Full Circle

I have been running for days, weeks and months. Not stopping for a moment and today I’ve reached where I belong. The night time sky looking upon me as if reminding me of the dark patches I saw in this journey. But it is all behind me now, the journey to reach this point is…

Trapped In A Box

I wake up feeling suffocated, like someone is choking me with a pillow. I slowly open my eyes and all I see is dark. I try to move but my movement is constricted. I wiggle to make room but I bang my feet on a hard board. My breathing is labored and I can see…

The Evil In Me

You want the girl who smells as a daisy but I am not a flower you can pluck. I am a woman who has roughened up with the wild. You want the girl who spins sugar with her words but I am not a candy who melts sweetness in you. I am a woman who…

An Empty World

I see immense light radiating from a ball. I pick it up, it’s heavy and blue. I am dazzled by its light, my eyes unable to take it. I blink heavily to adjust to this luminous sphere. My hands start shaking as I realize this azure ball is the world. I can feel this incandescent…

Playing With Fire

It is a lonely night, clouds are dark. A thunderstorm is brewing somewhere above me. I know it won’t rain tonight, just some thunder and lightning will fill the sky. Walking deeper into this dark forest I look up and smile at the moon. Its half form looks like a smile, an indication of what…

Mourning In Red

I remember you told me I look beautiful in red, like a delicate rose. I remember that day when I sent you a picture in a red dress and you came 12 miles just to see me. I remember how happy you were when you asked me out for the first time and I came…

The Rainbow Cave

“Don’t enter the cave, it is a dark hole”, they would say. But I see the cave light up in beautiful colors. I see it open its arms to embrace me with no judgments. I see others like me wearing the rainbow colors of the cave with pride. I see a life of love and…

Painted Upon

Like a canvas they pour colors on me, choking me with the weight. They make “art” on my bare skin like it wasn’t beautiful on its own. They glide their brushes on my face to smoothen my lines, leaving me crinkled on the inside. They turn me prettier with each touch but I can feel…

Emptiness

What fills the emptiness in your life? You’d be lying if you say you never feel empty. I’d be lying if I say there is no emptiness in my life. I open eyes in the morning to another day of pointless breathing. I look at the scars on my arms that sing songs of my…

On The Edge

I am standing on the edge of a cliff. As I look down, I see the calm water. It calls me, it longs for me. I am mystified by it. My eyes don’t want to leave it. I open my arms, ready to embrace the blue. But I am stopped by a voice above me….

Claimed By The Storm

Standing at a crossroad, trying to figure out where to go. Jumbled up thoughts but still a blank stare. Curbing a noise within me that wants to escape out as a shriek. I am shouting on the inside, asking for help but out comes a whisper that nobody hears. I stretch my hand out to…

Battling The World

When the world is against me, I battle alone. Standing my ground firm, head held high and looking at them in the eye. I may be alone, I may be singled out but I won’t give up. I’ll be bruised and I’ll be cut but I won’t bow down. It is for my respect and…