The Last Straw

Finally the bubble burst.
When something you believed in, you believed something to be true,
and all of a sudden you come to know it was a lie….
And you can’t tell it to anyone since the truth isn’t yours to share.

Living in a bubble is comforting. It is reassuring.
If everything else is going wrong you at least think that one thing is in place.
But no. It never was.

Sick n tired of knowing.
There are some things I don’t need to know.
I want to live in my bubble. My perfect world.

But I can’t anymore. I can’t because of the truth.
I can’t be the pigeon who chose to close his eyes when he saw the cat coming.
Or maybe I’m. Coz I don’t really have a choice, do I?
It sucks. Everything sucks.

And yet again. As always.
Life goes on…

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The Monthly Ketch-Up

Hello there!

How have you been? I’ve been missing writing for my blog so so much! Feels so great to be back! ^_^

Finally time to do The Monthly Ketch-Up aka Catch-Up of my blog yet again. Like every month, this is gonna be sort of a recap/throwback/flashback of the blog posts I made last month, so that you all can enjoy these posts again or catch-up on those you missed.

Let’s start! 🙂

The Monthly Ketch-Up : May 2015

The 5th month of this blog, and for me it’s been that long of being a blogger. Wow! Well, to begin with, this month I have been a bit lazy or laid back you might say. But sometimes a break is good. You never know, it might turn into some research and stuff too. 😉

Right now, I’m steering clear of all the stats, hardly had a few posts last month. But few turned out well. 😉

Most Popular of the Month

Obviously begin with the best. 😀

The Only Choice : And it’s a flash fiction story written for MFtS challenge. Honestly, this is my favorite too. It almost has all the elements. Well, almost. 😉 You can read and decide yourself.
What is happening in the life of Amaya – the mysterious girl on the beach…

Another flash fiction story for the same challenge

Captain Chronicles : All aboard the ship. Something is fishy. Find out what is bothering the Captain!

More Fiction:

The Danger Sign – Scene 5 : Well this was the 5th installment of the series. But the last one with the flashbacks. Confused? You can always start at the beginning. 😉

Poetry

This month only one poetry post. Not fair, eh? Ok, will do better next month.

Cycle of Recycle : Written for Poetry101Rehab this one is a little tricky. Recycle or Reincarnation or something else? Do find out and read the poem!

Movie Review

You’re Not You (2014) : The movie truly moved me. It’s about an ALS patient (played by Hillary Swank) and her unique bond with her care taker. Very inspiring.

Other:

Friendships, Feelings And MoreMy Perception on different type of friends and Friends’ Relationships; Emotional or Philosophical stuff:

And,

Surprise:

So I talked about a surprise in the last Ketch-up and here it is!!

Smile For Me Baby – (My First Song) : Title explains all. I call it a song rather than a poem since it felt like one and I was sort of singing it out while writing. 😀 So yeah, my first song indeed! I have no idea why I wrote it or for whom, but I just did. Hope someone smiles after reading it! 🙂

For This Month :

Alright people, this was it. For June, expect the final two installments for The Danger Sign, maybe a few more stories and poems.

Keeping it short and sweet.

See you next month,

Keep Reading,

Enjoy

Much Love, 

– Realist Rebel

You’re Not You (2014)

You’re Not You (2014) – Review

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“One moment can change your life.”

A single moment, unaware, will catch you off-guard, and whoosh. Just like that, quick like the snapping of fingers, your life will turn upside down.

I guess it is some sort of strange coincidence that most of the (handful) movie reviews I have done so far, all of them were based on a novel of same name as the movie! This one was written by (the novel) Michelle Wildgen.

The movie is beyond emotional. really intense. Even the trailer was moving, I almost choked up watching it.

The story is about a woman named Kate (Hilary Swank). Her life is PERFECT. A professional who has a great husband , amazing job, amazing house, great friends, is an independent and strong woman, who is basically a perfectionist. It just so happens that all this was not meant stay forever.

One fine day whilst playing the piano, Kate realized that something was wrong. Her fingers started twitching on their own.

A year and a half later, we get to know she has got ALS or the Lou Gehrig’s Disease. (Slow death of neurons, person loses control over bodily functions and inevitably leads to death. There is no cure.)

Her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) is doing everything in his power to support her. He becomes her part time nurse. He bathes her, clothes her, dons her make-up even, he is doing his duty, the best he can. But is it enough?

Enters Bec (Emmy Rossum). A care-free rebellious college goer, who was looking for a part time job and ends up at Kate and Evan’s doorsteps. Gets caught smoking on the very first day even.

