The Sky That Was

The sky that was blue yesterday
is now strewed with the color of blood
and the God above is stifling
in the smoke from the bombs
and ashes from the fire
burning outside his visible residence
burning inside untainted souls
sabotaged by those in oblivion
while the noise of the guns
echoing with the silent prayers
is deafening the God above the sky that was…

The validity and worth of every space
that a human and his shadow occupies
is in the asseveration of the verses
those reprobates would never perceive
and while all those humans in peril
search for another sky
the one that is fair and brighter,
the silence of the peace and
the tumult of violence
tell that the heaven is not far
but the hell is here, where
no one will again witness the sky that was…

Bewailing the loss when the eyes would
look at a piece of the starry sky
stars would turn into countless tiny graves
and we won’t be looking either
at the God or the past
but the future that moves no further
than the sky that was…

– Kritika Vashist



Clavicle – Yet Again


And then that one night
When he had her beside him
Under the the bewitching sky
The moonlight was overshadowed
By the radiance of her clavicle.

– Kritika Vashist

(I had written nano poetries on Clavicles earlier as well. If you like, you may read them here.)

Under The Sky

Cloudy Sky and then rain!

The eyes that reflects back the twinkling,
the voice that shuts the noises,
words that hide the faces,
I feel rejoice in your arms, under the sky.

The touch that lingers for days, penetrating through the soul,
the permanent image that forms in eyes,
breathes that settle down the heart,
Lost in exultation, in your arms, under the sky.

The taste of yours that keeps away from worldly desires,
the love that flows,
those eyes that talk,
I enjoy the eternal felicity in your arms, under the sky.

Your grip taking me to the right direction while I’m going nowhere,
ending the ache in my head,
ending a throbbing pain,
Away from consternation, in your arms, under the sky.

Far off the machines of the world, tuning with the universe,
a stream of fascination,
filled with entranced,
I have been shielded by your arms, under the sky.


This is in response to Prateek’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you, Prateek, for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

My Nomination for Day 4  is Erika.

Kritika Vashist

It Lights the Whole Sky!

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”

– Hafiz


Day 1- Quote-1

This is in response to the Quote Challenge for which I was nominated by these wonderful fellow bloggers; Ashish, Darshith, HSampson, Asil and Akiraa.

This quote on love is my favorite and every time I read this, it gives me goosebumps, because such simple and fewer words describe the true meaning of love; to give endlessly and unconditionally.
I hope you too enjoyed this quote.

Rules for the challenge:

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

My Nominations for Day 1

In case you have been already nominated by someone, do let me know, I would nominate some other blogger 🙂

Kritika Vashist