Companion in dark streets

Flowers bloom and flowers wither
Changing seasons and changing weather
But the songs still sound the same

And in the place where we met
People come and go
Some remember, some forget
The souls that used to walk the halls

But not inside me, not in fire
Not in the scars left on my skin
I still remember when I met you
And the light I found within

And there in my dreams
Walking on pathways
Lit by lanterns and fireflies

I found someone
To whisper into
All my secrets in the night

Author’s Note: This is a special poem to one of my closest friends, a person that I can say has been very significant in my life. Happy 18th Birthday! I love you and take care always. 🙂

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New Horizons

It took years before I saw you this close
Before I could make out the marks on your face
You’ve obviously been bruised before, you seem smaller
Colder
But also wiser
Like you’ve seen much more of this wide universe we call life than anyone else has
I’ve always gravitated close to home
I know you’ve always been farther
Sometimes people didn’t know whether to acknowledge you
But they do now
I do now
Now that I’ve seen you this close, I don’t think I’ll ever be the same
What used to be a blur is now clear
I know you, I am here
and maybe the space will always separate us but know that
I will always be thinking of you

Lost Words

Quiet down and steady your breathing
Listen
Do you hear your heartbeat?
Well quiet down even more
Steady your heart to a slow rhythm
Do you hear your blood rushing?
It is nothing like the state of peace you currently reside in
Your blood is flowing, cells are moving at breakneck speeds
In silence, you will feel the natural flow of the universe in its efforts to keep life going

Quiet now, don’t waste your breath
Listen
The world is loud but the silence is louder
Do you hear its noises?
The void is filled with the raw desires by which we shame ourselves sometimes
The words we only let graze our lips but swallow back inside in fear
The murmurs are a fog and beyond it is the canyon where our voices are kept when we throw them over
Listen
In silence, you can hear the whistling

There is very little space between us, don’t fill it up with words
I just want to fill it up with each other
We don’t need to say anything
Our eyes sometimes show all that we hide
In darkness you find the answers
In silence you hear it whispered

Listen
In my dream I was in a concert
Where my subconscious was the band playing
Listing down all the things I’ve ever regretted and all the secrets I didn’t even know I was hiding
It was all too loud, my eardrums had burst
And I woke up to sunrise filling my eyes
The darkness faded away, took with in all the answers
And then there was warmth, and noise and chatter
And I let my breath out faster, already in a hurry
And just like that I leave the questions unanswered
And the questions are just questions and the answers are just answers
Because in silence, it is limbo
The place between the spaces of everything