glowing trees. Colony street covered by yellow lights. Even those footpath tiles looking so beautiful after some rain. I can analyse the lyrics of Karaoke "Every breath you take" in the background. Ahh I am feeling cold and adjusting myself on a bin bag so that blanket covers my leg. I'm on endless thoughts about us, moving to my own world like a lone passenger. I know it's not a feel of karaoke bar or club. But more beautiful than that, something like deep dive into the tape of my life.

    ©gururajkanti

  • imanushkav 24w

    Sunset and Citylights

    The newspaper pressed in the handle of the door was still waiting to be picked up. Sunday issue was familiar with waiting for long hours but this was not any usual Sunday. The aroma of the coffee maker permeated in the kitchen.
    ............
    There was a curious silence in the house. A mix of fear and excitement was diffusing in the air.
    ............
    Adira pulled her hair back, switched off the stove and took out some vegetables and bread for the sandwiches. She called her daughter Kirat to check out all the items from the exhaustive list of things they had packed.

    "Mom, trust me, everything will be fine."
    "I still don't think its a good idea."Her hesitation was phasing in and out, ever since she took that decision.
    "I said trust me."
    "I do."
    ............
    Together, they pushed in the huge bag inside the car trunk.

    "Seriously Mom, we are not going on a war."Kirat could see the unease in her mother's eyes, growing every moment.
    "I want to be sure that we are safe there."
    ...............
    The village was located on the outskirts of the city. Kirat was fascinated by the scenery created, paddy fields and the horizon coloured in yellow hues.
    Adira knows, it has been a long time since she took her daughter out for a trip. For a moment she forgot about the destination and became contended that they decided to come here.
    ...............
    "I think we have reached, I will ask someone about their house."The long-awaited moment has come and Adira knew that. There was no running back now though she wanted that.

    They found the house.
    A non-cemented one, it was barely standing at the place. Green algae have moulded at the base with water draining out from a pipeline, on the roof.
    After exchanging a nod with her daughter, Adira knocked at the door.
    A woman, wearing a cotton nightgown, opened it.

    "Hi, I'm Adira, we had a talk on call yesterday. She is Kirat."

    "Yes...of course, I remember. She has grown up exceptionally since I last saw her, it has been a long time."Her eyes were glistening with tears. She caressed Kirat's cheeks while holding her shoulders with the other hand.

    "Seventeen years, it has been seventeen years," Kirat said with a steady voice. All her overwhelmed emotions were holding up, calm and collected.

    "Please come inside, we..."

    "Why did you leave?"A question whose answer Kirat knew deep inside her but she wanted to hear it verbally. So that her heart could accept the truth.

    "We couldn't afford you. My husband was an alcoholic. I didn't want you to suffer along with me and I'm glad I did that, you are living a way better life than I ever could have given you. Please come inside."

    "Mom, it is getting late, I think we should go now".

    "No...no, at least meet your father. He must be here at any moment now. You both should come inside."

    "I didn't come here because you've the same blood as mine. I came here for this answer. I wanted to hear it from you, in person. We should leave now, Mom."

    Kirat started walking towards the car, she felt like she was walking in cosmic space, feeling much lighter.

    "Won't you stop her to tell her about your regrets, to hear the word Mom from her, "Adira asked, out of curiosity, out of fear.

    "Would she agree with me?"
    They shared a smile. Two mothers of the same child.

    Adira walked briskly to match the steps of her daughter.
    ..............
    The mother and daughter, proud of each other, needed this cathartic release.

    Leaving behind the sunset of the green fields, they were approaching their home. Citylights were calling them.

    A short story by
    डायना प्रिंस
    (©Anushka Verma)


    #mirakee #pod #writersnetwork #sunset #citylights
    @mirakee @writersnetwork @readwriteunite

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    A Short Story: Sunset and Citylights

    Leaving behind the sunset of the green fields, they were approaching their home. Citylights were calling them.



    ~ डायना प्रिंस
    (©Anushka Verma)


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  • abzwords 24w

    City Lights

    I Was Dropping Down My Way With The Fire Bubbles Over My Head And Seeing The Setting Sun Of The Plain,
    And The Darkness Was Covering All My Soul The Same The Darkness Is Covering The City,
    Just The Second City Gots It's Light, The Whiteness All Over The Wide Passage,
    But Remaining, What About My Soul !?
    Nothing Which Could Help Me Out Of This Pale Night So Now What I'm Actually Left With Again? Nothing!?
    So Again I Got Ashes All Over My Head,
    Because No Memory Easily Fades
    The Same The Running Road Don't Turn Easily The Emptiness.
    Ashes Over My Head Again And Still I Can Hear The City Lights, City Lights....
    ©ABzWordS

  • neuralnomad 28w

    Many walk by
    far too many.....yet,
    no eyes ever raised
    for even a gaze
    upon divergence that
    a quiet leisure hides,
    his walking shadow
    all paltry lines
    lining an observer's perch,
    a personal space impersonal,
    A guilty dumpster — an accomplice,
    it too his full, perhaps more than he
    gates, balconies on storeys high
    So high, dwarfed his tall insecurities
    are under sleepy lamps
    that sleep secure
    on posts — long their silvery coats have lost.
    Not yards away the honking horns,
    incoherent notes of animated speech
    forceful intrusion — attempts continue,
    But sieges fail, for too holy a silence
    holds this Tarkovskian Zone.

    Image credits - Der Hauptmann the film.
    #writerstolli #writersnetwork #amitra#amitrapoetry#lane#emptiness#pain#life#citylights #citysounds #mirakeepoetry #mirakeeworld #mirakee @twt_official

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    The Empty Lane

    ©neuralnomad

  • alvahmara 29w

    #faith #hope #citylights #staring #neverhopeless #paperandpen #writers #writing #mirakee #unfelt_moments #pods @yeshai_thirteen @choudhary__leela @writersnetwork @sakshirajput @maahhii @being_hustler @zeiun_ziolet @moss22 @fireblast_

    .....

    The Day She Was Born And The Day She Had Died

    She stared at the blank piece of paper, then stared at the city lights out of the window. Her pen was getting lighter but her eyelids were getting heavier.

    Before she dozed of to sleep, with her unbreakable faith, she said, "Hopefully until tomorrow's evening I'll still be alive."

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    She said, "Hopefully until tomorrow's evening I'll still be alive."

    –The Day She Was Born And The Day She Had Died

    ©alvahmara

  • upabovethebubblespace 32w

    City Lights

    In this fast-paced world,
    If there's anything you cannot miss out,
    It's the beauty,
    In the city lights.
    You don't know where it starts.
    You don't know where it ends.
    But it's there all along.

    ©upabovethebubblespace