THIRTEEN POEMS, THIRTEEN DIFFERENT EMOTIONS AND 26 YEARS OF MARINATING FERVOR Somewhere amidst the monotony of walking, running, chasing, working, and sleeping, an urge floated on a silent ocean. The urge coerced the spirit to put everything on the table. Everything that was misconstrued, untold and forgotten. Persuaded, I started writing, doubtful at the beginning like all good things yet I progressed, jotting and scraping. The emotions lured taboos, soon lines became paragraphs, paragraphs molded into poems, and rhymes mimicked the heartbeat. Hands ached oftentimes but shoulders felt lighter with each line. Each poem is straight from the soul and attempts to reinstate certain fundamental characters in oneÃ¢ÂÂs life. This is my beating heart and twenty-six years of soliloquy at your palms; this is learning, unlearning and relearning.