I asked the sky to swallow me inside But he refused to do so So I asked the river to help me flow along She said I weighed too much And i better walk away lest I'd drown Then l I asked the wind to carry me with her She paused fr a while And gave me a gruesome look "How can I carry you if you already carry so much guilt on your chest?" Disheartened and grieved , I requested the earth to bury me inside her She too denied , for I would hv to turn to dust to be one with her and that she can't take me alive. Then I pleaded the fire to burn me to ashes For I have none to grant me salvation Those flames of purity tried to grab me But they couldnt. Disappointed and exhausted I asked them all together To help me liberate through my misery They wondered why would I ask so For I was young And brave But Then asked me to wait, Conspiring against my wishes Soon after The sky gave me a pair of wings to fly To wander alone up and high ,to find my destiny The water showered me with her power The beauty Of lightness and consistency To be persistent and ever flowing in this journey of mine The wind asked me to flow along but With no strings attached Worthy of my every deed, And Soar High Always as light as a feather The earth then nurtured me with her buds of faith and fruits of patience and temperance The fire advised me Not to chase her but the darkness in me To tame my own demons and play with my own fire, Fiercely and delicately For it's the only thing that will keep me alive and set me free.
Summer arrived this year With a bang and brought with it the lockdown A month that usually cheers me up Made my smile turn into a frown While sweet lichees and ripe mangoes Flooded the markets downtown In my books and poesies I was lost In them my sorrows I drowned
Unable to go out and like all the others I was stuck inside the confines of my house From a roaring lion roaming the streets Reduced to being a petty door mouse Moping around all day I spent the month Unwilling to do anything but grouse Folk around me lost dear ones and Some even lost their spouse
One would think that May would lift my spirits As it had done for so many years Instead I saw death from not so far away And came to face to face with my fears How could I help, do something of value Why life couldn’t simply shift gears ? Why is life so fickle and indefinite I wondered Sometimes in words, sometimes in tears
Unable to keep up with the rapid loss I went from feeling bad to being depressed All that I had feared for years was losing loved ones And this brought up fears I had repressed I wish Covid was a person I could kill With my bare hands it I would’ve suppressed And saved so many from heartbreak And the burden of being alone and hence stressed
The month of uncertainty came and went I hardly noticed the flowers that grew Losing close friends and relatives to disease Left me feeling rather sore and blue There was no work to be done to distract oneself The world felt topsy turvy and askew I was glad to see summer go for the first time ever So that we could face rainy June anew
There was a boy, So jolly and pure. His words so soothing, It was a pleasing cure. Everyone loved him, His charm was such a lure. But little did he know, Bad days would come for sure
He lost his mother, He lost his smile. He went to a trauma, Couldn't recover for a while. His tears were flowing, Like the wide river Nile. Then he came to know, His life was such a vile.
Hated by his family, He endured till the end. Life sure was cruel, Happiness has truly bend. He wished to share this, To those who understand. He really needed someone, To give him a helping hand.
He sure is living, But a life without any aim. Each day he would hear, "To our family, you're such a shame". Every night he would question, "This cruel world, why have I came?" He had no choice, But to accept all the blame
Life can be good, But the worst is yet to come. It can make you helpless, It can make you numb, At times you feel worthless, At times you feel dumb, Yes this boy is me, This is my sorrow's sum.