Pepper the World

Take a large bottle and fill it with

love, compassion, kindness, gentleness

forgiveness, warmth, happiness

joy, beauty, sensitivity

goodwill, affection, empathy

humanity, understanding, serenity


and pepper it all over the world

I don’t see how this wouldn’t​ make

the world a better place.


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s Quadrille: Pepper.


I am just a Child

I am just a child

I am supposed to be free

Carefree in this world we live in

And yet, I am witness to wars

to destruction, to hate

I am just a child

How do I hide my innocence?

How do I save it?

What can I do to not

grow up before my time?

I am just a child

I should be playing and

eating candy and swinging on

branches but yet here I am

with not a smile on my face

I am just a child

Please do not take away

my childhood before my time


Image courtesy:- Publicdomainarchive

In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt: Mugging for the Camera

Breed Love

We will not be swayed

by the hate that raids

Give love

Love is the one trade

Hatred will be slayed


people, our world’s blade

will come to our aid

Breed love


Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

In response to dVerse’s prompt.


You Will Rise, My Phoenix

We are two peas in a pod

One growing, one grown

And yet our lives couldn’t be any similar

So let me tell you, dear one…

You will grow wings and fly

You will win the battles you fight

You will silence the voices that bog you down

You will destroy your demons, hands down

You will give the world all your love

For you, my dear, are your own world

You will get up every single time you fall

You will push on even though you want to stop

You will grow stronger, tougher and bolder, I know

Coz I’ve seen you grow and am seeing you bloom

And you will win against it all, I believe in you, for sure

You will shed your past and rise from them all

Just like a phoenix, you will be reborn


In response to dVerse’s Poetics prompt:- Poems that could save your life

Image courtesy:- Pixabay.

Crackle and Boom

With a crackle and a boom

the blackness begins to slither in

edging out the sun and its sunshine.

White clouds are thrust away

as the dark clouds dominate the sky.

Winds howl in fury, torrential rains commence

the king of downpours has arrived.


In response to dVerse’s Quadrille 34: Storm

Image courtesy:- Pixabay.


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.

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