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 Advertisements

Dream-walk

"Dream-walk" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I dream-walked and found you In the same city we met The same old places We walked at night Among city lights And it felt no different So friendly and familiar Even this many years after The moment We didn’t know was our last

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

Fear

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

Text: It left me Hoarse and confused With only the unrecognizable Rough and raspy remnants Of my former fluency Pouring mournful into everything My voice, the one I call my own Lost in panicked howling From fear of missing the moon

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 […]

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 […]

She walks in sadness

"She walks in sadness" haiku poetry by Roshan James Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario Canada

She walks in sadness Moonlight’s veil on her shoulders Night’s only comfort

Dropping diamonds

Dropping diamonds, poetry by Roshan Grossman

Dropping diamonds Falling From eyes flowing Over the crest of a cheek Turned

Blister

Torture of the soul Blistering of the heart Wringing rivers of life To ink a twisted tale Stretched and dried Under the harsh sun Of truth