The heavens shed it’s tears For the one who walks the fire She who had given up A life of luxuries and wealth Save for her clinquant smile That lit up forests and hearts alike. Her loyalty tested twice By a man held so wise Her beloved she followed Through rain and cold. A single tear escapes her eyes As she leaves her world behind. The wheels of time have turned Modern times we call it, yet The heavens shed it’s tears For the one who walks the fire She who is punished For the sin of love. Her loyalty tested time and again By the beloved who sets her on fire. Tears fall unbridled as she begs and screams, Trial by fire has become the norm.
Love like wine is never the same, With the bottle changes the flavour, Each a poison of its own brand Spreading slowly across your soul Drenching you in its potency Leaving trails of feelings and memories As the nasha lifts and sobriety returns. Yet we persist in our search For new bottles and new poisons In the wake of our wanderings through the realms Missing the sparks of light That burst forth from within Like a deer in search of musk.
I clutch my mantle of loneliness closer than ever As I walk through these deserted roads made of Half-dreamt dreams and forsaken conversations A path etched in my nocturnal sauntering Faces long forgotten emerge from the darkness Prodding corpses buried deep in the earth Which bloom at the slightest touch Like fungi sprouting from the dampened scapes of my memory Bones exposed, rotten yet animated and full of spite They clutch at my ankles as I tread barefoot These marshy lands that try to embrace me Sing me lullabies and lay me down to sleep Swaddled in my loneliness like a newborn babe Oblivion, the ever eluding elixir, denied yet again Will this sleep never end?
The tinkling of bells remind me of your laughter As you hide your face behind your palm Tears streaming down your cheeks And you clutch my arm to steady yourself Unaware of your nails leaving marks on my skin, The way you’d run towards me excited Launching yourself into my arms Giving me a fierce hug, The way your eyes light up with passion And shyness gives way to endless conversations Always ready to debate and discuss Always ready to learn, The childishness that bursts out in rare moments Thieving food from my share, The way you sleep next to me blissfully unaware An angelic face. The tinkling of bells remind me That you were never there, Only in my head An ethereal vision Beyond mundane life.
What would you do When the pain hits you Hard and square Striking the part of you That you thought you’d kept safe? Your safe haven Where you reclaimed A once lost joy, The deepest parts of your soul You’d kept a secret from The demon inside your head. Tell me what would you do When your eyes fill with unshed love Which the world named grief. What would you do When you feel lost in crowds And loneliness alike, One indistinguishable from the other? What would you do When you know not who you are Or what awaits you?
The World Ends Today! I fold the newspaper Headline still screaming at me And sit sipping my chai. The world is ending Yet I do not feel a thing. Why would another end matter To one already dead inside? A wail starts at one end of the street And is taken up by the rest I go into the house unperturbed And decide to make most of the day. A long bath with the lavender salts Gifted on my birthday And a glass of wine later Here I am in the cute white dress With polka dots and lace Fresh faced and ready to go out. I grab a bar of chocolate and head out Carefully locking the door behind me (Some habits are hard to rid). The streets are busy with people Screaming and shouting And running about wildly I pay no heed to the Obscenities screamed at my face And walk away far from the maddening crowd. The destination has always been the same, There’s only one path I’d take My footsteps imprinted on the little clearing That leads down to the sea. My little coven, my paradise This little piece of ocean that is mine. Alone as always I walk the shore Playing tag with the waves Onlooked by curious birds Till they decide to join me. No hunger, no thirst I pick seashells on the shore. As the sky pinks and sun sinks I return home with my newfound collection. The streets are empty but littered Fires going out, I see my house left untouched and go inside. I slip into the bed Swaddled by my sheets And drift off into oblivion.
You are the sweet ache in my bones As I spent yet another night Dancing under the night sky The stars witness the passion As the story of love unfolds With every curve and sway I etch on the darkness. The ethereal sounds of Visions of Giddeon Floating through the wind. The sweat flows down To join the tears In my ocean of love Boundless and deep Fed by the ghosts of Unkept words and spurned love, Desire, the poison in my waters, Spreads like the smile on your face Unbridled, unasked and unreturned. I lay under this sky Spent and aching Waiting for the rain Which might never arrive.
I am but a slave to my art Unable to resist the call of my heart Pagans and passions, Poisons of my choice. I slice my mind And let the words bleed Seeping into my being Colouring me black Like the ink running through my veins. Constraint I know not, Neither does my honesty. I lie on the pages Naked, frailties exposed Asking to be loved For my flaws than my rarity. Tell me you stranger, If I look into your eyes Will I see pity or fear Or throes of fire?
Voices shouting, hair splitting screams Broken bottles, spewing curses Chaos reigns. Words choke in my throat Their escape smothered By the hand on my windpipe. My nails break off as they Claw their way into my opponent’s skin Drawing blood which tinges the air The copper taste lingering in each struggled breath. Tear tracks dig twin channels Across my face As I sit by the ocean Listening to the waves crashing on the rocks. I feel an overwhelming desire To hurt myself to hurt no more If at all that makes any sense. A pain to mask another pain, A pain to stop the suffering. A pain to stop the journey Before quarter of the distance covered. Truth and time blurring As I flit in and out Of this consciousness Unsure of how I act.
On the either banks of the river we stand Two souls facing each other The moonlight playing on our lips Smiles glowing in the dark Faces recognized from distant past Eons seeming like minutes Life rushing past with the current We wave our hands and shout Words lost in the roar of the river Styx or Lethe, I know not, Immortality or Oblivion Are punishments equal I guess. Hesitant to take the jump I stand and watch As do you.