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While you take a sip of your expensive wine…

Feast on imported bread…

I scrounge around in dustbins…

For my children must be fed.

You sleep on satin sheets…

On pillows made of fluff…

I sleep anyone where I’m safe from bombs…

The ground no longer feels rough…

You bathe in bathtubs strewn with petals,

Scented candles and bath bubbles…

Scrounging around for a sip of clean water…

Is one of my daily troubles…

You go to work, come home to your families,

Complain about the heat and taxes…

All I worry about is how to stay alive…

In my world, no one ever relaxes…

How I long for not feeling afraid…

And freedom that’s mine to keep…

Clean clothes, a square meal, a roof on my head…

And a night of peaceful sleep.


Dedicated to anyone who thinks their life is tough..please remember that there are people who are dying due to wars, famine,slavery and diseases all over the world. Be thankful for what you are, what you have. It could all be taken away from you in a flash and then what? Don’t take life for granted. Help others. Volunteer. Donate to the UN and other charities who need, DESPERATELY need money to aid people and countries which are facing a humanitarian crisis. Don’t know what I am talking about?

Peace out,

Ladyhawk

 

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Free Spirit

I sat under the stars…

Contemplating my life…

An outsider may think its perfect…

To me, it has always been wrought with strife…

I’ve never been really happy…

I’ve never known true peace…

The devil’s constantly whispering in my ears…

If only I could do as I please…

What’s right…what’s wrong?

What’s black…what’s white?

Why can’t I cross the line sometime?

Why can’t I for once NOT be right?

Who makes the rules to rule my life?

Who gets to judge me when I die?

I’m sick of pretending to know the truth…

When my life has been one fat lie.

If only I could do what I want…

If only I could be thoughtless like a child…

No limits, no boundaries, no rules to follow…

How I long to run free and wild.

 

Fare thee well!!

People come and go,

Only a few will stay,

The ones who tug at your heart strings,

The ones you never want to go away.

 

Life has its own plans…

People drift apart,

They say you should not be afraid of letting go,

Someone else will come and heal your heart…

 

Yet as you grow older,

Time flies so fast…

You’ll find yourself reminiscing

About the days in the past…

 

Your first friend who taught you how to cross your t’s,

Your friend in high school, who always cheered you on…

Your friends from college…when life was just a ball,

Your work friends…where have most of them gone?

 

All you have is memories in the end…

Who decides who stays or who leaves?

To the ones who stay – thank you…

For the rest, my heart silently grieves.

 


 

Value your self worth. Give and don’t expect anything in return. If someone hurts you, learn from it and when the time comes, forgive them. Forgiveness is a way to set yourself free…unburden your heart. No matter how much you love someone, if they make you feel bad about yourself, perhaps its time to move on. They aren’t bad people – they are just not the type you need to be around. Remember, you are a reflection of the people you surround yourself with.

 

 

 

 

 

Walking down your lane

 

 

My feet are weary,

I walked many a mile…

Yearning just to see you,

How I’ve missed your smile!

Nightmares haunt me…

All the blood I’ve spilt…

But maybe you will help me…

To banish the guilt.

I’m not good with words…

But you understand me…

Like no one else can…

With you I feel free!

War kills you from inside…

I can barely keep the darkness at bay…

But the light inside you…

Will make it go away.

So just wait a little longer…

I’ll be walking down your lane…

With nothing to lose…

But everything to gain.

 

 

 

Sabbath

 

As dawn breaks…

The sky changes colors…

All is quiet…

Darkness gives way to light…

Birds chirp loudly..

The lights in the street go out..

The milkman’s van comes and goes…

I gingerly touch my nose.

It’s cold…like the weather outside!

6:45…I have 45 minutes..

I snuggle deeper inside my quilt…

I can sleep a little longer, without any guilt!

Tring Tring Trrring!

Is it my phone? The newspaper boy’s bell?

7:30…ah time to get up…

I sleepily search for my coffee cup!

‘So and so died…so and so lied’

The newspaper screams out the same old nonsense..

Then my eyes fall on the date..

Its Sunday…hooray I can sleep in late!

So I jump back in bed,

Ah the pillow is so soft…

No sound can rouse me…

I feel sleepiness surround me!


Over and out,

Ladyhawk

Separation

I sleep on my bed…she sleeps on hers,

In another city,

Yes…what a pity.

We speak daily,

“How are you?” I’m fine…

One year and now I’m really tired of trying.

Monosyllabic answers..five minute calls,

Have replaced the marathon sessions…

I miss those heartfelt confessions!

The law states we are together,

Husband and wife…

But she’s no longer a part of my life…

I dread seeing those papers on my desk…

To formally make it end…

But this is something that no one can mend.

Love hasn’t died..

For it was never there…

I’m so tired…I no longer care…

Time for me to sleep..

This too shall pass…

Who says I’m looking at a half empty glass?

Once Again

Hidden behind a cover of cigarette smoke…

You could see his sad eyes and a heart that broke…

When she left him for good…

If only he’d understood.

How she had waited and waited as the years flew by,

She was always with ‘just another guy’…

Till one came and didn’t let her go…

And she didn’t find a reason to say no.

Still she waited, debated and yearned in vain…

Till she finally decided he wasn’t worth the pain…

So now he’s hiding behind smoke and booze…

Beginning to comprehend what he’s about to lose…

‘I’m not good enough’, he thinks with a rueful smile..

His baby’s going to move away…many a mile…

‘Stop her, do something’, his friends beseech…

So with a pounding heart he runs all the way to her street…

To see an empty house, she left without saying goodbye…

Have you ever seen a grown man cry?

He walks back home, dragging his feet..

‘Wait’! A familiar voice…his heart skips a beat…

She pulls him around by the arm, ‘I didn’t leave’,

‘That’s great,’ he whispers..,’ I know now what it is to really grieve’

He kisses those lips, and then kisses them again…

Love was dulling out the surge of pain..

Running

I’m running & running & running…

Here I am, there I go…

See my eyes, shining so bright…

Fearless  & alive, no sign of fright…

I have no time for me, no time to live,

I run, I run, I give & give…

What’s in it for me?

Am I happy inside?

I’m running and running..,

Superstar, I’m stunning…

Slow down…they say…

You’ll lose your way…

I pay no heed,

I sweat, toil and bleed…

I’ll run till I can…

Keep up with me if you can…

And when I crash and burn…

Life will take another turn…

But for now let me be,

As I run towards my destiny.

Break it or Take it

Flowers, butterflies and clouds…

Sunny days and then some rain…

Rainbows and the smell of the earth….

Such beauty is but in vain…

It loses its essence…

If you aren’t there…

All the good things in life don’t have any value..

With no one to share…

Our hearts beat as one…

I’d swear my life on it…

But if only one of us can sense this…

What’s the point in it?

 

Without you, my dear…

Life is like a rose without its scent..

I see you wandering, I know you are lost…

If I ask you to love me, will I again repent?

Can the heart survive…

Being broken twice?

But then I just never could not love you…

I never had that choice…

So I’ll wait and I’ll wait…

This feeling: I can’t forsake it…

My heart is yours.

Whether you break it or take it…


 

Just a random poem.

Love,

Ladyhawk

 

Total Despair

All it took was one look..

One glance into your eyes..

And within the next five minutes…

I never wanted to say goodbye…

Goodbyes are so hard…

Letting go is so tough…

But you did it so well…

Your words were so rough…

One minute you were there…

Holding me tight…

The other minute you left,

Left me to cry for many a night…

It is not a good thing..

To love someone like this…

And yet you showed me how one can experience…

Total despair and extreme bliss.