Picture Perfect

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What is perfection anyway?

A pretty face?

Something that makes you sigh?

Or is it just a blatant lie?

Hidden in a beautiful disguise

 

Is it the way that we choose to see things?

Or is it only about what is revealed by time

Does it come across unannounced?

Or is there some kind of sign?

 

Is it hard to hold onto?

Or is it wise to let go?

Is it worth gambling all that you can have?

And forgetting all that you believe you know?

 

Searching for it endlessly-

Isn’t that what we usually do?

Not once stopping to look back

Thinking that there’s no way

That you could have found it so soon

 

Maybe it’s just another name,

For something mysterious, that doesn’t exist

Or maybe someone will walk up to you someday

And give it a whole new meaning,

Clearing up the mist

 

What is, perfection then anyway? –

A moment when you realize

That nothing could be more perfect

Than what lies before your eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

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Second Chances

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So, if you had a chance to redo-it again, would you take it?

Going back to the time when you were so sure

When you knew exactly what you would end up doing and when

Maybe you would….

And it makes sense

Because life would be much easier then

Rules laid out in black and white

A list of things to do in your head

That you would keep checking off one by one

Only to add more to it at the end

But tell me, is that really what you would choose?

After looking at the person you’ve grown into now

All because of the decisions that you made

Back then, when you knew not how

How to heal from the pain,

That you once thought would forever stay

Or how to keep yourself from falling

Even when things slowly drifted away

So no, you really shouldn’t go back

Even if it seems tempting at a first glance,

Because yesterday is gone,

It’s no longer where you belong

And life,

Well it always has other plans…

 

Let it Go

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What is it that makes you so sure?

That stops you from thinking twice

How can you possibly know?

If what you wish for is truly right

 

You choose to admire from a distance

Instead of moving two steps ahead

And silently walk away

Leaving everything unsaid

 

Yet you speak a thousand words,

When his smile is captured by your eyes

Making them brighten up

Or even a bit misty sometimes

 

How can you still think of the future?

When all that’s around you is about to change?

What makes you never let go of the belief?

That this one thing will always be the same

 

What if he never sees you

Because of all those that he is surrounded by?

Or forgets that you stand a mile apart

Waiting for the right time?

 

How long can you keep standing?

Not knowing if it will ever be true

“As long as it takes”, she said

“Until he flies as high as he wants to”

“Soars across the deep blue sky,

Shoots for the moon and lands somewhere among the stars,

And when he does,

I’ll still be here, waiting

Even if its somewhere far”

 

“Because it isn’t really about getting,

More about just letting go

Being grateful for having the chance to love

Staying where you are and watching it grow…”

 

And she ended with those words,

And so, did the questions in my mind

Turning away, I vowed to make the same promise to myself

To give it my all,

Leaving everything else behind….

 

 

Perfect Nonsense

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You’re living in a fantasy world

None of which makes much sense,

But yet you choose to believe

That there’s a spark of hope,

One that’s powerful, bright and dense

 

Enough to lighten up the sky

Just like the shooting star,

That you eagerly wait for every night

To wish upon,

Until it disappears to somewhere far

 

Carrying that one dream

That keeps you awake at night,

Makes you want to give it your all

And reminds you that it’s all worth a fight

 

One that would end someday

And leave you with nothing but victory,

Turning your life around

And leaving you with a new story

 

That will be read over and over again

In times of doubt, by your heart

And while your mind may always call it “perfect nonsense”,

You will still choose to believe in it,

As you find that little spark ……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All You Have To Do Is Dream

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Thoughts are just thoughts

Until they turn into dreams,

And dreams are just dreams

Until they become real

 

And once that happens

We close our eyes again,

To take a moment

To know how it feels

 

To measure the happiness

To thank the pain,

To acknowledge the fear

Of having to do it all again

 

We embrace the fire

Within our soul,

And gather the courage

To keep moving on

 

To build the bridges

To destinations unknown,

And forget the ones

That somebody had once shown

 

Burning till the end

And setting ourselves free,

From who we once were

To become all that we can be….

