One way To Live
like pain after a broken heart.
like the sun’s beam on a warm day.
every hope, every desire in your
tiny microcosm, bit by bit,
until you find it difficult to draw in air.
But loneliness empowers too.
It’s presumably a crusade to strengthen
your bones which were weakened
when you were roughly ruffled from the
wind blowing ashore and when your body
swayed in ungodly directions during the
high tides past sunset.
Loneliness helps you realize
that you need only your heart and only your
smile to make yourself happy.
You need to be lonely to know what it was
like to be surrounded.
You must stay lonely to learn what is it
like to embrace solitude, you must accept it
and let it grow on you.
You must do so until loneliness is not a
travesty. It’s a choice.
- The Truth That I Swallow Every Day.
It took me some time. But
I eventually understood. Serpentine
roads may look devilish but in
the end, you do manage to go
through. One by one. Each day,
each hour. You battle with an
unknown vice of yours or with the
world. And, the world is still
learning, quarrelling, scattering
breaking and mending. We learn
to deal with it. We grow to accommodate
its flaws with ours. Every day, I become
resilient to fear and mishap. Back home,
I was a flower trapped among the branches of
a potted plant. Here, on foreign soil,
everything is so different as I am now a blooming
and vibrant bud, germinating from one of the
cracks in the pavement. The sun comes out
every day in the same way it did back home
but here, the sun rays tickle my insides
until I am nothing but bliss.