Tested

Tested - Bravery counts most / When it's tested - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Bravery counts most When it’s tested Advertisements

Joy

Joy - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Awake into the colour of joy After braving the long-cold night

Choose

Choose - a poem by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And one day it’s a bit brighter And one day you choose To live in the light

Back

"Back" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I was lost from myself Fragments fallen by the way In my many attempts to fit Until you scooped up And brought me back Piece by piece

Courage

"Courage" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Boundless is the courage Of the mortal beating heart Pleading before its Creator Not for itself, but for love

Finding your own love

"Finding your own love" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: It was one of those things That helped you find more love for yourself Seeing how you could hold Happy and sad All at once

Last

"Last" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I almost didn’t recognize The small voice, whispering At the edge of new things, wavering But, in the slow split of a random second, I recognized the familiar sigh As my own fear’s Last attempt

Onward

"Onward" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: We could try To stay anchored And hold onto our presence Foolishly grasping at the tail of each instant But I’d rather fill my sails With countless fear-free moments Harnessing the gales of passing time To pull my horizon-chasing ship onward In search of revelations And the magnificent unknown Leaving behind a trail of […]

Go gently

"Go gently" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Bold heart, go gently Though you beat with resolve Walk peaceful Even with the war Of flesh and spirit on your back Deal softly With the hardened and the seeking alike They may be the same

Cursed abundance

"Cursed abundance" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Text: I’m not afraid of being hungry, For the chase I’m afraid of being so full I don’t appreciate opportunities, Or welcome ideas Because of the abundance Easily bought, Cavalier in amplification Rather than hard won   I say this But even this bravery, Meager-seeking Is a pantomime of frugality Until it is tested