“Let Me Sleep”


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the morning light
bleeds into my little room.
it sips into the pillow
that nestles my weary head.

i resist its call to get up
from the warmth and safety
of my bed.

i close my eyes again
and try to catch
the waning bliss of sleep.

dreams, come get me.
bring me back
to that magical place
where the lonely live in peace.

–Diwa

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“Repeat Us”


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If I were to repeat our first meeting,
I would make sure that
I’d make a better impression.
Maybe you’d stick around
Much longer than you did.
You see, I wasn’t ready to lose you;
But you got tired of me so easily.
Come back, please?
I’ll try to be more interesting.
I promise, you won’t want to leave.

–Diwa

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“Independence”


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real freedom is the ability to be oneself;
while being in harmony with the world.
absolute independence can only be achieved,
when we are able to transcend
our own preconceived notions,
prejudices, and assumptions;
in order to realize that we are all,
indeed, the same.
while we put importance on
being allowed, to live the way we want;
we also need to accept how others live theirs–
that also includes fighting for the bullied,
the underdog, the outcast, and the abused.
when everyone is allowed to live,
according to their own belief systems–
without ridicule, alienation, and condemnation;
then humanity will achieve
the true essence of being free;
because, independence is not only
for the privileged few–it is for all.

–Diwa

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