Poems of Love: She Took You

Take me back
To love; to that state of mind
When it was all the same thing;
Yours/mine.

Take me back to when we spent hours on the bed
Hours of feeling;
What we wanted to feel forever
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?

When She was coming to get you
What I couldn’t; you foresaw
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
Struggling to escape her claw.

Ugly; as her grip grew tougher
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
As your breath went shorter, and your eyes were dimmer
Why couldn’t I have you? Forever, forever.

I wish you had been louder,
When she made you suffer
I wish Love was stronger
So I could ask her to leave you with me: forever, forever.

But as she held you closer and made you suffer
I watched Love grow weaker
Is there nothing that defeats her?
Ever; ever?

Poems and prose spoke;
When she came; she stole
People you love; and people who love
Their bodies, mind and soul.

Too soon, too young
Too strong to succumb
Too blue, she took you
Love watched her; dumb

She was Death
Who knew I had to watch you suffer?
She left me alone
Dead lover; dead lover.

— Gunjan Sethi

Large

It’s me under these puffy eyes
Under the skin that’s grown fat
Cold hearted; what are you made of
Frozen in ice?

It’s me under the spots on my cheeks
Inside these large jackets
Hiding my insecurities
Beautiful; can you see?

I’ll find myself again, again, again

Won’t look at my feet anymore
Straight into your eyes
Puff up my chest, won’t hide
Trim myself, and then you’ll see

If that’s what beautiful means to you, baby
You’ll find me, you’ll find me.

— Gunjan Sethi

Does your Heart have a Place for Yourself?

While I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I found this image. Such a beautifully written piece of work about how every single human must find a place for themselves in their hearts!
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It’s about time all of us realize the beauty within ourselves. Not only realize, but also cherish it! Regardless of how many people are trying to put you down, step forward and rise. Look above the haze and show them that your love for yourself cannot be injured by them.

So keep loving yourself, and I promise you’ll have a billion candles on your cake. ❤

 

#24TimesTheLove
Toodles x