Reunited Someday

Our friendship is a distant memory

Connected by a barely visible thread

Yet we hold on tight to it, not letting go

Left alone, we are lost in our own thoughts

More formal now than friendly, we barely talk

We find comfort in the company of others

But when it comes to just the two of us

The comfort and ease exists no more

We lost a lot to keep the friendship intact

As a result we flutter and hesitate

Not knowing what to say anymore

In spite of it all, our friendship goes on

We care and respect each other

Even more than we used to before

Time spent now may not be as often as we liked




I guess someday when we’re old and grey

We’ll sit by a river and talk about the good old days.


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

For dVerse’s Open Link Night.

Bleeding Heart

Sunshine yellowy heart of mine

Glowed bright but I never realised

The clash of the splash of colours inside

Would bleed and break, just amber and red

Your words at first were taken in calm

Like the waves at sea without the storm

I waited in silence for the storm to arrive

And destroy the calm I had inside

It never appeared, it never arrived

Instead I was battered with words

That made my heart bleed and die

It was revived again, and again and again

With every word that felt like a

Knife being plunged in

Only to dry the blood to a brownish stain

That ensured the scars will always remain


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s prompt.

Be Your Own Valentine

Love yourself in every way

Good, bad, including crazy

Cherish your life wholeheartedly

Whine or crib, let all be a part of it

Do the things that keep you happy

Explore, discover the nooks and corners

of your heart, your head, your entire body

Don’t let anything slip by, lest you

forget and lose the opportunity

Spread joy, peace, lots of love

to every soul you come across

Not just for them but also for you

It’ll keep you healthy and happy

not just now but for eternity


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

Written in response to dVerse’s poetics prompt: Heart

Ghostly Reminder

Time stood still as

The ghost appeared

Yet again in front of her

Saying nothing, not a sound

Just staring deep inside her soul

Searching for a sign

Of regret and remorse

for the life she took away

The life that hadn’t even begun


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille 26: Ghost

I apologise for the haunting image. I just thought it would bring even more meaning to the words.

Aging Beauty

Friendships grow

like a blooming rose

Where petals


each individual

linked arm in arm

through the good times

and the bad

Being tested with

gusty winds of negativism

from evil weeds

that grow amongst them

The rose may wither with time

The petals may grow old

But no matter what

The growth of a friendship

just like an aging rose

will never fail to retain

the beauty it beholds


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

Tempted (The Daily Prompt)

Pistachio and Cardamom Cake

Freshly decorated

Tempted to dive in

Restrain required

For it’s not mine to dig in

© NJ

Blooming Story

Unleash the beast of creativity

and splash on all the colours

Let bloom the story–

The story of your life

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Sylvia Chan’s New Beginning.

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In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt: New Beginning

Time to Sleep

As the bedtime story

reached its end

Her yawns became

more pronounced

Her eyelids drooped

It was time to sleep

Soon she was

deep in slumber

Her tiny chest

rising, falling

with every breath

She lay curled up tight

inside her mother’s

loving embrace

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille 23: Curl

Withered Away

For years it stood

braving the weathers

of Mother Nature

and of humans

Till one day,

it could stand no more

And it withered,

withered away leaving

only its essence in the air


Image courtesy:- Pixabay

A New Year’s Wish

The New Year is greeted with joy and laughter

Dancing, drinking, shouts of cheers

It got me thinking of the people in my life

Those are precious to me no matter what

I’ve made new friends without forgetting the old

But never taken the opportunity to let them know

So I thought this New Year’s I’ll do just that

Tell them how I feel and what they mean

You’ll have been with me through the tough times

Laughed with me, cared for me the whole time

I hope I’ve been the same with you

If I haven’t then I’ll make sure I do

I’ll give you comfort when you desire it

I’ll give you the support when you require it

I’ll be the friend you want me to be

For fun, for laughter in times of need

That’s my wish for this New Year

From me to you, all you dears

I’ll try and be the best, the best for you

Just don’t forget me and say “who are you?”

© NJ

Image courtesy:- Pixabay

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.