Hi :) Here are my entry challenge poems:
And here I am, for you, my friend.
There is no world I wouldn’t bend,
Reality I wouldn’t twist
Just to make sure you exist…
I am not taking sides.
I won't pull any strings.
Not dancing anymore
to this old-fashioned song.
So don't make me decide
'cause I won't say a thing.
Not fighting in this war
between the wrong and wrong.
Failed Attempts At Nostalgia
Turns out past can have strange flavor
especially when past was lived
by someone crazier and braver
someone who dared and believed.
I often crave to feel again that -
the same old mist, the same old haze,
I often try to swing with memories,
remix the songs, replay the games.
But it’s not possible so often
how could we do it all again -
with foes forgiven and forgotten
enjoy the thrills of war and hate?
And why we want to make it real
and why we dream of magic spells?
We could return the times, the people,
but can’t go back to simpler selves.
Turns out life can feel so breathless
especially a life observed
through muddy windows, broken fences
with heads in wrong directions turned.
Turns out friends are outlandish
especially a friend not met
with lives so busy, folks so selfish,
with grudges held and truths unsaid.
Turns out love can seem so daunting
especially a love unfelt
with lips so dry and hearts so guarded
and minds expecting to be read.
Turns out we find empty meanings
and cling to voids with worthless strings,
turns out letting go is easy
'cause I am not a sum of things.