Here and now

"Here and now" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario

Text: Love is not The fulfillment Of a golden future It is for the broken Here and now Walking through A winter of devotion Breath hanging hopeful On the frosty air

Quietly cries the night

  Text: This is one of those days when the words aren’t there To write about the dangers of love Or the bravery of unbound hope It’s a straight-up kind of day that bleeds tired Into a night that cries quietly For a morning that will come too soon


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

Text: My hope is The goodness in you Continues to shine through. Such is the extreme trust I have Placed in your hands.

Skipping ahead

"Skipping ahead" poetry by Roshan James, Hot Quill, Kitchene Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I skipped ahead Not to the very last chapter but just a couple of pages quickly scanning a few lines Collecting words of hope Of one day Before it gets really good And it will

More to hope for

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

Sometimes, not knowing
What the future holds
Gives us more to hope for


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 […]

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

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