Poem of the Lonely Man

Alone in his room, the man does sit

No sound to be heard, no light to be lit

He thinks of the past, the joys he once knew

But now he’s alone, with nothing to do

The world outside moves on without him

His loneliness is like a feeling so grim

He remembers the laughter, the love he once shared

But now he’s alone, his heart feeling bared

The nights are the hardest, no one to hold

The silence so loud, his heart feeling cold

He longs for companionship, someone to care

But now he’s alone, with no one to share

The man tries to keep busy, to fill the void

But the loneliness persists, like a constant annoyed

He yearns for a friend, a lover, a mate

But now he’s alone, his heart feeling weight

Alone in his room, the man does sit

Wondering if anyone cares a bit

He hopes for a time when he’s not so alone

Until then he’ll wait, in his room on his own.

Show Me Your Way Out

Like a silkworm weaving
her house with love
from her marrow,
and dying
in her body's threads
winding tight, round
and round,
I burn
desiring what the heart desires.

Cut through, O Lord,
my heart's greed,
and show me
your way out,

O Lord white as jasmine

- Akka Mahadevi

Akka Mahadevi ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ (c.1130–1160) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada literature and a prominent person in the Lingayat dharma in the 12th century.


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.

They were wrong

“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself;
get a better mirror,
look a little closer,
stare a little longer.
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit.
you built a cast around your broken heart,
and signed it yourself
you signed it :
“they were wrong”

― Shane Koyczan

Shane L. Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, writer, and member of the group Tons of Fun University. He is known for writing about issues like bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders. He is most famous for the anti-bullying poem “To This Day” which has over 24 million views on YouTube.