She obviously doesn’t have any experience or any sort of nursing skills, still Kate insists on hiring her.

Kate fired her previous nurse since she “treated her like a patient.”

It is heart-breaking to see Kate, who was used to doing everything on her own and being in control, depending literally and figuratively on someone else for EVERYTHING.

Honestly, after watching Bec screw up big time, I didn’t think she would continue to stay on the job. I was hoping to see someone who would be sincere and mature enough to understand what they were dealing with.

But surprise surprise. She gets called in again! Bec herself gets surpised that how, after messing it up and literally laughing at Kate’s face when she fell down (in the toilet), she could still be on the job?

But Kate says one small but important thing. Bec doesn’t treat her like a patient. She is a person. And unlike all the other nurses who keep telling her what to do, she in turn would like to tell them what to do. And that Bec will actually listen to her.

“One person can give us hope.”

Trial and Error my friend, trial and error. Everyone learns eventually. Even Bec did. She learned a lot of things from Kate. Who knew? So there starts a journey, of Kate and Bec, two women, a very odd and unlikely pair. They share moments, their ups and downs, a little heart to heart talk once or twice maybe.  The adventures of Kate and Bec!

And there comes a moment in the movie, where the title is used. It reveals the meaning. Why this title. And it’s beautiful, trust me. Don’t wanna spoil it so wont say.

They both learn from and teach each other in ways unimaginable. Kate learns to loosen up a bit, let go and laugh and enjoy at times.

Bec learns how to be responsible – not only for herself but for another person who is actually a patient. A very critical one at that.

What about the husband? He’s there, but……

Some people will surprise you. Some people will make a huge impact on you and change you in a way you had never imagined.

This is one such story. Great highs and lows, lots of emotional moments, some funny bits as well, this movie will surely make you more empathetic in general.

Definitely worth a watch. Kate and Bec changed each other unknowingly perhaps, and changed for good. Yes, a tragic end but the journey was worthwhile. Even the way how Bec managed things at the end was worth a watch.

Life is all about the journey. Make the most of it.

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The movie will make you realize:

How important is it to have someone who makes you realize that you should not wait for death, being in constant fear, but seize the moment and live fearless.

How just with showing some faith and trust in another person and their capabilities can do to their lives, it could mean the world to them.

Hilary Swank:. Wow Just Wow. Proved that she can act extremely well, even with such challenging roles.

Josh Duhamel: Short but powerful role.

Emmy Rossum: Basically a singer-song writer but a great actress as well. Very original, very believable.

“Life is measured in moments that leave us breathless.”

Smile For Me Baby – (My First Song)

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Your smile can light up a boring day
Your smile can set everything straight
Your smile makes the sunshine bright
Your smile sets the world so righttt

Sound of your laughter makes me go crazy
Hearing your laugh makes everything else hazzyyyy

Smile for me baby
Just do it all right
I wanna go crazy with you toniiighttt

Its alright

Don’t you worry it will set us free
We’ll laugh together as the world just sees

Its alright

Come away with me
Just smile along
I know you want to baby
Just do it for meeee

Its alright

I won’t ask to if it were not right
Let’s just walk on the moon
And make rainbows in the skyyyy

Its alright

Smile for me baby
Smile smile for me baby
Smile for me baby
Just smile for me baby
Ooooo yeah
That’s right
‘Cause Its all right

Friendships, Feelings And More

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“It’s all about Trust.
Sharing your feelings with friends…
To say or not to say???”
– Realist Rebel

There are many friendships which go way beyond the usual hunky-dory hang outs and chilling together. Most people are of the category who have back-ups for their necessary outgoing “social life”. Can we really call them “friends”??

Maybe those are the kind who are known as a “fair-weathered friend”.

There is another kind. Who come a little far from the previous type. The expression “a friend in need is a friend indeed”, probably got inspired from them.

And then there are some, very rare species these days, friends who have a connection. A real one. Who can really understand what the other is saying or not saying. Such friendships, if found, must be treasured for life.

Some people talk a lot yet say very little. 

They will go on and on, just incessantly blabbering away about everyday nothings and never truly reveal what they are feeling. Such people are either hiding something or they don’t trust you enough to talk about personal stuff.

Some people talk less yet manage to say a lot.

They remain quiet usually. But when they talk everything makes sense. They wont directly reveal their feelings but if you listen closely, you might just be able to figure out.

