Ambivalence

Amidst your
ambivalent feelings,
I remain
collaterally damaged.
~Shambhavi

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When it comes to love

We lose ourselves
So quickly, so stealthily
When it comes to love;
Torn between selflessness
And attachment.
We lose ourselves
So quickly, so stealthily
When it comes to love;
Torn between contentment
And fulfillment.
We lose ourselves
So quickly, so stealthily
When it comes to love;
Torn between happiness
And sadness.
We lose ourselves
So quickly, so stealthily
When it comes to love;
Torn between fantasy
And reality.
We lose ourselves
So quickly, so stealthily
When it comes to love.
~Shambhavi©️

Retreating waves

The waves: they retreat
they hinder the flow;
Of the waves that are-
approaching the shore
Reflecting the cycle of life.
The more you retreat back
into the past,
the present is lost
into the sands of time.
Don’t let your past
hold you back!
Stay in the present
Live in the moment,
Let the past flow away.
~Shambhavi

Rowing away solitary

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I’m floating in stagnant waters
You are no where to be seen.
We started our journey
Together on a boat
We drowned in bliss of melodies
We enjoyed together
We rowed away;
Happy as people for life
But here I’m-
Floating in the stagnant water
Where your trace is long gone!
You’re aboard another boat
With someone who you adore.
It’s sad you don’t realize what we were
It’s sad that I do
I guess letting go is all I have
With all the strength I have
I’m letting you go.
Good bye dear friend
I’ll just remember the good times we shared
In the past, that made us smile
From eye to eye.
I shall continue to row solitary,
as the ripples fill in
life- into the stagnant water
Of life, that had dulled-
the light in me.
~Shambhavi

Detachment

Let-it-go

On a divine day,

An emotion made it’s way

into our hearts

Sneaking into our lives-

slowly & steadily;

cajoling with our senses

that are bedazzled

by the bewitching spell of love.

Alluring our hearts to tango

to the beats of amor.

Singing aloud the merry notes

of lost wisdom and blinded trust’

succumbing to the nearly perfect 

fairy-tale ending!

Our love wasn’t ours’ alone

to cease or resume.

You wavered away,

I stood still, while the amor

lingered, suffusing our soul

with pain and distraught

writhing away in pain-

yearning for detachment.

∼Shambhavi©

Among the wildflowers

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Between the lines
Under the starry skies
Among the wildflowers
Along the waves
In the arms of nature
Kissed by the rising sun
Embraced by the breeze
I lay beside you
My head on your chest
Our souls converge
On the land of serendipity
Holding our souls
Is the promise of eternity.
~Shambhavi

I’ll Survive

 

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Feelings that reverberate
Within like air locked in
the chest- choking;
I graze the surface
of the sea that
you drowned me in,
to taste the reality.
Coughing up phlegm
Of sorrow!
Breathing in strength
To survive.
The spaces in between
my fingers lay vacant,
I miss you.
But, like any warrior
I’ll thrive,
I’ll survive.
~Shambhavi