Saints of the World

You are a saint,   You say you don’t talk behind someone’s back – How dare she – And you say this behind her back anyway.   You say she should say it to her face – Where are her guts – But you don’t say this to her face either.   You say she’s got…

Dilemma: Brave or Spiteful?

Picture this: as you meet someone, or as you get to know a person, you get a vibe or realise that you both are incompatible as friends. This could be for a number of reasons – maybe you don’t have the same values, the same ideals, or the same levels of understandings of certain things….

Identity by Demons

Everybody has issues. Most people know they’ve got issues. Only some want to find solutions. Herein lies the danger. I recently had a “friend” tell me that she is, I quote, “arrogant, unforgiving, revengeful, and don’t trust anyone. I don’t let people in. I am unreasonable, cold, judgemental” and this honestly shocked me. Who says…

Things

Caught between a Great Blue Scattered and smattered with glistening glass And a Great Blue Scattered and smattered with living things Me Standing here on Earth Smattered and smothered with Living beings With living things With more things than living.   Living: The art of emotion The art of care The art of love Not…

Hurdles

Almost two years into university life and I came to realise the different kinds of people the world we live in consists of. There are those who reject us if we are not like them, there are those who judge us on materialistic value, there are those who are friends with you just to get…

To do with Teams, Nationalities, and Stereotypes

An interesting series of events unfolded this past week. Voices were raised, electronically. Nationalities were questioned, stereotypes were enforced… What a joke! So here I am, as usual, trying to really understand what people generally don’t understand about people. The subtext of the argument was along the lines of, “you don’t hang out with us,…

Dear Me of 2017

The last year has been tough. But it also means you’ve grown a lot. And the best thing about all those dips is that you don’t regret anything. You are who you are today because of every single rough patch you experienced. You love yourself more, you give yourself more credit than you’ve ever done…

Ode to the Indomitable Spirit

Life Happens to You, but you Happen back.   I salute you, The unwavering Captain of your ship. Taking sticks, stones, and words Ceaselessly, yet gracefully, Every-indomitable. Your strength may wane, you also fall, Knees scratched on the wet, wooden floor, Elbows bleeding, And yet, Never fails to get back up Onto you feet, Steady…

Safe

Here in the moment, I am. Outside, Black smoke, red flags, Flyaway plastic bags, To me, to me. I watch, behind a veil, Smooth, smooth, This time, I rise above, I do not want to know Suffocation Once again. Carry on, on. Cut down the tall grass, I must do what I came to do….

Breathing Poetry

So, right Now, We are skin to skin, But, Love, It does this thing inside our heads: The next time I think about right now I will be breathing poetry into love.   Suddenly: Magic Sparks, currents, fire and ice; Time stills, silence prevails, Hearts race, and blood burns, Singing songs about forever, Colours brighter,…

Fitting In

They say they are FOR freedom. Then they tell us how to behave. After all, Having odd hobbies Or having different tastes Or not having achievements Or not being dressed well Rules you out As: The outsider The social fail You’re the weirdo The odd one And we are acquainted with this atrocity Yet, we…

Eyes

He looked at her straight in the eyes. They were black, but it could have been the dark lighting of the club. They were leaning against the bar table, the music loud and fast around them.  Everything other than her eyes were blurry thanks to alcohol and high spirits, but her eyes, they were solid,…