The Daily Prompt : Pensive

Sun sets for the day,

Those moments of dusk,

Though beautiful,

Are sometimes,

Pensive moments.

One more day has gone by,

Leaving us wondering

About the coming days.

What is in store for us,

We just never know.

We do our best

And prepare for the future.

But, life can give us surprises,

And leave us helpless,


‘We never thought

This would happen to us.’

Sun has set in our part of the world,

And has risen somewhere else.

Life goes on.

Wherever one lives,

Human nature is the same,

Good, the bad and the ugly.

Dusk and pensive thoughts

Sometimes come  together.

Mannupalla (3)








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 used to 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. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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.


  1. Our sun is nowhere near setting as it’s just five twenty in the late afternoon. Perhaps you have a different one to us! Tonight though, the moon will shine high in the western sky and then dip down to the north western horizon. If the clouds thin a little, it will be really bright. The moon we see is definitely the Indian one though. She just likes to share herself out among everybody wise enough to look for her. Sleep well, India.

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