Muhammad Khairul

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Do we perceive the world as black and white?
Or were there myriad shades of grey?
Like a rainbow where light divides,
Into iridescent seven rays;

How differently do we perceive light?
Of the colors rendered every day,
Presuming what we sight was right,
Failing to see not another way;


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We cling to things believed it last forever,
Lose all hope when you would flee,
Stayed by your side, currying all favors,
Now losing you alongside all of me;

My world collapsed without you beside,
I became devoid with a hollow heart,
Left by myself with none to confide,
None stood by me…


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To shed the husk of yesteryear,
And to wipe the slate clean for today,
Unlearn the lessons we held so dear,
Resculpt the future with ochre clay;

To chisel my story on a blank slate,
Inscribed on it like exquisite art,
Rewriting the tale to illustrate,
Heeding my soul call seated in my…


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We often put others on a pedestal,
Crowned to the likes of kings and queens,
Exalted them to be impeccable,
Like majesties from the Byzantine;

We perceived others as superior,
Attribute qualities that none deserved,
Look upon ourselves as inferior,
While felt disempowered from our worth;

We blocked ourselves from…


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Irresolute emotions I can’t decide,
Vacillate between utmost highs and lows,
Like river currents and ocean’s tide,
Ambivalent feelings which I don’t know;

Bury them in me for none to find,
Store it in my heart lest the beans don’t spill,
To cache my feelings and leave behind,
And make deposits where the…


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From the wounds that don’t dissolve,
To the struggles braved in pain,
We repeat what we don’t resolve,
Project upon others what buried within;

Like a broken record can’t put on pause,
Between our head, it replayed again,
We can’t pinpoint its fault and cause,
Ignored it and assumed it’s…


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Like an ink it would stain,
Like blood it would clot,
My thoughts echoed in vain,
Within my head it would fought;

Neither of them were worth a listen;
Like an orchestra performed in dissonance,
Each member plays it’s own rendition,
Feud amongst themselves for eminence,

Each one layered on…

Muhammad Khairul

A Starseed Empath who writes poetry about Mental health, spirituality, awakening, life, love, hope & reality of today. . https://ko-fi.com/sangkhaiya

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