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Category: Poetry

Dreaming of a better life

Sometimes it feels like life is not enough
Sometimes the going gets to be too tough
At times I force myself to fake a smile
Feels like I’ve lived like this for quite a while

I walk around feeling confused
My thoughts distorted and misused
My body’s tired from the stress
Of never ending quest for my success

I am exhausted from this rat race
Let’s take a breather and slow down our pace
Remember life without technology?
I think we owe our privacy a big apology

I pray for days of peace and quiet
Instead I witness them get angry and then riot
The public tends to like commotion
While kindness seems to be a silly notion

I see nothing but sadness on the news
They might as well pick up an instrument and sing the blues
Because the truth may seem too hard to bear
Now that I think of it, to call it truth, is that really fair ?

The government is too consumed with passing laws
That they forget that treating symptoms doesn’t cure the cause
We need to shift the focus from the bailout plans
And put the future of our kids into our own hands

So many of us are obsessed with greed
Determined to fulfill our every want and every need
Maybe…just maybe we shouldn’t take a loan
To be the first to purchase the new version of the iPhone

It cannot hurt to take a few steps back
To days when human interactions were intact
To times when romance started with a look
Instead of friend requesting me on facebook

What if we focus on the better things in life
Forget the anger, animosity and strife
What if we foster positivity and let it bloom
Perhaps we’ll see our future filled with hope instead of gloom

Peace, Love and Unity

Alyana

For my little boy

 

A touch of sunlight in your hair
Your ever playful smile
The silence lingers in the air
Let’s stay here for a while

Let’s talk about the sun
And everything that grows
I’ll tell you how it all began
First time I touched your little toes

Let’s talk about the oceans
The vast beauty down below
A world that’s in slow motion
Where creatures thrive in moonlight glow

Let’s talk about the sand
Down to its tiny grains
And while I hold your little hand
So much of joy remains

Let’s talk about the rain
And it’s amazing power
In giving life it holds the reign
A nature’s cleansing shower

Let’s talk about the moon
A satellite in all its glory
And how you’ll grow up soon
In time you’ll write your story

Let’s talk about the sky
And all the possibilities
How fast the days fly by
And how you master your abilities

Let’s talk about the snow
And everything that glistens
I’ll hold you till you say let go
I’ll be the one who listens

Let’s talk about the rivers
And their importance to the earth
How this world is full of givers
And how you’ve flourished since your birth

I will accept you for everything you are
The good, the strange the awesome
No matter near or far
I’m here to watch you blossom

Love, mama