You and I

Let’s turn on the radio
We’ll play that song tonight
Let’s clear the dance floor
And turn on the lights
Let me feel warmth of
your body against mine
We’ll dance all night long
You and I.

When did we picture our lives like this?
When did we simplify like this?
You turned me into a person I never hoped I’d be
You brought me closer to these figments of reality.

You became the answer to all my equations
You became the catalyst for my salvation
I remember all the miles we rode together, you and I
Hoping that we wouldn’t bid goodbye.

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Demonic Angels

The angels have turned into demons
flying high to shoot the arrows of fear
Even the Almighty is scared of their lethal guns
the angels have become forces of destruction

The aura of these angels has turned into shackles
these demonic shackles will imprison you forever
In a cell where the rays of light don’t pass through
where darkness becomes your ally and hope becomes your foe

The demons are burning the pages of my life,
they are turning them into ashes
My will to fight is fading,
it’s getting annihilated by the weight of unfulfilled wishes
What the hell am I supposed to do?
Sit back and watch this ruthless show?

How the hell did this happen?
how did the angels turn into demons?
When did they become the catalysts for destruction?
since when did they start creating these maelstroms of remorse?

Feelings That Were Left to Rot

The decorations have turned pale
The good memories have faded away
It seems like everything has become a part of this big disgrace
I can feel the darkness running down through my veins

I am dripping down in agony
Why can’t you hear me scream?
My silence is battling against time
I’ll tell you my sins this time

I’m getting sucked into this vortex of sadness
It seems like everything had always been a mess
Where can I hide? Where can I find salvation?
Am I the catalyst for my self-destruction?

Why can’t you hear me scream?
Why can’t you take me back to my dreams?
So many feelings have been left to rot
By the fights that weren’t meant to be fought

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

Words just cannot express how I feel right now. I’m overwhelmed with joy and happiness. Thank you, Cassie, for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. It means the world to me! You are amazing. Readers, do check out her blog at http://cassiesbigadventure.com.

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Uncharted Course of Vision – My Journey of Blogging 

I started blogging in 2016. My first blogging venture was “Indian Soul Factory” – a simple, but elegant blog intended to motivate people and to help them cope up with their everyday struggles. Within a span of one year, I was able to post only 5-6 articles. I was struggling with the content, timelines, expectations of the readers and what not! Honestly, I just was not able to feel the connection between my desire to write and my blog. So, eventually, I decided to shut it down.

A couple of months ago, I was made the convener of the quiz society of my college. I was always interested in researching about various things and enhance my knowledge in almost all fields. I used to participate in all types of quizzes, whether business, fandom, IT, or general. I love quizzing, honestly. One day, it just occurred to me – how about I start a blogging venture and post unknown facts about the things people are already familiar with. Both of my interests were taken care of, apparently. So, I decided to start another blog – The Fact Hunter. I started researching on various things such as common practices, famous political movements and developments, and tourist spots, etc. It was going pretty well. In fact, you are currently exploring “The Fact Hunter” only. I renamed my blog from “The Fact Hunter” to “Uncharted Course of Vision” a couple of days ago. Why? I just thought it was time to broaden my vision. Now, I want this blog to be about everything. Like literally everything. I don’t know whether I’ll succeed or not, but I just don’t want to stop trying.

My journey has just started. My boat is yet to reach its destination. And, I just can’t wait to reach there! Only your love and support can help me fulfill my goals. Only your love and support can help me discover myself. So, stay awesome and keep reading my blog. Haha!

Advice for New Bloggers:

Write to express. You can seek help from “n” number of bloggers to decide what should be the niche of your blog. You can share your blog posts everywhere. You can even join all those Traffic Booster groups, but at the end of the day what matters the most is whether or not you’re enjoying writing for your blog. Don’t start a blog just for the sake of it. Your blog should be able to convey your feelings. It should be able to convey who you really are.

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Don’t stop. If writing is, indeed, your passion, then do everything you can to follow it. Writing is an amazing activity. It can become your companion that can help you to express your thoughts and feelings. Join this amazing journey and get lost in the midst of joy and happiness that it brings.

Blogger Recognition Award Nominees

Sveva – https://www.svadore.com

Irene – https://www.drvetmom.com/

Briana – https://myspiritedlifestyle.com/

Kimberly – http://lifeofkimberly.com/

Jean – https://weddingsfromtheheartblognet.wordpress.com/

Shamira – http://www.bebeshamo.com/

Melanie – https://www.thetravellingladybug.com/

Malia – www.maliaspassport.com/

Randi – https://www.equinecat.com

Ken – http://www.viewmythoughts.com/

Jen – https://yellowscarfandasuitcase.com/

Delilah – http://andsoherewego.com/

Jordyn – http://www.fortheloveofblank.com/

Aniqa – http://www.aniqakhokhar.com/

Christoph – https://www.trendablaze.com/

Congratulations, guys! I hope you’ll continue this cycle by following the guidelines mentioned below:

*Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide the link to their blog.

