Poems Archive for Life:

mindfulness

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~
soul
cupped
in palms
I eat, love
pray

ever
mindful
of spills
when life
frays
~
image: Kolory Indii

turning tables

~
her face
subdued
map of heaves
intermittently
revealed
~

mournful eyes
widowed by life
not necessarily
a widow for he
thrived
~

she touched
her ring feeling
its digs as knife
on flesh, its import
painfully understood
~

no longer
a gauche doe
in life’s headlights
she wooed shadows
come twilights
~

gradually honing
survival skills she thrust
parried with carefully
chosen words stopping
just short of kills
~

the hunted
no more a game
halted bruising
effectively changing
life’s game
~

aging bones, stuff

Dear God:
losing
self in moments
can stomach,
losing
bits of self to fogs
would kill
freedom
came along finally
after quarter century
dear god
do not let fate steal
more from me
survival instincts
are strong, bones
do commit perfidy
bones of past I’d
consigned to holy river, let
them stay strong in memory
losing
self in moments
can stomach,
losing
bits of self to fogs
would kill
so, help me god, don’t
force me to pick
a bone with you
~

Life Gives, Takes

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Life gives
Takes
Gives
~
Hate
Takes hold
Kills
~
Grief
Tops up
Spills
~
Same Red blood in veins
flows uniformly under all skins
Then why let hatred win?
~
You take life
Can you give back life? No?
Then by what right do you take?
~
Beauty is merely skin deep
Go beyond, you’ll find underneath
All are sculpted in his divine form
~

potions

were not needed
for changes

emerging from destiny
meted solitudes
we’d turned
to face each other
eye to eye, agreeing
to truss “us”
in knotted vows

thus began
our rollercoaster journey
with turbulent downs
and ups

gradually
coming to a leisurely
trot from neck break
gallops

defying
fate rendered
wallops

today
we’ve arrived
at such a great pass

words seem
redundant
being together

magic
with bonhomie
intact

sufficient unto self
until fate plays
new trick

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