Thursday, 20 August 2009

LETTERS FROM THE FORTRESS


I'd built a fortress a thousand moons ago, after the massive plunder the Sorceress inflicted on my city. This fortress would keep my city safe from the pain and the gore that love condemns with. This fortress could never be breached. Neither human, nor soul, nor the Black Wind could breach this fortress I'd made. The walls were so high that even eagles couldn't scale them. They were so thick that even the might of a hundred beasts could never breach them.

The walls of this fortress I'd tried to strengthen with many layers of stone - "Stone-hearted". I'd man the watch-towers to keep intruders at bay. I'd soar the gloomy sky 'round the high walls to make sure no one came near. Intruders who tried to hard would be greeted with a wild roar, and chased out till they'd promise themselves that they'd never return. I'd scan the scents carried by the Black Wind for signs of trespassers, and the hollowness within the fortress made hearing even the faintest sound easy to pick.

No one, yes, no one could have ever entered my fortress. My Fortress could have stood forever, untouched by plunder and the weather of time. For a thousand suns, it stood like a giant, warning off every soul that dreamt of laying seige and capturing it.

And then one day, you stood in front of my Fortress. You hadn't the Magic of a Sorceress, nor the guile of a WOlf, nor the strength of a raging sea. All you had were a gentle smile, a soft voice, and hearty laugh, a caring heart, and an aura that spake of your innocence and your vulnerability. I don't know if your aura lied, but I felt you were like me. 

You were like me, and I like you - nay, I LOVE you.

So I've torn down the walls of my Fortress. I've pulled down the watch-towers. I've peeled off the layers of stone now. 

I'm begging you to enter the gates of my Fortress. See, I've thrown the gates wide open. Nay - I've broken them down, all so that you could enter without trouble.

I'm begging you to come right in.

Once you're in, lets together rebuild this Fortress. Let this be OUR new Fortress. A Fortress that would keep us safe and away from the Evil World outside. 

A Fortress that wouldn't let even the mighty Black Wind partake of our love. A Fortress just for OUR Love.


These pics are taken from the Vasai/Bassein Fort, Vasai, Thane, Maharashtra. Had gone there omn a trip on the 16th of August. Lovely place. For the fort's history CLICK THIS

For more pictures from the trip, visit my orkut album. Click THIS

34 comments:

  1. Too good bro..:-)..Awesomely done..:-)..

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  2. Nice way to metaphorise your very personal feeling..don't know but is it for someone special :)
    and pics are awesome too..
    Enjoy tc.

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  3. wow! beautiful shots.
    nice writeup too :)

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  4. Lovely.. :)
    You in love nuh?

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  5. excellently written!

    the description aptly refelcted the majesty and royality of the fortress...

    i interpret that even such a great towering structure should at last bend to thi sthing called love

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  6. sahi hai bhidu....lovd d way u hv describd it man!

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  7. pyaar...shaar n all...huh? ahem ahem..batao batao??? kaun hai woh

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  8. Captivating..

    thts the only word i could think of!

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  9. Nicely written, with a liberal use of metaphors. :)

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  10. cool blog
    i will check the album

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  11. Hey hi!
    I didnt read the full post the last time i visited your blog. I thought you were just sharing some pics..
    But this time i read it through....Till the end..

    Awesomely done. Keep up the good work

    You are awarded and tagged

    http://erajs-life.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-obsessions.html

    Cheers!

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  12. Beautifully written ,and pics are spectacular.

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  13. Photus bhi mast aur posht bhi... :)

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  14. @aMaR - Thanx a lot bro! :)

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  15. @Garima - Maybe it is, maybe not :P. Thanx for the appreciation :)

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  16. @Abhishek - Gee, thanks :)

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  17. @Sorceror - Theres a sorceress in the post :P Thanx for the comment dude :)

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  18. @Alisha - Ahem Ahem. you think im gonna answer tht? :P

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  19. @Aparna - Of course. if there is a God, it is LOVE :) Thanx :)

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  20. @Adeline - Thank you Guree :d

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  21. @Adeline - Pyaar? Wat pyaar? Arre nahi yaar :P

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  22. @Matangi - Hey, long time no see. Glad you visited after soo long :) Thanx :)

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  23. @Sumit - Thanx :) I guess the fort was really inspiring...and so was my mood at the time :d

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  24. @Eraj - Thanx a lot gurl. The Award really means a lot :)

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  25. @Miss Kido - Alle Alle!!! Look who we have here :P. Never thot u'd ever visit :) Thanx gurl :)

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  26. Those pictures are really nice.. What a lovely place..



    Make website india

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  27. wow, yeah when we visit some places, we get into our own lil world. :)Good pics. Lovely

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  28. nice :)
    and btw a special thank u fr putting up those pics..
    made me all nostalgic..2nd std school trip :D
    i remember how we made stories abt the place being haunted n all..hehe

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