Had a great time doing "Poetry Portraits" at Portraiture in the Park this weekend by @elisabetneyatx
This poem was written for @ananyabusiness007
is not about
as holding a vision
like a flashlight
the whole time.
resilience will ask you
to treat a mountain
like a speedbump
that your footsteps
are as powerful
as the oceans
on your way
to whatever shore
In a dim lit and rustic room
where there was nothing but gloom
behind unkept beards and smeared kohls
of unconscious people and souls
I saw you and I sit in front of you
with a face that read 'this is not new'
But the the truth that it was the first time
I was being a part of this crime
and that I had chills through my spine
couldn't be hidden from my eyes
no matter how hard I tried.
I wanted to run from that place
somewhere far far away
but your words 'Everything's gonna be okay,
once its inside'
echoed in my mind
and I thought 'Why not? Let's give it a try'
As the needle pierced through my skin
it already felt like a sin
but oh god how I felt the adrenaline rush in
as if I've had a gallon of gin
and suddenly these unconscious souls were akin
What an irony it was to feel
a heaven where it wasn't supposed to be
And I couldn't help but foresee
that I was about to be a part of this tribe
for a long long time
How could I resist it anyway
the needle that carried away
all my fears and pains that have scarred me
for as long as I've been
There's no going back,
no I can't escape this trap
for this place has become my monastery
and I'm the new honorary
the one who'll write the pages
and be a soulless verdict
to the dairy of a drug addict.
Words by @thesilentcatastrophe ______________________________________
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Ever thought of the sea so vast, with a rage so almighty, all encompassing, knowing of no boundaries or confinement, holding several lives together in its embrace, still gets spit into?
Ever thought of the trees so gorgeous, the very foundation of life and living, selflessly giving and constantly devoting to the nature and nurture of this universe, still gets mercilessly slaughtered?
Ever thought of the liberal blue sky that teaches you to dream, holds several galaxies in it like no other, your well wisher and your advisor be it the day or night, still gets conjured with the piercing, none so lovely air?
Dear A, get yourself up together, you need to live for yourself. Stop searching home in someone else. You are your savior. I know there's a war going inside you, but you are the ultimate warrior. Stop looking for someone to save you, with that prolonged eyes of yours. Because no matter whatever you do for this earth, you'll be plundered of your spirit, soul and heart.
Just because you stay broken, you do no have to stay broken."
Featuring Deepshikha Hazra (@sadbreakfastclub_)
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You made oxytocin and dopamine release in me, it's addicting you know. To feel good. You gave it to me, and then took it away. My body's going through withdrawal. Can you imagine that? Imagine how wildly weird the body is to be so dependent on a hormone. It's how you felt with that substance. Scary isn't? It's terrifying how much I ache for it.
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