Sunday, 8 September 2019

Rain brings Dilemma - Poetic Story


Rains bring in many facets of life together and whether to cherish rain or plead Almighty to stop it is the biggest dilemma humans face. This poetry essays a similar situation where Keshvi is in dilemma When it Rains.


Tip tap tip tap...
sound of water has started in a jab.
To the surprise it's not the municipal tap,  
but a sound from Keshvi house roof crack.

Today again rain has loaded her work,
for a moment happy for next it's a jerk.
When it rains dilemma arises,
to enjoy or save the house creases.

If not paid timely attention,
it will turn her house into a mini ocean.
Vessels scattered to fill in downpour,
now it's her only important chore.

Today, her partner will earn more,
giving people rides in heavy downpour.
Money made today, may last a week;
though today’s task will make him little weak. 
  
A shower of relief or a drizzle of pain,
Life is a journey of circles insane.
This mystique rain brings many curves,   
teaches not to douse any nerve.


This post is a part of #WordMatter blog hop hosted by Corinee, Parul & Shalini; where 42 of us are expressing our views on prompt “When It Rains” and it will be spread over 3 days – 6,7 & 8 September.


We received this tag from Ramya Tantri, who blogs at And Miles to go before I sleep... and it’s our pleasure to pass on this tag to Roshan Radhakrishnan who blogs at God Years . Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised!

We are taking our blog to the next level with Blogchatter's #MyFriendAlexa campaign. You can see our blog raise with varied topics coming up in this month. You can also read all wonderful posts of Week 1 here.

@Meenal

86 comments:

  1. That's a sad little story. Rains are difficult for people like Keshavi who ear daily wages and yet don't have the basic necessities of life like a warm home.

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    1. Rain rings in many emotions....some infuse tears and a few brings smiles.

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  2. The rains can certainly bring hardships and messes.

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    1. Yes for people like Keshvi its a difficult time.

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  3. While I love rains, I can't turn a blind eye to the disasters heavy rains brings with it. Loved your poem, Meenal. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Hope you had fun :)

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    1. Such mixed feelings made me pen this. The blog hop was a great fun...looking for more..

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  4. Such a sad little story in the backdrop of rains. Which reminds us about the messes the rains can create. Well done

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    1. Yes, rain has a very disturbing other side too.

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  5. rain brings forth so many hard times. Different people going through different struggles.

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    1. Right RajLakshmi it all depends on the conditions and the situation in which we fall.

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  6. It's a sad reality but it is also an interesting way of turning events very sportive for her in the story and turn it into a brighter version even though it is momentary.

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    1. Every tough situation is surely to be accompanied by that little spark of happiness that makes the life get going.

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  7. This is a true story in so many ways - rains bring havoc along with them as well as an opportunity to do better.....But all in all it is a tough time for those who have to brave the elements.

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    1. Tough times act as barriers but, one must not forget that ever dark cloud has a silver lining too.

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  8. Poignant tale but penned very beautifully, i like the choice of words.

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  9. I remember tiled houses with leaky roofs very well. And yes, all the vessels were used to catch the leaks. Rain can be devastating for some... that is the reality.

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    1. Yes Brindha rain is a treat for some and trouble for the other.

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  10. Such a beautiful poem that tugged at my heart. Indeed the conflict between the desire to enjoy the rain or hamdle the immediate crisis is praiseworthy

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  11. Some see rain with joy and other like your character in poem are caught in cobweb. Heart tugs to celebrate and brain know it's time to act.
    The dilemma is well caught in the poem.

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    1. Yes Pragnya this dilemma between heart n brain is a tough situation.

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  12. Rain has always been a romantic music for me. Nowadays, living in Kerala, I witness the terror it brings with it occasionally and the romance recedes.

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    1. Kerala is a beautiful place and but sad that natures destruction made the life turn out of gears.

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  13. The fight of two contradicting sides of a personality have been expressed with such ease and it's music to ears. The poem is emotion packed. Loved every bit of it.

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  14. Why so serious? Enjoy! You live only once!

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    1. Its true that one must enjoy every moment but certain situations act as barriers.

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  15. You have written it very beautifully. How you showed the two different faces with emotions is commendable. I love the rain but it has another side too when brings disaster.

