All the questions

"All the questions" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: There are these days That ask more questions Insatiable For all we know and don’t know

Love’s lost fury

"Love's lost fury" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: When once I raged I now sleep And dream in peace It is the calm not before But after quiet has overtaken And my heart has softened into itself In the stillness of love’s lost fury

Begging bones

"Begging bones" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: Being broken wasn’t an option It was catharsis and catalyst A begging of bones Grateful for release

Black line

Text: I wrestled with the idea of death when I was seven years old I remember lying awake, with my eyes still closed Trying not to blink or breathe Trying to picture what it would feel like to not be here   All I could feel was empty A hollowness and a quietness terrifyingly never-ending […]

Return from stone

"Return from stone" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: When you’re swallowed up, fighting for air When loneliness echoes off the walls Even when warmth starts to find your bones And your eyes, your eyes, they return from stone Breathe into the relief, trace the carvings left behind And remember It’s all part of the story

January 14

"January 14" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: I release this day to the hounds of night Who woke at dusk in the shadowy fringe Prowling ‘til sundown called them out One by one To feed on what’s left of the fading light

Declaration

"Declaration" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: Sometimes I wasn’t always sure What I was asking for Until I looked back and realized How I choose to fill my time Is a declaration Moment by moment Calling out to the universe To give me more of this, less of that So that my days are a choice My weeks are made […]

Love again

"Love again" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: When the sun goes down When the hard day finds its end You hold my hand And make me love the world again

More

"More" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: I’m more than these scars I’m more than the search for a silver lining I’ve walked many miles with feet burned bronze And more stories than time

Possibilities

"Possibilities" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: I spend this time Living and dying Breathing and passing away In the possibilities of every day Every day choosing and releasing What could be