Take A Bullet

​Six months since you left
Said you were tired of being with me
Gave me a whole lot of reasons
Reasons I couldn’t fathom nor see

And so two years came to an abrupt end
Dreams smashed to smithereens
“Oh it wasn’t real love for you.
I was just being a stupid teen.”

You moved on with college and friends
Made a life out for yourself
Dumb me sat around moping
Pushed dreams and passions into shelves

Time and again I tried to climb the peak
Landslides kept pushing me down
I could never quite heal myself
Like happiness didn’t want to be found

How do you find it to move on
From the person you once lived your life for?
How do you heal from the hurt
When everything you love turned sour?

What was once beautiful white
Now a sickening shade of black
You might bring it to a dull gray
But the magic will never come back

Watching them moving on from you
While you’re still grieving
You do anything to stay sane
Anything you can do to keep breathing

Like a gunshot slamming into you
The reason for which you can’t quite figure
The person you’d take a bullet for
Is the one pulling the trigger

And you lie there bleeding
Bleeding heavily from the exit wound
Knowing your heart will never be the same
Praying God will take you soon
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Hey Pretty Girl

​Hey there pretty girl
I’ve seen you just once or twice
But you stuck around in my heart
In my stomach I’ve got butterflies

I know not a thing about you
Save your name and class
We don’t meet anywhere else
Not even in the hallways pass

We’ve never gotten to know each other
Yet I look at your pictures all night
I don’t even know the sound of your voice
Yet I fly to the Moon at your sight

Something’s drawing me to you
Is the smile or the eyes?
Let’s get to know each other
Together we could go miles

Hey there pretty girl
I want to be friends with you
Time will show how far we go
Let’s start a chapter anew

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Sister By Choice

​Swaying from side to side
Slowly losing my balance
Please don’t let me fall
Lest I snuff out the candles

I know you won’t because you hold my hand
Not the other way around
You’ll never let go of me
Keeping me safe and sound

You were there beside me
When my head was in the clouds
And even now when I’m in hell
Surrounded by beasts and fearsome sounds

For what would I do without you?
My one and only support
The one person to hold my hand
In this crazy rat race sport

You love me as a brother
Though we share no parents
A sister by choice you are
We walk the same life cadence
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New Start

She’s right there next to me
Sitting mere centimetres away
If eyes are the windows to the soul
Hers are as clear as day

Lined with dark, black kohl
They remind me of the Pharoahs
If I ever left to my own
I would stare aimlessly at them so

Look her fingers curled around the pen
How she writes across the paper
If she slipped and fell into a chasm
In a heartbeat I would save her

I can hardly write my own paper
I watch her chewing the pen
Oh look at her cute cheeks
How I’d love to cup and kiss them

Imprinted inside my heart
Is her wonderful, radiant smile
Drowning in my own thoughts
I’m losing track of time

I know not what this is
Beating faintly inside my heart
Rusty machinery once forgotten
Is this a new start?
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Dark Skies

​The sun shining through the leaves
Wind rustling the green trees
Birds flitting through the eaves
Could anyone a better morning see

Walking through the park
Soft grass beneath my feet
Like a rainbow you appeared
Was this coincidence or us destined to meet

Ten and four months ago
Had I last seen your face
Oh how did I think to let you leave
Think someone could fill that space

Sitting in the little cafe
Your fingers curled around a cup of coffee
The sight of you turned me breathless
How I wished your radiant smile turn on me

I took a tentative step forward
Hoping for the times of old
Memories we had, dreams yet to be
On your little laugh, I was long sold

Like a thunderbolt he appeared
Leather jacket, fair and handsome
The love in your eyes at his sight
My patched up heart came undone

You leaned deep into his kiss
Put his arms tight around did he
Oh how my heart burned when you looked at him
Because that was how you used to look at me

Picked you up and walked away
The happy couple and the sunset
How I wished my light would fade
How I longed for the chimes of death

Because I can’t stand the haunting dreams
Promises that turned out to be lies
There was nothing for me to live for
You darkened the cheerful skies

My Dreams With You

My dreams with you
Are many and varied
Both while we’re dating
And after we’re married

Spend a day with you
Lying in bed to hug and cuddle
Stay inside love’s warm embrace
The world forgotten in a confused muddle

Explore new and exotic places
Travel and soak in the sights
Never sating our curiosity
Even when they extinguish the city lights

Make entrancing music with you
I bang the drums, you play the guitar
Record and listen to all our songs
Make ourselves feel like superstars

To excite the gustatory sense
Eat at every dhaba and fancy restaurant
Taste everything regardless of ingredient
Walk out with tummy full and faces exuberant

Walk around after midnight
Not caring who we meet
Belt out songs together
Dance in lonely streets

Raise a family with you
Us and two little kids
Come from work to a happy home
Doting husband and father in your midst

Lie on the bed beside you
See your eyes look at me
Be able to watch you sleep peacefully
A lovely sight to see

Watch the night stars with you
Debate and comtemplate philosophy
Tell each other stories under the stars
Weave long reams of fantasy

To cuddle you close
Your happy head on my chest
To wrap my arms around and keep you safe
I dream everyday, I confess

These are only but
A few of what I imagine
The biggest one of them all
You beside me through thick and thin

Come fulfill these and more
Our stories will span reams
Because all I want in life is
To die with memories, not just dreams

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The Angel

Oh angel sent from above
About you I could write a song
The depths of your love
One that’s a hundred miles long

The day you came down
To cover me with your wings
Like a common man gifted a crown
I couldn’t stop my joy from shining

A respledent figure in the sky
Wingspan wide, feathers so white
My awe and fear I could not hide
To sing praises my throat too dry

You were sent down to me
When I most needed you
Oh I could hug and kiss thee
Alone I would have gone cuckoo

And now I bid you farewell
Time for you to return home
Though with grief my heart swells
It is once my road to walk alone

The memory of you will forever glow
One I will never give away or sell
No matter how far away I go
You will always be my beloved angel

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