Week 6: Purpose

They don’t understand.
they can try stealing my magic,
But it is the infinite will of the universe.

Recharging and replenishing.
Connected to a neverending stream
that fuels the light in the expanse.

They don’t understand.
They cannot steal
what is freely given.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

 

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© Pexel (image courtesy of Pixabay) 

 

 

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Week 4/2018: In Search of a Knight

I am not the girl you rescue,
but that doesn’t mean
I am not looking for someone
who can slay dragons.
Just in my version,
we would slay each others’
monsters.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

 

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Image courtesy of Pixabay: © Incygneia

Week 2/ 2018: Cracked

You may give me pain
but you can never hurt me,
that privilege is reserved
for those who have burrowed
into this masochistic heart.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

AN: I have truly missed challenging myself and posting. Thus, I am very excited to share this poem – these words have been in my head all week, teasing and playing around but not taking form until today. I love the title so much – courtesy of my sister.  As she said – it’s about being 50/50. Caring and not; making room and closing up; allowing those dear to hold power while ignoring the words of toxic people. It is about being cracked… being human.

Event: Individuality in Identity

Really excited to share this news with you all!

I will be presenting my poems and speaking at a literary event on Friday February 24, 2017  at the Creeds Coffee Bar.

The event, “Finding Individuality in Identity: Explorations of Literature,” organized by Sri Lankans Without Borders seeks to explore the how we create, understand and speak about identity in a multicultural world.

I am also very excited to be sharing the stage with 4 other talented artists/ writers and hearing their thoughts and conceptions of Identity.

Please join us on February 24, 2017, at Creeds Coffee Bar to explore the themes of culture, individuality, and identity.

Hope to see you out there,

Manivillie

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