Free Verse

You expect me to be Your perfect image Of who I should be. And it’s all good, And it’s all cosy, In your head; Because I do admit To playing the part— For a while I did become A perfect portrait for your wall. But now no more I keep up this act. I write …

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The Paper Boats

“Across the English Channel!” “Sailing through the Mediterranean!” “A voyage around the world!” “Aye matey, I’m a pirate in search of a great treasure!” The children brought a whole new world to life with just paper and a puddle. They sat in a circle along the perimeter of their great ocean. The pebbles became treasure …

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The Race of Reason

Restless, reckless, random, rapid Rundown, rancid, rebellious, reactive Running on the road Racing to redemption Regretting the race This race of reason. Reason? Welcome to the season— Season of pain and pride and treason Back-stabbing stabbing back Throughout the road of black See light at the end But clouds over my head.   Head over …

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Paint Yourself a Rainbow

Dear reader, Take out your colours. A sheet of paper. Now continue reading… The first thing I remember drawing in my art class in kindergarten was a house between two trees, mountains in the background and a river flowing out of those mountains. A bright smiling sun beamed beside the clouds. And of course, a …

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Off Beat

Solitude I craved, the lost treasure; Yet There were days when it was company I desired. Colours that I lost, colours that faded Colours now forgotten, were once admired.   I could spend countless seconds Singing to the stars, overthink all that matters Or dig into philosophy, ‘Who are we?’. But I hardly preferred the …

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