Writing for clarity

Not every sentence will be neededMany words are going to have to be let goA lot of early thoughts on the pageWon’t make it to the final cut.The pen is a macheteSlicing through the forestOf ambiguity,Chopping down unnecessary branches,Pruning for purposeUntil a clearer, deeper realityAppears on theHorizon.

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The pace of approval

There is a pernicious thoughtThat tells us that our work only matters When it is applauded,That our lives only count When they are seen and celebratedBy others.But what if the message we carryIs one that The world is not ready to hear? What if our purpose on this earthIs to hold up a mirror To the people around us,And uncover […]

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Addicted to “Progression”

Yet never fulfilling a purpose.In an eternal chaseTo ‘realize our potential’Yet never quite understandingWhy we are here in the first place.Doing all we canSimply because we can,Following the trendBeing led nose-firstBy our blind ambitionAnd the insatiable desireTo prove a point.Covering up a deep senseOf lostnessWith work and overworkQualification upon qualificationDistracting ourselvesWith a world of possibilityAnd […]

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Pondering Lightly

Our obsessions are like feet-They leave a mark,A mark on the sands of our minds,Keeping certain experiencesIndelibly clearAnd others fleetingly brief.What we ponder on deepens-Think long and hard enoughAbout how much you are owedWhat you are entitled toAnd aren’t receivingAnd soon enoughYou’ll be a victim.Stand on the shores of possibilityLooking for a glorious shipOn the […]

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Stuck on should

Been travelling a bit lately.And I kept getting hung upOn how thingsShould beThe Uber should be cleanerThe bed should be softerThe shower should immediately dispsnse hot water-Little reminders dailyThat I am not in chargeAnd that my basic expectationIs that life should be going my way.But rather than actually holdingThe necessary people accountableAnd making my experience […]

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Not every thought

Deserves to be entertained,Catered to,Given access to the throneOf our minds.Not every thought we haveRepresents who we really are.The human mind is a curious placeOften the battlegroundFor vicious opponents,Warring schools of thoughtAll in one head.Our hunchesNeed to be testedBefore they become convictions,And our wandering mindsNeed to be reigned inWith deep thought meditationLest we lose them […]

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Ignorance is temporary

Unless we decide otherwise. Not knowing how to do something is not a factor of opportunity or even ability for a lot of things in life, Its a factor of choice. Of choosing to not make a big deal about the fact that You are no more financially literate than you were last year That […]

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Helmet

Fear, you see, Is an occupational hazard of being human. It’s part of our deal with life. Inescapable, though not insurmountable. Beyond the inherent fears that ensure our basic survival There are fears that create structures in our hearts As real as brick and mortar. So in the construction sites of our dreams Its best […]

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Atrophy

..is when something diminishes as a result of not being used. Your voice. From not speaking up. Your agency. From not grasping opportunity. Your heart. From indifference and apathy. Your life. From not living it. But letting it slip by. Perhaps worse than being dead Is wasting away while still breathing. He who observes the […]

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Humbled

Maybe they should keep us poor To keep us ‘humble’. Not too poor that we lack food to eat and rise up in desperation But poor enough to be grateful for our scraps And silent in our sufferings. Some of us choose to be meek Because the world could not handle our confidence And could […]

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