3:00 a.m.

Another one of those nights
When you can’t fall asleep
But you are at peace with
Your heart and your soul
The ticking of the clock is
Slow enough for you to hear
And count as you try to sleep
The world feels peacefully
Quite under a warm blanket
Of protection with no fear
The air gently taps on your
Windows and the room is
Perfectly chilled reminding
You of cold winter nights
With warm cups of tea shared
With your family huddled
Together sharing stories till
You all fell asleep in the lounge
Memories of laughter echo in
Your head as you turn and
Look at the family photo on
Your bed side and a nostalgic
Smile rests on your lips and
You lay back down letting
Those childhood days play
In your head till the memories
Blur as sleep takes over

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In Retrospect

In retrospect of life
Regrets make way easy
Apologies feel far while
Life feels wasted away
While hope feels like a
Fading shade of sun
Just before it sinks
From view while you
Watch trying to grasp
How much has been
Lost in time ticking
Away in to star dust
And endless memories
Swim across the vision
All a blur, too quick to
Isolate one memory
From another but you
Can almost reach out
And intimately trace the
Fragments surrounding
You in a whirlwind of
People and places and
Words that don’t matter
For it’s too late to go
Back to ‘undo‘ the done
But you can look forward
Drop the bag of weight
Filled with dead people
You carry around and
Reach out to the ones
Standing at the doors
Waiting for you to join
Them on the other side

Timeless

Somethings remain timeless
Like the love of  mother that
Knows no bounds and drifts
Between spaces and places
To forever imprint an impact
And the laughter of a child
That echoes in long hallways
Preserving their childhood
In memories that the future
Will be thankful for as years
Pass by and silence grows
How the sky feels at night
Decorated by the stars and
The clouds form shapes for
Us to remind of the infinite
Possibilities and realms that
Can be created if we dream
The subtle look between the
The two lovers as they watch
One another from a distance
In a crowd, delightfully drinking
In every movement of another
Places and people where time
Ceases to exist and all that’s
Left is captured moments

In rememberance

I remember you even now
As clear as the sky above today
Our late night conversations
Giggling out loud as you tickled me
The shine in your eyes when you
Had to share some exciting news
How you hated sharing your food
Your silence when you got upset
And the ways you made me laugh
The late night movies with pop corns
Getting tired and falling asleep in
Your arms that I loved so much
The way your fingers found my
Favourite spots taking me places
Still so vividly painted in memories
I cherish and hold close to myself
A regretful sigh escapes my lips
As your thoughts rage inside me
My mind makes me feel so alone
But I know you’re happy there
So I know I will learn to live again
For your sake,  I will have to

I write

I write about you so
I can keep you alive
In my world to keep
The memories stored
That are slipping away
Slowly and gradually
The guilt eats me within
How could I forget what
I thought I couldn’t live
Without even for a day
But I’m learning to let go
For I see your happiness
And success in moving on
I read stories about how
Famous you are now
Have you found the one
Was my silence that heavy
Were my words too deep
I wonder still what my sin
Was that made you run
Away leaving me abandoned
With not even a word of
Explanation but I hope
You’re happy cause that’s
What matters most

Ode to the city of lights

I have heard stories about you
My dear city from long ago but
Ever since I have opened my
Eyes to this world all I see is chaos
People tell me you used to be
Happy and embraced all kinds to
Your heart giving them a home
But now your children fight with
Each other brutally shedding blood
Of any one who believes in a
Different God condemning all
I’ve been told that the nights used
To be long and musical where
People freely roamed and danced
All I’ve encountered is fear on the
Streets and heard of hidden sins
I’ve been told that you were successful
And sexy as a sophisticated business
Man who seem to have it all in his
Control but for as long as I can
Remember your length and breadth
Weeps wounded under filth of
Rich brats and blood of innocents
My heart breaks as I meet you in words
On pages and in rusted memories
As people try to recall your tales for me
With faint smiles and lost eyes they
Speak of you as “the city of lights”