Category: Identity

In the Land of Dreams…

The Palace of Dreams   I did not know it snowed up high, Amongst the Palace of Dreams. A place often praised with a sigh, Where honest men are dying to reach.   A shivering girl dreams and dreams, That one day she may be, As wise and rich as Glory deems, And dwell in the Palace of Dreams.   When she did find the Palace of Dreams, She cried out a hearty cheer! Yet unnoticed goes the path she travelled, One tainted by blood and tear.   A snowflake landed on her face, As her tears crystallized. She...

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A Letter From My Mirror

You are a land hard to conquer The emotional trauma you impose On yourself On me The constant reminder That you are imperfect You conceal your scars But when will you realise That these scars Are all you have from a war that left you destroyed People came They bombed They used rifles to accentuate the war within The way you look at me To judge yourself Your constant search for imperfections So that you can turn A mirage into memories The way you find a perfect way to cry So that people don’t find you “ugly” Stop looking...

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The Ghosts of Abandonment

Home has been 6 houses 3 cities 2 countries 2 continents And I’ve spared myself To every passing stranger In these places And I don’t have enough of me to spare Even for myself This is Identity crisis How every time I change To fit in To be ideal To not be hurt I’ve taken in a little From every place Every stranger To learn To gain I mimicked A little stayed with me But not enough to create an identity And now I am stuck With stray pieces From people I don’t recall I am a graveyard Of...

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