I’m not really a creative, poetic person; but I thought I’d give this a try. I was feeling a little low yesterday and I spilled my emotions on a piece of paper resulting in a dark, yet true, story. 

“Grief is in two parts; the first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe


Anger flashes in his eyes

Wearing black shadowy webs

He shouts, “How dare you leave me!”

His little brother watches from above,

Wishing it had not come to this.

Fate isn’t something you can mess with,

It isn’t something you can change.

Pain latches onto his mind

He sees the skies of his future darken

He can’t take this anymore.

He stands there brother less

Staring at the pale corpse.

The world is a labyrinth

Where he has lost his way.

But, one day he will wake up in the morning

And see the shining light

That will hold his hand

And help him travel

Through the wonderful journey

Of life.

~ Shreya, August 18, 2015.


51 thoughts on “Life

  1. Hi, true about how time helps to heal from most wounds. No matter how much we dream about it, unfortunately time doesn’t and should not heal all wounds. These permanent wounds make us realize that we are human, we have emotions. These wounds actually help to ride the journey of life without making the same mistakes again .. and again .. and again .. and again
    Keep on writing.. I’ll hop in.. i’ll comment.. i’ll see how your blog progresses 🙂

  2. This is an amazing piece! Seriously! 🙂

    By the way, I just have to say something about your introduction.

    “I’m not really a creative, poetic person…”

    I was going to believe you until you said this:

    “…I spilled my emotions on a piece of paper…”

    That’s exactly what a creative, poetic person does!

    My former writing instructor (who is a published author, by the way) would say that, above all, you must write from a place of truth. An audience can sniff out a lie. So if you want to bring in an audience and hold them, write from your truth.

    That’s what you did here. You let your emotions spill onto the page and you wrote from a place of truth. You wrote your truth. Whether it’s from when you’re feeling low or when you’re feeling high, it’s your truth. And people can see that and relate to it, knowing that you feel the things that they feel. That’s the beauty of writing, it allows the writer and audience to connect with one another on the same emotional level. You do this very thing with your writing.

    So keep writing and keep posting what you’ve written, you creative, poetic person, you. 🙂

    1. Gabriel,
      You seriously made my day. I’m not just saying this, but trust me, you made me so so happy. The words of encouragement that you have extended to me are unbelievable. Thank you so much, I needed that push.
      Hope you have a great day!

  3. Love the poem, I find the best work a person produces is when they are feeling less than 100%, because all the life difficulties that a person goes is easier to understand when they are feeling down.

    Looking forward to more of your poems 🙂

    Maria xx

  4. You left a comment for me which made me a smile, and asked for feedback, so here I am 🙂
    Shreya, I just read all your posts at once! They are so easy to read, and I like that they are meaningful at the same time. And I think you should keep poetry as an option for your future posts! Happy writing..

  5. I love this, it made me think of how I’d feel if I lost my little bro. I’m going to remember to ring him tomorrow and let him know I love him, I’m sure he knows but it never hurts to remind someone.

  6. Looks like you’re more creative than you allow yourself to think…don’t bother to think again about whether you’re creative or not, just do, say, write whatever needs to be done, said, and written.

  7. Hi Shrey,
    Thank you for the message. 🙂 I’ve taken a look through your blog and it really has some good writing on it, and I see even more potential for it down the road. Nadia and I would love to see more of your stuff. We also have a submissions page that that can be anonymous or not. We would love to have submissions from you if you you ever feel like it. 🙂 Keep writing and stay strong love.

  8. Hi Shreya. You are honest with your writings and that’s the first good news. You will improve with your writing as you start blogging more regularly. This poem here has a very pure intention to it but it reads more like a prose. A poem has a particular feel and rhythm to it. Try reading more poems and keep writing these. You will get there in no time. 🙂 Good luck and have fun in New York.

  9. There’s talent in those fingertips…

    And the best thing is, you’ll only get better at it.

    You’ll have highs, you have lows. Just go with the flow and time will fly by.

    I’ve been blogging for nearly four and a half years. Feels like only yesterday I started.

    So stick with it. Even when it’s tough.

    I’ve gone weeks and sometimes months without any comments or likes and I don’t care. I do it for the love of writing, and that’s why everyone who blogs should blog. Not for the stats, but for the good of the talented words on your lips.

    If you do all that darling, you’ll be fine.

  10. Beautiful poem and very moving. Please stop saying you are not a creative person, it is a disservice to your talent. Own it. Cherish it. Share it! 🙂

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