Quiver

Echoes of heartbreak Still tremble at the fringes In a quivering fade

Text: Echoes of heartbreak Still tremble at the fringes In a quivering fade

Same

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

Text: It’s the rinse-and-repeat of extremes That shape a soldier, a disaster and a survivor Out of the same time-tumbling stone

It all passes

"It all passes" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: One day I will tell you About the tears bittersweet And exactly how many nights I dreamt without sleep One day I will talk And say it was hard Sometimes And then other times I felt like flying One day this will fade To a story with scars And when I figure out who […]

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

Broken and the beast

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

Text only:   Do you feel like this too Sometimes   A broken heartedness so complete So hungry for more of me   That it builds   Molding futures in my flesh For its own appetite, to devour   A self-fulfilling beast

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 […]

How the heart breaks

How the heart breaks, poetry by Roshan Grossman

How the heart breaks And still keeps beating Testifies to the enduring spirits Of love and hope While one falters The other springs up And when both are present The world is alight With pure intent And it is enough To keep us Honest And hardworking Even though The heart breaks