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Doorway

There is an
Open doorway
In my mind

Set in the sky
What’s on the
Otherside
Changes

Sometimes it’s a sunset
Sometimes a shimmering
Twinkling nebula
Sometimes it’s the past
Or it’s options

Sometimes it’s the future
Sometimes it’s nothing at all

Sometimes it’s
Just the next
Hour ahead
A portal to
A moment

Sometimes it looks
Far ahead
Sometimes
Inward instead

It all depends
On the state
Of my health

The doorway
Suspended
Perpetually
Transforming
Itself

Encouraging me
To strive to not regret
& instead to love
Myself

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: poem 3 for a month of poetry. Playing with fantasy, multiverses, hope, imagination & portals.


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An ode to music itself

Music
The electricity
It is
The plethora
Of it

I love music
Almost more than
Anything else

The auditory
The sensory
The kinetic aspect
The poetry
The meaning
The fantasy
The beats

The rhythms
The beauty
The stories
The histories

Harmonies
Melodies
Dissonance

The instruments
The scales
People make

Bass
Treble
Crescendo
Diminuendo

& everything
In between

Music means
Everything to me

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Ragtag Daily Prompt ‘music’


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The pink & lilac dusk

The pink & lilac
Dusk brings
Me to
You
On
Other
Evenings

Our activities

The games

We’d play

Maybe we
Didn’t take it
Seriously
Enough
Or maybe
We took
It all
Too
Seriously

Hospital visits
By magic
We survived
Many things

9 lives
9 stray cats
To keep
Alive
Only one
Comes
Inside

On the balcony
The squirrels
Hide
Peanuts
They find
& the cats
Watch
Them
Curiously
&
Admiringly
As neighbours
On 2nd
& 3rd floors
Giggle & laugh
From inside

These moments

I remember

Through

Many

As some of the coziest

Among the ones

Which are cherished

© Niliema Karkhanis

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Today

Today

I feel

A lot

Of things

Too many

To say

Here

I write it

Anyway

~○~

Dreams

Of future

& thoughts

Of now

Grief

Is not

A line

We know

~○~

Feeling is

Marked in time

~○~

Not a day goes by

Where to be

Or to not be

Isn’t a question

~○~

Oh […]

Today

© Niliema Karkhanis

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A scent in the rain

A scent in the rain
How you miss her again
Season of losses
Season of refrains

You miss yourself
The most
On some
Of these days

Yet here you are
That’s a
Very good thing

From yonder
Sent in the rain
Much to regain

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Sammi Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt ‘yonder’ (44 words)


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From songs

Then came
Time in a way
It had never
Been there
Before

Floating
Sustained
Rest
Turmoil
Coiled
To the
Tempests
Of hurt

Of softhearted
Night
Endured
Space
Holding
As such
Torn apart
From Inside

Fortellings
Experiences
Themselves

The future
Threaded
To the past
Knots
Moments

Music
Of the most
Beautiful
Poetry
Lines
Drawing
Stars

From songs
Words form

© Niliema Karkhanis

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Of entropy

The things you remember at the end of the day. Who you are. Who you’re not.

Sending signal

All that we say

Texting

Texting

Things

About

Moments

Perhaps

A modicum

Of safety

Somewhere

Maybe

Out there

The kindles

Of the planets’

Cores

Are restless

Still they

Have patience

With us

What about

The fortune

Of […]

Of entropy

© Niliema Karkhanis

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The paradisiac

Where is the paradisiac?

Is it a place in the sky

As we’ve been taught?

~○~

Maybe so

Or maybe

It’s also

What we’ve

Got

~○~

Moments

Of sublime

In the midst

Of so much

Of not

Gardens of

Imagination

In a world

Which makes

Lots & lots

~○~

Ruled by

Those too

Consumed

With power

To get that

~○~

Too preoccupied

With taking

& taking

To appreciate

The abundance

Of this

Planet’s

Makings

~○~

It’s fantastic

Marvelous

Amazing

Creations

~○~

Those who know

Know that the

Here & now

Is neither

A paradisiac

To be overlooked

Nor ignored

Nor wasted

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘paradisiac’


https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/paradisiac


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Dangerous game

1

The dangerous game

Love

Falling

In

Fast

Free

Fall

2

Like a balm

Filling an

Empty jar

A spring

Of possibility

Keep refrigerated

3

Medicine for

The sickness

Sickness upon

Sickness

For the medicine

& then

A vaccine

4

Belief in perfection

Game of elation

& imperfection

5

A dangerous game

A most dangerous

Game

Your rules

No board

Invisible pieces

I am the thimble

You are the car

& so

We play

6

Monopoly

A socialist

Game

We’d never know it

Were it not for

Memes

I’d never have 

Guessed

You were

I had to believe

7

Sames

Simulacrum

Facsimile of

Fax machine

Our printing

Changed

Everything

8

Font

Reincarnation

Automation

9

Love

That’s all

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Ragtag Daily Prompt ‘dangerous’


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