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.

Valentines Evening

May Your love for me be
the scent of the evening sea

drifting in
through a quiet window

so I do not have to run
or chase or fall
… to feel You

all I have to do

Sanober Khan, from book – A Thousand Flamingos

Sanober Khan is a Mumbai-based poet and freelance writer. Her work has been published in various journals, including the Taj Mahal Review and the First Literary Review-East. In 2012, her first book “A touch, a tear, a tempest’ was shortlisted for the Muse India National Literary Awards. She enjoys reading poetry from around the globe as much as she enjoys writing them.

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.