“I would never want to hurt anyone but unknowingly I may have.” – by Avishek Shrestha, Winning Article, Wordism Competition – Shrawan

Avishek Shrestha, Winner of Wordism Competition for the Month of Shrawan

This is the winning article of Wordism Competition for the month of Shrawan on title “Hey Rain”

Writer: Avishek Shrestha

‘Hey Rain’

Hey Rain. Just what are you? As a child I used to think whenever god cried, his tears were you. As I grew up, my innocence blurred, I learned precipitation process and could somewhat figure you out. But despite from where you belong, I’m just so freakily surprised with the range of emotions that you can wave towards me. People claim that most of them feel the same way too, but I guess my love for you is a little different.

My love for you is very hard to explain to this world, because it involves me and you. I being an introvert, and you speak in a language that only I understand. You must be thinking, like others, I don’t hear you and so you are persistent to come at me, trying piercing roof and windowpane. That isn’t the case though, I can hear you in midst of crowd, and in silence as well and I long to hear you all day and specially at night.

I am a pluviophile. My walks are great and it’s only when your touches give me company. Best music of mine have been so far you tingling on roofs, steels, roads, cars and on my shoulders. You make forest greener than ever it was and that is what I like about you the most. I find you so serene and in your serenity I too am at peace.

Your refreshing scent is better than any of the perfume in the market. You’ve conquered all of my senses.

You’ve got me and I’ve got you. Analyzing, it seems you and I have lot of similarities and differences. You always fall on the ground, there’s no stopping you and my final destination is from where you came. Neither you nor I can change that. I’m happy that we got to meet here and someday, I’ll be at your place and we’ll date again. Beyond this world, if feelings exists, then be there to complement all the strong emotions that I get like anger, sadness, happiness, and romantic, just like you do, here.

They say, everyone’s selfish, and I being one of everyone would want your love and not hate. I guess, similar is the case with others as well. Hard working farmer depends on you. You are a source of fresh water, you replenish water sources. You are so kind that you provide life to even small aquatic animals. Some portion of you escape into ground and we have groundwater which we have been using since time immemorial. I wish to be like you, kind, fulfilling and protecting.

You are so powerful. With your persistency you can cut off lands and bring landslides along with it. In your anger, you fuel rivers and can destroy lives. At times you are annoying as well, you wet me up during my important functions, making me look stupid. I don’t know why and at what you are angry at.

None opinions seems to matter you and you are so focused at doing things that you came here to achieve, and that’s the difference between me and you.

As I grew up, I began to care what people think. Self-consciousness sometimes eats up and I lack focusing prowess like yours. As I walk down the aisle, sometimes I tend to forget why I am walking. I sometimes, try to go deep and find the reason for my existence, later only to find it as a vain attempt. Unlike me, from first, you seem to know why you are here and act accordingly.

I, sometimes wish my life was like yours, short but yet worthy.

You have a power of rebirth, though. You come here time and again, seasonally and do what you are supposed to do. My life, on the other hand is a one-time gift. Just like your short life, maybe, it’s the small moments that counts in mine. Thinking about the future that’s so far, I’m easily swayed.

Maybe now, I should start focusing on small moments rather than the vague, long life, and I shall thread this small beautiful moments to call it a life.

Only if I was focused like you, I may not have cut away lands but I surely would have less regrets.

Like I was saying, you tend to destroy everything that comes in your way. They say, “With greater power comes greater responsibility.” I would never want to hurt anyone but unknowingly I may have. Oh! Is it same with you?

Hey rain, I’m trying to accommodate all the feelings that I get, but the feelings you give me are infinite.


Question and Answer with Avishek

1. Tell us more about you.

Hello Everyone! I am Avishek Shrestha and professionally I’m a Civil Engineer with 3 yrs of experience. Currently, I am working under Rural Access Program, maintaining rural roads. Talking about my hobbies, I love singing and playing guitar. I am an occasional writer as well. I love drying my feelings out whenever I need someone to listen to me. That’s why I made a blog as well. Yeah! Do checkout my website: http://www.avishekshrestha.com.np

2. What was your thought when you apply to Wordism competition?

At first, I was little excited to write on a topic that I had no idea and wondered what shall I jot, but moving on as usual my thoughts began overflowing as if it were lurking before. The name “Wordism competition” drew my attention and somewhere I developed, the feeling of wanting to win.

3. What are your dreams and aspiration?

Well, I had many dreams but moving on it vanished. However, silly it seems, but one aspiration of mine that never went away is to own a restaurant that features live music, a snooker house by side and displays EPL in a big theatrical TV. The most crazy part is, I would want that restaurant to serve for 24 hrs and not just upto 2 am.

4. How do you feel being the Wordism Hero for Shrawan?

I feel great. Really, I do. I simply like the title I am given, “Wordism Hero”. It sounds so cool.

5. Anything you want to say who is reading this!

Oh yeah! I’d like to say my “novel prize winning” speech: I thank everyone for their support, love and care. Without their continuous support for me to write, this would not have been possible. LOL.
I’d also like to say that, be persistent and never lose hope. My first writing were awful, literally, awful. It got improved and is sticking to average. I gave a try and who’d guess that I’d win? Everyone, who loves to write, please keep on. This platform is really a great opportunity to showcase your passion and make other feel lively. If you win, you get a bonus of being a “Wordism hero”. Sounds cool, isn’t it?

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