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Silver Lining

July 16, 2021
By Itsmaanya_25 PLATINUM, Indore, Other
Itsmaanya_25 PLATINUM, Indore, Other
32 articles 1 photo 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's Okay to have butterflies in your stomach, as long as you make them fly in formation

An exhausted traveller,
in search of a haven
with no house in propinquity,
his ray of hope diminishing to oblivion.

Our lives have taken a similar turn,
clouds of uncertainty hovering over our heads
all we need is a ray of sunshine
someone to fish us out instead

Angst and worry will take us nowhere
They are the devil’s food
so don’t sulk and sit somewhere
liven up your mood

Fill your life with positivity
fill your soul with love
stray away from pessimism
embrace felicity, even when it’s tough

Regression to the mean, statistics say
(things tend to go back to normal)
how long will the virus sustain?
even the world is ephemeral

It’s time to overshadow the negativity
and let’s see how it works
It’s time to see the silver lining
COVID-19 too has its perks

Babble with your distant cousins
catch up on their lives
boast of your cooking skills
with the uncles and their wives

Test your flair for writing
instigate your artistic revival
try hip hop, jazz, and ballet
or sign up for a recital.

A quintessential time to workout
the adrenaline rush is ineffable
then calm yourself with meditation
and heaven will seem approachable

Leisure around all-day
you finally have the time
set a new book record
experiment with languages for a while
go on a cleaning spree
renovate your home, make it pristine

Look around, see the world in a new light
you don’t have time to dissipate
so stop that lamentation
accept life, before it’s too late.

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This article has 7 comments.

ElaM ELITE said...
on Jul. 9 2022 at 6:28 pm
ElaM ELITE, Surrey, Columbia
133 articles 14 photos 104 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”
-Dalai Lama

“YOU ARE THE ARTIST OF YOUR OWN LIFE, don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.”
-Ela M

“No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first.”
-Jennette McCurdy

“Only you know your true struggles, remember that when you get criticized, hurt or disrespected. Love yourself enough to forget the drama.”
-Ava Max

Amazing poem,@Itsmaanya_25 !

on May. 25 2022 at 6:12 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

Seriously,this poem made my heart flutter. I love the positivity and eloquence. It reminded me of all those "What got you through 2020?" threads.

Afra ELITE said...
on Mar. 2 2022 at 5:29 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
101 articles 7 photos 1814 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Wonderfully-written!!! I love the writing style...👏🏻✌🏻👌🏻

on Aug. 23 2021 at 3:07 am
Itsmaanya_25 PLATINUM, Indore, Other
32 articles 1 photo 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's Okay to have butterflies in your stomach, as long as you make them fly in formation

Thank You! :D

on Aug. 23 2021 at 1:19 am
Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
22 articles 30 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.” ---- Black Beauty

I love it!!

on Aug. 21 2021 at 5:14 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
26 articles 1 photo 281 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This was written really well, it's a beautiful poem ❤️

on Aug. 11 2021 at 2:28 pm
JustMe_Vaanya SILVER, Dehradun, Other
7 articles 9 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Una Vida, I have come to accept that I cant experience everything in life. But what I will, I'll experience deeply..."
-Shivya Nath