Tiny impressions

Listen well to the quiet whispersOf the backwaters of the soul,The evasive undertones of a melody yet to be sungThe teasing phrases of unwritten scriptsThe seed of a great enterprise yet to be launchedThe inkling that she might be one-Lie mysteriouslyIn the depths of our consciousnessWaiting to be taken a hold ofAnd held fast for […]

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Paper trail of caring

Friend, We have not always been ready for each other.Despite your tough exteriorsYou have been a safe spaceEven when my pain turned my tongueInto a slimy pit of poisonThat you endured more frequentlyAnd ferciously thanAnyone should put up with.And when you hid behindA forcefully cheerful demeanourResponding every time with‘Blessed and highly favoured’,Your pride getting the […]

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Given enough time

Every pressing issue will lose its teeth.  The pain won’t always cut so deep Problems that once blot out the sun  Will slowly fade from view.  Time may not always heal  But it will at least provide some distance. 

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The whining soul

Rushes to the conclusionThat God has abandoned itAnd that there legionsOf ill-meaning forcesAnd people in this worldWorking in concertTo make its life unbearable.The whining soulDoes not speak clearlyLest its complaint be metWith air and lightThat might exposeHow flimsy its grievances actual are.No-The whining soulInsists on mumbling in the shadowsWhere no real soundnessCan be found.

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Time is short

So why live under pressure?Why demand that every momentBe unbelievably high?Or that every effort adds up in a wayThat immediately makes sense?Unrealistic expectationsInvite deep disappointments –So why spend the little time you haveBrushing aside the daily flecks of wonderIn pursuit of golden gourdsAt the end of elusive and potentiallyNon-existent rainbows?The time is short-Reach as high […]

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Substitutes for honesty

Are glaringly inadequate.Forced relationshipsBorn out of neediness;Enormous family riftsThat grow with every passing year of noisy conversations that reek of the unspoken conversations underneath;Entire careersBuilt on the back of proving a point.When we fail to be honestWe benefit our delusionsAt the expense of who we really are.Here we are no longer real peopleWith real hopes […]

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Just another person

The regard of my neighborMeans too much to me.Its embarrassing that I care so much.I crave too deeply forA look of approval on their face,My heart yearns too muchFor the stranger passing me byTo show interest in my person-I hope they can see how complex I amThat I somehow stand outAmong the masses.These foolish hopes […]

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Newness

What do the dawnFresh dewAnd a new marriageHave in common?Newness.New things are preciousPrecisely because they are new.Nothing stays still for longOn God’s green earth-Not timeNot circumstanceNot the very planet itself.Each day brings something newEvery minute irrevocably different fromThe one before.A storm eventually yieldsTo a new calm,Peaceful streams flow gentlyUntil they cascade into mighty waterfalls.Newness is […]

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The Lie of the Sacred Object

The little voice saysSomewhere in a mall,A car dealershipOr real estate catalogueLies the thingYour heart has been longing for.Somewhere out thereIn the arms of a loverOr the companionship of a friendIs the total acceptance you crave.Nay friend,You won’t find it encodedIn another stamp on your passport,And when your excursion in natureComes to an endYour longing […]

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