Ready To Dissolve

To the one who wants to dissolve, I see you when you try to disappear from the group and walk alone in the rain, hiding away your tears. I hear you when you say you have plans for the weekend but in reality you just curled up in a cocoon trying to find strength to…

Her Last Apology

To the girl who says sorry a bit too much, Don’t apologize for having an opinion and definitely never for sharing it. Your thoughts matter, to you, to me and to many. Don’t say sorry for standing up for yourself and definitely never when you take a stand for someone else. The world needs strong…

When Adulthood Calls

To the girl stepping into adulthood, Your days go by in a blur. The world is a crazy maze and each day you try to find your way out. But you are clueless, more than you’ve ever been. Panic grips you as you realize that life as an adult is not how the teen you…

Prisoner Of My Skin

I am scared to look at my naked skin in the mirror. I am reminded how they clawed on my pure skin with their blood stained hands. My reflection evokes memories of being dragged out of my home and kept as a prisoner. I was not a prisoner of war but the war had me…

Shamed By Fat

To the girl who calls herself fat, I know you threw out your full length mirror the day a scrawny school girl called you fat. I know you cried all evening when the guy you loved asked your skinny best friend to prom. I know you lost your confidence the day that shop owner told…

Charred Memories

A candle in my hand and thoughts on my mindI sit in solitude, ready to rewind Turning the pages of this diary, unraveling my outer rindWhere lies my solace and I shall find Your name etched in ink, on the sheet stays bindReady to pull out and unwind Up in the air I smell them…

A Letter To His Woman

To the girl who will love him next, Love him unconditionally, he deserves it. He won’t say it but he gets emotional when he feels his love misunderstands him. Don’t lie to him, no matter how brutal the truth is. Lying will only make him unsure of this relationship. Talk to him about bikes, he…

Not Enough

I was born underweight and pale. My grandma said, “Not healthy enough!”I crawled around the house with sunken cheeks and short hair. My uncle said, “Not cute enough!”I went to school with a borrowed bag. My cousin said, “Not rich enough!”I scored B’s in my tests. My teacher said, “Not smart enough!”I entered teenage with…

Not A Swan

Dressed in white I am ready to walk down the aisleTo hold your hand and stand by you with a smile…but does this feel right?Dripping with purity I am ready to tie the knotWith my veil swaying away behind me as I trot…but this does not feel right! I stand here today as a symbol…

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…

…I Surrender

With every drop, the rain turns me into its slaveI surrender to the wind as it makes me swayWith every thunder, a chill runs down my spineI surrender to it more every day, a little more…With the grace of a leaf dancing to the tune of the waveI surrender to its power, ready to be…

The Girl In The Box

I don’t know how long it has been since uncle packed me in a box. He said we were going to a better place where I will have food to eat. But I don’t understand why mom was crying, doesn’t she want me to eat good food and have new toys? It is so dark…