1d Shiny
The first time
you said you loved
me, it was as if
I had been pulled aboard
a life raft after being
lost at sea. But
I see now that this
raft is littered with
holes and
we are sinking, but
you are convinced
that your love is a
teacup to scoop out
the water pooling around
my ankles and you will save
us, but the teacup has a crack
down one side and
do you see where I
am going with this?
A tablespoon of water
will never put out
a forest fire; I am burning
through acres.
Shiny Jun 24
They say....

If you don't become a Sun,
We'll marry you off to a Sun
So you can at least be a moon,
A beautiful sight to behold.

Reflecting your spouse's light,
Blazing smile plastered on lips,
Diamond in glory on fingers,
A beautiful sight to behold.

I say...

As scant as my light is today,
Never will I become a moon,
I, a star from far away to see,
A beautiful sight to behold.

Always on the move forward,
Ye don't have to wait long to see
Me become a blazing bright star,
A beautiful sight to behold.
Shiny Jun 23
Sink in a posh, wayward dream boat
Or come ashore in a torn reality boat

Seek and crave for one fairy tale ending
Or live tiny fairy tale moments with joy

Hear and believe beautiful lies
Or brace yourself for ugly truths

If you encountered such crossroads
Which ones would choose to travel?
Shiny Apr 24
O friend,
You were radiating light so bright
I got blinded and could hardly see.
I tried to run away and hide,  
Building a barricade,
Hiding inside a cave,
Afraid of even a point light,
Not understanding you.
You got hurt.
You tried to understand.
You tried to make me see.
You reduced your brightness
So I could see you unafraid,
Believing I would see one day.
Never giving up,
You believed in our friendship.
I opened my eyes as you believed.
But it was a bit too late.
You'll be leaving my dear friend!
I’m sorry for hurting you absconding!
You shine bright like a Sun now too!
But I’m not afraid of the brightness!
Shiny Apr 14
Broken into million tiny pieces,
Scattered as a thousand shards,
Torn apart by mindless gossips,
Plunged with a dozen knives
Plated with jealousy and greed,
Got run over by fake concerns,
Bitten by some parasitic humans,
Toppled down by intolerance,
Stamped down by indifference,
Abused by few immodest ones,
Died because of immoral some,
Got choked helping a handful,
Poisoned by loneliness for long
                      Is me.
I tied the noose a million times
But could tighten it never ever
As glints of hope always remained.
My knees are almost giving away.
Yet here I stand!  I stand.  I live.
Shiny Mar 29
Standing beside me was a huge tree
With branches spanning a vast space,
Tender fresh leaves in wiggling spree,
Radiating liveliness to people who gaze.

Days, months and seasons had passed,
It's last leaves were withering unwillingly.
It stood then all bare with leaves none,
A breathing epitome of ephemeral life.

A home to many creatures once,
nobody spares it a second glance.
Mercilessly, from it's lively home,
It's roots have been coldly uprooted,
Shifted to some distant old-age home.
Shiny Mar 20
I'm running all alone
Monsters are chasing
Darkness is spreading
Fear strongly clutching
"Kill the monsters baby"
pounding into my head
I keep running
Hell bent on fighting
And finding my path
With my light saber
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