Quick Announcement

Hey y’all! I know I’ve been very inactive and I’ve been getting a ton of messages from y’all but there are many other things to fulfill rn and so blogging might take a backseat but you know that I’m always there, drop in a comment here if you wanna talk or pm me on my social media accounts.
This post is for making a quick Announcement.
I’ve started an Instagram page to showcase my writings, follow me on there to see some really vulnerable and real content. You won’t regret it!
The link to my Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/orevwrites/

My personal Instagram – @avaneeshh
Twitter – @AvaneeshMepani
Love y’all
Xx

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What You’ve All Been Waiting For!

Music has been an integral part of my life and continues to be a major driving force in everything I do. A number of y’all who follow me on Instagram (@avaneeshh) have asked for music suggestions and it’s a very tedious job to suggest songs to every person. So, here is a playlist I’ve put together over the last 2 days from my 650 song playlist. These are 65 songs that I’ve put together for everyone who wants to hear quality content, for everyone who needs inspiration, for everyone who wants to swerve and hear different genres, this, is the place. You’ll find everything from 80’s rock to blues to R&B to mainstream pop to contemporary to absolutely anything that you want. I promise you that this playlist will be some of the best music you’ve ever heard.
Here’s the playlist that you’ve all been waiting for!
1. Latch(Acoustic) – Sam Smith
2. Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves
3. Good To Be Us – Wilkes
4. Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
5. Home – Blake Shelton
6. Us – James Bay & Alicia Keys
7. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor(has also been sung by Prince and his version is equally good)
9. What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
10. Tennessee Rain – Addison Agen
11. All I Want – Kodaline
12. Empire State Of Mind – Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys
13. Either Way – Chris Stapleton
14. Go Ahead and Break My Heart – Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani
15. Let Me Go – Stephanie Rice
16. Stay – Rihanna, Mikky Ekko
17. Purple Rain – Prince
18. Nobody Wants To Be Lonely – Christina Aguilera & Ricky Martin
19. One More Summer(Acoustic Santa Monica Sessions) – No Doubt
20. Let’s Hurt Tonight – OneRepublic
21. Say Amen(Saturday Night) – Panic! At The Disco
22. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
23. I Was Made For Loving You – Ed Sheeran, Tori Kelly
24. Here Comes Goodbye – Rascal Flatts
25. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
26. Radio Ga Ga – Queen
27. Love On The Brain – Rihanna
28. Careless Whisper – George Michael
29. World ‘Go Round – No Doubt
30. Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor, John Legend
31. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Billy Medley, Jennifer Warrens
32. Where You Come From – Britton Buchanan
33. Deja Vu – Lauren Duski
34. Famous – Mason Ramsey
35. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
37. It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over – Lenny Kravitz
38. Send My Love(To Your New Lover) – Adele
39. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
40. Think Of You – Chris Young, Cassadee Pope
41. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
42. This Love – Maroon 5
43. Already Gone – Mitchell Lee
44. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
45. What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
46. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
47. Medicine – Shakira, Blake Shelton
48. Marrow – VINCINT
49. I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
50. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
51. Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Nirvana
52. Spotlight – Jennifer Hudson
53. I don’t think about you – Kelly Clarkson
54. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
55. Don’t Stay – X Ambassadors
56. Tiny Dancer – Elton John
57. Take Me To The Pilot – Elton John
58. Come This Far – Chloe Kohanski
59. The Scientist – Coldplay
60. Just A Fool – Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton
61. Endless Love – Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
62. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Backstreet Boys
63. New Kid In Town – The Eagles
64. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
65. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt(George Michael also covered it and it’s an equally good rendition)

I’ve avoided adding very mainstream music cause we’ve heard most of it. Some of the music in here is unpopular but good music by mainstream artists, some of the songs are evergreen hits, some of the songs are by lesser known artists, it’s a very mixed but a very diverse playlist.
Enjoy! And please let me know what you thought about these songs!

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My Therapy

We can’t neglect the importance of therapy in today’s world. It’s an essential part of so many of our lives.

But therapy doesn’t really need to be professional therapy, it can be of any form, anything that provides us with some sort of content, some sort of happiness.

Travelling, listening to quality music is my kind of therapy, it’s where I seek refuge in tough times. Just recently, I decided to take a trip to Oman and explore the vast expanse of this country.

I’m still here and the experience is nothing short of spectacular. Ofcourse, it can’t be compared with travelling favourites like Europe and America but still, it’s a fairly good country.

The view from the room.

The King’s Palace and the area around the palace.

