Unrest

I sit, perplexed

At the humanity that

Beats low in my chest

Hollow nests of thorns

Cages in my breast

Home is my body

And it breathes

In a terrible unrest

Changing lands and unchanging minds

A sun that always shines

In me.

~insight07

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Strange

Voices of reason

Voices of doubts

Whisper wars in me

A death of a certain reality

Strange mouths and stranger thoughts;

Seeds of borrowed stories

Grow in me.

Dancing clouds of light water

A sun that always shines

It is a whole new world

Out here

I don’t know how

I will survive.

~insight07

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All this while

Red sunsets in

Oceans of grey clouds.

Burning silhouettes of

Light all around.

Warmth in my bones

Glimpses of a time

I wished for

All this while

~insight07

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Funny

Life is funny that way,

I’m coming to know.

It will go on

Without you noticing it

No one waits for anyone

Everything has its own flow

You can’t fight time and fate

Of things and people

What is meant to happen

It will

People will come and

People will go

Some will stay,

That is all we can hope for.

Feelings of all sorts

Thoughts of all kind

Will fill and break you

Make you feel alive.

Conditions change, people rarely do

And how they surprise me, each time

Flaws are in me and you

So are stories and smiles.

We have our losses

Pains and loves

Laughs, the endless laughs.

Life is funny that way,

I’m coming to know.

It will surprise you

At each turn

You have to wait and watch

Go with its synchronised flow.

~insight07

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Needles

Needles of time

Prick my skin

Tick tick tick.

Bones in pieces

Ribs and cages

Skin full of holes

I bleed I bleed

Even when no one sees

My beliefs stand alone

What is my truth, what is my lie

It will be my own.

We have to go

Through this life

With a smile

For your own.

~insight07

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Side by side

Mint breath on paper skins

Colours of regret and pain on

Faces that cannot hide love.

A soft rain falls and falls;

Sky cries on our shoulders.

We sit, side by side

Lost

In knots

Of reality and thoughts.

~insight07

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Entrap

We’re breathing in cages

Of barbed words and

Stares, stares, stares

Blink

My being is in touch

With sweat and

Hands, fingers, nails

Of strangers

Clink

Buses and home alike.

These walls of cream and yellow

Protect me, entrap me

In me.

~insight07

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Young men

Young men

And their quick stares

Young men

Without any care

Young men

With eager love in their eyes

Young men

Practiced lopsided smiles.

Young men

Wish the world understood them

Young men

With fickle revolutions in their heads

Young men

With new responsibilities

Young men

Indulging in petty self tragedies.

Young men

They are the future

Young men

I need no such saviour.

~insight07

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