Within every note

After many months

this song

still gets to me

It opens up

my wounds and

wakes my bitter insides


having become

such unhappy drifter

would still stir

to the resonant pain

within every note.

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We farther along

spreading joy;

folding up our ruins

until after the sky.



5 interesting reasons why you should write every day

It is not impossible to write every day. No. I recently read an article about how important it was to dedicate 30 minutes of time each day to writing. It may seem hard at first, but when you do it often, you don’t only get your work done—whether you are working on a book, a poem or anything, but you also get to improve on yourself.

To help you get closer to achieving this, here are five (5) interesting reasons why you should write every day based on my experience.

  1. You enjoy anonymity: Though not readily admitted, writers tend to write a lot about themselves, their environment, their lives, their…everything! Yes, it is the only time you can actually talk about yourself, and get to know what other people think of you or your situation without having to give too much away.
  1. You get to be someone else: Haven’t we all at some point in time thought about how it would feel like to be out of our own skins. Well, writing allows you to take on any character you wish to be. There are really no restrictions—how ‘bout that?
  1. You get some alone time: Show us a better place to be alone with our thoughts and I’d take this point out. Writing is the only time you get an escape from everyone and everything. It is your only true space…at least for a while, till you can figure out how else to deal with the clutter.
  1. You get to live your fantasies: Is there something you would like to do, someone you would want to meet, some place you would love to go? You should write about it. It is the fastest route to all your fantasies.
  1. You get to explore yourself: Writing is the only way you can explore yourself out of yourself. Imagine—being able to stand out of your persona as you delve into and uncover certain depths within you that you never thought existed. Fascinating isn’t it?

That’s why writing is recommended every day.

PS: Do you have some more interesting reasons why writing should be everyday? Please share, I’d love to know 🙂


Familiar Emotions

We learn,

almost all over

But before long

love, or is it

something close to folly

that thaws our hard lessons

and we are left

yet again

long flowing between

familiar emotions

quietly disbelieving

our own stupor.


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Before he tells a lie

Smothering kisses

little orange candle lights

I awake

right before he tells a lie.

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Comment Prompt:What causes us to ignore visible signs of lies and deceit? Care to share your thoughts?


Your mark

I saw you
lust after
two green wells
They seemed happy
I could tell
I bet you are yet
to leave them
your mark
—the beautiful deception
you so call love.


The wait

How long will it be before nightfall
so you and I can gather
around fire’s boom
watching bottom lit flies
and listening to cold winds
tell their august tales.

I have watched the clouds pace
and they seem in no good hurry
Perhaps they know I wait
by the day’s chin
without much patience
—such unkind ploy.



The woman you made of me

Stay where you are
Oh please stay where you are
I can’t—I cannot relive
the twenty fourth grim year

This black shadow
—the one you cast, it’s dark
It reminds me of
some certain time back

So many mind travels
So little present
Too much pain, but
not enough fear

I die
I will—before I meet death.


Someday letters

She read your ‘someday’ letters

They were twenty and three

Each reminded her of a love she had

a pain she felt, but above all

a woman she had become.

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New Beginnings

Go on

and say goodbye

Sometimes tall

bricks walls

only become

the beginning

of fascinating

new plots.

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