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    1. Nature is very unpredictable and so the circumstances that we are gripped into.

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  16. Rains can play havoc with daily wagers living in shanties. Life becomes all the more unpredictable for them. Good take on the prompt!

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    1. This dual emotions is what life is all about.

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  17. Being from Kerala, this is all the more poignant and relevant to me for the last 2 years. The floods have wrecked havoc on our state in ways never seen before in over a century

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    1. Yes Roshan I have visited the place just before the floods last year and as devastated to see the pictures of the trodden state. Well it all circle of life.

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  18. nicely crafted poem and such a touching story delivered. The dilemma and the emotions come out with an ease in the poem. Nice work :)

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  19. After the title, I was expecting happy, romantic poetry but then it hit me. Yes, there is a sad side to the rains and you have written it so nicely.

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    1. The moment it rains it keeps me reminding about the people like Keshvi.

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  20. Do i know you?

    😂 😂

    How do i forget you

    These strongs word

    That aroma you create around this poem

    That's your magic


    It is heart melting

    But you know you word magician

    Love the poem

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    1. Thank you so much for such appreciating words Anurag.

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  21. Such a wonderful and beautifully written poem...I love the way you captured the rainy emotion

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  22. Its unfortunately a reality with the rains from the past few years.

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    1. Right the rains turn into catastrophic in no time.

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  23. What a lovely take on the prompt and I always admire your creativity. Lovely poem!
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  24. I love the rains! Messy and beautiful!

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  25. How beautifully expressed the chaotic rains and troubles people suffer.
    For many rains are not pleasant as they seem when seen from window.
    Lovely poem
    #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa

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    1. Yes Pragun, rains indeed craft a different angle through different windows.

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  26. Ohh... you have beautifully expressed the hardships people like Keshvi suffer during rains. Lovely poem.

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  27. Wonderful poem conveying a beautiful message. Loved the simplicity with which you have expressed such deep emotions. Keep writing!

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    1. Emotions flow into words when it rains...keep visiting!

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  28. Rain oh rain what a game, for some feel happy for some its strain. Very nice poetry Meenal :) Found it very interesting as it showcases duality of nature.

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  29. So relatable! Rain brings both a breeze of fresh air and some muddy puddles!

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  30. Beautifully presented the sad part, a family faces during the rain,very true rain is not always about only happy memory.

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  31. Very beautiful...your poem just traverersed through my heart..

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  32. Rains can be a bitter-sweet experience for many. You have captured the conflicting emotions so beautifully in your poem. Well done!

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  33. It is so fitting that a poem about the rains is so lyrical. I didn't think about the dilemmas that rain can cause and you have brought that out so beautifully in your poem. Amazing!

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    1. Recently I visited Mumbai....this picture is very commonly noticed in slum areas.

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  34. Rain does bring dilemma.Its pleasure for many and pain for some.

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  35. You guys have expressed that dilemma beautifully. If you ask me, I simply enjoy it. No matter what the rain brings happiness or destruction.

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    1. Every heart yearns to enjoy the showers but circumstances is what matters!

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  36. can understand the disasters being born n brought up in Mumbai. great way to express the reality.

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    1. Yes Mumbai is famous for its heavy downpour !

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  37. Though it's true rains sometimes bring a smile on our face but we can't dent this fact that it has some bad side too.

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  38. Yes Priyal the duality brings dilemma

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  39. rains do bring happiness at the same time hard time for some people. That’s intriguing read, Loved the post and your unique writing style.

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  40. Manisha - Facing few situations like this myself can relate to this post. Rains are beautiful and sometimes painful too.

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  41. Usually I hate rains but this year I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for sharing this. #MyFriendAlexa #CloudandSunshineReads

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    1. The showers are no doubt the showers of relief to all....keep enjoying nature's creativity.

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  42. Beautifully penned. Rain can bring with it both hardtimes as well as moments of joy. Only a person who is going through some situation can best address it as a happy or a sad moment. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

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    1. Yes the situation makes the difference and puts in dilemma.

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  43. I like how you thought of the rains as being an opportunity to earn more money. I've always thought that the rains are so hard on the poor.

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  44. Your post shows a reality that we are not always privy to. Many like Keshvi feel the dilemma. Good one, Meenal.

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