Ready

She looks to the horizon As if ready for flight Winged with light Strummed strings tight Ready, poised for grace Head raised Staring down fears and frowns With a slight smile Shrugging off the cares cast by others Letting fall the yoke of years Choosing to detach Drawing strength from a patient place Leaning on this […]

Our ground

"Our ground", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario

Battle scarred Broken parts Patched and wrapped with charred resolve Done for days Gone for months Years that asked with no response   And here you come With eye-lit smiles Far brighter-bold than northern skies With depth of strength And patience long Holding on to find our ground  

New everyday

"New everyday", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

It’s been awhile since this pulse quickened And took a doubtful mind’s breath away Silencing the long-jaded oration From the fiction of a past that never seemed to get ahead Instead Drawing truth and strength from a history Of choices, learning that everything is meant, But perhaps not meant to stand Revealing a new everyday […]

To the unspoken question

"To the unspoken question", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo

Sometimes ‘I don’t know’ is the strongest answer Most honest and vulnerable Unassuming Leaving room for possibilities Letting go of control Knowing that it isn’t a sign of uncertainty or worry Instead, willingly hopeful

Sitting beside Lonely

Walking along the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

As social and outgoing as I can be, I have often carried with me an acute sense of being alone. Some years it has felt stronger than others, some days it feels stronger than others. Whether in a relationship or not, whether in a large group or spending time with another person. No matter how […]

Kill me kindly

"Kill me kindly" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Kill me kindly With short, shard-like words Fragments of what once was said Put a well-aimed bullet through me To stop the rough and ragged staggered steps of this love-lost wanderer Do it quick, please; open skin and flesh to the bone Leave a wound gaping A painful place A reminder of a torturous time To keep […]

She walks in sadness

"She walks in sadness" haiku poetry by Roshan James Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario Canada

She walks in sadness Moonlight’s veil on her shoulders Night’s only comfort

Broken road

"Broken road", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

You and I are alike, my broken road Worn and well-traveled, a sojourning pair Continuing on despite, and sometimes in spite, Of our condition and the terrain we find ourselves crossing Alike in marking a path forward And marching on with all manner of people Passing by charming city lights, congested intersections, Infrequently restful highway stops […]

Certainty somewhere

"Certainty somewhere" poetry by Roshan James Kitchener Waterloo

When my quickness of day slows And matches the direction of the setting sun When my daytime dreams burn blazing stars into the dark And my thoughts turn free I hear You and the absence of you And I know Somewhere we will find our certainty Quietly consuming any shadow of doubt

Keep me

"Keep me" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo

There is unspeakable desire Moving with me Shrouding my sight in forever moonlight It is the possibilities with you That keep me Watching the stars