I am a lie

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I am a lie

told by trembling lips,

or an assured pair of eyes

I soothe the one in need and

implode the others who believe-

believe in truth of your lies

 

I am a lie

a word of hope to condole

that everything will be alright

when things go tough and tight,

hope is what if not a beautiful lie?

 

I am a lie

a skill taught to survive

the malicious truth

upon people scared to accept

rambling in vaporizing rivers of repent

as we rationalize

 

I am a lie

I am addictive and it is not a lie

I am loved and nourished

with me living is a lullaby

a true friend to hold

try me once, and

I will never leave your side

 

©Written Frames, 2018

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Untaught

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in teaching of life and its essentials

lessons of the heart were missed you say

O precious how it pains

failing at futile attempts to swot

what and whys of hearts as they beat

 

arcane claws of agony and woe

delphic to the hearts unknown,

oblivious to inarticulacy of voice and blood-

oft that swells and surges,

such denouement of love comes slow

 

eyes closed, let cascades flow-

drip and dribble on a clenched fist,

tugs at the chest as water grows

death-or-glory of a drowning earthbound,

there lays the hieroglyphic book on love closed

 

lessons of heart are learnt not,

but write in volumes yet unbind,

unwinding the epistles of longings

as autumn leaves crack with sunshine

encasing the passion of summer preserved

 

unwavering, unabashed and untaught

our story of love

we dare to write

on our own

no one can teach us how to love

 

©Written Frames, 2018

Make me believe

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a multitude of leaves yellowed and dried

with a finger on lip

a few bit their tongue tip

doomed to be crushed, silently they lie

or am I deaf? No, none of them cried;

seasonally promised of rebirth-

they believed

 

so are we? we are parched and dried,

plucked from our hives, tired of our fights

flown off to faraway lands- barren and bare

no roots to provide refuge and no touch of care

will we ever bloom again?

do we deserve another shower of rain?

 

make me believe we do

I will bloom, I long for you.

 

To believe is not about what you think is right. To believe is to hang on to something you wish to exist.

To believe is to hope.

 

© Written Frames, 2018

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Baseline

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a venn diagram of vanity and virtue
the circles intersect in a community
ones character lies there
a portray of predefined traits

we accept what we already are
we admit what we already know
we grow in harvested lands
where wither the butterfly wings in husk now

when favorable,
and favorite is herd of sweetened fruits
nobody bets on a barren land
if first flowers are yet to root

©Written Frames, 2018

What shall I write to you?

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What shall I write to you, is there something you do not know?

What you breathe out is what I breathe in, is this how love grows?

 

What shall I read to you, is it my vocals that you desire?

Tuned to my heart rhythms, how you decipher my mute eyes on fire ….

 

Siege me, I am taken in your spell of us or have I been darn mistaken?

Your sweet touch lures me, I am a drooping sunflower so sun-forsaken ….

 

What shall I give to you, is it the tarnished me you long for?

I yield myself to you and will do, a word to you I give, if not more …..

 

©Written Frames, 2018

Not that I often write about you, but when I do it is always a poem.

Tug O War

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contemplating mind

like clink of a spoon spinning in ceramic saucer

echoes of outer quietude

inside it stirs tumult

 

contemplating mind

like falling raindrops and soaring vapors

freeze in flavors of air, so love-torn

in tug of war between heaven and earth

 

contemplating mind

like avalanche of landslides

unclasping roots of patrimonial grants

surfacing new dimension of self-birth

 

contemplating mind

like wind blows on one fleeting summer night

chasing dried and yellow leaves

towards their rest in seeds of spring

 

agitating…

 

©Written Frames, 2018

 

Infinity

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Just as I think I know what love is-

a single wide walkway ahead,

with sunflower shrubbery and butterfly wings

sky shines and the birds sing

a celestial staircase spiraling to clouds

 

Just as I brim with what love is-

lacustrine tranquility filling my eyes,

your slender fingers bewitch my lips-

hush my darling! hush, hush;

I’m a captive as your palm swings,

sweeping fog and mist;

my iris shrinking

 

Just as I know what design of love is

eleventy many of divergent paths unravel

flowers and wings from your palms blossom

prostrating towards horizon it waits

for we must walk such walks

sometime soon and awake

under sunlit lullabies

 

O sweetheart,

just as I think I know what love is

you give me millions reasons to believe,

there is more to it

there is always more to it

 

yet so grateful I feel

already

 

©Written Frames, 2018

Writing after a drought of almost two months… Not sure what left me, is it life or poetry!