Gratitude and Regret

thank you!

thank you so much for choosing us, 

for letting us explore the world with you

for making us ride along in your writing journey

for letting us give shape to your characters

for letting us turn your random ramblings, 

your geeky and freaky moods into pieces of delightful art, 

and pen insightful essays with a fresh perspective 

which earned you plaudits unbound.

thank you for making us an integral part of your life.



it seems like a thing of the distant past

when the stream of thoughts flowed unhindered

it kills us to see you staring vacantly into the blank spaces, 

self-doubt, anxiety, desperation, writ large on your face

you long to adorn the parchment with vibrant colors

your vivid imagination needs a free run

but the golden ink of your pen refuses to flow

oh, dear! we keep failing you, again and again,

and for that we, your words, are immensely sorry.


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  1. Dear Seema, if you feel you have lost your words or your muse, or the muse has failed you. Fear not. You are inspiring and your work speaks for itself. A little low phase is okay. Happens to all now that you have restarted you will soar once more

    • Yes, I have been through such phases when my words deserted me but you are right about the rewards. I just wish they don’t desert me before I have found my feet again. Thank you for your soothing words.

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Written by Seema Taneja

Formerly a teacher of English language, she is now a full-time blogger, writer, and poet. A bi-lingual writer, she writes on social justice, gender issues, women and child rights, economics, and political affairs, in English and Hindi. She contributes to several platforms like Women's Web, Momspresso, The Anonymous Writer and her write-ups have also been published in The Times Of India. Her stories have been featured in several anthologies. She has won many awards for her writing, including the prestigious Orange Flower Award for Writing with Social Impact in Hindi.

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