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The Fault in our Stares #Barathon Day 1

They sometimes talk too much

And sometimes, tad too little

They are comforting on occasion

And on other times, commit treason

The look in a hungry child’s eyes

At the sight of a morsel of food

Or the naughty way to suggest

That tonight, I’m in the mood

Stealing deliberate glances at someone

Who currently rules over our heart

Or putting an argument to rest

With a look to tear the other one apart

It can be used to discipline anyone

Without raising a finger or word

It is a compliment if you make it one

Or makes one’s thoughts a sort of discord

We may as well call it ‘the fault in our stares’

For a person judges us by mere look

The world isn’t made of black or white

So think once, the person needn’t be a crook.

This post has been written as a part of #Barathon on Blog-A-Rhythm

Today’s prompt: The Fault in our Stares


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  1. Lovely lines Varsha, deep rooted quite impactful.

    1. Thanks, Dipika. This is what comes out when you just can’t organise your thoughts well. Glad you liked it! ☺☺

      1. I like your style of writing, leaves a deep impact with such less words.. I have been struggling hard to learn better in lesser 😉

        1. Wow, such a lovely compliment for me. You are such a dear. It probably comes out of my scant patience for long posts. I get lost reading, so writing more is tougher. ????

  2. A stare could mean so many things and you’ve summed them all quite wonderfully. 🙂

    1. Isn’t it? It needn’t be restricted to one thing. ☺
      Thank you so much, Era.

  3. Very intense take on the prompt Varsha – the poem is very well composed. Cheers

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Shalini dear. It was written hastily, glad it conveyed my thoughts. ☺

  4. Interesting title and Amazing writeup ????

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Mahesh. ☺

      1. My pleasure, Varsha ????

  5. A stare might not even be a ‘stare’!

    Beautifully expressed. 🙂 The theme is awesome! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Prakash. I liked the prompts too. They are different and interesting.

      1. True. I liked the little twist in the movie names!

        1. Actually, they are all book names.

  6. It’s a nice saying in itself, the fault in our stares. You’ve explained it wonderfully… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Maniparna. Glad you liked it. I felt we should do justice to all kinds of staring, why just one. ☺

  7. This was nicely done – a stare really can mean so many things.

    1. Sure, it does. They can be of all types.
      Thanks for dropping by. ☺

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