Paint Me A New World

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Paint me a new world,

Where I can stare at the stars,

Without thinking twice about

How far they really are

 

Where I can continue to travel,

For hundreds of miles

Not once worrying about where I’ll end up,

But being sure to spread a few smiles

 

Where I can choose to fly,

Or to dance in the rain

Where love is all that there is to give

And there’s no room for pain

 

Where time can stop for a while

And moments could simply last longer

Where I could take a minute to admire

How far I’ve come and how I’ve become stronger

 

I choose to believe in unicorns,

Rainbows and other crazy things

So, would you be the one to paint me a new world?

One full of magic and countless dreams?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go Ahead and Fall

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Go ahead and fall, if you really must.

Maybe it’s time to let go.

Of all the things that you’ve kept inside,

Of that side of you that you never showed

 

Don’t worry about the shattering noise,

Or the broken pieces,

Or the pain,

Just remember that when its time,

You’ll be able to get up again

 

Stronger than you’ve ever been,

With new dreams and endless desire

Ready to walk on the path that you were once afraid of,

Ready to leap into the fire

 

And just before you take your last step,

Towards the finish line

Take a moment to thank yourself,

For deciding to fall, once upon a time…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me against Myself

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It’s me against myself.

I’m overthinking again.

About how far I’ve come.

And all the footsteps that I haven’t taken yet.

 

My eyes are ablaze.

Yes, I’m dreaming again.

About you and me.

And our promise to be together till the end.

 

I silently watch the clock tick.

Staring at the hands of time.

As they discreetly take away,

All that was once mine.

 

My heart skips a beat.

Here I go, again.

I’m picturing a perfect world.

And dancing in the rain.

 

It’s almost past 12.

And I decide to end the war.

Knowing that I’m not giving up yet.

And it’s all worth fighting for…

 

 

 

Strangers, Traffic and The City Lights

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Strangers, traffic and the city lights, welcome me as I make a new start.

Weirdly enough, I feel like I’m home at last.

Away from the endless questions that I still don’t have answers to.

 

There’s something about this place, something special that sets it apart.

From all the other places that I’ve seen.

That have been part of my journey till now, yet led me to move on.

 

I casually admire some wall graffiti that adds life to the somewhat empty streets.

And I continue to stroll ahead.

Finally, I find the perfect spot and sit down.

 

Closing my eyes, I breathe slowly as my heart beats.

Taking out my diary, I begin to flip through each page, one by one.

Words begin to bleed.

 

I read all the unfinished stories that I once began to write.

Those about friendship, mystery and one-sided love.

Something seems to be missing.

 

I begin to wonder – Maybe I’ll find out what it is tonight.

I stare at the star-lit sky.

My belief gets stronger.

 

A few minutes later, I hear a mellow voice.

“Autograph please”- I turn around.

A young boy stands in front of me with a copy of my last book.

 

 

As I finish signing it, I silently watch him walk away and rejoice.

That’s when it strikes me –

My search is over.

 

It had given me a new reason – his happy face.

To keep searching for an end to all those half written tales.

Tales that were now ready to be told.

 

I begin to stroll once again, as I embrace this new place.

Strangers, traffic and the city lights, welcome me.

And, I feel like I’m home at last.

And, I feel like I’m home at last…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voices In My Head

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Go on.
Unleash your desire.
Hide the second thoughts that you’re having.
Showcase the fire.
Give it your all.
Maybe it’s your only chance.
Stop over thinking.
Destroy the wall.
Build your own bridge.
You may need one, or maybe two.
Have the courage to see what lies on the other side.
Even if you have no clue.
Make your own choices.
Both right or wrong.
Have no regrets.
You’ll learn as you travel along.
Love those that like you.
And those who hate you too.
They’re here for a reason.
Part of something you’re meant to do.
Lose yourself during your journey.
Go on.
Don’t be afraid.
I’ll make sure that I find you again.
And things will be just the same.