Friday, 18 October 2013

Welcome Back!

The old lady believed- 'No Looking Back'.
Circumstances had made her the target of attack...

Snapshots of that day in 1999 came to her mind;
She felt uneasy having been through the grind.

The Super-Cyclone had snatched her fisherman-son...
The terrible loss made her forget the meaning of fun.


In 2013, in Odisha, India, during the Dussehra fest,
Cyclone Phailin came visiting as an unwanted guest.

She heard a baby crying at her door-
Surprised to see a new-born lay on her floor…

The Sea was compensating having taken someone so dear?
She welcomed back her son with cheer...



This Post is for the 99-Words Challenge of the Trifecta Writing Challenge.
From the 99th Page of the Oxford English Dictionary, the word I chose is- Back.

This week we are giving you a page from the Oxford English Dictionary.  The ninety-ninth page, to be exact.  (Click to enlarge.)  From this page, you can choose any word, any definition, to use in your post.  (Please type your chosen word in bold, so we know.)  And instead of our typical 33-333 word limit, we are asking for 99 words exactly. - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.WLUYJhBr.dpuf

20 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the sea attempting to atone for taking her son.

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    1. Thanks for reading & for your valuable view.
      It's what we think! Just a consolation...

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  2. Nice thought, the baby making up for her loss years ago!

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    1. Thanks Janna. God has His strange ways!

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  3. Lovely ending to her pain. Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Renee! I like Happy Endings!

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  4. Miracles still happen!
    Well written Aditi!

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    1. Thanks Indrani! Yes, Thank God for Miracles! :)

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  5. When we were children playing on the beaches we would throw things like twigs, hankies into the waves and check if they brought it back. Sometimes they did. In our parts there was a belief that the sea always brings back to the shore what ever went in.

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    1. Yes, Sini! We all have done that....
      The Sea gave us gifts...

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  6. What a sweet and touching take-they say that the sea always returns what it takes from us-so maybe what happened is true:-)A lovely take on the prompt Anita:-)

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    1. Thanks Atreyee! Glad you liked it!
      Strange are the ways of the Sea & the Lord...

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  7. Sweet poem. Just has the sea has its cycles, so does life. Thanks for linking up and don't forget to vote!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Trifecta! Loved linking up and enjoyed taking part! :)
      Very true- Both the Sea and Life have their own Cycles...
      Only we are not aware...We can only infer. Is our assumption right?
      Delighted that you like it!

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  8. This is Lovely...What Nature took away from her returned her and in the same manner.. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by! Just ended it with a positive note; hoping that's the way it is...:)

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  9. Very inspirational, and touching at the same time.

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  10. a moving poem.. well written :)

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