Tag Archive | disappointment

117. Vanilla

The room grows quiet,
the footsteps leave haltingly,
pausing at the door.
Perhaps remembering
words that weren’t said.

Shadows fall tall
on the ground outside.
Leaves drift in a scented breeze.
Vanilla.
A taste of longing so sweet.
A fragrance that pulls
at the heart,
not letting those memories sleep.

The room is quiet.
Even the breath makes no sound.
I strain to hear
the absence of your voice.

©Brindology 2017

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116. All roads lead to home

The winds blew and we were caught in a storm,

Waves crashed furiously from nightfall into dawn,

We listened to each other speak and thought in our heads

But confusion reigned noisily and our hearts filled with dread.

The road wasn’t paved yet,

The ground was all wet,

The leaves blew into our eyes

Stealing our precious sight.

We soldiered on,

Two by two,

All alone.

Carrying bricks with hands so worn,

One by one,

All alone.

Our duty we did,

Our way back we knew,

When we finally turned back

To look at the city and you.

©Brindology 2017
Original artwork by Brinda Naidu

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115. Remember

Remember,

Through it all

You will stand once more

With your shoulders back

And your head held high.

Remember,

Through it all

You will smile once more

With your spirit healed

And your heart will know why.

Remember.

©Brindology 2017
Original artwork by Brinda Naidu

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36. Snow


Like the white snow that fell from the sky,
Your love, once pure, was all I could see.

Like the cold wind that lashed mercilessly at me,
Your lies, so painful, showed your disloyalty.

Betrayal came only from the one I truly loved,
Betrayal came from the one I so ardently believed.

Betrayal came from the familiar,
the trusted
the broken
the hurt,
over and over again.

Betrayal lead to the bleeding of my heart,
a hard lesson for my saddened mind,
Betrayal shook me, tore me apart,
and became part of my human experience.

©Brindology & Iris Akbar 2016
©Original image by Iris Akbar

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28. Eggshells

are you walking on broken eggshells,
letting them shatter further beneath your feet?
do the days seem numbered to you, too?
when did you stop caring about everyone around you?
when did you stop wondering if you could ever fit in?

perhaps the days don’t take that long anymore to turn into night.

i used to think what i said mattered.
i used to think i mattered.

there is a cloudless sky outside,
but i choose to keep my window closed.
i know the air is still because nothing is moving inside.

do you know who lived within those walls?
the armour is now gone, crushed beneath your feet.
the mask has fallen, never to be lifted again once more.

©Brindology 2016

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23. Stay

i would stay
if you could change

i would stay
if you could keep your word

i would stay
if you didn’t let us drown

i would stay
if you could remember
i don’t deserve to be hurt

i would stay
if you didn’t stray

i would stay
if you could hold my hand

i would stay
if i could

©Brindology 2016

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18.Listening to the sound of the rain

You probably know what I’m going to say.
You probably know what needs to be said.
Can you hear the words I hold in my heart?

Would it hurt you to know that I could forget you one day?

I’ve closed the window,
the rain is beating hard against the glass.
The howling wind is locked out,
the pelting rain is far away from me.

But
I
hear
the
raindrops
long after the sun has come up.

©Brindology 2016

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