Speak up

Why do you hide behind that smile?
Speak up about the pain you hide
I see its shadow lingering in your eyes
So why do we have to play this game
Where you pretend to be someone
Who has a perfect hold on his life

What is that scares you so much?
Speak up about the truth and fears
Don’t let judgment of people turn
You in to another sheep in the crowd
Don’t compromise on who you are
Nothing is better than being yourself

Why do hold back the anger and pain?
Speak up about being betrayed
Scream and curse if you need to
But stop biting your tongue, swallowing
Honest words and slowly becoming
Hollow and trapped in an unwanted life

What will it take to be freely yourself?
Speak up about everything that matters
To you for this time will not come back
As you forcefully try to be someone else
Believe the people who believe in you
Stand and speak, for they support you

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In Grief

I can’t imagine the pain
You must be going though
Of losing your loved ones
As the world recklessly
Moved and threw you off
Balance while taking away
So much of what you must
Have built with love and time
The children you have lost
With innocence in their eyes
And families ripped apart
Forever without last goodbyes
Dear Nepal, please know
The world weeps with you
For your losses and damage
Know the wounds are fresh
But they will heal with time
And you will not have to go
Through this grief alone
Our hearts bleed in pain
With you all for we have
Been there and seen the
Havoc nature can play as
It losses its mind and decides
To kill a few for its hunger
We will do what we can to
Help in any possible way
As I sit here and write these
Words I feel my heart beat
Coil in horror and fear of
What it must have felt when
Your world spun out of control
I promise to do what I can
To make a difference to any
Life possible in any way I can
So I have penned some words
Down to let you know that
You aren’t alone in this battle
Of surviving this nightmare


This poem is dedicated to the people of Nepal who are going through a crisis after a 7.8 magnitude earth quake struck their country. As mentioned in the poem above, we as a country had suffered a similar destruction back in 2005, when a 7.6 magnitude of earth quake shattered Northern Pakistan and the shock was felt by near by cities as well, it killed over 75,000 people and to date 3.5 million people are displaced.

My prayers go out to the people suffering and in pain, this can be a long struggle to recover out of, if nothing else we all should remember to pray for these people and support them in whatever way we can.

Raise your voice

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he pushed you
Hurling down the stairs

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he locked the door
And muffled your sound

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he threw you
And broke your bones

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he took your innocence
Without any regrets

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he walked out the door
Leaving you in puddle of blood

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
Because he was an animal
Disguised in clothes

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
Remember you’re beautiful
In an ugly world

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You’re beautiful and worthy
Of the best things in life

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You stood and fought bravely
And chose to live

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
your soul and heart shine
In darkest of times

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You broke the silence ensuring
Many were protected

Raise your voice
For “it wasn’t my fault love”
Repeat honey, over and over
Till you believe