WHEN I WASN’T SEARCHING FOR LOVE

When I wasn’t searching for love
I was moving ahead in life
I had accepted that
It’s gonna be a lonely life ahead
And I need to be strong
To fight the battles of life.
I am the hero and I am the heroine
I can’t waste more time
Looking for a saviour.
With acceptance comes great strength.
There’s so much more to life
Than just trying to find a soulmate
If it’s meant to be just me
Even then I am okay.
Why a happy story needs a couple
Why I can’t find happiness on my own
When I wasn’t searching for love
I had found contentment.
It’s my story and I have stopped
Waiting for a prince.

-CHERRY

TO FIND PEACE

To find peace
You need to be still.
Peace doesn’t come when
You are chasing deadlines.
Peace can happen
On a relaxed weekend
When you are counting your blessings.
In the rush of getting things done
We compromise on peace
Is it fair?
Peace is a luxury and I feel blessed
To experience it.
Acceptance of life situations
Comes from peace within.
Gratitude is derived from peace.
Peace turns a scary loneliness
Into productive and creative solitude.
It’s the much needed sleep
After a hard day at work.

-CHERRY

TO TAKE RISKS IN LIFE

To take risks in life
One has to start somewhere
With an intent to progress
The potential and the roadmap
Is all inside of us.
Just do it, should be the approach
We will make mistakes maybe
But we will learn on the way.
Don’t let procrastination
Get in the way.
Every task is an opportunity
To move ahead.
A little progress paves the way
For greater success.

-CHERRY

A WOMAN KNOWS

A woman knows
She’s born complete
She doesn’t need a husband
Or two kids to complete her role.
She’s here to live
She will make most of it.
The standards set by society
Won’t be able to contain her identity.
She’s here free and determined
Just like a man.
She doesn’t have her wings clipped.

-CHERRY

HOPE IS A BIRD

Hope is a bird
Fluffy and beautiful
Coveted by everyone.
It has warmth of the sun
And calmness of the moon.
You may need it in morning
Evenings, nights or at noon.
With love and people around
It’s not much needed
But when loneliness corners you
You need to hear her chirping.
It flutters it’s wings
To leave you sometimes
Those are the darker days
But it always comes back.
Each time stronger than before.
Never loose your way
For hope is always around
Like a personally assigned angel.

-CHERRY

IF YOU FIND HOPE, YOU WILL

If you find hope, you will
Live through the darkness
And wait for the sunrise
But it will be your individual journey.

If I find hope, I will
Write about it.
So that when someone reads
It helps them to sail
Through the darkness
For sometimes winter of the soul
Is longer than a sunrise.

Words become sun
And help us manifest light in life.

-CHERRY

IF NO ONE READS ME,

If no one reads me,
I will still be happy
Cause I got to express myself
I got to read my thoughts
I got to solve the inner quest
And I found peace.

If no one reads me,
I will still be happy
Because I am no longer selling myself
I paid my price and I have me
I write for myself
To create time stamps of my emotions
In the process if someone finds comfort
In my words I would appreciate it
And be happier.
I am all I need to be happy.

-CHERRY

IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYDAY IS A SUNDAY, I

Manifested such days for myself
Initially they were glittery and interesting
I got to do things I didn’t had time for before
Like gymming, learning a new language
Going on long walks, reading a lot
Making smoothies, trying different things
Writing poetry, capturing the beauty outside
And feeling beautiful inside.
But then I got bored of it
As if I lacked a purpose in life
Nowhere to go to
Specially when it was grey,
Cold and cloudy outside.
It is important to have a schedule
Be productive, have an identity
A feeling that you matter.
As I got back into Monday blues
I got all that back and yet I treasure
The luxury of the sabbatical I had
As it made me realise the value of having
A routine.
I don’t have the time to write anymore
But I hope I don’t lose the craft.

-CHERRY

REASONS WHY I WRITE

Let’s start from the beginning
The reason why I started writing
Was inspired by the beauty of Stockholm
The greenery, the lakes, the parks
Mallard ducks and swans
Peace and calm in the atmosphere.
Then I found my inner voice
And I started listening to it
Then I wrote to give voice to my inner self
I wrote to resolve my inner conflicts
I wrote when I felt I wasn’t being heard.
Then I found the joy of writing
And wrote to stay productive and creative
Now I write to create a time stamp of my emotions.
I call it poetry but it doesn’t rhyme
I should rather call it purity for it reflects
My inner pure self that keeps me intact
And keeps me going.

-CHERRY

I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED

I don’t want to be a forgotten story
I want to be the one
That lives on for ages to come.
Not that I want to become immortal
But I want to leave behind a heritage.
A time stamp for times we live in.
I am not the creator of this poem
It comes to me in deep slumber
I just listen to write it down
I don’t own it, it just wants to be heard
It just wants to be told
I am a mere servant and this
This is my gold.

-CHERRY