Tag Archives: #ilovepoetry

A not so secret secret about poetry

Great poetry disavows lies.

Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

consequences of the heart

consequences
of the heart
by nrk

the heart knows the consequence of surrender & chooses it anyway because love tells beautiful stories so it may live

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© Niliema Karkhanis

What if I can’t?

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Good evening from here dear blogosphere. A little poem of affirmation to remind us that we are doing everything & we deserve rest too. 💜💜💜

Sometimes

When I’m tired

As I am now

I question

Everything

About me

I then remind myself

As gently as I can

As long as I rest

As I am now

I can always

Resume

My incremental

Trajectory

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

What informs your work of late?

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I’m inspired by more things than I could ever count. Lately I’ve had Samuel Beckett & Tori Amos on my mind while writing.

If you feel like it, please leave a comment with what’s been informing your art & writing lately.

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

Where is your anarchy?

Photo by
Anni Roenkae
from Pexels

Good morning from here dear blogosphere. 💜 Resharing this new work. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Wherever you enjoy it from, I hope this song finds you poetical. 💜

Is it

For you

To decide

What I am

For you to

Assign me

An ancient

Rhyme

I don’t read

Old stories

For truth

My book

Is the new

~☆~

I’m not made

To hold you

While

You

Drop

Me

What did you

Expect of me

While I was […]

Where is your anarchy?

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

Where is your anarchy?

Photo by
Anni Roenkae
from Pexels

Is it

For you

To decide

What I am

For you to

Assign me

An arcane

Rhyme

I don’t read

Old stories

For truth

My book

Is the new

~☆~

I’m not made

To hold you

While

You

Drop

Me

What did you

Expect

of me

While

I was

Falling

~☆~

Even

Falling

Uneven

I tried

To save us

From demise

A reprieve

A reprise

You

Would

Never

See

This fallacy

Ending

The entirety

Of

Something

Which

Wanted

To live

&

Be great

To give

&

To create

~☆~

You would

Not see

Not we

Nor the

Essence

Of me

The all

The intertext

The subtext

The context

Your

Pretext

Governing

Now

Where is

Your anarchy

~☆~

You made me

Jump towards

Nothing

Then

Blamed me

For falling

You couldn’t see

How you hurt me

While

Holding

To

Air

To

Your wall

I call

You

Allow

Me

You

Let

Me

&

I

Fall

&

I

Fall

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis

Body

From a loose
colouring book page Colouring by nrk

My body

Broken to some

To me

It’s my whole

& only beautiful place

Within this universe

In such vast existence

Biodiversity

Need be

Cherished

Why should bodies

Be hiding

Behind norms

Which

Distill

Disdain

Human

Experience

Disdain

Disability

We exist

We are made

We are told

We choose

We survive

We are here

We know

Who we are

Disability

Is not wrong

That is all

Not this

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Skylar Kang

from Pexels

This 

Not this

This overbearing

Sense

Of that thing

You can’t

Quite name

About it

Under a clear blue sky You are not clear 

Like the transparency Of the celestial screen

This

Not this

Cloudy

Swirling

Repeat

Repetition of

That indelible

Feeling

Ink of

The impression

Of 5 things you thought you already knew […]

Not this

 Ⓒ Niliema Karkhanis