Archive for the ‘emotional’ Category

Vain efforts


How do we stop a biting criticism before it bursts through the doors of our mind?   How do we stop that murderous feeling of jealousy, hate, contempt?   How do we keep these frail, pale cheeks from turning a weak and bashful red?   How do we withdraw those brimming tears; can we bridle them, […]

Like traffic, the busy fumes of a clogged heart do not seek solace. The many earthly loves do not help, The world in all it offers is mute, and it fills none; it empties.   But like key into lock, some Great Wind, strange and compelling, strikes you into a known whirlwind, strong and solid; […]



today I bought a doll with bubbled cheeks and silken lips and hair like dust in sunshine.   clothed in plain cotton smudges on its shoes and its soul shined through its porcelain eyes.   we play together like friends from birth soul mates siblings lovers.   today I bought a new doll with eyes […]

Of evening trains and heart pains Like those silent strangers, Blurred faces, musing opposite me in the boring rumbling ride, You detach yourself as if we had never met.   Like the indifference upon these downcast passenger faces And their devilish fixation with books and newspapers.   Do you know who I am anymore?  

To forget


Is to leave the mind, to close that door left carelessly ajar.   Is to cool old anger into pale ghosts and sweep them away.   Is to fight the soft urge to drown in pity and in strange embrace.  



I saw a man walk down the street, ‘Twas sunset on North Terrace, His shoes were shiny, hair was neat, Bedecked in grey suit flawless. He armed himself with flowers fresh Clasped in a pink bouquet, A grin of hope and teeth that flashed Completed his array. But woe is he! He fails to see […]

Remembering those days from behind a clouded veil, when I laughed cheekily and you laughed back.   The trembling wooden carving painted red and gold, behind this passion marked such a flimsy love that was doomed to end.