What Happened

​She was ten and she was having fun

The car parked in the garage

Her dad fixing some broken parts

A cat came running down the yard

A neighbor watched from a distance

A stranger with a polaroid took a picture

Now what happened to these souls?

That kid who used to stare through his window

make a replica of solar system

daydream in class not paying attention

Now what happened after years have passed?

Rusty old minds sitting in the dining room

Staring at a family photo, listening to the sounds that echoed from the past

Destination unclear, but later in limbo they will know what to do

The oven made a ding sound

The cake is beautifully baked

For those who have been found

Who are now rescuing stray mates

Doing their best on young days

Enjoying their time with no care

Trying to cure the heartache

Crazy how time always wants to repeat itself

It hangs onto what’s familiar

Wraps all movements with knowledge

Stirs us all to change to maintain the cycle


Some Things Can’t Be Changed

​There’s no time to sit and cry

We’re all dying and deep down,

we know it

There’s no reason to dwell in our minds

We all have unfinished business

Sticky notes of reminders

Unpaid bills

A bucket list of dreams

There’s a time limit for everything

Before it’s all too late

We need to stop pondering

Things move faster

And we are getting more aware

Bite our lips

Restless feet

Breathe automatically

There’s no point in screaming

No point in proving our identity

The universe doesn’t care

So we need to start thinking of what it needs

Instead of what we want for ourselves

Our opinions don’t matter

What matters is how we fix things

And how we make it all real

Make it all happen

Stop imagining about a better world

Get the ingredients and make it happen

If I can’t make it happen,

then I need to shut up

Oh the irony

Oh how we just can’t stop thinking

Can’t stop the words flowing

We are made of pride

All our lives

we keep battling ourselves

And then we die


​Buried alive

Tall figures towering over me

Growing dark

I couldn’t remember what lead to this

The ground is supposed to be silent

But slowly I’m starting to hear whispers

If there’s one thing those people had forgotten

They forgot to warn me

of the demons lurking underneath

Have my parents realized that I’m gone?

Has anybody come look for me?

My organs are shutting down

My lungs deflating, running out of air

Why am I hearing many sounds?

Chains rattling

Footsteps running

And then I look at my feet

I’m breathing, something’s burning

And when I turn around

Those men are all burned down

And I was the one carrying the torch

I decorated my big bonfire

There’s one more thing they had forgotten

They forgot that I’ve warned them

The ground can’t stop me

The demons don’t scare me

I’ll be coming for the others

Without a warning


​Am I too weak?

I haven’t been able to dig out the key

Silently yelling through pale limbs

Running away with pockets full of rusty coins

Am I alive?

Sunlight sneaking past my torn mind

Wooden puppet is being eaten by fire

Its cry travels faintly through the crackling

That makes me laugh

All these feelings leaving me untrue to myself

My door jammed

It won’t budge even after I scream my regret

Help me, I’m trapped

By my own cruelty

Still trying to find my shape

Despite all these feelings

Despite all the shrieking faceless

The whispering mouthless

I try to catch the right voice

Among all the soundless

My skin, colorless

My presence, figureless

I am purposeless


Crazy and angry

Monsters coming down from the hill

Little and scared

You're a boy hiding under the bed

No fear's ever fully gone

The curtains closed and shadows rose

Dancing under the storm like fingers reaching

The dead searching for a shelter with the living


It's for the uncontrolled

The quiet scream of ghosts

They're in distress, spreading horror


The storm growing strong

Suppressing their calls

We lock our doors

Close the windows

Our candlelight in the dark

Our only anchor

Keeps us in the light, keeps us alive

Our warmth

Drives away the cold

And our prayers

Become the silencer

Silence them all

All the lost souls

Until dawn

Until tomorrow comes