A Life Lived by Arshika Verma
To the days which have caused misery and the nights which brought pain
I’ve always found myself on thresholds
Never belonging anywhere
Never feeling sane
From infancy to childhood, from adolescence to youth
I knew something was missing
And it was not that I was not aware of what it was
It was also not that I was vaguely aware about it
I acutely and precisely knew, all the time, what it was
And that was the problem…
They don’t say for nothing that ignorance is bliss
I have known it the hard way, that it is
But I realize now, that knowing the problem was not the problem
Not able to correct it, was
I tried hundred many things, I tried a hundred times
This sorrow will live with me, as I’ve lived with it
Nothing suits me, they say, not even a pearl
Maybe someday society will forgive me
For it was not my fault that I was a dark skinned girl.
~ Arshika Verma
About Arshika – Arshika Varma is a 20 something Management student with a passion for history, literature, and journalism. She has written several research reports and worked as a freelancing copywriter. She is the winner of Sanskarshala essay writing Gold medal in U.P. in the Higher Sr. Sec Category. Aiming for a corporate career, she wishes to pursue journalism on the side.
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Ravi is basically a Teacher and Reader. He loves to read interesting and thought-provoking books. On an average, he reads 80 to 90 books per year. He is much into realistic, political, historical and philosophical works, but occasionally he likes to read Poems, Short-stories, Fantasy and Romance. His other hobbies are Singing, Photography, Movies, and Travelling. Ravi started his writing by writing poems and book-reviews and he has written more than one hundred fifty poems in English and more than three hundred book reviews; some of his poems have been published in various online journals like : Indian Periodical, Mad Swirl, Borderless; in Print, his poems have been published in Oxigle Media Publications’ anthology “Whisper of Hearts” and Evincepub Publications’ anthology “Rubaroo”. One of his Short-stories has been published in TheUNIverse Journal and one of his articles has been published in Indian Periodical. Ravi has also published his collection of Hindi Poems “Vo Baat Un Dino Ki Thi” on Amazon Kindle.
Ravi is planning to publish his collection of short-stories and poems in near future, and working on his first novel right now.