Weakness

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

Text: You are your weaknesses It’s inevitable They are part of you But they don’t make you less Rather more Of who you are And who you need to embrace In kindness

Find me

"Find me" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And when you find me I’ll be here, content In my mixed up stories Light and dark Ocean and fire At ease in the odds

Gift

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

Text: Take from me This living gift Of a hand to hold

Long enough

"Long enough" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I’ve sat long enough With this pain It is no longer an intruder But a seeker of solace and grace A friend in need of 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

Sharing

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

Text: Relief is found In putting these words down By the river in empty pails Waiting to be dipped In the streams of ‘I’ve been there too’

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

Making it

"Making it" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: When the inner walls take a hit And hand-hewn blocks start falling Avalanching sideways Tearing – with nails split and peeling, From clawing at stone-closed windows – Jagged seams of consciousness Escape is the terror-muted, fear-cold craze Of a mind caving in on itself With just enough sheer-luck-trust Fuelling the Divine’s tenacity In pulling […]

Why we resist

"Why we resist" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Trying something new isn’t easy After fast-forwarding through the unknown It requires sacrifice Taking a bit of what you know Some of the old comfort And trading it forward For a minutely-shifted version of yourself Just different enough to be unfamiliar Needing that extra ounce of effort To bring the mirror-image back into focus […]