Torn up letters and suppressed thoughts, Coloured rainbows and cheerful songs Found dead, in the corner of a life That was often spent chasing shadows Of oneself Living in denial Of printed realities And visible clarities; Buried underneath A heap … Continue reading
Some dreams Were buried deep Stashed away Within the folds of Rusted memories, Only to be dug out When time halted to a dead stop Allowing us to Mourn over Those faraway dreams That never let us sleep.
Hopefully, While turning pages Our fingers will someday Rest upon moments That will remind us Of stories We had written, and cherished, And marked with The scent of dried petals Of the pale yellow roses, The very ones that You … Continue reading
So, here it is. The finishing touches to a wonderful journey. 30 poems in 30 days. A big thanks to all my friends who kept me boosted with encouragements and appreciation. Here’s my final poem for #NationalPoetryWritingMonth, dedicated to that one … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 29 Dreams, Often locked up within Sturdy walls of fear, Trapped, inside cold homes that thrive on swollen egos Refuse to take flight Even when the doors are left ajar, For they no longer have wings That could … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 28 Stolen melodies From the songs of birds Prancing around in the backyard, Gave life to the words of my poetry Written in remembrance Of all that was And could have been, While the winds composed ballads Familiar … Continue reading
Bittersweet memories of late night conversations, often left unfinished like their coffee, Lingers today as the only remnants of secrets that were spilled, of dreams never fulfilled and of love never revealed.
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 26 I often found myself basking in the imaginary glory of being the chosen one, As the universe chose to ripped my soul apart. My broken soul playing the role of the brave, wounded, war-trodden hero; Its saviour- … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 25 Torn pages, about a dozen, Crumbled up Into balls of failed attempts at painting them with bottled up Words of anguish and unrecruited love. My words have often run out on me. My exhausted vocabulary Now seeks … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 24 #ShapePoetry #Umbrella
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 23 [Today’s challenge was to write a double ‘elevenie’. An elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 22 All the stories you ever looked for, amidst the folds of her unmade bed, random scribblings in the faded pages of her diary, In the books that she never read, And in her unfinished cup of coffee, … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 21 There are times, when the silence whispers to me Secrets that seek nirvana And my soul becomes their cemetery with the weight of their buried dreams. Maybe someday, they will blend in with my stolen moments of … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 20 [Today’s challenge was to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game.] Letters strewn across the board Left homeless and gridless, Stumbling upon one another Struggling to spell out words … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 19 [Today’s challenge was to write a poem that recounts a creation myth. It didn’t have to be an existing creation myth or even recount how all of creation came to be. It could be, for example, our … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 18 Behind their shadows Secrets find a place to hide In open spring fields.
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 17 [Today’s challenge was to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. My nocturne was supposed to … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 16 [Today’s challenge was to take inspiration from the act of letter-writing. The poem can be in the form of a letter to a person, place, or thing, or in the form of a back-and-forth correspondence. I decided to … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 15 [Today’s challenge was to write a poem that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. The poem could be about being on a journey and stopping for a break, or the gap between … Continue reading
#NationalPoetryWritingMonth Day 14 I was asked to write an elegy. An elegy that could be sung in remembrance of Dreams that have been Long given up on. I could write of early ambitions Borne in innocence And in ignorance. Unaware … Continue reading