by Navin Manik
Staring at this empty slate
Want to scribble my current state
But heart isn’t ready
Mind is talking crazy
Simply can’t breathe
And on top, am about to scream
Want to break that screen
Why do I feel so aggressive?
Or am I simply just possessive?
But I know am worked up & explosive
This noise in my head
Want me to seriously shed
The ray of blood shade
But it ain’t make no sense
So I try to take a nap
But thoughts make me react
The role I then enact
The throbbing in my chest
As if I’m on this unending chase
Don’t know where it would take
I feel my life is on stake
My whole body starts to shake
Grass is full of deadly snakes
But is it all in my head?
My mind is playing brain dead
So I take the knife in my hand
To cut away this deep pain
In hope to truly retain
The things I lost back then
But what would I really gain?
It’s not like I had the holy grail
Would I still give a damn?
To build that shattered old dam
It’s not really a simple game
When you ain’t snipers aim
You’ve been living in shallow fame
The stories you surely did tell
I’ll erase it one day from your slate
You see our talents are innate
But I don’t believe in checkmate
It’s not the way I want to relate
It all makes me question & think
While my eyes stop to blink
What’s the point of bonds & links?
Am I imprisoned in me with those chains?
Why my world seems to shrink?
But then I see a little lively bird
Flying high in clear sky with no dirt
It lives in now & with no hurt
The pain disappears with a single sigh
The deeper calling to fly high
The eyes deep ocean in true joy
The feeling is beautiful & so divine
The sun has been shining very bright
I think I’ve got it somewhat right
The pure moment without that knife
The pieces of puzzle, I mean this life
The mountains, I feel I can climb
You see, this ain’t just another rhyme
It’s a story of my inner fight
But now it’s time to clean my slate
And go to bed before it gets too late
In late 2017, Navin felt this need to write a poem as he had an opening in him. Something had changed deep down, where Navin came in contact with the very being. Self-realization, experiences, raw emotions & some other dimensions is what Navin shares through his poetic creations. Poetry is Navin’s passion, which has this great therapeutic effect on him as well. To Navin, darkness & light are equally important, just like the significance of yin & yang, black & white, rough & fine and the unknown & the unknown. Navin lives in Denmark.
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