Soul-ed

The path to my soul

Is hardly paved with gold

It’s thorny

And prickly

And it’s both hot and very cold

But traverse it, if you will

Thaw and melt along the way

Walk through the twists

And through its turns must you sway

Show me who you are, my dear

And then I’d be sold.

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Eye Spy with My Eye

The things we think we know

Are the ones we know of the least

For its the things we don’t think we know

Which we make an effort to find out

Study

Observe

And retain

So don’t tell me that you know me, darling

Tell me that you don’t

Atleast then I’d know

You’ll be willing to see me.

The Unknown

Into the unknown

Lead me on, love

With gentle caresses

And soothing whispers

Fall in step beside

To turn the tide

Of a broken past

And a shattered heart

Into the unknown, I say

Because whatever else I’ve known

Before you

Couldn’t have been love

For whatever it is that you’ve shown

To me

Can be anything but

So I’ll close my eyes

And hold on tight

No clue where my future lies

But the path of destiny

Goes through you

And by bearing all that came before

I’ve more than paid my due.

A Boy I Knew

I knew a little boy once

Tender and caring

Inquisitive and innocent

Big eyes full of love

Big smile free of beguile

He reminded me

Of hugs

Freely given

Of kisses

Softly stolen

In three blinks

However

He grew up

I don’t know him anymore

Big eyes, so deceptive

Big smile, too fake

He wants something from me

I know

But the worst part is

He doesn’t want me

And I can’t let go

Of the ghost of our past

Wishing against all hope

Trying to find that little boy

Who promised a life of joy

Not this man

Who plays with my heart like a toy.

Break my Heart the Wrong Way

Oh no dear

You’re way too kind

Going about breaking my heart

The right way

Wouldn’t it have been easier

To just rip it out

And beat it into a pulp?

Because now you’ve left it intact

Yet empty

Beating

Yet bleak

Warm blooded

Yet cold

Living

Yet dead

Till the thought of love

Fills it with dread

While I cry myself a river

Through eyes that are long past wet.

An Amusement Park Ride?

Like a merry go round

I keep spinning in circles

Moving from one to another

Like a deja vu

I keep falling in love

Giving my all in truth

Like a paradox

It always ends

In the meanest of jokes

Till I’m left

Wandering

The empty lanes

With abandoned stalls are rides

Or like a jack in the box

I’ll wind down

Go back inside

And pop

For your laughs.

Tell me, dear

Are you amused enough?