Ending

A hallway freshly emptied
Of people matured since their introduction.
A scratchy bowl
Holding keys to
Decades of Memory.
A dark room, a table
And a broken man standing alone.
Blood tainting the frozen ground
Spreading pink snow.
A brother holding the mangled body
Of a sister.
The East wind whipping
Around two men.
And to think it all started from
Three children breathing again
After seven years of war.

-A

An Apology

This is an apology written, not in my usual style. If this were a story, I’d rate it for language.

I know we mess up.
You mess up.
I mess up.
We’re both shitty people,
And all that.
But we’re human. Right?
We’re only human.
So I get it.
Even if you don’t feel apologetic
For not keeping in contact much,
Or even if I don’t feel guilty
And say sorry for being
A total bitch from time to time,
Whatever the fuck happens,
Even if I’m not yours,
You’re my best friend.
The thing is,
I only let a definite number of people
Close to me.
And I don’t want that number
To go to negative.
I love you.
And even if, after today,
We speak only after like fifty years or something,
We’ll still be best friends then.
Okay?

-A

Relief

A phone call.
My mother’s voice that seeps
With the same relief that fills me.
And when the red button is pushed
And everything is silent
My world tightened around my eyes,
The crashing heartbeat waves,
My first untensed breaths
In months.
A small bright hope
Chips away at
The cloying coagulated hopelessness.
An unwilling smile,
That dares to appear.
Calm. Relief.

-A

Block

There is a blank.
I try to push my mind forward,
And I can feel the strain
Almost a physical feeling
Filling my chest
Teeming at my throat.
My paper is blank,
My pen hovering over it.
Has life stopped to amaze me?
I don’t see the beauty any more.
All I see are greyish people
In their black and white lives
Where I once saw colour.

-A

Quote Challenge Day 3: The Curious

Assortmentbox has nominated me for this challenge. Thank you again so much S!

Her blog can be found here :Assortmentbox
Do give it a look if you love poetry.

The steps to be followed for this challenge are :

1 Thank the person who nominated you.

2  Post 3 of your favorite quotes for 3 days (3*3).

3 Nominate bloggers of your choice on all three days .

Day 3: The Curious

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, bit the one most responsive to change”-Charles Darwin

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“We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically”-Neil Degrasse Tyson (His words are especially relatable.)

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“What is now proved was once only imagined”- William Blake

I nominate
1. kismatandkarma
2. saracroelthe
3. bhanu

Feel free to choose not to do it, it’s all for fun.

-A

Quote Challenge Day 2: The Writer

Assortmentbox has nominated me for this challenge. Thank you so much S!

Her blog can be found here :Assortmentbox
Do give it a look if you love poetry.

The steps to be followed for this challenge are :

1 Thank the person who nominated you.

2  Post 3 of your favorite quotes for 3 days (3*3).

3 Nominate bloggers of your choice on all three days .

Day 2: The writer

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“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing”-Eugene Ionesco

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“Amateurs sit and wait for Inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work” -Stephen King

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“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it”-Beverly Cleary

I nominate
1. poemsandpeople
2. shewritesoflife
3. wordsbecomelegacies

Feel free to choose not to do it, it’s all for fun.

-A

Quote Challenge Day 1: Free Spirit

Assortmentbox has nominated me for this challenge. Thank you so much S!

Her blog can be found here : Assortmentbox
Do give it a look if you love poetry.

The steps to be followed for this challenge are :

1 Thank the person who nominated you.

2  Post 3 of your favorite quotes for 3 days (3*3).

3 Nominate bloggers of your choice on all three days .

To give it a little twist, I’m following a theme per day. Each day will about be one of the three things that drive me, and the quotes will be the words that I’ve turned to for help countless times.

Day 1: Free Spirit

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“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” -Freya Stark

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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and no city” – Roman Payne

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“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled” – Muhammed

I nominate

1. eatwelltraveloften15

2. nimz

3. purplepeninportland

Feel free to choose not to do it, it’s all for fun.

-A

Hypertension

There is a recurring push
From within my chest,
Almost as though my heart
Is trying to break free
Of the skeletal restraints.
The world around me is muted
By the screams of
The beating mass of tissue.
All that I see becomes
Muddled with black.
My fingertips shiver,
Breath flutters,
And a quake runs down my body.
I feel like I am trapped
In a cage of flesh and bones.
The instinct to escape
Overpowers me.

-A