Poems, Thoughts


What sorrow is this
Can’t this heart understand
A deaf plea like my voice to your open ears
What sorrow is this
Can’t this heart find the answers
A mismatched jigsaw puzzle in the ocean of broken pieces
What sorrow is this
Can’t this heart bear
What sorrow can’t this heart carry on top of its burden already denting its ends.

– Parveen Maghera

Poems, Thoughts


This anxiety
A fear unspoken
Tightens my heart
Impeding my ability
To breathe
It’s difficult to act out
What you preach
When you fall into
A hole where all you see
Is darkness
Enveloped with fear
And anxiety
Nothing else
Perhaps if you control your mind
The ladder out of the hole appears
But will the fear and anxiety bury you deep
Till it’s a blank slate
And you forget what it’s like to be happy
What did it mean to be yourself
It’s time you make a pretence of your reality
Under the watchful eyes of those around you
Whom you can hopefully trust
To save you from yourself

– Parveen Maghera