Finding me

“I would’ve thought you are a writer.” I don’t know what it is that the girl in the chocolate store in Belgium saw in me, but it was more than I had ever seen in myself. She saw my truth, she saw me for who I was. Writing has been my singular truth long since […]

Beyond Words

I hesitate to write, it’s a new feeling. My mind is blank, or maybe too cluttered? There is no prompt today, there hasn’t been for a while. I’ve been avoiding it. I shy away from words, I don’t know my story yet. Excuse. It’s the end I am mistaking it for, forgetting there will be […]

To Dream

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist It’s been over a decade from when I first read the book. I wouldn’t give myself the credit to fully appreciate it back then. I was such a different person, with such a different dream. Mine, but not […]

Something to say

Write. Because you have something to say.But what if I don’t know how to?Doesn’t matter.You have something to say.It’s been over a month.Doesn’t matter.Too many things have happened.So start with one.You make the rules, you draw your boundaries. Start here.You let life get in the way of your words, and yet your words get you […]

Resistance

A room full of people, unknownMuch different, alikeSongs, poems, and storiesOne theme – Resistance Young children they wereA voice they hadSomething to sayAbout – Resistance She sang a songI’ve grown up singingWe shall overcomeSoon, SomedayWith – Resistance They played a tuneI’ve known the rhythmYet tears rolled downWithout – Resistance Stories were sharedFears and hopes feltTogether […]

Big Picture

Such is the way of life of a wise person – retiring to their inner self, in their own company. I’ve started 2019 on a questioning note, which now that I think about it, makes total sense – it’s a natural response to observing. Not all that pleasant, not all I wanted. Yet good. And […]

Tradition

Passed down over generations Started by one It’s what has always been done // Don’t disobey elders, They know better, Why can’t a child know more? College is an institution that grooms your career Why can’t I, the world, explore? Marriage is a scared bond Between a man and a woman Why? Does love look […]