Beat

Dim the lights
Soften the mood
In the darkness
Listen.
Beat…
You hear it?
Only your heart
Beating
Slowly,
Steadily.
The sound fills your ears
In the deafening silence
Beat…
One after the other
Sustaining your being.

Dim the lights please
All of them
Blind
Suddenly
All you see is black
Black outside,
Black within?
Fear.
A cold shiver.
Does it beat faster?
Your heart?
Do you feel it now?
Increasing tempo…
Each passing second
Waiting in anticipation
Thinking
Again
And again.
Is it really an option though?
Life is wonderful.
Will you give it up so easily?

Dim the lights
Better yet
Shut them off
Let the darkness seep in
Slowly
Filling up every nook every corner
The hollow within you
Let it rejoice
Let it overflow with this darkness
Feeding on it.
Hold on though
Don’t loose yourself yet
Giving up is not an option.
See that ray?
That ray within you?
Keep it close.

Have you shut the lights?
Now stand alone.
Wait.
Do nothing
Just feel,
Your heart
Your breath
Your life
You.
Don’t you see?
You are important to us
You matter to us
You are worth a lot to us.
That heartbeat of yours is music to your parent’s ears
Those eyes of yours reflect the beauty within your soul
That radiant smile of yours lights up the day of strangers
The kind and caring personality of yours warms the hearts of many.
See?
We’re talking about you.
You,
My love
Are all that this world needs.
So feel that spark within you,
Let it crack through the darkness
Like lightening,
Let it spring out
Breaking through your shell.
Blind the world with your light,
Your energy
Let it only spread love and happiness
This world might become a better place.

 

 

-TM

Adapt

You know how they say evolution came about
Three theories are considered
One, everything existed from the start and that one type became extinct
Two, suddenly a grand change occurred in DNA forming a new species
Third and the most well known one, adaptation.
All species have adapted to their habitats which help them survive
Survive the heat of the Sahara
Survive the cold of the North Pole
Because everything ultimately comes to survival…
Look at humans,
One goes through a break up, a roller coaster of emotions and yet, somehow learn to live life
Talk about death, the loss of a close one, altogether it is the worst kind of feeling because after a point you become numb. Numb to more pain for you know there couldn’t be anything worse that could happen. You just survive, barely, but you do and try to live life without them.
We survive through such situations because we learn to adapt, adapt to those emotions, adapt to those feelings that consume us.
We survive through such situations because we know that succumbing to them will make us go mad, bonkers!
We survive through such situations because, unfortunately our survival instinct kicks in and life pushes us forward in another direction making our hearts heavy and at the same time light enough to go on…

 

-TM

Go on

I cried
For what else could I do
How else was I supposed to take in that news
What do you expect of me?
Stand with a brave face?
But why?
Why can I not let my emotions out?
Who are you to judge me?
Do you know the feeling of loss?
Have you been through anything like me?
The person you cherished, now lost…
Lost forever…
Your life now feels incomplete
Hell, you don’t feel complete either
For they were a part of you
Now it’s all just a memory.
They have become a memory!
And have you wondered how it could crush someone to even think of the possibility of loosing that memory.
Have you any idea?
So go on
Judge me for all the money in the world
It shows you have no empathy
I see that pity in your eyes
The way you look down on me like I’m a lost puppy
Go on
Say something demeaning
Push me away
I don’t think such actions would even inflict a milligram of pain
Go on
Don’t just stare
I know you’re bursting with laughter looking at my state
Go on
See if I care
But I sure do hope you never feel the kind of heart wrenching emotions I’m going through
For you won’t be able to stand the looks given by the world
Your ego will shatter and impale your arrogance
You will be reduced to nothing
And know then that shedding a few tears will not make you a less of a man
It will make you more of a human.

-TM

In death

Oh how they moved together, gliding effortlessly across the dance floor.
He wore a silver grey suit with shining black shoes and a peacock blue tie that matched the dress of the woman he had in his arms.
It seemed as though they were floating.
Eyes lost in the other’s, just suspended in time.
It was quite the spectacle, really.
The beautiful couple brought a smile on the old lady’s face who sat nearby reminiscing her olden days.
It was, but, too perfect a picture to ruin.
Suddenly the cruiser gave a lurch and the next thing you know the cruseliner, was making a dangerously slow downward descent.
Everything was now distorted.
Mayhem broke out but the old lady didn’t even flinch.
Her eyes brimming with tears as she realised that this time there wasn’t anyone to save her. Not even a plank of wood.
She realised that soon her body would join her heart that had sunk to the depths of the ocean not long ago.
She realised that in death, lay her peace, her love, her soul…

 

-TM

Astray

‚ÄčI looked into her eyes and all I say was love

Love of the purest form while she smiled at me

But as the time passed

Her eyes started to close

So I held on to her hand

Tight

Unable to let go

A quarter of an hour

That’s how long I got to see her day after day

A punishment it felt

For her to be kept away

She needed us

We needed her

I still need her

For I have walked astray

-TM

WAR

The night quiet like any other

But sleep escaped the eyes

Dawn awaited by many

For it brought a peace like none other

Peace to the thoughts

Of one less soul taken by war

 

The fates had knit another piece

Not one but many jars broken

Life among them kept caught

Now freed by the act of Satan

 

Clouded with masks

Masks darkened with their sins

They came once again to destroy

They came once again to kill

Torches lighted

And chaos harmonised

Fear among them children

Lives taken in their sight

Scars of blood and visions

Making home in their flesh

Lost to memories

Taken to earth

Long did they live..

If at all

With scars that forced them to hide

Hide from not one, but all in sight.

 

Weapons of murder in their hands

They came armed with lost hatred

Guided by the mislead

Doomed were the victims

Falling pieces of a game.

 

A girl was left alone

Alone to live but die

Eyes closed

She now recounts each second of her nightmares

Masks that sang a mantra

As they came in the silence of the night

A most threatening silence

In its shadow walked death

 

Houses turned to flames of spite

Fires of malignance burned

Those who dared

fought unarmed to blades

They left a calm in their path

A calmness that left death in its way.

 

 

-March

My Victory

This is the second time

I’ve been inches away from defeat,

I gave up the first time.

It changed me since then,

I don’t feel like I care anymore

At least that’s what I tell myself

And that there always is another tomorrow.

Ha! If only I didn’t procrastinate again

I’d probably not be tasting defeat yet again,

Because sitting in the chair

Staring up at the blank wall

Trying to draw inspiration from it

Is grueling.

Only if I valued time!

That’s another thought that fits past me,

But I end up making the same mistakes

And again asking myself ‘Why?’

As I face defeat again.

I stutter and hold on to dear life

For if I fail again

I may never return to be me,

Lost like the rest

Gone in seconds

Fizzled out like the wind

Disappearing.

But what is life without failure, right?

For every failure you learn something

For every failure changes you

For every failure you find victory,

I found mine too that day

In the hands of death…

 

-TM