I’m still here for another 9 days and I intend to explore more of this country. If you plan on taking a trip and exploring the Gulf sector, the month of May is not advisable. It’s scorching here and the dry heat makes it all the more worse. The months from October – January have a pleasant weather and will give you a pleasurable experience.

I will be coming back with another travel post to show you more of the country. Stay tuned!

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10 Things About Me

Hey y’all! I’m back this week with something about me. I’ve been posting poems for the last 3-4 weeks and I’m so grateful for the immense amount of love that I’ve received over these few days.

I decided to tell y’all a little about myself and so, here it goes!

1. I was raised by a single mother. Many people find it weird and absurd and ask me if I’ve ever felt the need to have a fatherly figure in my life. And my answer to that, is, and always will be no. My mom played the roles of being a father, a mother, a working woman, a homemaker and many other things so effortlessly, it’s hard to imagine someone else in her place.

2. My nationality is Indian. I live in the state of Maharashtra in the city of Mumbai. Mumbai is where I’ve spent my entire life. It’s the city of dreams and hopes and aspirations and the thought of calling any other place or city my home is just unimaginable.

3. I’m an avid reader, and a major movie buff. Some of my favourite movies are : The Great Gatsby, The Hours, The Whole Godfather Series, Shutter Island, Wolf Of Wall Street, Erin Brockovich, The Reader and so many more.

4. Music runs through my veins. There’s no other way to describe my love for music. One day, I might share my playlist but for now, that’s enough. I have the most haphazard and yet a very good taste in music. My playlist has music from all genres, from country to blues to alternative to generic pop and every other genre.

5. I love watching Shows. I’m super sensitive so shows which on the drama lines with sensitive issues make me cry. I mean, I cried reams and reams of tears when I was watching This Is Us(But I mean who hasn’t). That show is the most human and real show I’ve ever watched. Hats off to the makers and the actors for their conviction and their ability to play their respective roles with such perfection.

6. I’m very organised, it maybe close to the Monica level. I’m not a clean or a neat freak per se but I love organising my things. It just leaves me with this weird satisfaction.

7. I have a major obsession with shoes and watches. Don’t even get me started on my collection because it will wreck your minds. My shoes and watches are neatly organised for every different occassion. It’s just an obsession I can never get rid of.

8. I love traveling (I mean who doesn’t¿?!). I have a travel diary with pictures of places I’ve visited, various anecdotes, my love for travelling is immense.

9. I know quite a few languages. I can speak Hindi, English and Marathi fluently. I learnt french in school so I know a bit of that. I’m learning Spanish now because I’ve always had a passion for español! So, I’m quite good in that.

10. Last thing, my favourite book at present is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. That book is one of the best books I’ve ever read. The book is about the world of Bengalis in the United States and about a boy named Gogol who slowly grows uncomfortable with his name and the struggles of having it. It’s my top recommendation because it gives you the ability to feel something, to understand the person’s thoughts and emotions and it gives you this very unique ability of empathizing with the character which is something so rare.

That completes 10 facts about me. I urge every blogger to do this. We must get to know each other beyond our writing and beyond the virtual world. It’s only then can this community of bloggers expand and grow further. Urging everyone to do a post stating 10 facts about them.

And, Tag Me when you do the post so that I get the opportunity of seeing who you are and knowing you.

Next post coming up in a few weeks. Until then, stay tuned!

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Stand By Me

Stand By Me,
Is what we vowed.
But today,
As you walked away,
My whole world came crumbling down.
What I was going through was inexplicable,
And the amount of pain that you left me with was unfathomable.
I still remember the first time we met,
By the sea,
There was no one around,
Just the two of us.
We spotted each other and ended up whiling away the night in each other’s company.
We were both hurting, falling apart and yet we felt calm that day, calmer than ever.
The water was thrusting against our feet,
We had absolutely nothing to eat.
The wind was biting,
The weather was chilling.
But the warmth, that your presence radiated, was enough for the both of us.
I felt serene, nonchalant, felt my nerves were steadier,
With each passing second, it felt as if things were getting easier.
We fell in love, we were inseparable, we never kicked up a fuss.
We fell, for each other, harder than ever,
But today, all I hoped was that it never happened, never.
Tears come cascading down my cheeks,
Thinking about our times in the past has made me weak.
I want to go back, I want to return to where we started,
But some things are beyond the bounds of repair,
Beyond the bounds of mending.
So today, I’ll let you stay, I’ll let you leave, in a hope that you’ll find your place,
For this world can be just as unpromising and unfair as it has been to us in the past,
But you’ll make it, farther than you ever have,
I’ve known you for a very short span,
But I know you, more than anyone,
And I know you’ll make it.
Carry these bittersweet memories,
For they’ll remind you of how captivating reality is.
– Avaneesh Mepani

I wrote this just yesterday and I was overcome with emotion because I was watching This Is Us(no spoilers please). That show, it’s just so beautiful and real and moreover, it shows you human struggles, it doesn’t hide anything. Loved every bit of it. This is one of my favourite pieces by far because it has so much of depth and emotion. Hope you had a good time reading it!

