Engine Oil and Smiles

You take your place inside me
and place your hand on my heart
You turn the keys and smile
as the beating slowly starts

You drive me up and down the roads
And don’t forget the walls
Even when I’m going crazy,
this trip ain’t bad at all

Through rain and sun, through thick and thin,
we both enjoy the ride
For nothing else matters,
only that you’re by my side

Neither engine oil nor gasoline
can push my wheels too far
But a single smile from you to me
is enough for this old car


Inspired by the prompt word of the day,  Drive.


Circle of Freaks


Decked in red and black, my weary heart laughs. It is not a happy laughter, but one full of bitterness and spite.
Donning clothes of bright scarlet, it hides the bleeding with its smiles. Masked with giggles and tricks and everything up its sleeve.
Draped in dark cloth, to hide the stains on its spirit. For this love is corrupted.
Delving into self-destruction, my broken heart laughs to itself. For this love is its doom.
For this love is its pleasure and its happiness and its insanity.

We do make a fool out of me.


I know you can stand alone.
I always have.

But you see me as an obstacle to your freedom. You flaunt your so-called independence in front of me, in an obvious attempt to tell me that you exist as an entity beyond me. I got the message. You break off all bonds trying to keep yourself self-reliant. 

Well, I’ve had it with you.
You can be all strong and independent alone.

Why did you even enter a relationship in the first place?
To show off your strength?


Swinging and swinging, we twirl round and round.
But we’re going in circles.
Reaching new heights, we smile at the crowds.
But not at each other.

Walking on tightropes, we walk together.
But the tension in the air is killing me.
Hurtling through skies, we defy death.
But we are in danger of breaking apart.

We flip and we tumble and-
we fall.

This is a response to the one-word prompt Circus from DailyPost  😀



I am afraid, I must admit.

Afraid of being tied down.
Afraid of committing, and regretting.
Afraid of being hurt again.

I have watched
lovers rise
romance form
hearts intertwine

My heart yearns
for that sweet touch
for that warm embrace
for that loving kiss.

It yearns for what it cannot have.

Too many times I have seen
lovers burn
smiles break
tears fall.

Now I am alone
in the shadows
afraid that what little light is left would be taken away-
waiting for the little light to be taken away.

It will be taken away
for it is to be.

I have seen.
I have watched.
I have feared.

All I can do now is advise you.

Cherish your lovers.
Protect your brothers.
Treasure your friends.

Love who you want to.

Take it from me.
I’m just passing through.

The Flower’s Song

Loves me,

I count the petals in my hand
and think about the times we were.
The petals fall from my grasp
like how the time slipped through our fingers.

Loves me not,

I think about how you smile
How we used to smile together
How there is nothing left in your eyes
like everything is left in my heart.

Left me,

I wish there could be an us
Just like how there used to be.
As the petals fall, so do the tears
and they all fall down.

leave me not.


We were young
and vibrantly green
and we did not know the world

It was spring
and I only knew
you would never leave me

There was pink
suffusing the air
clouding my sight of you

We were forever
in that little space
where our fates entwined

Time has passed
and now I know
we are leaves.

Just like you did.