From Strangers To….

It wasn’t that long ago That we were complete strangers Oblivious to each other’s existence Fighting the demons in my head Never did I expect that I’d find an ally An extraordinary person A subject to my imagination And a muse to my verse An epiphany of sorts That indeed, love can be found When…

Candyfloss and Cigarettes

Looking beyond the fogged window Sitting cross legged on the couch A hot cup of coffee feels cozy in my hands As I crave for something intangible Something indescribable in words Uncaptured in imagery Something that is yet to be written Failed to be spoken Something as strong as a storm And stubborn as sea…

Stay A While

Good things take time But do great things happen in the blink of an eye? Maybe it’s too early Perhaps I don’t even know you well Or at all But I have your voice echoing In my mind, creating a melody I’d love to hear often I have snapshots of your expressions Lined up behind…

Stars and Shells

Waves come crashing at our feet Tall as you stand beside me Somewhere between seeing and being seen I have found my home A vast nothing in front of us Does not invite fear of what lies ahead It is rather a relief A respite from the chaos I have left behind For long, solitude…

Silent Cries

My words may just be lies Little innocent lies That get me through the day Project a near perfect life And convince you that I am okay The subtle ‘whatevers’ The condescending ‘fines’ Weigh more than the pain You inflicted on me that day Even my teddy couldn’t ease it Nor did mommy Blocking out…

One Last Time

Someday your memories will cease to affect me Someday you’ll be walking down the same lane With your arm tightly wrapped around her You’ll look at her how you looked at me once Someday I’ll find someone who’d string words together Beautifully, for me I’ll go to bed reading something he wrote And dream about…

Not Yet

I don’t specifically mention him His name What he looks like How he makes me feel But I find myself uncomfortable When your hugs linger a little longer I drag myself to the edge of the bed So as to not feel your breath on my skin As it reminds me of his scent I…

His Essence

You touch me and I close my eyes For I hope to sense his presence You make me laugh and I recall his jokes I hold your hand while crossing the road As he used to entwine his fingers with mine I write, reminiscing moments spent with him And pass it on to you As…

Stardust

I have been waiting for something good to come my way Something warm, something gentle Something not so heavy on my chest Some ease of breath, perhaps? Sometimes I ponder, unto myself Is life what it seems to be? Am I the only me? Will I be remembered? I ruminate deep inside Like you are…

Love Unreturned

Beaten down to a secret place Where it hides curled and wounded Lies a feeling called love You know it is what it is Because it hurts so much Blushing cheeks worth ruby’s praise Eyes that sparkle a diamond’s blaze Speaking in every which way That I couldn’t get myself to And yet, you wouldn’t…