WORDS WRITTEN IN SILENCE

I lay myself bare every day. And, before long, I shall have no more skin left to clothe myself in, as it continues to wear thin. Before long, I shall be all bone and dust.

Navin E.

I used to cut into my flesh to let you go. Now; I write.

Navin E.

Lovers in the digital age suffer more. With so many ways of communicating at our disposal and to receive their silence and to be ignored is more hurtful than waiting for a letter from your beloved to travel the seven seas before it is in your hands.

Navin E. (digital age lovers)

Hallow be thy name

You know the story
Of the men who cheated death
Greed, power and secrecy

Listen carefully
To the words of the Saints
They speak no ill

But there is darkness here
Which frightens even the holiest of men
Darkness they do not understand

And as All Hallows Eve approaches
The prayers echo through the walls
Into the darkest of nights

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come, your will be done
On earth, as it is in heaven

Save me from this darkness
Not from the inevitable
Offer me the light on this the darkest of nights

I found ways to sleep when I realised you were nothing but a dream.

Navin E.

The month of Halloween - Prompt 1

I must thank, Jas, Kevin and Lauren for the inspiration for the four prompts for October.

It is the month of Halloween and my friends in the US shall no doubt be celebrating in full force. Keeping in mind the history of Halloween, there shall be 4 prompts for all writers during the month of October; each lasting 7 days.

So, all writers,the first prompt is:

The Deathly Hallows

The prompt starts on October 1 and ends on October 8.

Please tag your post “deathlyhallows

I shall be tracking this and at the end of it all, there shan’t be prizes. Instead, a chance to interact with new poets and read the works of other wonderful writers in the community.

Spread the word, writers.

Cheers,


Navin

Day 30 of Spring



We are once more
More than a field of dreams
Held under a blanket of stars
Kissed by the springtime breeze
You; as tender as the flowers I see

Sharing stories
Our eyes bear witness
To the dance of the blooms
Consummating our love together
Before daybreak shall be with us again

Day 30 of Spring

We are once more
More than a field of dreams
Held under a blanket of stars
Kissed by the springtime breeze
You; as tender as the flowers I see

Sharing stories
Our eyes bear witness
To the dance of the blooms
Consummating our love together
Before daybreak shall be with us again

And this is no ordinary love

Staring out into vast open spaces
Looking through anyone walking by

The song plays on repeat
Filling the inner canals of my ears incessantly

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love, you took my love

And as the song goes
I did give you all the love I had

Before fading away
The song begins again
It needs to be heard; time and time again

You will never read these words
Nor shall the song fill your ears as it does mine

With a chorus allied to the past
My words are yours, as I am
For the days that have passed

Today and the unseen tomorrows.

*No Ordinary Love, performed by Sade is undoubtedly the inspiration for this.

I can’t walk a thousand miles.

Let me say; I cannot offer you the moon and the stars or every material object under the sun, which I know you do not desire.

There are words every lover continues to speak, uttering them incessantly, making claims of love; far-fetched claims of moving mountains for their beloved.

Nothing I can say or offer will give you that.

I can listen when you speak. I can sit in silence when that is what you desire.

My arms shall wrap themselves around you to offer comfort, a silent declaration of love or excitement at being able to be near you.

I shall cook for you when you’re unwell. I shall pray for you to get better.

I will stay on the phone when you wake me up in the middle of the night.

These are things I can do. I cannot move mountains. I cannot use metaphors or offer you the moon and the stars or any of those things.

I can listen when you speak. I can sit in silence when that is what you desire.

Navin E. (I cannot make claims like them)

Together we can only share silences; alone; our minds are violent storms.

Navin E.