What You See Me As

You see me adorned with a crown but you never see the pain it levies on meYou see me decked in epaulettes but you never see how it weighs me downYou see me sitting on the throne but you never see the thorns it pokes meYou see me taming the powerful fire but you never…

The Ebony In Gold

One day I’ll adorn their ebony wall shelfEncased in antique glassLike a trophy of a long battleThat I won on paper and never in fleshFor I will die fightingAnd with me will die many dreamsOf living till the very endWatching change unfold… One day I’ll adorn their ebony wall shelfEncased in antique glassWith a coating…

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…

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…

…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…

On Her Lips

Poetry is the silent song on the lips of a noisy life… -Yamini

Sold To The Devil

Remember the people you killed for your greed? I am covered in their ashes Remember the houses you burnt for power? I am covered in their soot Remember the forests you set on fire for land? I am covered in their coal Remember the weapons you sold for riots? I am covered in their smoke…

In My Cocoon

Come out to the world they say The people who once wanted me to sway Come out to your family they say The people who once left me astray Come out for our love they say The people who saw in me just shades of gray Come out to the new life they say The…

The Mirror Of My Soul

Stare deep in my eyes and look through the teary ocean What do you find hidden in the mirror of my soul? Can you see the truth staring at you from within? Or you are blinded by the lies I’ve woven around me? Can you look past my deceit where the gospel truth strives? Or…

Of Glitter And Smoke

I breathe in raging fire and exhale soothing smoke I burn within me the dark coal and let out glitter as I choke

In A Daze

Standing atop this mountain, watching the sun go down There is a tornado inside, pulling me with it to drown I am trying to rise beyond it, fighting my way above But it is claiming all of me, taking over me with love I surrender to his power, he shakes me like a rag doll…