Doctor Moon

Day 3:
Theme: Skin,
Style: Prose Poetry,
Device: Internal Rhyme

The moon felt sad about his bad face
and asked the sun to share one of her rays.
Soon it grew to be in a new phase
And light filled its quiet rocky surface.

The little boy could never smile because he always thought that he was the ugliest person to live. He thought none wanted to be close as he was hideous and unattractive. He had often asked the doctor to help him out, and once the doctor had consented. Exchanging the pills for a wad of cash, to his home in excitement, he did dash.

Yet, the gorgeous moon was far from joyous
A dark mark stayed on the Earth, which was mysterious.
It projected him into guilt more than he expected
and created a plan to work to help the dejected.

On his way he saw the homeless, begging for food and money. But he noticed that they neither had shelter or anything to call cosy. This brought tears to his eyes, as he felt him despise for himself. He chalked up a plan and walked up to the clinic again.

The moon bounced the light to the provinces that were dim
So those in the shadow were thankful to him.
He felt joy that made him melt, in which he started to swim
He knew he should do more according to his prayer hymn.

The boy went back to the clinic and traded his money back for the graded pills. He got back to the sector of the poor and gave out the money, becoming a donor. He found joy, by spreading it. A pleasure he had been unaware of so far. He made the decision to take the action forward as he knew the God of this creation would want him to.

The moon soon disappeared to become new
and about where it went no one knew.
Till he eclipsed the sun, he did grew
and the solar power did cry and raise hue.

The power of the moon was thus made known
The sun cowered and was covered by the moon which shone
His influence on the earth’s waves and ways are stronger
It is the moon that is, to the earth, closer
much like the boy who, as a better doctor became renown.

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spooky gates
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Love had always evaded him.

But only until today. He had finally found the love of his life when the girl had abandoned him near the gates. He did not know how he had missed it. He had always been so happy when they were together. He distinctly remembered their time together – such beauty was present in their relationship. He felt that he never had to ask about taking it to the next level. He knew such a question would always find an answer in the affirmative.

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Blew It Up

A picture of a balloon seller at a carnival
This week’s photo prompt is provided by pixabay.com

The balloon seller, walked down his usual paths, selling his wares, in his usual way:

Get these balloons for all the good children
And not for those, who break stuff and away run.
Come ye. Come all. Get these balloons from me
and gift it to your boys and girls who have a good story

And his usual way, unfortunately for the parents, was alongside schools and parks. On hearing his song, children would look at their parents for a judgement of behaviour. And in order to pacify them, the fathers and mothers would buy balloons for their children.

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Twist of Fate

Picture of steps
Photo Credit: coia.nac via CC.

They have been plotting for more than a week now. They believe me to be dumber than I actually am. I notice the abrupt change of topic when I go near them – my best friend, and my wife.

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Day 17: Cut. Copy. Paste.

Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.

Today’s Twist: Write this post in a style distinct from your own.


We all fear something in life. Sometimes more than one fear at the same time. It could have a fear of failing in class, a fear of “what-if?”, a fear of dying alone and lonely, and so on and so forth.

I’m no exception. I’ve had my fair share of fears. I still do too. But somehow as each fear arises, solutions also manifest that help me overcome. Sometimes, it’s easy. Sometimes I need to sleep on it. Sometimes I’ll have to talk it out with someone who’s faced it. No matter the method, a solution is always available. The fact is that this too shall pass.

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Day Three: Musical Muses

Today’s Prompt: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?

Today’s twist: You’ll commit to a writing practice.


Yet another free writing theme. Well, that is the best there is. Well, the post is to be about music. It has to be done, here’s another Harry Potter quote:

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”

– Albus Dumbledore
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Post#1: Yearn To Learn. Not Learn To Earn.

Today, the world runs on money. It’s a language that anyone can understand as long as you can translate convert it. Today, it’s money that maketh the human. The way to money seems quite established – either inherit it or earn it. There are other ways, but that’s not the road we’re taking in this post today.

If you’re not already born with a silver spoon, you probably have to earn it for yourself. Education is often established as an assured way to ensure that you get a paying job. Some others root for learning by doing as well. They argue that

…do we really learn what we need out of life from school?

stuff we don't learn, but need to
Just search for “mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell meme” and indulge in the humour

We have seen several memes flooding the internet on how we have learned nothing with regard to real-life but we do know that mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. While this is an exaggeration – there are classes in school that cover what we face in life – we also should agree that it’s not inclusive of everything one would need to function. On the other hand, parents/guardians take to focussing on answering the “what next?” question for the child – expect them to get a professional degree.

So what is a professional degree?
Well, in a sentence, it is best described as THE COURSE which absolutely, unconditionally, and unquestionably lands you in a job that’s looked up in the society and keeps your bank account healthy, wealthy and wise.

While studying for a job might seem like the solution to the problem – you end up gaining skills that are going to help your real career – it might not be the right solution in the longer term. With so many bright people running the race to get to the finish line of “I-have-joined-the-best-course-in-the-best-college”, you might wonder how everyone will land in a dream job. Well, they don’t. We also have a large number of people graduating out of colleges – which causes the next set of problems

  • Should people only get hired for a job that they studied for? As in, would you want to base the rest of your life off what you should have learnt in a few years?
  • Are there enough vacant jobs in the field that you want – that want someone with your skills and experience?
  • Would you rather stay unemployed than get a job that isn’t up to your degree?

There are of course a handful who may be able to get through to what they want to. Students with varied interests might end up in courses that divert them from what they actually like doing. This gives rise to two groups:

  • Students who end up learning their lessons just to earn a degree and a job.
  • Students who love their area of study, and yearn to learn.

Those who are going to learn to earn, and those who are going to yearn to learn. Well, this is a problem all right. The solution sounds simple – let people study what they want to instead of forcing one’s dreams onto one’s children. Or even if you’re not and are giving your inputs about what to study/do next based on your good intentions, provide it as a choice and not an ultimatum. Hopefully, given time, we’ll have passionate people pursuing what they love, who become passionate professionals who are proud of what they do.


This post was written years ago when I had just walked out of school and jumped through many hoops before getting to college. Some or most of my points in my earlier posts, such as this, do feel cringeworthy. If you feel that some content should be rewritten/removed, please do let me know.