Childhood’s Takeoff

By Ishaan Garg

When I walk down the lane,
I often sense the pain,
That I tried a lot to save,
But all in vain.

When I walk down the lane,
A thought hits my brain,
Those bats of twenty-two yards,
Are no more in the game.

When I walk down the lane,
I see the lake, its the same
Where the painting made of dove,
Turned into the feeling of love.

When I walk down the lane,
I feel the emotions turning plain,
When the tears roll when I cry,
She fondles my face with love,
And waits for the tears to dry.

When I walk down the lane,
I see the memories drain,
With the time sadly passing by,
I just wait for the lady to call,
We are ready to fly.

I won’t walk down this time,
Because it’s time for me to fly high,
Bidding my gracious childhood,
A final goodbye!

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The MoonMan {A Tiny Tale}

By Kaisera Kanwar

The 1st day

Sirens awakened the Moonman from his boozy slumber.

The 2nd day

His hangover left him soon after the rigid limbs were caressed by the mortician.

The 3rd day

A flutter of paper, stuttering sex workers and clicks of a pen droned for hours at end.

The 4th day

The Moonman was desperate. He fought. He argued. He hit, again. He killed, again.

The 5th day

She wasn’t found, she wasn’t as important. But the gun was.

The 6th day

The solemn, smoking sergeant knew enough to guess, but still too less.

The 7th day

The Moonman ; a crescent inked onto his neck and a face just as cratered with scars and pockmarks. Repeat offender. Madman. Drunkard. Lost soul. 6ft 3 inches.

The 8th day


He chose bottles of booze to escape rather than boats. He could have, he just didn’t.

The 9th day

The sergeant was ready to tighten the noose. Evidence in place, bullets in case.

The 10th day

The moonman heard whispers around the brothel and bar. They were coming for him.

The 11th day

He sat next to the sea. Fight or flight, all his life.  

The 12th day

They found him. He found her. She found eternal silence.

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After all he was hunting for a star to shine with him in the pitch dark. (Misery loves company)
She was corrupted as was he and in that lay their destiny…..

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