red rose candle light

red rose candle lit

Candles lit, a burning incense
Spilled wax from a candles fire
Rose petals, orange and yellow
Flung around, shook from autumns weary branches
Mild whiffs of spring
Romance drenched the air
As we dripped sweat from vigorous animation,
Sipped sour juices from tall glasses
Swayed motions
Eternity rolls along in short gasps of time
It’s your heart I charm
Carry it forever in mine
As I canter; dueling with pleasurable ecstasy
A blush of violet stains the morning’s light..


-Smyekh David-West




Tomorrow isn’t promised,
No food on the table,
Nothing to wake up to,
But come morning, before the cock crows thrice,
You’re awoken by your own alarm,
A rumble in your belly,
Hence, another day’s quest begins.

Your surroundings suffer the same feat,
Starved of everything nice,
A tragedy to the bare eyes,
Death and danger lurk at every corner,
Waiting for an opportunity to prance,
Suddenly there’s a new agenda,
Survival day,
And that which ushered you into today means the least,
Color blind,
All we see is green.

But the land is barren,
Grey as dusk,
With sunrise comes trepidation,
My brother got shot yesterday,
Mother cried all night,
Alcohol, drugs and father are best friends,
I’m eleven with no place to call home.

Friends are few and far,
Not every one can withstand the struggle,
Survival of the fittest,
I look left and right,
People about looking for a better tomorrow,
Today was gone from the third crow,
This is how we live,
They call it life,
We call it the slum.

-Smyekh David-West



I reminisce of a time,
When we were one,
And now it feels like centuries ago,
Maybe one too many,
Contusions in my heart,
A time to remember.

Your name fell from my lips,
Into thin air,
But it would evaporate,
Quicker than the oxygen I breathe,
With no one to answer my call,
I feel lost and empty,
I reminisced of a time.

When I was everything,
And you much more,
Feelings I didn’t know to show,
Suppressed by guilt and inhibition,
But intimacy brought some to light,
Like a full moon on a cold winter night,
Heart waves white as snow,
Innocence to an extent.

We had a connection,
One like no other,
Laughter and smiles flutter past,
Merry we were, but for a time,
We lay there deep in thought,
As our hearts beat in accordance,
Mine in yours, and yours in mine,
An evanescence connection,
Oh, I remember.

A part of me you were,
Closer than a heartbeat,
The world would stop for a moment,
As thoughts of you swept through my mind,
I was me in your presence,
You were one like no other.

I reminisce of a time,
The possibility of love,
One angels would rejoice to,
Cupids arrows couldn’t harness,
I reminisce of a time,
Far apart now,
Our connection has gone bland,
Insipid with time,
I remember that time with a smile.

-Smyekh David-West