Some Memories Are Stronger Than Others

I see a smiling picture of her
It feels strange to me
I don’t remember her smiling
I mean I do but it’s overshadowed
By the clear memory of her in pain
The unmistakable memory of her in anguish
The distinct memory of her in tears
That’s what’s stuck with me
She smiled sometimes
She laughed sometimes
She had periods of happiness
But it was always interjected with periods of sorrow
Two short intervals of joy
Sandwiching a long stretch of despair
So I know she smiled
Yes she definitely smiled
But I remember her tears
I guess some memories are stronger than others

Fragments Of The Universe

There’s a certain joy in being broken
In facing anguish and pain
When the heart triggers the deepest emotions
Hidden beneath layers and layers of dust
That’s when I know I am alive
That’s when I know I can feel
That’s when I know I am not dead
That I am still breathing
That I am still learning
That I am a human
Not a stone or a grain of sand
That I am not merely a body
But a complex energy
Wrapped in flesh and blood and bones
A star unlike any other
A part of the universe
Where my pain is not merely my pain
It is the pain of the universe
Where my fragments are not just my fragments
But fragments of the universe

What Do You Love About Me?

What do you love about me?
Is it my socially awkward style?
How I embarrass myself at a gathering
In a million billion ways?

What do you love about me?
Is it my addiction to my phone?
How I prefer to talk with it for hours
But not with any human being?

What do you love about me?
Is it my clumsiness?
How I refuse to make things better?
I act too lazy I guess

What do you love about me?
My rants, complaints and sighs
How the words that come out of my mouth
Are filled with gloominess?

What do you love about me?
My indifference towards everyone?
How I find it so easy to pretend
To give a damn for someone else?

What do you love about me?
My writings, songs and poems?
They have the power to replace happiness
In a man’s heart with sorrow

What do you love about me?
My emotions I can’t express?
How I torture myself with my own feelings
And mask it all with a smile?

What do you love about me?
What is there to love in me?
I’m so different from all the other animals
Even I don’t love myself

Need Some Sleep

I’m waiting for a Sunday
I’m wishing for some luck
Yes, I’m waiting for a Sunday
When there would be no work
For my weekend goes by
In the flash of an eye
And I don’t know why
That the harder I try
I just can’t get some sleep
I just can’t get some sleep
I just can’t get some sleep

Today is a Saturday
Lots of chores to do
When I’m done with all of them
I find myself some new
I find myself some more
What is wrong? I don’t know
But one thing’s for sure
That I’m feeling sad and sore
As I can’t get some sleep
As I can’t get some sleep
No I can’t get some sleep

Tomorrow is a Sunday
I’ve no hope in my heart
I’m gonna be working
Till my limbs fall apart
Mercy, I beg of you
I don’t know what I have to do
To spend a day not feeling blue
Just a day, not even two
All I need is some sleep
All I need is some sleep
All I want is some sleep
All I want is some sleep

Why We Love

Sometimes we love because something stirs in our heart
Something mysterious, captivating and beautiful

Sometimes we love to drive out the loneliness
For we are incomplete without each other

Sometimes we love without understanding our actions
Love can come naturally out of nowhere

Sometimes we love because there is nothing better to be done
Indeed what can be better than to love and be loved

Sometimes we love because of reasons unknown
But we love

It doesn’t matter why we love
As long as we love

How We Love

Sometimes we love like little children love a star
Wrapped in awe of each other’s light and warmth

Sometimes we love like birds love the sky
With the freedom to spread our wings and be ourselves

Sometimes we love like climbers love a wall
Clinging to each other for strength and support

Sometimes we love like the sun loves Earth
Selflessly and endlessly and perfectly

Sometimes we love in ways that can’t be described
But we love

It doesn’t matter how we love
As long as we love

If I Die Before I Meet You Again

On my way to meeting you
I may be greeted by Death
Perhaps in a plane crash
Perhaps in a road accident
Perhaps something more comical
Like falling in a sinkhole
After slipping on a banana peel
And I may never get to see you again
Well at least not my body
But my spirit shall rise from that prison
Continue marching towards you
With the wind by my side
Determination in my soul
No matter what direction I may take
There is only one destination
I shall end up there
To meet you

Fret not, my darling
I may seem like a ghost
Yet I shall not be a frightful ghost
You shall have no cause for fear
You will see me and know
That it is the same man that you love
I shall watch over you
Hovering as you sleep
Protecting you from all harm
Until I cannot
And when Death comes to greet you too
I will be there
To carry your soul in my arms
To our new home
Where we shall reside and dance
Until we cannot