Posted in Free verse

Day 217: Falling

Why fear the fall?
When each step
builds you wings.

Grabbing each rung,
developing the strength
in your arms
and gave you
the power to
lift yourself up.

What’s in a drop?
When you are sure
that your legs
will absorb the impact.

Your feet slipping
impressions that
you left on
your journey.

Why fear the fall?
When falling is
only perspective.

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

Posted in Free verse, Poem

Day 86: Success

How do you determine success?
A positive amount in the bank
449 friends
A five bedroom house for two

How do you measure a life?
Moments that you did the simple act of inhaling and exhaling?
Or the moments that you gasped for air
The days you worked up and went to work
Or the days that you slept in

How do I determine success?
Why do I let you tell me who I need to be
What I need to have
And where I should be on my journey

How do I measure my life?
Count the value of each heart beat
Monetize the everyday
Until each life is apprised

How do I…
Stop asking what my time is worth
Start simply breathing

© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy