22/2017: Crush

This is just a little crush,
which makes every part gush.

Not rooted in reason,
but the feelings just deepen.

How do I stop the words from flowing,
before the joy in my heart starts showing.

Just being around you make me smile,
I just want to stay beside you awhile.

Enjoy the feelings of falling for you,
before I have to decide whether to bid you adieu.

Because the best part of having a crush,
is having no reason to rush.

Just enjoy the moments until you fall,
or until I get over it all.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy


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Day 366: The End

A journey started with trepidation,
the weight of so much expectation.

How could I have said yes to this year,
was I drunk?! It’s a bit unclear!

Three hundred and sixty-six days to complete,
a challenge that is a bit too bittersweet.

For finding my voice and words once more,
means accepting I had thrown them away before.

The challenge was not to find words on a page
but seek the truths that would keep me engaged.

For this poet is just a person who is searching,
finding True North, so she can get her bearings.

And although this year may be at an end,
this poetic heart has finally started to mend.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: Apologies for the earlier post – Today is a busy day for my family, it is my dad’s memorial day. I had started the poem yesterday with the hopes of having it scheduled to go. Unfortunately, yesterday got away from me with errands and all the prep work for today. Totally forgot about the scheduled post until I received a notification. So apologies for the “double” post.

Day 359: Family

These bonds that time did make,
can never be mistaken for fake.

Through blood we may not be linked,
there is no confusing we are now synced.

A family of choice,
let’s take today to rejoice.

These ties that connect us,
and all the blessings that are countless.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! No matter with who or where you are celebrating, I wish you a joyful holiday season filled with blessings. 


Day 326: Chasing the Dream

Too many choices, even fear the right one,
so much to lose, even after the game’s won.

How do I pick a path, a way forward,
when the future before me is blurred?

Keep juggling opportunities in endless motion,
chasing the dreams of boundless fortune.

What happens if I drop these balls,
will the heavens finally start to fall?

Too invested to break under pressure,
there is no option but to conquer.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Day 319: I Dream of Flames

If I could be anything, I would be fire,
stirring the heart, so it would never tire.

Buring brightly and hot, a temptation for all,
but alas, only the strongest would not fall.

Within my flames, all the colours would reside,
passionately devouring the lies that we hide.

Flames mesmerize with reflections of truth and beauty,
burn off the hardened layers of your simplicity.

Smoke signals like coded messages to the skies,
challenging the sleeping souls to rise.

Dance of flickering light, pass your first test,
gaze deeply in and seek your life’s quest.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: Inspired by this beautiful video, shared on my friend’s Facebook. The video is Elementalist Lux Login Theme by Bruno Kuran. As I watched the changing faces; the fire persona struck me with its blend of peace, rage and “badassery” (I tried to find a better word) just spoke to me.

Day 307: Stumble

Why do I stumble over my words,
in this mad desire to be heard.

Staggering, fast and without pause,
nervous that you will notice the flaws.

Reason and emotion stand on opposite ends,
pretending that they don’t have the same intent.

If I can survive this night, my heart intact,
then maybe I will, finally, no longer react.

To words others say, our names always combined,
the past, by which, I no longer chose to be defined.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Day 303: Light

Let the light inside out,
It will guide your route.

Show you the path you lost,
remind you life is not the cost.

That love cannot be weighted,
and time cannot be swayed.

Feelings are left to be captured,
in moments that are empowered.

For the light that shines today
will never lead you astray.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: Happy Diwali (Deepavali) to everyone! May the light bless and guide you so that your days are filled with joy and love. 


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