TPC Romance Week Post #8: The Watch I Lost

A gold encrusted watch I kept Tied onto my left wrist. A gift from me Pappy dear, The thought of losing it I couldn’t bear. Then one fine summer’s night While on a pot I sat, I turned my wrist and its clasp Flew open and plop it fell Into the murky waters of toilet…

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The Falling Star

One night as the stars above Lay dormant in the sky, A burst of light Through the pitch dark did arise. Trailing glitter In the inky blue ether, Like flecks of hot lava Erupting through a million fissures. The stoic heavens Thus looked alive, With the golden embers Shooting across the sky. A shepherd lad…

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Vengeance

Love isn’t a band-aid; You can’t slap it over every wound And hope it will heal. Time isn’t a panacea; Some wounds go in too deep, They never stop hurting. ‘Give it time’ and ‘love conquers all’, They’re only glossy varnish,  When tears and entreaties fail. Let me have my vengeance. Sometimes it’s the only salve…

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The Deception Of Time

The deception of time; That it seems like the Blink of an eye When you are beside me. That it seems Stretched like an aeon Till again we meet. And the cycle repeats… Copyright ©2017 Pradita Kapahi. All rights reserved.

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Lost World

I’m drawn to my balcony By the tenuous pittering Of unseasonal rain On a neighbouring tin roof. Something calls from within – A ghost of days gone by. It begs me to surrender And follow it to a place I knew once; Loved once. I hesitate; my world beckons. But memories are sometimes More tenacious…

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