Unveil: Mist and Murk

Through the dark and dusky dawn,
the murky mist and musky pawns,
the human flaws and corrupted knots;
there are prized possessions I see,
of love, of wonder, of glee.

As spark ignites to form a flame,
agitated- hard to tame.
As a Stallion’s spirit flows away,
so does humanity diminish to give way.

On many days, for many men.

Through the dark and dusky dawn,
the murky mist and musky pawns,
the human flaws and corrupted knots…

For whence we lay on her bosom; the mist, the pawns- all fade away.

Out of mist and murk, out of nowhere,
out of the heavenly bosom that belonged to Earth-

Arose angels and demons;
summoned were Beauty and the Beast.
They unveil the darkest secrets and are sicced upon the most savage of beasts.

In the twilight are many a man made.
In the twilight are heroes failed.

© achillesheelpoetry, 2020

Outstanding Blogger Award

Greetings and Salutations!

As all of us bid adieu to 2020, and with myriad aspirations are all set to embrace a New Year, I have but one final element of euphoria.

I have been nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award by a fellow blogger, Reese. Thank you ever so much, Reese, for your kindness and thoughtfulness, and for having given my year that one final touch of bliss.

Although I’ve said it time and again, you are one of the coolest bloggers I know (I could also really use some being as chill as Reese classes!). And the thing I adore the most about ‘Blogging with Reese’ is your explicit candour, charm and amiable personality.
Thank you so so much for this honour.

The following link will lead you to her blog:
https://bloggingwithreese.wordpress.com

Without further ado, here goes…

Outstanding Blogger Award

Rules

  • Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Create 7 unique questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination.

This award was created by Colton Beckwith.

My Answers

1. Can you spend a whole day without your mobile phone?
Yes

2. What are the things you will miss after the pandemic ends?
Umm…Nothing, I guess.

3. Name a country you want to visit.
Greece!!

4. When can we expect a positive change in humanity?
The day you start making that positive change in the smallest of things around you, it’ll all start reflecting.

5. Have you ever regretted writing a blog on a controversial topic?
No

6. What was your favourite subject in school?
I still am in school, and my favourite subject is English.

7. What is your advice for absolute newbies on WordPress?
I myself, as a 9 month old blogger, am in no position to offer advice, but here is a penny based on my experience:

Patience is key, and quality matters more than quantity. There is this plethora of knowledge and opinions in here; there will be tons of people out there who like your content and many who don’t, the important thing is to not be influenced by that, instead be true to yourself. Moreover, the best part is that WordPress is such a vast community of bloggers- filled to the brim with talent and kindness, so just explore, you know, visit other blogs, drop comments and seek inspiration.

Nominees

  1. Nashita
  2. D
  3. Knight of the Pen
  4. Saania Sparkle
  5. Ariela
  6. Saniya
  7. Nani
  8. Krishna Priya
  9. Shubhangi Rawat
  10. Pilgrimage Studio

Questions

  • The most beautiful thing to me is…
  • Who is your favourite author/poet of all time?
  • In what ways does your blog name resonate with you?
  • What inspires you to write?
  • If you had to draw a metaphorical connection of your content to one of the 5 fundamental elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Space), which one would you choose and why?
  • What is the most beautiful question ever asked?
  • Your favourite post from your own blog (only one, I know this is going to be a tough one).

Thank you ever so kindly, to each and every person reading this, for having supported Achilles’ Heel; whether it was my very first blogging friend, Cheemnonso or the most recent one, Ariela, all of you continue to inspire me with your blissful creativity; and I hope you find in Achilles’ Heel a warm corner on the web to roost in.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas, and an even happier New Year.

Keep spreading the joy of love✨

Ana

Less is More

Insignificant: Blinding Lights

Unnecessarily big with such tall buildings, where its pseudo vanity- gaudily shewn, gives way to the many trivialities. The lights- so bright fail in veiling the apparent dirt all around. The greenery- so oddly set in this mélange of metal- big and small; the excessively rich and utterly poor. The many perverted eyes that gaze through regarding the ostentation. The white and blue, burgundy and lilac; the perfectly modest, the desperately spoilt. It is a dwelling to all, but home to none. All that it has ever housed is an eternal façade– blatantly placid in the deafening silence and paradoxical incessant honking, hue and cry over absolutely…nothing.

As my eyes reluctantly embraced a void brimming with the seven sins, I said to myself in as hopeful a tone as I could muster up, “Welcome to the Big City.”

Big Cities, the avaricious, not so beautiful after all, are we?
An epic- oblivious to glory.

Is ignorance really bliss?
“Ignorance is only bliss as long as it is coupled with a parallel perpetual pursuit of knowledge to define right from wrong, petty from poise.”

In awe and disgust of the many sights I have ever beheld, I plaintively asked myself,
“Do stars truly listen, will these blinding lights ever be extinguished?”

Alas! You know what they say,
“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”

Is it all for the colossal skyscrapers we spend on thriftily?
Are they really worth the billions spent, or the many lives staked each day, that’ve now come to a standstill?

Is soaring in the air while others seethe and succumb not ignorance too?

© achillesheelpoetry, 2020

Lesser the Richer

“Stuff is not passive. Stuff wants your time, attention, allegiance. But you know it as well as I do, life is more important than the things we accumulate.” – Dave Bruno

The idea of finding happiness in superficial items, the idea of maybe having more is better or the delusion the mind feeds that something more will bring you happiness. The idea of less is more is the one that propagates to find happiness in what we have, those that are essential, not those that are superfluous. Sparing the trivialities in a consumerist world. Honestly, life is simple and the human mind is naive and innocent. It naturally finds happiness in the smallest things. That is precisely why you treasure the relationship more than the gifts you get through maintaining it.

“Bigger the better” this is maybe true for certain cases but i believe for most cases it should be “lesser the richer”.

What do I mean by this?

Life in short doesn’t expect much out of us. The only thing it demands is to live it the way it should be lived and even then it has given the choice to choose the way it should be lived, the lesser the things you need to look after isn’t it better?

Lesser attachments, more freedom and the joys in the little things in life.

In the end having more was never a guarantee of happiness and having less was never a submission to the lack of it either, then isn’t it okay to have less to live a richer life?

© whatisinmymind.insider, 2020


Greetings!

This was a part of Fariha Shiraz’s Let’s Collab initiative on What is in my Mind. I absolutely adore her deep reflections on the intricate aspects of life, coupled with her eloquence, candour and the most exquisitely peculiar charm.

It was an absolute pleasure collaborating with this profound an artist. I just can’t thank her enough for this amazing opportunity and her constant support and encouragement directed towards Achilles’ Heel. Thanks a bunch, Fariha, for simply being you; and thank you ever so much, dear reader, for your time and patience.

Ana

P.S. “Insignificant: Blinding Lights” has been written by me (Ana), and “Lesser the Richer” has been written by Fariha.