Running Wild: A Poem

My feral imagination wove tales of sensational places yet to be explored So I pinned the world over my blatant wall and vowed for adventure. Across miniscule silhouettes of hues My faith dangled me above terrains of floundering natures. Beauty at my behest and my ache in the alias of resilience, I embraced the clarity…

The Aftermath of Truly Living: A Poem

Surely he must also have his demons, Writings on the wall which only he can see. Don’t we all? Then why is his smile so bright Even when he sits alone among a crowd of people he loves. Or does a part of him tremble too Fearing what heartache tomorrow could bring.

Crescendo: A Poem

Sometimes I let the night make me its prisoner But I wake up to lightless mornings every day. The misty veil of scorned musings and popped pills Smothers the will to make it to yesterday. Catapults of dangerous convictions cross swords within my psyche, Ambitions dotted in calendar boxes become inhabitants of the burnt out…

Dark Corners

There is nothing fleeting about darkness. Almost like dragging a boulder hooked up to a chain wrapped around your shoulders. For a moment, you stop feeling the weight of the world looming behind you. But before you know it, you’re choking on a burden you can’t quite shed. It is a terrible and intense ache….

Ignite: A Poem

It is the human condition to conceal the darkness in an even darker world. In hushed whispers I hear about a faraway relative drifting to a place I can’t yet go, Muffled reporters claiming hesitant estimates of the perished, Stark silence when I enter the room, And then a timid request for the ketchup.  …

No Return To Innocence

She never realized it was possible to lose herself within her soul. That every laughter she pronounced would resonate as distant thunder years later. That the tears she’d never shed would become whirlpools of retribution. She never comprehended the magnitude of the power fueling her emptiness. Never forgot to smile and wave. To voice her…

Kingdom Come: A Poem

Many a nights I laid awake, dreaming, with my eyes wide open, how that treacherous Death seemed so appealing in the face of a world full of ashes. Blink, in the blink of my sleepless night, I saw an entire world go mad, The world of my beautiful fantasies. Just like one of many crumpled…

Aurora of Hope: A Poem

There’s wonder in silence, beauty in violence. There is air to breathe in the lives we weave. So rest your head in the womb of misery, There’s a glow of warmth in this sanctuary.   Sway to the sound of your own music. Cling to the crescendo of this divine aria. You look for the…

Disasters Like Us: A Poem

To taste you on my lips Like the oldest wine and the freshest scar, To feel your breath within me Like the sun rays in the darkest hour, To let your blood become my elixir Just before I swallow my vitamins every morning, To sense your smile in my heartbeats As if you’re all I…

What Remains: A Poem

You don’t know who you are,  You never will. That is one of the biggest enigmas of life, That is one of my worst fears in life, To be so lost in this delusion That who I am and who I will be Choose to forget the road to become who I once was. There…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 5 of 5

I detect a change in the quality of the air and suddenly my ears start to feel as if they’ll explode. The world shifts and so does everyone else. My mother and sister are moving around, talking to each other, but most importantly they are happy. I see my father and uncle have now set…

Kaleidoscopes: Part 4 of 5

Link claps gleefully and as expected, runs off again. I keep track of him so as to not lose him in the stillness. He walks ahead with his eyes aimed at the sky where the clouds aren’t racing against the winds anymore and the birds aren’t flapping their wings like they used to. The sky…