Can you feel it in the air?
That cold chill
Ripples up your spine
There’s a restless whisper
And it’s gaining momentum
Every time shots ring out
Every time mouths go hungry
Every time a child hurts
It gets louder and louder
Deafening like a hurricane
It can’t be silenced
It won’t be silenced
And it screams
“WE NEED CHANGE! WE NEED PEACE!”
I wonder what you would see
If you look me in the eyes…
Would you see how hallow I feel?
Empty, yearning for a fill
Would you see how cracked
with bruises and scars
Trying to reach for the sky,
But unable to grasp the nearest branch,
Can you tell how scared I am,
to be numb?
Unable to connect the blinking dots even to myself.
I wonder what you would see…
If you look me in the eyes,
And stare into this petrifying soul,
Waiting to succumb to the binding light.
© Soshinie Singh
Author of The Phoenix Letters and The Mist Calling
Jealousy runs through my veins.
My mind turns against me with thoughts I can’t contain.
There’s no positive side to feeling this way.
It’s hard to hold back the snap,
things I never meant to say.
No, I know they’re not true.
It’s just that jealousy clouds me and I feel confused.
I am aware it’s not the best part of me
and it comes from all my hidden insecurities.
And the thought that maybe I am not enough…
Jealousy haunts me like a ghost.
But I am conscious of its presence
and I pray to God I will detain it.
Before, blind, I wreck havoc.
And hurt all the people I love.
© Máh Lima