I stood there stumped, knowing not what to do, I had no idea what was happening, what was all the fuss about? The people around me were exhilarated, but why? I was at a party or a gathering, but why? Everything seemed chic and elegant, people sipping red wine, women bothered with their dresses, men seemed to be discussing on serious issues and in the end was an elevated stage, and someone was announcing my name. Oh! my name but why?

I stood there defining myself in the dark crimson evening gown holding onto my clutch and the phone, trying not to smudge my make-up. But as usual I embarrassed myself in front of everyone as the tears trolled down my kohl outlined eyes. I started walking towards the stage, took just a step ahead when someone blocked my way. A woman, she was holding a book in hand and as I look bewildered she thrust it towards me and also gave me a pen, but why?

I heard my name being announced yet again. I smiled and walked with tears in my eyes, trying to stop them, but why?

The woman stopped me again, an asked me to sign the book, but why? I saw the book and I couldn’t just contain myself. I lost all control. I cried and laughed, all at the same time. The book cover had my name on it and I just needed to sit down to get control of myself, but why?

With shivering hands I signed the book and the moment I returned it, I woke up; but why?

Why did I have to wake up?

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Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

74 thoughts on “Why?

    1. He may have been partial these few days as I am having these wonderful dreams, but honestly rest of the time I wake up alarmed and stunned at what I saw with my close eyes and seldom do I get such beautiful dreams.
      Anyways, thanks a lot for reading it. I totally appreciate responses to my posts. It makes one feel that someone out there is reading what you write. πŸ™‚

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      1. Definitely!! I am always waiting for your posts because I don’t know πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ but I can relate them with my life… your writing can display all sort of emotions which is a difficult taskπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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      2. Thank you so much dear, what you said just now means a lot to me. And about emotions well I have a lot hidden inside me which has never been shown to anyone and it comes out here as my blog posts. It is just wonderful when someone reads them and appreciates them so much. So the pleasure has to be all mine.
        Thanks a ton πŸ™‚
        PS: I have tried going to your link but it fails every time, so have you deleted it or wordpress just doesn’t want me to read your blog?

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      1. Haha yea, it’s close to raipur…….
        No, I am in bhilai right now…..
        Wanted to go to DU after my 12 but my melodramatic family just wouldn’t let me, they were all like, beta ab business kon sambhalega( and there’s no business I tell you, it’s just a saree ki dukan) ab ladka door ja k rehna chahta hai….. OmG
        So now after 3 years, it was my turn to be dramatic, sone dialogues from 3 idiots and they agreed…..

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      2. HAHAHAHA
        Okay that’s like a regular story at my house too.
        It’s good that they agreed with or without the dialogues for what you want to do. It’s good if you find your interests there and if not then this saree ka dhandha to hai hi na sambhalne ko..
        just kidding. I hope you find truly what you want.

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      3. I am trying for philosophy……..
        Idk if it works well if not then,
        Dhandha toh hai hi πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        Btw where are you from??


      4. Ooh…. Have heard about it. Steel plant…. And besides a very distant cousin of mine, jinko hum pyaar se chinu bhaiya kehte hain πŸ˜€ lives there……..

        So we are the steel kids…….. Same pinch…….

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  1. It was beautifully maintained all along.I had no idea what will happen,till you woke up…I wish you stayed a bit longer,,,maybe to snatch a few more gems!!
    Well,I loved the post,,,,and I know why!!!!
    I will love to have you as a visitor on my site….I have some fallen leaves,birds,butterfly, haunting story,,even Harry Potter to share!!!!!

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  2. You know the hardest part (apart from realising the dream) – remembering the dream in such detail! I am usually never able to πŸ˜› very well written and hope it comes true in the near future! It’s my dream as well!

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