Ferris Wheels

Each time the wheels spun,

round and round,

up then down,

I wished I was up against the sky,

Not looking down,

Nor staring far,

But trailing the blues skies,

with my childlike mind.

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Just as Serena’s train journeyed, her thoughts wandered to the man who had written her a letter, her need to meet him mounting as the snow-coated her resolve.

There were so many questions running through my mind at that moment. I realized that the answers to every one of them lay in Siella. 

Outside, the snow continued falling briskly. 

Branches looked like projections of stalactites – like that of those formed inside caves. Mountain peaks at a distance were thickly coated and looked like part of the sky, white of snow against white of the sky. 

Though the weather, damp, and the sky bleak, what fell out of the clouds were beautiful snow carvings.

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The Stepping Stones

One day, I ran down a mountain slope,

Every where I looked there were hills and rugged tracks,

built by years of depression,

The rivers became valleys,

And it wound its way where the waters overflowed.


“How long did it take for the valley to be a part of this magnificence, do you know?” He asked me,

“It would have taken a thousand or maybe a million years,” I said. Well, I didn’t know how long exactly.

Valleys were once unfounded until the soil made way for the rivers to overflow,

and a new formation became a creation.


“Wow,” he said.

I ran down the slope, my feet barely within the confines of its rugged tracks,

Perhaps I couldn’t feel the rocks on the ground,

As I sprinted to the valley below,

In my eagerness, they were my stepping stones.


I wondered if I aged as I ran,

It was just like living my years and running towards a dream I wished for so,

Though the tracks were long, winding and uneven,

My vision stayed true to reach the nirvana below.


It was a long way down, nonetheless, I knew I would make it somehow,

It was up to me to decide which track to follow.


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