And just like that, normalcy has been set aside
To battle a leviathan that cannot be taken lightly
Individual conscience must prevail upon egotism
Our world unified, not doused with racialism

© living in verses

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Sail away, my little princess
Float away toward the skyline
Set a blind date with yourself
Get a taste of emancipation

Take a tempting leap of faith
Feel the earthquake in your grace
With an ocean at the core
Be fit to rise in admiration

© living in verses

It comes easy to love someone rather than yourself,
Effortless to bury them in gifts and petty surprises,
Simple to concoct endearments or prickly remarks,
Only to make them feel held in esteem and admired.

Challenges unfold when that someone is yourself,
And you vis-à-vis your unobtrusive imperfections,
Belittling every move or manifestation of character,
When above all it is yourself you have to look after.

© living in verses

There comes a time when change is binding,
The reason for the mind to broaden,
The reason for the skin to thicken.
Change is scary indeed, there’s no doubt,
But it’s an occurrence worth giving a chance to
For possibly greater circumstances to thrive.

© living in verses

It’s been years since I’ve dreamt of something memorable,
Worth holding on to,
Worth waking up late,
Worth moulding funny moments in the head,
And worth longing for them to occur.

Now there is not a single dream that I’d remember,
Not one picture glued to my mind,
Falling asleep is at times miserable,
Something I count the seconds to
For my blaring thoughts to shut up.

© living in verses

There is magic in going to movie theaters alone:
To enter the hall is a parallel universe
You know you’ll be a hostage of
For only a snatch of your everyday song.

© living in verses

Apathy
A shield protecting from poison
Spitted by piercing thorns
But a burden impeding pleasure
After exercising a cure

© living in verses