Like An Elusive Dream

You’re like that vignette of imagery
a caricature my mind had captured so casually, seductively
it was pretty, alluring and longingly heartbreaking
but you’re hard to hold on to, or remember as vividly as I did
maybe because there is no longer a place
for you in my

Parveen Maghera

Poems, Thoughts

Reality on a thin thread

We’ve been told many times
not to fall prey to kindness
that is two-faced
but how could we stop ourselves
when we all yearn for kindness
at every nook and cranny of this world
I’m just happy at least
that our faith in humanity
is still hanging there
even if it’s on a thin thread

— Parveen Maghera