All that you seek
You will find within
All that you want to be
You already are
All that is, all that ever was
All that will be
Is written already
Just flow with the wind
Flow with the wind.


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Let the winds howl

Roar at the trees

Let the leaves dance

Flow with the breeze

Let the rain fall on you

Soft as a whisper

Let the drops kiss you

Wet your lips and fingers

Let them touch your skin

Glide down your limbs

Let the havoc spread around;

Hear the thunder sing.

Let the world experience the storm

That has been rumbling in my chest

Of your name, of my name

Of us.


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I bite the lushness

Of my full lips

Lick and caress them

As I watch a scene unfold

In front of my closed eyes

It is always you, I wonder why

Doing things to me

I want;

Kissing me, tasting me

Making me wild

Pulling my hair

Teasing me,

Fingers, lips, kisses, tongue

I can’t get enough

Skin on skin

Touches, everywhere

Sensations dancing on fingertips

A warmth so close

Yet, never close enough

It is never enough

Because I wake up

Aching for you

And you are never here

While I always am.


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All my anxieties come together

In my head

They whisper, whisper


In my head

I walk in broad daylight

With many million strangers

On the road

Evading cars and honks

Lingering glances

On the road

A voice that is too familiar

Slips my mind

Into my ear

Telling me

About my deepest fears

As a passerby

Tries to listen

With his ears perked

And eyes peeping.


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Burning pyre

Shadows of lost souls
Falls on the burning pyre
Which pollutes the sky
That was once blue.

The anger and hurt
Grief and pain
Burn, like the lifeless body
Of my sister.

Marks of death and love
Will now scar her body forever
Her skin, a grey pallor
Her nails, still the same.

Tears and cries escape our throat
We hold onto each other for dear life
Love, in its purest form fills me
As I feel my fear realised.


It has been three years
Yet it seems like yesterday
When I last saw you laugh, saw you cry
Because the next day itself, you took away your life.

The pain is still fresh
It burns in my chest
I carry the marks of that red scarf
On my neck as well.

A part of me died with you
Jumped in your burning pyre
Now, I just reflect
On what really matters

Concepts of forever love
Scare and haunt me
Books and movies say something
But the ugly truth is our reality.

Everyday we burn
Extinguishing our love
Until we are nothing, but ashes
That scatter around like the dust.


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I’m rupturing;
The limit of my physical being
Exhausts me, annoys me.

I’ve caught a piece of this universe
In the glass jar of my room
I stare into its nothingness
Night after night after night.

In the deepest hour
When the world is asleep
I collect silences and release them.

The limit of my being extends
To the walls and ceiling;
Bricks and bones with painted skin.
And in it, I breathe
Explore the beautiful horrific dreams
My mind unfolds.


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I hate the expectation

In the stranger’s eyes

To meet his stare

And share a moment

I wanted to be all mine.

Now, I feel exposed

There is a flow

From him to me

From me to him

I have something in common

With a common man

Any man

And I never wanted that.


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I Feel


Feel the stiches on my skin

Swallow bitter after bitter pill

Of truths and hurt

To keep the pain within.


Look at cuts on my skin

Wounds of words and glances

Stitch the bleeding gashes

With a careless love for myself.


Carry knives on my tongue

Sharp edges, a cold burn

Feel them cut through my skin;

A pain I have grown to love.


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