Air

If it’s the same air that we breathe
If it’s the same air that reaches every part of our body
If it’s the very one that’s present everywhere
Then why on Earth does it make everyone feel so different?

If it’s the same air that carries the fragrance of flowers
And if it’s the same that carries the petrichor of fresh rains
If it’s the very air that spreads all over the world
Then why on Earth doesn’t love spread like hatred does?

When it’s hot, all of us need cold air
And when it’s freezing we seek for warmth
When we’re in sorrow we need some comfort
And when we’re in joy we look for more gaiety
If we’re all essentially the same
Then why on Earth do people have trouble understanding each other?

If it’s the same soothing air that makes you feel on top of the world,
Isn’t it the same air, that as a storm breaks millions of hearts?
Why on Earth?
Will we ever know?

Pillowcase

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I am a pillowcase
Cozy and soft; Neat and tidy; but,
Stuffed with deep and dark emotions
I have a lot of empty space
For the foams of new thoughts and notions

I am easy, I am light
Loved to be with on lonely nights
The stains on my face are the tears
Of people who shed them when
They don’t find another shoulder in the sight

I am tough, I’m all right
I am adored until I’m torn apart
I am a pillowcase until all I am
Are the debris of dreams and illusions
That people leave behind before a new day starts

Homecoming


Since when have I been running away
Far from home in this strange place
I don’t remember how to breathe again
My thoughts float like in outer space
I could walk to a rock
And make it talk
There was nothing in the world
That I couldn’t face

I dream of the things
The way they used to be
Take away all my money
Give my dreams back to me

I want to be home
Where my heart waits for me
All my memories keep calling
“When is your homecoming?”

Since I’ve been flying with the wind
I’ve forgotten what to chase
I cannot think of running anymore
I didn’t sign up to run this race

I feel better when the heavens pour on me
The thunders remind me of my wish to be free

I want to be home
Where my heart waits for me
All my memories keep calling
“When is your homecoming?”

I’ve seen it.

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I’ve seen those shining eyes
Sparkling magic; it appears
As if all the mysteries in the world
Were put in two tiny spheres

She brings meaning
To the dream-filled eyes
Lures you into her secret
World of beautiful sunrise

I’ve seen that alluring smile
Startling my heart; it beckons
As if all the miseries in the world
Were to be knocked down in seconds

She brings meaning
To radiant smiles
Makes your world bright
And the time spent’s worthwhile

I’ve seen her tender love
Ethereal to what I’ve known
She paints your ordinary world
With her enchanting cosmic tone

She brings meaning
To selfless love and care
Loves you more than you do
The best of the love you can find anywhere

Waiting for you

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Her heart was bleeding
From all the lies
That cut through her veins
When she realized

The start was ending
Breaking the ties
Amid all the pain
She was paralyzed

She screams in her head
All she wants to be said
Before she can be dead

“Don’t keep me far
I’m waiting for you
Take me where you are
I’m waiting for you
Don’t keep me far
I’m waiting for you
I beg all the stars
To help me find you”

Her world was burning
In her auburn eyes
It rained down her cheeks
Like the melting ice

Her thoughts were shaking
From all the ‘WHYs’
He gave her the world’s
Worst surprise

She screams in her head
All she wants to be said
Before she can be dead

“Don’t keep me far
I’m waiting for you
Take me where you are
I’m waiting for you
Don’t keep me far
I’m waiting for you
I beg all the stars
To help me find you”

The Man in My Mirror 

One day I woke up in the middle of the night
And I wasn’t sure if I was dreaming or awake
I walked to the washroom; Splashed some water on my face
My head was spinning; was I real or a fake?

I need an answer. What is the truth?
Is it fine to anchor, my feelings with you?

The man in my mirror
Is getting so near
He screams in my ear
The earth ain’t a sphere

The truth is so clear
Ain’t nobody here
To stay with you forever
Like the Man in the mirror

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I used to be scared to sleep when there was no light
And now, the darkness, is all I really seek
I wonder if people think that this is a race
Cuz everyone I know has driven away without a brake

I need an answer. What is the truth?
Is it fine to anchor, my feelings with you?

The man in the mirror
Is getting so near
He screams in my ear
The earth ain’t a sphere

The truth is so clear
Ain’t nobody here
To stay with you forever
Like the Man in the mirror

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Was that us?

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Digging up the ground
Burying stones like they were gold
Soil all over the body but
Carefree if mom was going to scold

Scribbling on the walls with
Colors we didn’t know what, were called
Didn’t matter if someone’s going to judge
No self notes to not sing aloud

Was that us? We wanted to grow up
Was that us? Well we didn’t get any heads up
Was that us? Thinking we can make own choices
Was that us? Dreaming perfect pretty lives

Who knew that so quickly
All our sweet days would get rolled
Even before we could spell our names
We were already getting called old

I just wish mom would evoke me
From this nightmare that’s so cold
And I’d wake up with no more longing
To grow up and fight battles my heart can’t hold

Was that us? We wanted to grow up
Was that us? Well we didn’t get any heads up
Is this us? Younger souls trapped in older bodies?
Let’s be us; Live like there’s no more sorry.

Never been.

I don’t know why
I can’t cry
I neither have a truth
Nor have a lie

I know I can’t fly
But I still try
Rolling through the youth
All you hear is ‘Me’ and ‘I’

I look up at the skies
And find no stars
You only get goodbyes
In your darkest hours

Never been someone’s piece of heart
Never kissed anyone from miles apart
Never been someone’s “I love you”
Never been anyone’s “What would I do without you?”