Image credit to Lucas Albuquerque

Lone soul in bare night

A beacon, beckoning love

Pride, in world so lost


has many faces.

When finally unveiled,

invokes fragility amidst pride,

blocking one from admitting.

My reaction in the form of haiku and gogyahka to an invoking image and challenge from Sadje’s What Do You See #69.


Image is credited to xMegalopolisx, from

She will feel nothing
Emotions will evaporate
No longer a burden on her being

She will care for no words
Words will lose its way
No longer have the power to hurt

She will shed no more tears
Empty eyes, left to decay
But free from fears

Her journey will cease
And she reaches the end
It is then when she discovers peace

It is then when…
she starts…

The Night Dance

She asked me once,

Have you ever met emptiness? Did you talk to it? What does it look like? How does it make you feel?
Have you ever looked at loneliness in the eyes? Stared through those eyes? What do you see behind them?
Have you ever cried so hard ’til your chest hurts, but at the same time,
You knew there’s no point in crying?

Why so, I asked back,
And she answered,

Because the world is not curious about you
Why should the world bother?
Only loneliness listens
In a devoted way
And quietly

Then she turns and walks away,


So life continues
Night then turns to dawn
And soon, comes the night again
Over time, she learns the steps by heart
And she dances her part humbly so, with grace

To Love a Shadow

one day she ask, how to love
a shadow?
why you ask, I say
but she answer none

so then I offer these words,

don’t love a shadow
but find the light
the only one that could pull the shadow out from his cocoon
the one that dances with him, anytime
under the night canopy

don’t love a shadow
but find its master
the one with a face and eyes

stare into those eyes
shine light on them
find what you’re looking for
and if you find it
then you can love the shadow

why the question, I ask again,

because on some days
shadow is the only one I have, said she

One Fighting Spirit

no wind, rain or sun
can kill the lonely spirit
inside, chasing ghost

Originally posted on December 2014 in