Monthly Archives: August 2014

Happy Endings

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‘Twas unendurable
Amidst
Lost faiths
Broken marriages
Bankrupt businesses
‘Twas unimaginable
Surrounded by
Deaths of the young
Wars of the nation
Hunger of the poor
‘Twas never easy
The stability
The strength
The struggle
‘Twas the only choice
Keep on going
Keep on working
Keep on hoping
She would too
Witness
The glorious dawn
Of the good days
Furiously blinking as
She childishly wiped
Her damp cheek
The only words
That briskly slipped from
Her arid throat
Her blistered tongue
Her parched lips
“But I just want
to believe in happy endings”

© Rosh Von Amber 2014

Spiraling Down

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With a cigarette in one hand
A bottle of Jack in the other
How many days had it been?
She could not even bother

Unable was she to vent
Standing at sanity’s brink
For all her days were spent
Losing herself to over-think

Once this girl, so jolly
A flower crown on her head
Was drowning in melancholy
and her soul was dead

The echoes still resonated
Laughter, jokes and melodies
Rapidly evaporating in the air
Among many other stories

Head-first into the swamp
Of complete isolation
Pain; her sole companion
A monotonous dedication

Lying sprawled on the ground
Who once reached for the sky
How had this happened?
She still wonders why

Ambitious tales of life
and love are now but history
To find what’s left behind
Remains an unsolved mystery

© Rosh Von Amber 2014

Reformation

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Amid
Surfacing chaos
I seek for myself
A happy place
I can go to
Somewhere safe
Refuge

Along
Rushing rivers
I seek
Zeal and zen
To keep me
Unstoppable
Just going and
Flowing

Among
Bustling crowds
I believe
One of these days
I will find my faith
Restored
In something
Or someone
Somehow

Because
With every passing minute
The pace
Gets quicker

Because
With every passing hour
The struggle
Becomes tougher

Because
With every passing day
Reality
Strikes harder

© Rosh Von Amber 2014