Yup there are other kinds too. Talk and say a lot at the same time or do neither!

Well, the neither case would be extreme but, you never know… Some people just prefer to remain silent altogether. Usually they do it around the people they don’t trust at all. Not even a bit.

And then there are people who are a mixture of the above mentioned types!!

Maybe I’m the mixture kind! 😀

But honestly, I feel this has got more to do with the person I’m talking to rather than what kind of a person I am, which decides how and what am I gonna talk about with them.

eg. I will truly reveal my feelings (most of it) only when I trust the other person and believe that they really care and bother to hear me out! (And not because they need some material for gossip…yeah BEWARE of THAT type! Seriously.)

I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do or not, maybe it’s right for me or whatever! But this is what I do, this is what I am. I trust my gut feeling and instincts or intuition or anything you wanna call it, and just go with it.

When someone shares their feelings, I respect that person and if they are telling something in confidence (like a secret), never ever break their trust.

I love my friends (the few true friends I have) and I really do treasure them.

When they tell me how they feel (however direct or indirect) it feels good that they trust me. And when I share my feelings, it feels good that I have someone who cares.

Cheers to friendship!

I hope everyone has a friend they can be themselves with.

And is the same type as you are! 😛 (You should be so lucky!!)

Much Love,

– Realist Rebel ❤

A to Z

After blabbering from A to H

And going from I to U

Finally time for Vee to Zee !!

Here goes:


Very inspiring summary of the loving memory of people.

Will lead to another time, and it’s not a crime.

Xenophobics stay behind, unattractive and unkind.

Yesterday’s mistakes today’s lessons.

Zealous for upcoming adventure, we all call it – future.



Poetic Form: Acrostic

Poetic Device: Internal Rhyme

Ice-breaker

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I’m thinking about which letter to choose.

It took a while for me to realise the choice has already been made!

I’m kidding.

I realised it sooner. 😀

It was obvious. (even the last line starts with I automatically, you’ll see.)

I is probably the most probable letter to be chosen for this stupid prompt.

I mean, seriously, what were you thinking?!

I’m kidding again!

It’s a great prompt.

It just made my day.

If only I could make a better post with it.

I will work on that.

It doesn’t make any sense now?

I know.

It’s been a pleasure talking to you.

Interesting choice of words.

Indeed.

Inability to start the sentence with big words?

Inaccurate.

I think…

I proved my point.

I surrender.

Incessant, meaningless monologue/chatter ends…?

I feel your pain after reading this too.

Idea for the ideal ice-breaker….

Ice-breaker?

I doubt, but it was not so bad.

Ideal?

I don’t think so!

Idea failed? 

I gotta go.

It’s been a pleasure. _/\_

I had fun, let’s do this again!

*………….*


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fearful Symmetry.”

Find Your Flavour

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Sugar or Spice

Everything may not be nice

Whether you like it or not

Flavours have captured our lives.

Spice it up in the bedroom

Sugar coat your words for the boss

Leave bitterness for the enemy

Show your salty side to the neighbors

Sweet n sour bond with the relatives

Fire chillies during fight with siblings

Sweet, Salty and Tangy

A friend alternates between many flavours

But only one relation

Where you can enjoy

All the flavours together

A Soul Mate

Found Yours?? 😀


Written in response to Poetry 101 Rehab: Prompt – Sugar

The Road Ahead

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Before you go looking for someone else

Try finding your own self first

Before you try to understand others

Try understanding your self first

It’s always a journey

Never a destination

This journey called life.

When I wanted to find you

I found myself

I had been looking for answers

when the questions were wrong

I found out the questions keep changing

Don’t look for answers

Create new questions and answers yourself

Then life would be worth living

Then this journey would be ever loving.

Make memories

Never stop dreaming

Never look back

Create new destinations

On the way

Keep moving

Keep going

Ahead

Ahead

Ahead

Uncharted Territory

There are times when I don’t know what to write. Much like the times when I can’t figure out what to do, which option to choose and which to forego.

Difficult times. running away isn’t an option. Every other door is closed. Desperately trying to figure out where the window might be…

Funny thing about making decisions (life changing ones) is that you know once you give in, you are done. There is no going back, no do overs. That is what makes it all the more challenging.

But the real question here is to see how long can you avoid the inevitable.

The quest of the unknown continues…


PS: This is also sort of an apology for not being regular with my posts. I kinda have been caught up in my own mind! Gonna try to be regular now. Thanks for being so patient with me.

Much love ❤

– Realist Rebel