Just a Kiss

I saw him shiver at my sight. I watched as fear ignited his eyes. I felt a rush of emotions striking him- memories tugged at the corner of his conscience, feelings buried deep down inside him resurfacing, the sense of right and wrong vivid now, a silent plea for one last chance. I wonder why…

Icarus

I used to think that I would be a star, perhaps not the bright kind, or the one that shines in the sky. Not all dreams come true. Or maybe I dreamt a bit too far, trying to shatter limits, and even the sky. Maybe I tried to fly too far, but with Icarus’s fate…

Dear Anxiety

I’ve lost time, opportunities and moments, in my angst of not being good enough. I’ve landed into a state where criticism seems a disapproval, where valuing seems a pity. I feel like standing on frozen water, hearing the cracks deepen with every passing second. I am helpless, for even if I move, it’s in my…

My Beloved

Drown you in my sorrows, drool your name in my sleep. Breathe your scent in like dust, we’ll never keep this up. Watch my bones crumble, I’ll remain humble until my last breath. I give and keep giving, therefore, I have nothing left. This eternal screaming in my head is rendering my brain deaf. My…

The Hoax

Screeching and screaming, I don’t see no end to this frustration. The never-ending drama, that people call life- stress, anxiety, caring about what people think, trying different things just to reach the same result. Wanting to do so much, but doing so little. Love bursting inside, but can’t let it out. Fear chewing my insides,…

Daughter and Son

A daughter and a son are raised so differently. While a daughter is taught lessons of silence and endurance, a son is taught to fight when his already low self-esteem is hurt. A daughter is restricted, even as a son is left wilding- with the fear that the first might disharmonize the rhythm of this…

My Life

My life is like a night sky, full of brilliant stars. Below, everything is shadow, but above, light shines- something beautiful, a gleam that will never end. I know, it is through the darkness that I see the light. Even though I can’t see in front of me, I look up, and the light lasts….

Cupcake

Egg, flour and sugar combined, we’re making a cake with all the love we can find. Butter, caster sugar- mix it all together, creating the past times we can remember forever. Get a spoon, mix it up, in a bowl of joy that will fill you up. Now get a teaspoon, put the batter into…

Story of a Woman

Those scintillating eyes and the powerful aura- she reminded me of no one, she was completely her own, distinctive self. Nothing was more beautiful than the way she carried herself around, as the strongest I had ever known. She was not always so proud of herself, but the beauty lies in her story- the story…

Excitement

Excitement is bouncing wall to wall, as the energy rises higher and higher. Excitement is buzzing person to person, as the noise rises higher and higher. Excitement is deafening more and more ears, as the deafness rises higher and higher. Excitement is killing more and more people, as the death toll rises higher and higher!…

Unravel!

Trace the city on the back of your hand, the sky, the land and the sand. Whisper your secrets to the wind, watch them travel through the skyline and disappear. We’ve been trying to find our way out of here. Leave your flesh bereft on the sidewalk. We’ve traveled the city in the dead of…

The Ghost

Who am I now but a ghost of the past, as I sit trying to pack up the baggage like it can just leave. Who am I now but a ghost of the future, as I sit in a trance, trying to predict how things will end up between you and me. Who are we…

Mom!

The one who loved you from your first breath. The one who gave you strength to battle the challenges in life. The one who sacrificed her day and night just so you could smile. The one who wrapped her arms around you. The one who terminated your fears and pain. The one who deserves all…

Hope

Clocked my hopes, sheltered my dreams. Masked my face, became devil’s advocate, played the role staggeringly well. Lost myself in the crowd; I didn’t leave a trail, burned all bridges without a second thought. Imprisoned my brain in self-doubts. I wanted to rise above my demons, but ended up dancing with them into a trance….