Poems, Thoughts

Fighting

I will breathe despite the ropes around my neck, I will sing with my tongue tied, I will dance and drag along my shackles, I will live each time the voice tells me I’m dead.

– Parveen Maghera

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Happiness feels like an illusion

when you drown in the same pool many times

words offer temporary comfort

a disheartening reality but how could you

a poet speak like this when words are your escape

what if escape were a permanent solution

then whom would poems speak for?

– Parveen Maghera

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the piece

I cut myself loose from this puzzle
with a snap from the scissors but
it won’t stay away insofar as
these feelings find themselves
right back into the same incision
to fill it as though
they’re screaming at me to go back
to where I was and start again
because I belonged there,
but I don’t want to be a piece of this puzzle
I cannot fathom, I want to be
the one who can mess the pieces
so you can feel
like a piece of my puzzle for once

‚ÄĒ¬†Parveen Maghera

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i reject society

sometimes

i wish i lived
in a cave where i could be
whatever i want to be
do whatever i want to do
and never
come back

i want to reject society

but then i realise my existence is rooted in this very
society that has begun to destroy humanity
one happy soul at a time…

where do i go then?

‚ÄĒ¬†Parveen Maghera

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Faith

how does it feel like to have renewed faith
a kind that reminds us that it is only us who is in charge of our own lives
whatever fate may be we decide and let be
now I take this oath to remind myself
that I am my existence
that this humanity is my strength and You my hope
and I remind the little one down the street
that I see the star in her eye
because she did too

– Parveen Maghera

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Pressing On

I’m only waiting for the moment when life gets better, back to its normalcy, but normalcy has left us long ago, buried in the past. Then, all I need is strength to bring this life out of its dark shadows, to make it work with all the irreversible changes. And I’m persisting because I choose to believe in You.

РParveen Maghera 

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