CREATIVE BEATS

 Mushtaque B Barq

A Mug of Hot Coffee with Me on Sunday Afternoon Next

A Mug of Hot Coffee with Me on Sunday Afternoon Next

The old and cracked coffee mug in my kitchen once again winked at me. I ignored. Once, twice but third time the wink was romantic in texture. How long one can pay no attention to the old love! Third wink did the trick, lured my sanity, filled my eyeballs and above all raised a wave […]

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Weird Worms and Indiscernible Insects

Weird Worms and Indiscernible Insects

The lavish touch, this gloss and grain of my rich and royal gown is afar lexis. Finesse of fabric persuades my obsession to kneel down at my brittle knees as reaction to involuntary action. The lace of fairy feathered rim mesmerizes, stimulates and hoodwinks a feeble wish lying in the backyard of this monumental mind […]

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Robust metaphors

Robust metaphors

Kill a cub and run out of jungle narrate this coward tale to hornless deer and lame lambs for such ‘say’ have takers too. No way the lion and leech Can live in den same If they, me shall call it loudly “ A cold day in hell”  Desires are to shoot up human existence.  […]

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 Under the bough of cherries

 Under the bough of cherries

Our cherry trees are green, we are confined to their crimson rush carrying our blood cells to newer curves, changing entire hormonal heterogeneity, tantalizing the blossom to reach our backyards, luring our future seeds to wring the deluxe cheeks, deprive them of dulcet divinity, a pipe dream so to say, and from the kernel our […]

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Backpacks

Backpacks

  Mushtaque B Barq What else a sunny morning can bring at fore, watching school going kids carrying heavy backpacks rushing in all directions to occupy their favourite seat in their school buses. The thrill of this rush may not encourage their parents but for kids it means like conquering a fort, defeating the army […]

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 Dreadful dusk

 Dreadful dusk

Dusk had fallen heavily over the frail film of jaded river.  Every wave had carried much filth today. Muck of imprudent figures and bitter quivering of human heart too had dumped aborted emotions. Venomous rattle and hoot of hypocrites on one hand and drum beating of politicians on the other assisted with their cynical predicaments […]

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Nurture your relation

Nurture your relation

What if she is not compared with the moon? and he not with the glimmering sun, shall the clock on the wall stop ticking? or the rainbow after a shower break its bow, better is to be what one is capable of than to be what he is not. A new spring of deliberation burst […]

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Scream!

Scream!

Her screams carry the echo of  mericless  pain to every corner of the ward. In general wards thin curtains only separate the patience yet they are connected. Connected through tribulations, plight and fear of losing the battle. They despite separation share their invisible agonies either in the form of occasional cries or sighs. Even prayers […]

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ZAMROODA       

ZAMROODA       

Illiteracy and education, poverty and luxury, suffering and sacrifice has scripted Zamrooda’s tale of anguish.  The worst wave that whirl pooled  the hut occupied by a widow along with four daughters was the death of her husband, the only support, fighting with fate till the destiny conquered the fort of life, leaving the hut in […]

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‘You are a traveller’

‘You are a traveller’

Beloved halts communicate beautifully

  Traffic at once stopped at Athwajan. The road emerged as a junk yard.  Life seemed blocked on the road, exhibiting interest and luxury on one hand and a need coupled with limitation at the other. Between two high end models, a car run of the mill fit to be dumped exposed the limitations of […]