Outside Your Movie

Ever looked past the veil that is separating you from the feelings of others? Many a time in our lives have we lied, made unsagely decisions, spat out harsh words in blind anger and showered anger on someone who has nothing to do with it.

Despite all this, when someone blames us or when someone says what we’ve done is wrong, we suddenly turn red as if we’ve been upright and holy all the time.

We often find people to be ill tempered, lying, arrogant, brave, kind, double faced and so on… But remember that these are the names coined up by you for them. People also have a similar mindset regarding you.

The reason for this is that we are always absorbed in our own movie, that is, we are blind to the incidents which had taken place in the other person’s life which has made him or her take the position of “bad” in your mind. And yes, we are not aware of the way someone else’s perspective of something is. The diversity of our perspectives is an important reason why we always get into that dipped into hot water mood.

So look from the other person’s point of view and try positioning yourself in their place in that particular incident.

They may not be right, no one is, but it may seem so to them. Just like us. So looking into someone else’s movie would make our life harmonious and reduce arguments and misinterpretations.

How to hunt for poetry ideas

photography of brickwall

Writer’s block. You’ve hit a wall and your flow of ideas have stopped. A huge problem, isn’t it. I’m pretty sure writers, and especially poets have experienced it. You never seem to have enough ideas that are creative enough. But here is the solution, here are some tips to get great poetry ideas.


Sit in a silent place. Yes, inspiration can come from noise too but silence is the best medium for thinking. Think about some recent movie you saw or book you read. That’ll pretty much give you some ideas.


Search, no, hunt for inspiration. Look around yourself. Look what people around you are doing. Voila! Idea ready.


Read others poems. That is bound to give you some poetic inspiration. Don’t plagiarize. But just write some poem inspired out of it. This isis definitely foolproof idea I sometimes follow.


The last step. This is the one to try out if you’re totally out of ideas. Just cook up some random ideas into a poem. Pretty cool idea, right. You’ll end up with some cool poem.

And after reading this post, hope you overflow with poems. And stay tuned for a post that’ll soon be posted on poetry prompts.