A New Friend

My hands shivered as I tread the trail deep in the forest. But you interlocked your fingers around mine and said not to be scared.  ‘Nature is our friend,’ you assured me. ‘It doesn’t hurt or attack or maim.’  My breathing eased and I took a step. I wondered why my limbs were so tense. […]

The Eternal Kiss

His forehead was warm,  Unlike the dead  His blood was still trickling down his divine face It had a fragrance Unknown to her She’d never smelt anything so heavenly She gently wiped some of it with a tissue And promised to cherish it forever  His smile was mysterious His eyes were closed But he was […]

The Light above

Once I got to escape my besieged city for a few days.  The people outside have different facial features. The sun beams upon their faces making them shine and tickle with laughter. Their roads are vast. A network of highways, railways and subways take people to their destinations. Rivers flow beneath the highways and it […]

Under the Sycamore Tree

I carved your name on the tree we sat under. Remember that November afternoon, the sun was just right. You held my hand and led me to the magnificent sycamore tree. We sat in its shade. I was cold, but the warmth of your hand subdued my shivers. The sunlight tried to penetrate the thickness […]

Heaven

The only thing that’s keeping me alive is knowing I’ll meet you in Heaven. That if I push the days and keep moving, I’ll eventually make it there. I’m on the journey to you. All the wrinkles which time has engraved on my face have faded. The scars and blemishes have been replaced with translucent […]