Posts tagged ‘pain’

October 5, 2022

Road to Top

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian

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August 20, 2021

A Couple of “Aging” Limericks on My 69th Birthday

by Joel Kravitz

Grow old gracefully? You must be dreaming.
My Peter Pan Syndrome is teeming.
If I may be so bold,
Here’s how I’m growing old…
I’m going kicking and screaming!

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September 14, 2020


by dharkanein

You are the one,

Holding key to my heart,

To break it into pieces,

Only you have the power,

With you around,

Life has beautiful meaning,

Give pain or joy,

My love won’t let you go.

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June 1, 2020

Words Fail Me

by Joel Kravitz

a tear drop

Not a day for humor. Too many heartbreaking images. Too much pain.

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April 21, 2020


by Venkat

arrows they bled tears
thin sheets of time
split words under water
in jawless whirls
nails in clouds fill my dream

these sheets of tender ink
leave words under stones
to colour these stitches
fetch love in threads


January 31, 2020


by HemmingPlay

I encountered a young Colorado woman, once,
from a distance. Our trails crossed in our personal badlands.

A beauty, she had the raw fire of a mustang.
I caught her at a terrible time in her life.
Or should I say, she caught me.

Her marriage was coming apart,
her husband having lost interest and sunk into cruelty and betrayals.

We never met, except
as passing
electronic ghosts. She writhed and wrote of her pain,
her bruised pride and injured beauty.
She touched us with her anger and anguish,
her soul’s search for beauty nonetheless,
In that state she painted lurid images of
what she would do with me,
to me, what she wanted from me,
pinned against a wall, legs apart,
full of anger, fury, revenge.

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February 22, 2019

Be the light..

by Sandeep

Picture Courtesy: Internet

He stood there
Head down
Feeling small
Counting his uphill climb
Imagining how painful
His journey is going to be.

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October 18, 2018

Promises for Life

by Abigail Gronway

The world is often merciless,
And loved ones dispense hate.
But you, my angel, came to me,
And I became your refugee.

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October 15, 2018


by Abigail Gronway

As clouds cannot one moment hold their form,
So life moves on through weariness and mirth,
And death is more significant than birth.

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July 19, 2018


by pranabaxom

Drug of old age.
Shackled to
Ghosts of the past,

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July 10, 2018

The more I long, the more I fade…

by cmapillay


“The last time I felt alive – I was looking into your eyes.
Breathing your air…. touching your skin…
… Saying goodbye….
The last time I felt alive…. I was dying.”

– Ranata Suzuki

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April 28, 2018

Loveth hast fallen down

by dharkanein

I dreamt, living with thee
Hast the pain not steered up.

I gaveth my heart to thee
Expecting thy loveth to beest me.

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April 21, 2018

POEM: Users

by merlinspielen

crumbled parchment on the floor
words rejected now once more;

the roses you sent long dead
soft red petals hard faded;

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April 17, 2018

POEM: Poverty

by merlinspielen

He stands on the median,
wearing a cardboard sign.
Politely asking strangers,
if they could just be so kind.

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April 8, 2018

POEM: Halomancy

by merlinspielen

Take hold of this bottle of simple table salt,
feel the surface both solid and smooth resting in your palm,
know that this salty white chemical mix is the spark of want,
Can’t you feel the pull of desire in the looks we share?

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April 2, 2018

A Dance in the Rain…

by cmapillay

Painted by Me

When you take me in your arms, i forget all my pain

Beautiful are such times that i can’t ever complain

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March 20, 2018

The Forgotten One…

by cmapillay

Painted by me


“I feel my heart ache, but I’ve forgotten what that feeling means”

                            – Chuck Palahniuk

Tears roll down like flowers from her eyes

She must have been through a lot

What looks like bunch of flowers to you

That might be all she got…

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March 13, 2018

I Can

by Renwick Berchild

I cannot slice the fire,

I cannot cut the air,

I cannot slit the water,

but I can wound you.

I can.

March 12, 2018

The Memory Lane…

by cmapillay


“I wish we could choose which memories to remember and which to forget”

Deep inside my heart I was waiting for this day

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March 8, 2018

Depression – 2

by cmapillay

“Sleep isn’t just a sleep anymore, it’s an escape”

Teary eyes with Muffled cries

Strength lost and Hope dies

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March 6, 2018

Fighting Depression

by cmapillay

Painted by me


“Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they scream inside of your head”

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February 26, 2018


by cmapillay

Image from Seema Pillay

WhatsApp Image 2017-10-25 at 2.57.23 PM “In your light I learn how to love, In your beauty, I learn how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”                                                           

                                                                                               – Rumi

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February 13, 2018

Those Unfulfilled Wishes…

by cmapillay

A Painting by Me

WhatsApp Image 2017-08-21 at 12.57.32 PM

“It isn’t hard at all to make a wish. The difficultly lies in how to make what you wish for a reality.”
                                                          – Catherine Pulsifer

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February 11, 2018

State of Confusion

by cmapillay


State of Confusion

“One of the hardest decisions in life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder…”

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February 8, 2018

Split wide open

by Megha's World


I’m split wide open
for you to see
my soul is sliced in half
for you to
scrape pieces of me

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February 7, 2018

I Rise Again

by cmapillay

WhatsApp Image 2017-10-25 at 2.58.00 PM

“How can you rise if you have never burned? Ever baked a cake?”

Off life when you take

Dreams what you make

Fears that shake

Those tears can’t be fake.

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February 2, 2018

Answer Zero

by pranabaxom

Asked only
A little of life
Life offered
Myriad temptations

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January 11, 2018

Pain is mine

by dharkanein

You don’t know what I go through

and I don’t want you to know either

The pain is mine and 

The love was mine.

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