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The Last Ride

There she goes my little girl,

Just this morning I watched her twirl.

She was wearing a new frock so pink,

With my hand, her hand was linked.

We reached the ride which goes round and round,

She jumped and danced to the sound.

Once she was on it, her eyes shone bright,

It was a truly heartwarming sight.

The ride began and I watched her go,

The ride turned a corner and lo!

There was a bang and nothing remained,

The ground with blood was stained.

I am looking for my little girl,

In the morning, who I watched twirl.

Wearing a frock so pink,

Where is she; I fear to think.

 

At least 65 people have been killed while over 300 injured as a result of a deadly explosion that took place in Gulshan Iqbal Park, Lahore. Most of the victims were women and children. (27 March 2016)

 

 

Of Synonyms and Meanings.

I believe in the truth of the English Dictionary. I trust in it. I know how to use it and how important it is to use it. I know it will ensure that I use the right word at the right time. And then there are the non-believers, who take pride in the fact that they don’t own the book of words.

So yes; it is a sorry state of affairs. Just imagine all the drama a simple application could cause if just one word was replaced with its own synonym.

This:

Sir,

I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of work at home, to complete it I require two days
i.e. 15th Feb-16th Feb. Kindly grant me leave for these two days.
With utmost respect,
XYZ.

Could turn into:
Sir,
I sue to state…

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have a touchy piece…

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of elbow-grease at home…
Or how about,
Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of muscle at home…

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of work at home, to complete it I am hurting for two days..

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of work at home, to complete it I require two days
i.e. 15th Feb-16th Feb. Kindly lump me…

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of work at home, to complete it I require two days
i.e. 15th Feb-16th Feb. Kindly grant me green light for these two days…

Sir,
I beg to state, that I have an urgent piece of work at home, to complete it I require two days
i.e. 15th Feb-16th Feb. Kindly grant me leave for these two days.
With too-too respect…

How about no.. Just no.

Well, if you aren’t cringing at this mess of words I have created; you might argue that technically the sentence means the same thing. It IS a synonym.

Which would make me wince ( not “eat dirt or quail or kneel”) because I have a dictionary while you obviously don’t.

Best Friends.

Best Friends
Best Friends

Sometimes you meet someone and that person makes a special place in your heart. As a rule, I never get too close to people. I maintain a safe distance so that I may retreat whenever I have to. I don’t trust people easily and honestly the world has not given me much to trust. But there I am living in my own little bubble, pretending the world didn’t exist and even if it did it did not bother me even though it did. And then I met her. My best friend.

This girl is my soul sister. We always know what the other is thinking and what would make the other person feel better. She has been there with me through the most difficult times and she has stood by me.

Well in reality, we are a trio. Me, her and her sister. Together we are invincible. But me and her ( her name is Fakeha) share a special bond. It is like I have known her forever even though it has just been a year. And I owe her a lot. I owe her a lot of smiles, a lot of laughter. I owe her a shoulder to cry on because she has always been mine. I owe her all the prayers and so many memories. I owe her the promise of my friendship which I hope I will be able to fulfill.

Thank you Fakeha for making me trust. Thank you for being the friend that you are.

You should know that you are the only person I have written on my blog for. I owed you this and a lot more.