MY HEART IS LIKE

My heart is like
A ball of fire
It gets ignited
It starts pumping
When I am surrounded
By loved ones.
It shrinks and shivers
When it faces indifference.
I like to keep it light though
Clearing the muck of negativity
Becomes a fight though
But practice makes a woman perfect
And it’s cleaner than before.

-CHERRY

THE MOON IS THAT BALLOON

The moon is that balloon
Which shows up at night
Sometimes white
Sometimes grey
Sometimes yellow
It always have something to say
To those who have time to observe
It’s changing shapes
It’s robe of clouds.
It’s the night lamp
Which God turns on
For his babies to sleep.

-CHERRY

LAST TIME MY HOME FELT SAD

Last time my home felt sad
When I realized my body
Is my permanent home now.
Rest all houses are mere addresses
Which might change
At the stake of a single friction.
When I realized that it’s not my home
If it’s not in my name.
And no matter where I live
I have to follow rules set by the owner
And maybe now I will always live
With a fear of what if they ask me to leave.
What if history repeats itself
And I am asked to leave another address.
One of my goals now is
To get a home of my own.
In my land they say
Girls don’t own properties
But suitcases and jewelry.
I hope such proverbs change.
I will play as patriarchy please till then.

-CHERRY

LOVE ENDS WHEN

Love ends when
The bitterness outweighs
Bonding between you and me.
When efforts are done
From one side alone.
When I cease to be a pleasure
And turn into a test of your tolerance.
When you stop counting me
As your strength.
Wish you regret your decision soon.
But there would be no looking back now.
I thought it would last a lifetime
But some people are just meant
To be a tease.

-CHERRY

YOUR SMILE IS LIKE

Your smile is like
An open chest of treasure
That shines brighter than gold.
Your smile is complete
Like a full moon sky.
Your ear to ear smile
Assures me, you are mine
If not forever then for this lifetime.
I am smitten by your smile
I have captured it with my eyes
And I think about it
When times aren’t right
And I feel okay.
Please keep smiling
When you look my way
As long as you are mine.

-CHERRY

LOVE IS A GIFT

Love is a gift
Which only the blessed one
Receive.
I too was the lucky one
But it didn’t last long
It came with an expiry date
And made my heart break.
So many happy memories
Weaved together
Yet that wasn’t sufficient
To make him stay.
Can’t defy destiny
Is all I got.
But I was lucky to experience love
Life has many aspects
Other than love
And I am going to explore.
For love and commitment
All doors are closed
I am committed to my goals.

-CHERRY

MY HEART KNOWS

My heart knows
It doesn’t belong to anyone
But me.
It doesn’t have to rely on anyone
But me.
My heart knows
It is safe with me.
People will come
And stay for a while
But I am my permanent resident
It is my responsibility
To take care of it.
Acceptance and submission
To destiny, is my only strategy
To keep it safe in the now.

-CHERRY

LOVE IS THAT FRIEND

Love is that friend
Who always gives us strength
To move forward in life.
Who hears our troubles
And keep us light.
Love is that friend
Who stays by our side
And fight the world
If the need arise.
Love is that friend
Who I will always keep close
Irrespective of many fights.

-CHERRY