Miracle book

Miracles may not always be

As obvious as you may think

These are little blessings

We forget to acknowledge

Call it mere coincidence

What if we wrote them down?

Whenever something goes in our favour

Take a moment to put it into words

On that bad day when everything goes wrong?

Work’s terrible, you yell at your family

Oh, and that dreadful rain!

Pick up that book, read every story

Maybe it won’t help at that time

Or perhaps  it’ll make you smile

We can’t change every situation

But our attitude, hey, that’s in our hands!


Muddy brown kelp floats upon the crystal blue

A lone Mosasaur, ungainly, in a sorrowful deluge

The underwater plexus of magnificent sea creatures:

Reduced to nothing, at some comet’s nonchalant whim

Amidst joyful migration, the earth had exploded

Against a sharp cliff edge, its melanin mutilated

Teary nickel eyes tell a story of loss and survivor’s guilt

Others of its kind all gone; bodies, non-submersible

Millions of years later, this phase will surely repeat




Dear Readers,

This has been a response to Wordle #85 by Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.

In case you are wondering, this poem is written about the Cretaceous- Paleogene extinction event that wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs.

The idea for this poem kind of evolved (pun intended) after I searched about animals that have the melanin pigment in their bodies, and saw pictures of this amazing animal: a mosasaur, which is a type of dinosaur that inhabited the inland seas of the earth around 66 million years ago.


So that was the long and complicated thought process I had, after going through the words in the prompt :p

The words were:


2. Submersible

3. Kelp (brown algae)

4. Migration

5. Plexus (a network, as of nerves or blood vessels. any complex structure containing an intricate network of parts: the plexus of international relations.)

6. Ungainly

7. Nonchalant

8. Mutilate

9. Nickel

10. Melanin (any of a class of insoluble pigments, found in all forms of animal life,that account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur, scales, feathers, etc.)

11. Phase

12. The last word I want you to invent (give a definition in the beginning). If you are fluent in a language other than English you can alternatively teach us a special word in that language. These words will be gathered up for future use  ;-).

You guys must be wondering about the last 3 words in this poem and their meaning.

The three words and their meaning in the Indian language, Malayalam are as follows:

Aarambham : The beginning

Avasaanam: The end

Punarjanmam: Rebirth or Reincarnation

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem (these are hard!)

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

(Image courtesy: http://thesax66.deviantart.com/art/Mosasaur-496620483))

Hope you all enjoyed it and thanks for reading!

Till next time,



We covered up our feelings

Fried chicken and icecream

Chocolate fudge over heartache

Pretending tears are from the heat

Then I looked at you sitting there

Convincing me that it’s only for a few days

And I saw:

I wasn’t the only one you’re convincing.