Sadness – Free Verse – June 16, 2015


another birthday gone
and again I wasn’t present
they grow each day so tall
and I’ve missed their growing-up
how life’s twists and turns
leaving so much just unfinished
still even now I look
and see that life goes on

cry not for me my friend
I do that enough myself
my road took me this way
it was a conscious choice you know,
when I was just a kid
fallen from my bike
I laid upon the road
watched the clouds drifting by
and saw that life goes on.

no ties no bonds no chains
and no affection too
once you’ve chosen this lonely road
no on can comfort you
dependence has a price
that everyone must pay it
but the children soon grow-up
like clouds they drift away
and still live goes on.

© G.s.k. ‘15


Photo Challenge #65, Sadness, June 16, 2015

Childhood Beliefs – Choka – August 9, 2014


As a little girl I thought:
“If I hide my eyes …
I’m sure that you can’t see me
Without hearing cries
Then everyone is happy
Trees in the forest
Never fall I’m really sure
By hiding in the dark
No one will ever find me
How I see the world
Is how the world will see me
Fairy tales truly
Depict the world around me …

Now at sixty-two
Closing my eyes tight
Just means that I can’t see you …
I needn’t see pain
To know that people suffer
Bombs fall in droves
Though I’ve never seen them
Darkness hides nothing
The light is all around us
I may think you’re grand
But you might still despise me
Fairy Tales are lies
Social indoctrination …

I know that death’s around me
That time is an illusion
Hiding away from sickness
Won’t make illness go away
Some illusions still remain
Beliefs from my childhood days
Half hidden here in my heart
For a somber rainy day