Rest in Heaven

Even when we’ve memories of a lifetimeThere will be moments when we miss youTo come to terms you’re gone foreverWon’t make it better for any of usBut knowing that you’re immortal Is the strength we muster to move onThat you’ll perhaps watch over us Especially when we most need Your absence is going to hurtContinue reading “Rest in Heaven”

Let me be…

Let me beWhen I want to play in my mother’s wombLet me beWhen I want to feel visibleLet me beWhen I wear blue and blackLet me beWhen I don’t want to braid my hairLet me beWhen I want to be a tomboyLet me beWhen I want to be differentLet me beWhen I feel various emotionsLetContinue reading “Let me be…”

I Am Not Afraid

There were timesWhere my tears were terrifyingThe thoughts of losing loveFelt worse than deathNot that it was exaggeratedBut heart had it reasonsFear superceded all hopeUntil I realized it’s matter of time When doors close on meI am not afraid to lookFor that window of better lifePiece of that heaven on earthEven though it is neverContinue reading “I Am Not Afraid”

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Every experience impacts who we become. Thanks to David Raviv, New York Information Security Group, I am able to relive those moments, be grateful to those who helped me uncover my true potential, and the invaluable lessons I learned that contributed to who I am today. . #quotidianblessing

Once

Once I loved a nonchalant soulWhich thought cared for me moreThat it wasn’t good enough And beyond infactuation, I explore It wasn’t that I askedNeither were any promises madeNothing was meant to beYet, I didn’t want our relic to fade So I hung onto it as hard as I couldKnowing well that it wasn’t rightButContinue reading “Once”

Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Caste of Humanity

To that friend who I asked about their caste in 2003, not knowing any better, I am so sorry. To all the people who continue ask me what my caste is in various ways, I am sorry that I don’t know what to say. I am yet to understand myself where I truly belong havingContinue reading “Caste of Humanity”

Reliving Third Grade

It was first day of school after second grade summer holidays. Late Mrs. Anthony was our class teacher. I knew that I had to get her attention to let her know my intent to become the yellow house leader. We didn’t have class leader back then to oversee the red, green, blue and yellow houseContinue reading “Reliving Third Grade”

Rise Like The Phoenix

I vividly remember this life transforming moment. It was just another afternoon in Junior College (equivalent to senior year of high school) when I was walking down to the bus stop with three girls who were my only friends. They were eerily walking faster than me so I couldn’t catch up to them but stoppedContinue reading “Rise Like The Phoenix”

I’m Enough

I woke up to meAnd I wanted the world to seeWho I’m meant to be I mustered courageAmongst those filled with rageTo make my own privilege I broke all clicheNever to walk the easy wayCome what may I made dreams Determined by all meansSo I ascend like the queens I conquered my worst fearBeing myContinue reading “I’m Enough”