Tag Archives: #rhyme

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 survival

Our opinion is

You’re a

Temporary

&

Welcome

Guest

Each day

We go to make

& to re-make

Ourselves

© Niliema Karkhanis


For Your Daily Word Prompt: opinion


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


In transparency

An eventful

Monday

The ghost

That I am

I greet you

In transparency

Typing out

A story

Which begins

On you & ends

On a Wednesday

On you

Eventful Monday

I learned about

The holiday

The deception

To the cauldron

It took 2 days

To finish

What you’d

Begun

& on

A new

Moon’s day

I weigh

The way

I feel

& I say

Thank you

Eventful

Monday

For in

Your quotient

Your potion

All was known

By Friday

© Niliema Karkhanis


For a March Writing Challenge prompt: An Eventful Monday; via Emine Beasley


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


How?

I can’t

Understand

How I

Wake up

Each day

& yet

There

I find

Things

To do

& to say

Work fills

My pores

I open

Closed

Doors

Years

Are like

minutes

Enter

Exit

Dream visits

Unresolved

Edits

From pen

Upon words

Ink running dry

Before ends

Absurd

© Niliema Karkhanis

Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

Of what & what?

Image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

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Of what on

some days

am I made,

am I made?

Of exhaustion

endured

over many

many days;

of grief incurred

of spheres

outlain,

in order

to order

nothing

left

to gain.

Wented,

beholden,

friended,

folded,

unfriended

unfolded;

nothing of

consequence

when it

all ended.

Lingering love

for a

companionship

twisted

is only

an echo

of

what’s

warped &

repeated.

& what can I

do with myself

on some days,

but hold

onto my

breath until

heartbreak

evades?

© Niliema Karkhanis

Kitsch wish

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Unsplash

A kitsch bitch

Witchy wish:

Please do enjoy this

Delicious dish

Of sparkling

Ends of things

Sequins & resins

Cryings & flyings

Laughs & callings

Playing tricks

With your eyelids Sometimes

We can have

Nice things

Pretty Games

Shiny Tiny

Little Cutes

& Later

All this glitter

Silver printed

Winter

Pastel […]

Kitsch wish

© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: Probably my favourite piece from a weekend of poetry writing. I know that while whimsical, my work tends to be quite serious. I am both a very serious person & I love humour. Here’s a small poetic taste of that side of me & my writing. This is an excerpt. Please click through the link above to read the full poem & do share if you feel like it .

💜 nrk

Bird song: revised

Photo by Elizabeth Tr. Armstrong from Pexels

The birds they make reliable

Their relentless sounds

On these lives

That they have found

On a wire long

Over the hills, 

Cities renew,

Over the buildings,

Infinite views

The songs you wrote

This is the news

You wrote to tell

You were the muse

When the birds

Heard you sing them

The songs you wrote

Each vivid poem

They would sing

A mournful tune

They knew those songs

They weren’t for you

Questions on

The air abound

On a crest

Of waves resound

Where will you go

Without your sound

If your song it cannot leave

If your song you cannot leave

Will it reprise

Is there reprieve

Will we fly into the sky

To leave this place together

Taking with us all that silence 

Never and forever

© Niliema Karkhanis

Magnetic

Photo by

Rodolfo Clix 

from Pexels

Cw: implied ipv (intimate partner violence)

If I am hurt  & you don’t care

Is there really

Any love there?

If I cry

& you are cold

What is there still

That’s left to hold?

If I weep

& it makes you anger

Is that not

The greatest danger?

& if I sigh  […]

Magnetic

© Niliema Karkhanis