Acrostic

339/2017: Nephew

A short little acrostic Just to say how I remember, you thought That I would spend the year Hiding behind acrostics. Please, my dear nephew, Remember, I told you Always try something new So you don’t remain stagnant And always keep learning. Do you dare to follow my footsteps? Seeing that it’s your birthday, and… Continue reading 339/2017: Nephew

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129/2017: The Blessings of the Sister

When you arrive on this earth with a best friend waiting, you become fearless, not from the strength of your will but from the power of her love, belief and trust, that is the power of an elder sister, the pathfinder and wave-maker, the one who bore the pain first, opening paths and facing the… Continue reading 129/2017: The Blessings of the Sister

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56/2017: Lessons from my Mother (2): Friendship

She taught me to seek, the ones who would hold my past in their heart, and wrap it with laughter, while promising me, with their eyes, that they would remember me in the future, even if I was not there to greet​ it with them. They in turn shared with me the pieces of her… Continue reading 56/2017: Lessons from my Mother (2): Friendship

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52/2017: Greedy

I don't want your days and nights, let the sun and the moon claim them, Instead, I only ask to be the very air in your lungs, living and dying in every moment you exhale. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: I haven't posted for two days, and it made me consider what I wanted to do… Continue reading 52/2017: Greedy

Rhyming

25/ 2017: Missing Pieces

It is in my greatest joys, that I miss your presence Those moments of chaotic noise When I can sense your laughter's absence. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: Whenever I get great news or am happy, I have a moment - just a moment, where my heart twinges and I miss the people who made me… Continue reading 25/ 2017: Missing Pieces

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Day 362: Therapy

I am weighed down by the words unsaid between us and the expectations of accommodations we are afraid to ask. Knowing that in the asking is the admittance that we were not as we once believed ourselves to be, and time had not been the friend, we imagined forever knowing. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Poems with Author's Note, Rhyming

Day 360: Joyful Sounds

A day of respite, from the troubles of yesterday, a moment with loved ones, to show how they brighten your way. It's the silence, that follows a thoughtful meal, the looks of contentment, that need no words of hurray. A warm laugh, followed by a loving touch, for jokes heard too often but that sound… Continue reading Day 360: Joyful Sounds