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Walking through it

Today as I ponder over my sins,
A realization dawns upon me,
I have an epiphany of sorts,
That every sin I’ve committed,
Simply entangles those knots.

Those knots that blend a plethora of emotions together,
Push me further,
Into an abyss whose depth is unfathomable,
And into a world where surviving seems inconceivable.

But then, I sense hope,
A ray of light that flickers on the other side,
The distance between us seems immeasurable,
The road further, rocky it seems, it still remains unpredictable.

I stumble over the uneven earth,
And descend into thoughts of a possible rebirth,
A suicidal feeling runs through my veins,
But quickly gets washed away as the light from the now visible crevices of the rocks gleams, brighter than ever.

I run towards that ray of light that’s starkly visible and brighter than ever,
I make my way through the vast and unpromising expanse
And then, a blood curdling feeling runs up my spine and makes it’s way to the rest of the body,
For the distance now reduces drastically,

Could letting go really get so easy?
I wonder but I still continue to walk for I know that a hope sits somewhere, in a tiny corner of my brain,
And I have to reach before it perishes,
I walk for miles as the ray of light gets closer and let go of the hustle and bustle that this world’s every place comes complementary with,
All the sounds fade,

This worlds unusually vast expanse seems smaller somehow,
The ray of light gets closer with each passing step,
And I simply gaze at it and let a tiny smile slip through the corners of my mouth,
It all looks beautiful,
Even if that ray of light might be an illusion, I for once don’t come off as pitiful

Here’s another original piece by me! Check it out and let me know!

I hope that you’ll find hope and strength to continue through this eventful journey of life and to endure all the trials and tribulations. Hope everyone’s having a good day!

Always, always, strike out the negativity, it helps.

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Love,

Xx

Drifting, fighting.

Hey everyone! I took a rather long break from blogging to focus on school but I’m back again with more excitement and vigour!

April being the National Poetry Writing Month, here’s an original piece written by me!

Standing under the moonlight,
My hearts longs for the morning.
My spirit seeks solace in the darkness,
For the familiarity is uncanny.
The stars are twinkling with a faint glow,
The moonlit sky is growing darker with each second.
The black is getting more prominent,
The fear is terrorizing me.
With no head or tail of where I’m headed to,
I walked down the alleyway, trying to mask the conflict that has been burning up inside me.
I sat down on my favourite spot,
By the seaside.
The waters thrusting against the stones calmed me down,
The cerulean blue of the waters had been darkened by the dark.
But yet, in another world, despite my phobia to water, the sea has always made me calm.
It has got another charm.
I’m trembling, my mind is at war, my heart yearns for simpler times but yet, I was not falling apart like other times.
Something about this time was different,
And amidst all of these thoughts, an arc of the sun appeared on the horizon.
The water started brightening with each passing second.
The darkness had faded into oblivion, but it wasn’t gone.
The sun graced this maddening world,
The horizon now, crimson that turned into orange, and slowly the colours began to fade.
People walked down the streets to do their respective jobs but I just sat there and looked at the waters.
The brightness filled the void but something was still missing,
As I yearn for simpler times,
A sudden revelation hits me,
Maybe even an epiphany,
I’m not falling apart, I’m just being joined together, by the powerful forces of time.
I had been able to withstand its vagaries which made me proud.
Maybe we aren’t so bland, so parched,
We’re a layered mess that we just fail to comprehend.

It’s hard for me to follow rhyme schemes and according to a lot of people, poetry has no meaning w/o rhyme schemes but poetry is what flows out from your heart. It’s genuine, it’s real and it’s so vulnerable.

This poem was written quite some time ago. It’s about a tough phase that I was trying to emerge triumphant from. It was a difficult time and I turned to my loved ones for support and I emerged victorious. I’m forever thankful to every person for their unending support and trust. Even though I’ve moved on and am in a much better place, this poem comes from a special place and poems that emerge from within with vulnerability and hope, remain special.

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