Category: Erstwhile Voices Chapter 3: If Only There is Something to Hold Onto

That Somebody

Somebody will find you Sitting by the window, Pen at hand, Writing your secrets; Tears in your cheeks, Falling like the raindrops Etching the blur In the glass beside you, Showing glimpses Of the storm outside: Trees screaming for help, Restless winds howling, Knocking at the window, Begging you to let them in, Envious of […]

The Way I Am

Not for your Houdini in plastic pyramids, Or your saving graces, grinning sir Damaso, Or your Yamashita, in glittering abyss, Or your Kamasutra, for taming succubi. Not for your ribbons, in a cage-like gift box, Or your automatic, monotonous clappings, Or your dusty heart cross, buried in brainless chest, Or your honey blabber, spare me […]

Smother

In this monochrome house We played cards and Lego Building ourselves with the hardness They shaped her head But there is reality beyond Larger than her black-and-white paradise And when it took me by the hand I grasped it seeing beauty I’m not letting go But neither is she In this tug-of-war, my arms are […]

Inner Canine

What must he be thinking, alone and chained Bloodshot eyes gazing beyond the steel bars Of a cage littered By feces and dried urine? Have you ever wondered how it feels Feeling no self-pity, Tamed to serve, nothing more Than a machine that barks Brainwashed to protect a total stranger At the minimum wage of […]

Skeptic

Why do we try holding on to words As invisible as ghosts slipping through fingers, Trying to catch the glimpse of truth, With a bleeding cup? You see, it’s been proven how Love and hate are nothing more than Nerves that explode in a rebel mind, Cells nurtured by a flesh Exposed in countless sunrise, […]

Bigotry versus Bigotry

Nothing to say but contempt for society The boy sits alone in his dim-lit study Citing no books from fallen heroes But fallen selves in his shelf-like memory In a time freed by so-called authorities He pondered how to live more respectfully When subservience is the golden rule As a citizen of shaded democracy Not […]

Sudden Disappearance

Crawling to the depths of passions, Worming their way from the surface, Their hypocrisy never fails To mark the ground with bullet holes. Shooting the corpses hiding At the safety of their coffins, At the death of anonymity, Just to be alive When the lamentation sounds like Shouts from devils Your heaven fight back With […]

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