I chanted and the wind carried my voice
I chanted and the stars shone in the sky
I chanted and the trees whispered in the forest
I chanted and the moon smiled down on me
I chanted and Nature heard my plea
Now I am One with the Universe.
He asked if I was happy
and if my life was good
I told him of my struggles
and how I sometimes felt misunderstood
He listened closely and intently
and then he grabbed my hand
And with a smile he said
“I’m glad you’re here, with me.”
They boasted of their conquests,
Of the battles they had won,
But I could see the fear in their eyes,
Hiding behind their facade.
They would boast about their strength,
And how they were never scared,
But I could see the uncertainty,
In the way they would glance around.
The Teacher Explained
The teacher explained the lesson
But no one seemed to be paying attention
She tried to engage us in discussion
But we were all too busy chatting
The teacher kept on speaking
Though we weren’t really listening
She showed us examples and diagrams
Which we didn’t even bother to look at
Finally, the bell rang
We put our books away
And silently filed out of the room
Thanking the teacher for her time.
The Parent Mumbled
The parent mumbled,
As they rocked their child to sleep,
The worries of the day
Fading away with the night.
They murmured a prayer
For their child’s safety and well-being,
And for blessings to be showered
On them both for the coming days.
The parent smiled,
Staring at their precious child,
Thanking God for giving them
This moment of peace.
The Footballer Shouted
The footballer shouted
As he kicked the ball
It flew across the field
And hit the net
The crowd went wild
He was the hero of the day.
The Girl Chuckled
The girl chuckled,
Clearly amused by something I said.
I asked her what was so funny,
But all she would tell me was “nothing”.
The Clown Called
The clown called, in a voice that was sad and tired.
He said he was tired of being laughed at, tired of the make-up and the games.
He said he just wanted to be himself, but no one would let him.
They only wanted to see him smile and dress up like a fool.
But the clown said he was tired of their jokes and their mockery.
Tired of pretending to be someone he wasn’t.
Maybe one day, they’ll let him be himself.
But for now, he’ll keep playing his part.
The Man Whispered
The man whispered,
And the world whispered back,
We all have a story to tell,
Some are louder than others,
But each one is worth telling,
For it makes us who we are.
The Thief Lied
The thief lied when he said
he only wanted to take a little
his greed got the best of him
and he took more than he needed
now he’s paying the price
his conscience is eating him alive
he wishes he could go back in time
and undo what he’s done.
The Friends Giggled
The friends giggled.
It was such a delight,
To share in one another’s company.
We laughed and joked,
And had a blast,
Just being with each other.
There’s nothing quite like,
The feeling of joy,
That comes from being with pals.
The Witch Cackled
The witch cackled and the children screamed.
It was a sound that sent shivers down your spine.
Her laugh was harsh and cold,
Like the winter wind that blows through your town.
She was a wicked woman,
And everyone knew it.