The Paradox of the Self-Healing Journey

It was a tedious process, but it had to be done. It took everything in me to do it, but every arduous step was meant to culminate in happiness. And when it didn’t, I stuck to the course, I chose to ride it out, but frankly, I’m starting to realize that maybe happiness wasn’t meantContinue reading “The Paradox of the Self-Healing Journey”

Adrift

Riding the emotional roller-coaster Chaos reigning through my mind Stuck in a loop of my own making Praying to the universe to be kind Like a pendulum in perpetuity Switching between extremes Can’t decide what mood I’m at Living carefree in my dreams No right now or even just a right As lost as aContinue reading “Adrift”

Finding Solace

Finding solace In the wrong place At the wrong time No, I’m not crying But there is a part Inside of my soul That’s broken down Just need to let go Finding solace Among the stars In crowded bars In the open skies In unfruitful denial In the hope of a future In wanting toContinue reading “Finding Solace”

Real-World Girl

With imperfectly shaped browsAnd uninteresting brown eyesResembling the winter skies With frizzy locks uncascadingDown slumped shoulders“Stand upright!” they told her A crooked nose only heightenedBy the assymetrical lips belowNot pink but wearing an unenchanting glow Prominent bags under the eyesConcealer unused so as not to lieAbout the countless sleepless nights Scars of acne past comeContinue reading “Real-World Girl”

Untamed Mind

There were times when I truly believed I was doing the right thing,When lines blurred to a smog and time flew by like an unwritten song,Where the trees could be of any shade and I wouldn’t have cared,A sense of remorseful oblivion with distorted euphoria settled upon. A blissful myriad of purposeless existence fuelled byContinue reading “Untamed Mind”

War Between Thoughts and Emotions

“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” – Daniel Goleman. To be caught in a web between one’s own thoughts and feelings ever so often leads to a spiral. Caught between a rock and a hard place, the war renders our minds and hearts incapable of optimal functioning whenContinue reading “War Between Thoughts and Emotions”

Fragile

You see me naked Your eyes widen as I don’t match the image Concocted in your head Whimsical of the feel As your hand grazes The stretch marks that I fought hard to erase My skin hangs low in Places some to remind Of the times when I Wished to be thin “Be gentle withContinue reading “Fragile”

Fated

If everything is writtenAs ‘destiny’ or in the starsTell me why am I wasting timeChasing a future like I’m racing cars The stars in the night skyHold stories of my plightThey make for a great readBut not living it in real life If I’m fated to create my destinyWhy does everything seemLike I’m like theContinue reading “Fated”

To Forget

Popped champagneMade it rainDid it every dayAlways felt the same When it’s on repeatIt becomes a gameTo outdo myselfTill it fades away I drink to forgetWhat I do to drinkI turn up the volumeSo I don’t hear myself think Recreating memoriesTo feel something newTo forget what happenedOnly cherishing a few Thinking it’s realWhen the momentContinue reading “To Forget”

Memory Lane

Winding roadsPaved with ghostsOf the times gone by Nostalgia formsAt the uncertaintyOf the new norm Looking backWith fresh perspectiveBut the same old eyes Memories unfadedWounds freshCan’t say goodbye Retracing the stepsStolen kissesImprinted in the rainWhen we walked downMemory lane