*Write a post to show your award.

*Give a brief story of how your blog started.

*Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

*Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

*Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Stay Awesome, Keep Writing!

 

I Hope You’ll Notice The Sunshine

Close your eyes, look into your past
you’ll know how strong you’ve been all this time
Close your eyes, look into your future
you know everything is going to be alright

Look at that beautiful sunshine
follow its rays of hope this time
It will lead you away from all the mines
and take you where you want to go
a place where only you decide how you flow

One step more, one step at a time
you’ve got to let yourself row your boat, God’s child
Let your determination chart the course
that isn’t haunted by all the agonies of remorse

Go high, go long!
Row that boat all day, all night long
Your determination will heal all the scars
if you let your free body flow
Go high, go long!
Row that boat all day, all night long
Show the world how strong you really are
Let your free body flow

But remember! These words mean nothing

If you fail to notice the sunshine,
If you fail to stop asking yourself why
If you fail to feel the power of hope
Running in your veins,
Running back and forth

I can only hope
that you’ll notice the sunshine
that you’ll listen to your heart this time
that you’ll let yourself define
who you really are
what you really want to be

I hope you will notice the beautiful sunshine.

Where’s Your Reason?

Behind your back, people are talking
away from your vision, they are prowling
Waiting for the perfect opportunity to mock you
waiting for the perfect opportunity to destroy
destroy every piece of your soul

They try to fill your world with all the lies
you can’t escape, there is no place where you can hide
They try to suck you into this deadly vortex
they treat you like a slave, like a useless pest

They try to turn your world upside-down
they want to enslave you,
they want to bring you down
Behind your back, people are talking
living in vain, they are good for nothing

Is this how you’re going to spend the rest of your life?
Is this how it ends?

Throw the mask of sanity if you’re going insane
raise your voice out loud, they all are to blame
benighted by lies, misguided by their own ideals
surrounded by all the evil, growing on your fear

Find a reason to believe in!
A reason so strong
that it will break the chains of fear
you’ve been carrying for so long
Find a reason to believe in.

Keep Calm and Carry On: What It Was v/s What It Is Now

World War II. According to Wikipedia, World War II was “the deadliest military conflict in absolute terms of total casualties”. Perhaps, the darkest time in human history. Over 60 million people were killed by the most lethal forces – evils of the society. The statistics, however, vary greatly, with estimates of total deaths ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million. The highest figure of 80 million includes deaths from war-related diseases and famine. While military deaths, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million P.O.W, totaled 21 to 25 million, the number of civilians killed totaled 50 to 55 million.

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In the midst of this dreadful period of wars that claimed an incalculable number of lives and left lakhs of people homeless, the British government was struggling to boost the morale of its loyal citizens, who were threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. How could they give people a ray of hope that everything was going to be alright when hundreds of innocent souls were getting killed every day? How could they give people an assurance that their brothers would come back home soon? These questions kept on knocking the doors of the British government every day, every hour, every second. In 1939, they finally figured out a way to contain the situation across the country.

The British government sought help from the Ministry of Information (MOI), a United Kingdom government department which was created briefly at the end of the First World War and again during the Second World War. It was formed as central government department which was responsible for publicity and propaganda. During the period of 27th June to 6th July 1939, the Ministry designed the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters. It was produced as a part of three “Home Publicity” posters – “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” & “Freedom Is In Peril/Defend It With All Your Might”. Each poster showed the slogan under a representation of a “Tudor Crown” – a widely used symbol in the heraldry of the United Kingdom.

The Ministry of Information undertook the task of large-scale printing of the posters, printing about 2,50,000 copies between 23rd August 1939 and 3rd September 1939. However, the posters were never officially sanctioned for immediate public display. The officials were not able to decide whether the posters were too patronizing. Moreover, they could not settle on an appropriate time to hang the posters. Eventually, it was decided to keep them in “cold storage” and use them after serious air raids. Copies of “Keep Calm and Carry On” were retained until April 1940, but stocks were then recycled as a part of the wider Paper Salvage campaign and the remainder of the publicity campaign was canceled following criticism of its cost and impact. The campaign could not see the light of the day and it remained obscure to the good citizens of Britain, to the whole world for that matter.

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It would have been lost forever, but we all know the forces of nature work in mysterious ways. In 2000, around 61 years later, the posters revealed themselves to the world – all credit goes to Stuart Manley, the unsung agent of the Almighty who discovered the posters when he was sorting through a box of used books that he bought from an auction. He framed it and hung it up by the cash register; it attracted so much interest that Manley began to produce and sell copies of the posters. The design rapidly began to be used as the theme for a wide range of products.

Apparently, the posters are now used in an entirely different context. Thanks to the internet and the smart asses using it, the posters have become a part of the meme culture. Who could have thought that a simple poster, which is used to make memes nowadays, was intended to be used during the period of war to help people rise above the most catastrophic agents of evil – hate and war?