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MELANCHOLIC MEMORY

The silhouettes of my dreams

your lingering presence, a faint smell of ecstasy

an enigmatic memory, a nagging remembrance

your honeyed words and scented presence, my thoughts still reek of

your disheartening essence

My body yearns for your sweet gentle caresses

but my mind has grown weary of your wicked ways

Of your abhorrent reassurances and unfaithful eyes

my heart has crumpled from so many scars

creating an endless, endless abyss

Those moth-eaten letters mean nothing to me, because you still live,

in the chasm of  my memory

losing all sense of humanity and bonding with ingenuity

You lost me the day you dashed, making a run for the sun dipped skyline

your melancholic memory now a mere distress

and thoughts filled with the agony that now I must let rest

For now, I know you no more to remember you

As my mother

ANALYSIS 

The poem is set on a somber note where the poet is remembering her mother and at the same time berates her for abandoning her. At a very early age, the poet’s mother leaves her and now only some essence of her is left in her memory. Although the memory is of happier times, of her mother’s sweet presence, of her honeyed voice, it is still painful for the poet to remember all of this. The poet is having conflicting thoughts, whether she should hold on to her memories of her mother or let go as it is still crystal and still painful for her. The letters that her mother left her now means nothing to her as it is a reminder to her that she is not coming back. Because she was deceived by her mother and her unfaithful reassurance, that she doesn’t believe her anymore. This poem shows the thin bond shared by a mother and her daughter and how abandonment caused such great pain and scarred the poet lasting a lifetime. Repetition is used to emphasize each memory and the mood of the poet in the present as she is recounting her old memories. At first, the poet could not come to terms with the fact that her mother had left her and so she was always in a state of restlessness and anxiety, always waiting for her return but when she slowly started to grow up and started accepting the fact that her mother was to coming back, those melancholic memory change to distressing ones and now the word mother brings a bad taste to her mouth as it opens up fresh wounds. The poem is set on a beautiful yet sad background as the memories are beautiful yet a painful remembrance. The poet has personified the pages of the letters that the mother used to send to the poet. Like forgetting a painful past, the poet must also let go of any love left for her mother that she still holds and must not dwell on her past. The concluding lines of the poem shows how the poet is coping up with the after-effects of finally forgetting her mother.

WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY:)

Once a grandma asked to her grandchildren while taking shopping to the mall what do you want? She replied chocolates. Grandma said you have many other choice but still why chocolates? The girl replied in excitement to grandma, chocolates are so sweet as I wish to be the same in future and the girl giggles . In teenage parents asked what do what for scoring high Mark’s? She replied Chocolates , why? Because it feels me happy:) Later in adults her friends asked what do want for your birthday she replied a chocolate truffle cake. why? Because it makes me an emotional connect. In her 60th wedding anniversary her partner asked what would be the most beautiful gift you ever wished for ? She replied with a gentle smile , Chocolates:) why? She replied chocolates brings the childhood days and memories to her. Yet you think she is more addicted to chocolate? Yes she thinks chocolate a soulful friend which connect her in happiness, sorrows, sharing the joy, celebration etc chocolate was first soul for her.

While she celebrates chocolate everyday but The World celebrates chocolate day on July 07.

The history of chocolate goes back around 2,500 years. The Aztecs loved their newly discovered liquid chocolate to the extent that they believed the god of wisdom, Quetzalcoatl, literally bestowed it upon them. Cocoa seeds even acted as a form of currency. Could you imagine going shopping or buying a house will a huge pile of Cocoa seeds? It would be wonderful, no? These days, the chocolate was bitter, as it was long before sugar was added. Once chocolate took a turn and went sweet in a 16th Century Europe, chocolate caught on to the masses and became one of many households favorite treats.

Many present-day chocolate companies began operations in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Cadbury began in England by 1868. And then 25 years later Milton S. Hershey, purchased chocolate processing equipment at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, he is now one of the biggest and world-known chocolate creators in the world. He began the company by producing chocolate-coated caramels. Nestlé began back in the 1860s and has grown into one of the largest food conglomerates in the world. You’re bound to of heard of one of these if not all of them. Perhaps you even enjoy a bar or two or their fine chocolate creations at home.
Chocolates are not only one of the most delicious and versatile foods available to us but also pack loads of health benefits.

Interesting facts!

Chocolate was not just a tasty, bitter drink in the Aztec culture, it was also used as currency!

A whopping 30% of the world’s cocoa is grown in Africa, but cocoa bean actually originated in the Amazon.

Scientists have found that colours have an impact on our perception of taste. Thus, drinking hot chocolate in an orange cup will make it taste better!

There are other days dedicated to celebrating chocolates like White Chocolate Day (22 September), Milk Chocolate Day (28 July), Chocolate Covered Anything Day (16 December), Bittersweet Chocolate Day (10 January) etc.!

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”- unknown yup that would be the best part for the cocoa lovers. Happy chocolate day:)