Nothing to lose!

Everyone has a story,

So different, yet so similar,

So dramatic, yet so real.

 

In this journey called life,

All of us are destined to travel,

Some long, yet some short.

 

Everybody gets lost at times,

In this track of peak and fold,

Some young, some old.

 

Like the wind drifts the sand,

Our lives fly past swift,

Time indeed, a despised gift.

 

Hold on to your patience and faith,

Life’s a roller coaster ride,

Long way to wade the tide.

 

Put on that beautiful smile,

Walk like the world is yours,

After all, you’ve got nothing to lose!

….Sara

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Can we start over?

Picking all the broken parts

Placing them proper

Fixing it right

‘Is it possible to fix hearts?’

The fairy wonders.

 

The hurt was never meant

The doubts could have been shunned

Yet there they dangled

Middle in the air

Blowing with a force. Ouch! That hurt!

 

Can we raise from the ashes

Body and soul

Starting all over

One more time

Restarting the sun, moon, earth and time?

….Sara

Good days are not so far away!

Don’t be afraid of the dark,

For the sun is just around the mountain’s arc.

Clutch and claw up through the slope,

To face your doubts with faith and hope.

Keep walking for He laid the way,

Good days are not so far away!

….Sara

A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon – a book review

Book: A Stranger In The Mirror

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Published year: 1976

Genere: romance-revenge fiction

Toby Temple, the super star of Hollywood, started off as a night club comedian. How he rose through the tides that almost drowned him down to grab a place in everyone’s heart as the world’s greatest comic is beyond belief. His struggle, loneliness, lust, want and need make him the real Toby Temple. Of course, he is never complete without his mother, who pushes him to find his talent as an actor.

Josephine Czinski, the little kid brought up in doomed terror for the fear that she might disobey god. With a failed love and a broken heart she escapes the clutches of her mother to find a livelihood in acting. She becomes a filler in shows and earns a living being a bit actress. The insult and abuse she faces haunt her and she waits for her turn on revenge. Revenge, served though Toby Temple.

Two very different lives become one and the things that follow might fill on a whole story. A Stranger In The Mirror, is all about passion, love, money, revenge and death. Life comes in a full circle at the end of the book that it leaves you shuddering with thoughts.

A page turner filled with fast moving story line. Every character does its just to twist the story at a much needed time. Brilliant Sheldon work, as always!

Good reads rating- 3.6. I would generously pitch in a 4.3 for the novel. Grab this book when you are in need of a short timer. Happy reading!

-Sara

 

 

Home

Lost and frightened, I broke off my path,

Doubting all my decisions, all my choices.

Can’t go back, can’t move on.

 

Stranded and ripped apart,

Hope was the last word.

Joy, forgotten; faith, broken.

 

Yet, miracles astound us, don’t they?

Around came a hand, pulling me up,

Guiding me through darkness.

One step, one time.

 

Dream or a gift, I never knew,

while hand in hand, we walked the way,

And in his eyes, I saw home.

….Sara

Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult – a book review

Book : Handle with Care

Author : Jodi Picoult

Published year : 2009

‘Handle with Care’ -when you pick this book you are in for an ultimate experience in life. Sometimes when you pick a good book which connects with you, you wish for it to never end. Such was this novel to me.

The plot :

Willow O’Keefe, a tiny little girl whose precious life brightened all the people around her becomes the centre of a debate to determine if one’s life is really worth living.

Willow is perfect, except for her brittle bones which breaks on nothing more than a sneeze. She is beautiful, smart, loveable and has OI (Osteogenesis Imperfectia). Willow is the most adorable 5 year old I’ve come across, even if she happens to be fictional.

Charlotte O’Keefe, who manages every crisis that hits her daughter with all her courage, wants only the best for her daughter. That is why she finds herself stuck in a complete chaos when she finds that providing the best care for Willow might mean suing her Obstetrician, who happens to be Charlotte’s only best friend.

Amelia O’Keefe, a caring big sister, fights her own battles. She loves Willow every inch, broken or intact. As fate has it, she faces problems like every other teenage girl yet ends up finding imprudent ways to get out of it.

Lieutenant Sean O’Keefe, a protecting father, cannot stand to see his family falling apart. He defies his wife to make her understand that life would have never been the same if his loving daughter had not been there. In spite of a million difference between Sean and Charlotte, their love for each other is always the same.

Marin Gates, the attorney, represents Charlotte  in the case against Piper Recee. Marin, apart from fighting this battle for Charlotte, fights her own battle to find her birth mother. When Charlotte walks in with the case stating she would have rather not had Willow had her obstetrician warned before, Marin doubts if her birth mother had wanted the same.

What are you in for?

A heart touching story which stays in mind and heart long after you close the book. Different people, different stories. Each character speaks to you from the author’s heart. And when Willow speaks to you at last, beware for your heart might just melt and flow out right away.

Take aways?

We fight so hard in life that when we finally get what we fought for, do we really feel like we won? Is it even worth it?

Favourite quotes from the book:

‘If Piper’s the one you notice when you walk into a room, with her boy-cut blond hair and forever legs and her wide smile, Charlotte’s the one you find yourself thinking about long after you’ve left.’

‘When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth.’

‘When you showed someone how you felt, it was fresh and honest. When you told someone how you felt, there might be nothing behind the words but habit or expectation. Those three words were what everyone used; simple syllables couldn’t contain something as rare as what I felt for Sean.’

‘People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matter. But that’s not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matter a little bit more.’

‘Here are the things I know for sure: When you think you’re right, you are most likely wrong. Things that break-be they bones, hearts or promises-can be put back together but will never really be whole. And, in spite of what I said, you can miss a person you’ve never known. I learn this over and over again, every day I spend without you.’

Finally,

This book was a random pick at a book fair and I am glad to admit that I did not even regret a page in the book. I don’t want to rate it because this book can’t be expressed with numbers alone, it is much more.

Let me know what you think! Great week, people 🙂

Ghosty girl

Into the night I walked,

Like a ghost from the past.

Shadows trailing behind,

Slow moving curtains.

Did I scare the cat that screeched

Or did it screech and scare me?

Long nails and unkept hair,

Pale skin and spooky eyes.

Matched them all,

Tip to torso.

I can play this all night,

Until the empty attic flicks on its light.

….Sara

 

Picture

Silence Speaks

I walked a lane all alone,

Until you came along,

Making me watch rainbows,

Where I saw just the clouds.

 

We spoke our hearts out,

Stories shared,

Memories kindled,

Magic made.

 

Listening to you talk,

Filled my little day,

With all bliss,

Upto the brim.

 

Yet, when the moon was up,

Glittering with stars,

In the far and wide sky,

The stories did exhaust.

 

Our words may drown down,

But it left no void,

For our eyes to meet and stall,

In silence we spoke.

 

A little secret we shared,

When our eyes met,

A thousand words,

That single glance.

 

As my eyelids close,

Into a deep dreamy sleep,

Silence is all that floods me,

And so does peace.

….Sara

Up or down the vantage point

From the edge of the mountain top,

The world looks so quite and calm,

Even as it is filled to the brim with chaos.

 

There are a hundred million stars over my head,

Far away lights from the front poach of the homes,

Dead wood cracking inside the fire, burning red – the ember.

 

Silence is in the air but the song that I hear is unique,

A mild blow of the wind whistling in my ear,

Rustle of the dead leaves awaiting its departure.

 

Is it so beautiful because I am at the top?

Or is it the same even far, far below?

Everyone fancies the vantage point!

 

It’s the same place, the same world,

The world, too beautiful to live in,

Or too beautiful to leave.

….Sara