Soft

Soft - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, ON, Canada

Text: Small kindnesses Rain quenching-soft Over the driest desert heart

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

Dance

"Dance" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellelsey, Ontario, Canada

Text: My heart dances With the possibilities

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

A simple answer

"A simple answer" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: What you’re asking me to do Is not impossible It’s simply not in my power To erase the marks Of an indelible heart

Heart in flight

"Heart in flight" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Shooting beyond the shadows Of what might have been There’s unfinished business In these hollow-caged bones And I get lost in the forests of fine time Passing impatiently A heart taking flight With dust on my shoes Closing the distance Stepping slow In growing devotion Waiting, waiting To come home

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

A year in review

"A year in review" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: This year brought me full circle Hitting home in the first twenty-four hours onward With lessons to be learned thoroughly And in great detail About how to love through the common brokenness How to move from certain endings to uncharted beginnings In the way the geography of my body changed indelibly With the work […]

Ache

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

Text only: Here’s what I think – I’ll tell you how I feel and you’ll say something about being flattered or maybe it’s just that you don’t think of me in that way And I’ll do a really poor job of pretending And my heart will continue breaking Every day, shattering into small pieces Smaller […]

Better

Better, poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

There is love on these lips That is better unspoken There is hope in this heart That is better unbroken There is water in this soul That is better overflowing There is light in these eyes That is better than knowing