P.U.S.H. Til Depression Begone My tongue like paperIncapable of feelingMerely layingNonchalantlyInside. Taking pill after painkilling pillOver the last 48,000 yearsWould do that I supposeTo one's sense ofTaste But it was more than thatOh so much moreWhat I was experiencingThe vacancy The hollownessThat came inside so suddenlyLeaving me a walking coffinEmpty. Cloistered.A trappedClaustrophobe Eyes glazed DisinterestedNothing … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #152
Rumble Rumble. Thump Thump. Grrrr Grrr. These are the common rhythms and sounds of life in an urban city perpetually under construction. At least it's been so in my city for as long as I can remember. Of late, however, it feels like it's worsening! The Noisy Rhythms Of My Habitat Photo by Robert So … Continue reading The Rhythms of Urban Life Are Everywhere. We Need To Pause Them.
Last week (and in fact this whole month), WMH Day or World Mental Health Day (10 October) was observed in various ways all over the globe. From national campaigns to promote mental wellness to local efforts like lighting up commercial buildings as a show of support and solidarity for the cause. The state of mental … Continue reading October is Mental Health Month — time to prioritise mental health for you and I
Just five minutes Just five minutes That's all you needFive brief minutesFor you to breathe Just five minutesTo unwindTo let the wind Blow away the grime Just five minutesFor you to stepOutside your hurtAnd endless regret Just five minutesIt won't take longPlug in and listen toYour favourite tune or song Just five minutesYou need it … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #46
Since resuming keyboard lessons in September, one of my many life skills pursuits, I've been finding the journey pretty much a roller coaster. Some days I would ascend to such heights of musicality I would surprise even myself; like the scenery you get at the peak of a roller coaster ride. Panoramic and breath-taking! Not … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #2 – Rest & Relax