Lost Hope

A spark of emptiness instigates fire in the forest. I feel the heat on my skin; there are voices, screaming and crying but nobody to be seen. I see footprints in the ashes and my trail, covered in flames. I move on.

Following a highway on which I now walk naked, overexposed and shamed. Oh, how they stared! I’m dressed in scars invisible to naked eye; they keep me warm no matter how cold the night. I see buildings. Vivid, made of glass, devoid of life and people around.

I turn back, walk to the forest, back into those ashes; away from the civics, far from those eyes, to be forgotten, in search of life.

A land torn down, reduced to heap, of ashes and despair and the once blazing fire, now a kindle, awaited my presence. I turned around to the sound of fluvial; once a gushing stream full of life and colour now a monochrome of blood red.

Everything dampened but my search for life still afresh. A question gnaws and nibbles from within “Will I ever find the life I look for or die on a futile quest?”

On my last glance, I found a poor lone seed: all alone in this selfish world, just like me! I plant that seed in a corner, where life still had a hope and there came the clouds, raining down below.

I smiled at the sprouting seed. Within a period, it was a full blown tree and the habitat grew. What was once a cinder, is now a land fertile. Birds sang, animals thrived and trees giving life to what survived.

I now knew, “My hunt was futile, all I needed was to look inside.”


In collaboration with Bharath.

86 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, this is incredible! I could picture a scene from the Hunger Games in my mind, as I read this 😊🦋

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! That means a lot!❤❤

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      1. Aww I’m glad! You are most welcome 🦋💫

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    2. Rachel says:

      Moving words 😀

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      1. Always a pleasure 💖🌺

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      2. Nawazish says:

        Thanks!!❤❤

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  2. Just read it in his blog. Its beautiful how you people described life.

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! Its 2 different perspectives on life

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      1. And its so amazingly presented

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      2. Nawazish says:

        Glad you liked it!❣❣

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  3. Maya says:

    Beautifully penned. 😊

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you!❣❣

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  4. Kumar Harsh says:

    Beautiful this was. Sometimes little things such as that seed can do wonders. Excellent. 😇

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you Harsh!❣❣

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you!❣❣

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Joana says:

    What a buoyant piece ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you for your kind words!!❣❣

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Joana says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. That was an absolute profound piece N. The thought, the language, the imagery and the enlightenment was beautifully woven together. Brilliant 👋

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! It has used brains of 2 people! Glad you liked it!❣❣

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  7. Jigglypuff says:

    This is a beautiful piece of work!!❤❤

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Dulcy Singh says:

    What a profound piece of work 👍

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks Dulcy!!❣❣

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  9. I just read it on Bharath’s blog and quickly jumped here to tell you how I liked the ending of same. It’s so full of Hope.
    It’s just beautiful!

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank yo so much Ma’am! Its really sweet of you. It means a lot to me coming here and commenting!!❤❤
      Someone had to give hope to Bharath’s hopelessness spree!😅

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      1. All of us are together working for same. He’s really stubborn but so are we! We’ll together show him the light soon!

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      2. Nawazish says:

        He has hope which he chooses to ignore and continue his stubbornness of being hopeless!

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      3. Yes. You’re right.

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  10. Hey all your posts are a treat to the heart and soul. You have a wonderful blog. You have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🙂

    https://ridethroughthoughts.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/sunshine-blogger-award/

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! It means a lot!❤❤

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      1. Will like to know your answers! 🙂

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      2. Nawazish says:

        Will do it soon!❤❤

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  11. Indira says:

    Great thoughts expressed!

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! It’s a work of 2 minds who tried to Express their views!❣❣

      Liked by 1 person

  12. So well written 👏👏👏👏

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks a ton! It’s a perception of life of 2 different minds!

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      1. Yeah, I know that! 😊😀
        Both of you have done a brilliant job, must say!

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      2. Nawazish says:

        Thanks!❣❣

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  13. Bryan Wagner says:

    I so love that last line. The truthfulness of that line sings to me.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! It means a lot to me!😄😄

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  14. Really good writing skill you have

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks a ton!❣❣

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  15. Anushk@ says:

    Oh my my!
    You two haan… this is too good Nawazish!
    I read this collab of yours on Bharath’s blog and could wait to tell you here…how much I’m loving this.
    Amazing✨

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! It means a lot to me!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Anushk@ says:

        Pleasure is all mine Nawazish. I’m so happy to have discovered your blog😍 it’s amazing.

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      2. Nawazish says:

        Me too! Glad to have found you.You too have a amazing blog!

        Like

      3. Anushk@ says:

        Thank you so much Nawazish.

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  16. Such a beautiful piece Nawazish!!!

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much!❤❤

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  17. Kritika says:

    The echo of the words is loud and touches every soul. Beautiful writing by both of you.

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words!❤❤

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  18. Wow beautifully written 😍

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Nathi says:

    An excellent collaboration✨👌

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Nathi says:

        You’re most welcome 😇

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  20. Wow, this is so beautiful. I love the imagery here. An exceptional piece of writing!

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WELL-DONE STORY!

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  22. Such a beautiful piece!❤

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much!❤❤

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  23. Thanks for sharing your writing ✍ 😊

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks a ton!❤❤

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  24. Olivia Ava says:

    I really love your writings❤️. keep it up.

    Like

  25. Geri Lawhon says:

    What a superb post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  26. So Beautiful,
    I mean so absolutely Beautiful,
    The inspiring journey of a seed,
    From the depths of the darkness,
    To touch the beautiful sky,
    Sing with the birds,
    Dance with the breeze,
    Bloom with the fragrance,
    Of this beautiful gift of Life!!
    Thanks for sharing, Precious!

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks a ton!❤❤

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      1. Hmm…
        That thanks is quite heavy,
        I will have to do some extra workout to hold it,
        You are always welcome!!

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  27. Peakspeak says:

    This was such a vivid read…. Could see it like a movie.. Brilliant✊👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much. It’s combination of 2 minds and their different perspectives

      Like

      1. Peakspeak says:

        Oh cool…. I need to read it again now with this perspective 😁👍

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  28. besondersite says:

    Beautiful and stirring 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nawazish says:

      Thanks a ton!❤❤

      Liked by 1 person

  29. cheriewhite says:

    Wonderful post! It spoke to me because I was there once. I too had to look within. 🙂

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    1. Nawazish says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you found Answers within

      Like

      1. cheriewhite says:

        You’re very welcome. 🙂

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