Showing posts from December, 2017

Poem: Crumble

It always begins with a hello, And not being able to turn down the temptation to reply. It always begins with conversations, The sweet nothings when time seems to standstill. Until reality seeps in.
Every good morning gets replaced with ‘I am running late for work’, And every goodnight seems like a forced duty. And in between the stray text messages The calls that used to last hours Turning into fleeting nanoseconds, We realize this is the beginning of the end.
Only we wish this wasn’t happening again. And again, and again, and again.
Because I’m tired of the pretty little lies, I’m tried of letting people in. For people keep leaving, with only the Trails of dust and destruction As the stamps to remember them by.
The only marks human beings leave on each other Are scars. And sometimes, sometimes they run too deep. You can try your hardest but once you’re hurt, You really don’t want to let anyone in.
For it always starts the same way. Every “why can’t you understand?” “Why do you need to be su…

Musings: Learn to Love Again

The first thought that crosses my mind as I look at the title of this blog post is – why? Why am I even writing this? But as I calm down and let the words flow through the tips of my fingers, I realize that this has always been how I function. Whenever my world stops making sense I run into the safe embrace of writing. Because this is the only place where I feel sheltered, the only place where I am invincible. No matter how badly this world might break me I am convinced that I can put myself back again, one word at a time.
The second thought that comes into my mind as I gulp down the last bit of tea is that this is my favourite time of the year. It always has been ever since I was a child. My mother always told me to write letters to Santa Claus because he would be there on Christmas, exactly when the clock struck midnight, carrying the presents I had requested. But apparently with every passing year I began to ask for things that Santa Claus couldn’t really bring me. Of course like e…