Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Ladder

Now and then you wrangle and squabble with failure
Engaging each other into a fierce brawl
You are so bitter with failure as you struggle
You are trying hard to reach the very top
You are aiming to be where gold and honor abound
Where your most desired dreams lie waiting
Until when with much effort you reach the top
And with much relief you look down, victorious

Monday, December 31, 2018

Uncovering The Solution

Finding the real solution to a nagging problem
Is like looking for a switch inside a dark room
That has an electric bulb hanging from the roof
Your heart knows there is a switch in the room
But your eyes see not the switch the first time
The eyes need to keep looking over and over again
Knowing the switch is in the room all the same
Changing their area of focus now and then
Sometimes looking up the walls or across the roof
Sometimes looking near the corners or near the frame
Until the switch is found and the light is shone

Saturday, December 15, 2018


The wonderful past comes knocking on the door of the heart
You open the door, hugging the past like an old friend
The bits of past joys crawl into the mind
Invoking a longing and tears of passion
Like to a pillow you cling to the memories
But like air the memories begin to vanish again
Through the door of your heart going back into the past
You try to reach them with your hands again and again
To bring them back to you, to stay with you forever
But they keep going into the thick fog of the past