Free verse

24/2017: Return to Me

Why can't I believe the words you say I feel like you will only allow me to believe the lies the world tells, so that you will be set free from the guilt of having me wait, even when there is no other for you but me and no place where I exist, that you… Continue reading 24/2017: Return to Me


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… Continue reading 22/2017: Crush

Free verse, Rhyming

21/2017: Placeholder

He sits beside me, gently laying kisses on the back of my hand, whispers loving words, his lips to my ear longing so clear in his eyes but to me, he is just occupying space keeping this heart from hurting in your absence and this body from going cold.. waiting, until you are ready to… Continue reading 21/2017: Placeholder

Free verse

11/2017: All My Apologies

I am sorry, for not seeing the sacrifices cost me nothing but took everything from you. I am sorry, for all the times, you tried to make smile when I felt that I was alone. I am sorry, your laughter was found in moments that were crystal clear to you but I barely recall. I… Continue reading 11/2017: All My Apologies


9/2017: Waiting for Snowfall

Hands in my jacket, standing in the cold outdoors look up to the skies to ask the snow to bless us but it refuses to fall. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN:  There is supposed to be a snow storm in Toronto today, and I am watching nervously from my window, imagining the terror of driving tomorrow.… Continue reading 9/2017: Waiting for Snowfall

Poems with Author's Note, Rhyming

Day 365: Unbreakable Ties

We are together in every moment, by my side, you may not stay, the heart does not see any distance, nor any debts to repay. Bound not rules of obligation, but strands formed from love and memories, and then further fortified by passion, a rope built with shared stories. Pull the cord as far as… Continue reading Day 365: Unbreakable Ties

Free verse

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