The Daily Prompt : Fleeting

Our monsoon season
Spreads over months.
And may days it rains and rains.
Thunder and lightening
Are a part of our life.
Sudden lightenings
Are like fleeting thoughts
Which come into mind unexpectedly
We are not sure from where they come.
Consciously we do not even know
That such thoughts were in our mind,
But they must have been there
At the subconscious level.
For them to surface at unexpected moments.
These fleeting thoughts come and go,
We try to hold on to them
Burt many a time,
They are so fleeting
We often wonder whether
They really came to mind.
But they do come
And leave behind
Tantalising memories.
We are left trying
To remember what those
Fleeting thoughts had been.
But they are fleeting
And very rarely are they caught.


By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.