Presence

Inspired by my wonderful students. I am blessed. ūüôā Blueprints for time travel¬† Children's contagious laughter Surfing memory¬† Replicating novelty Presence perpetuates¬† Image taken from Pinterest  

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Alcoholic millionaire Another fine seasoned scotch Soon returning home Bowling pins on sidewalk Unknowingly almost struck -- Addicted to scales Fluctuating through the day Sacrificing health Gravity's affirmation Identity's lethal weight -- Ten thousand follows Mindlessly preached mindfulness Business prospers Completely disconnected Grave digger attached to shovel -- Some things money can buy Possessing sugar … Continue reading Metrics

The Phoenix

Chained to the bed¬† Broken wings,¬† Blood-stained sheets,¬† Motionless and tattered¬† In the darkness¬† Praying for a piano¬† Through the roof¬† --¬† Ask and you Shall receive--¬† Under the moon's spotlight Irreplaceable flint¬† Illuminating lava ¬†in her eyes¬† Soot filling the room¬† Spies and demons incinerated¬† Her quill, like her feathers¬† Reveries, melting hearts And … Continue reading The Phoenix

Withstanding

Standstill with time¬† The light splashes¬† A nearby stream The flaps of birds Passing above¬† Below rooted¬† Deep breaths¬† No agony¬† Withstanding,¬† She peacefully endures No memory Lovers chisel their names¬† Children sack Minas Tirith¬† Selfishly using her branches¬† Innocently severing limbs¬† But roots remain growing¬† Trance inducing Embers fading¬† -- She snaps out¬† Remembering … Continue reading Withstanding

Helloooo Teacher Sherif Part 3– Peter Pan

"I hadn't planned on being a teacher, but after I actually became one I discovered a deeper respect and affection for the profession than I ever imagined I'd have. More, accurately, really, I should say that I happened to discover myself.¬†I'd stand at the front of the classroom teaching my primary-school students basic facts about … Continue reading Helloooo Teacher Sherif Part 3– Peter Pan

Memory

Nestled in a familiar place In the silence-- stacks Blurry pages straining my eyes Squinting so hard To keep the record skipping Decipherable yet undeciphered¬† Still, while¬† New volumes¬†recorded over Lamenting all the memory wasted¬† As storage is growing full,¬† But can't just light these files on fire¬† Even though we went Up in smoke … Continue reading Memory

Speak Parrot

'All you can do is repeat?¬†Come on, we've been echoing our shadows for too long' the jaguar said to the parrot as he leaped from his branch. 'Come on,¬†we've been echoing our shadows for too long',¬†the parrot squawked without moving. 'You didn't learn much did you, you need a foundation before you can lay bricks.' … Continue reading Speak Parrot

Words

Words filter in, they go Others replace them, also fading Eventually They stick After arranging and re-arranging Themselves  Floating, dissipating, re-emerging  Fragmented  Put back together until  They evolve  Into destiny Separate points  Connected without touching  Enveloping unity between  Parallel dreams  Space filled-- creating This poem  Photography by Manjari Sharma