Category: Performance Poetry

Nineteen

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

  When his knuckles broke the bridge of her nose She wilted away like a withered rose The blood stained like an ugly face painting And she fell down in pain and passed out crying. The nose healed, though a little not straight, But she only wanted to be okay, not great. For the wounds…

Examinations

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

    This one is dedicated to the kids like me The kids who can’t look past the Ds and the Es The kids who try their hardest to make their parents proud, but all they get is cut down, Society expects everyone to pass these exams, But the harsh reality is, not everyone is…

Hands

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

I loved him. His brown eyes and large hands that held me too tight sometimes His wanting that would turn me to stone and the cold I felt when he held me – I loved him. It wasn’t uncommon when a loud and resounding ‘no’ clawed its way up my throat but sound failed at…

Blue Black Dress

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

  Go Listen to this on Katha So, I’m assuming all of you have heard about the blue and black dress that recently broke the Internet, which created chaos within our minds, pushed us to question the fragile unreliability between reality and illusion some saw white and gold, others blue and black, and even though…

I Can’t Love You, For The Sake Of God

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

  Go Listen to this on Katha How can I love a man who will look me in the eye and tell me he is the greater human? Not in these exact words, But in meanings hidden in their nuances, Patriarchy lurking in the nooks and crannies of your political correctness, You’d sound progressive, intelligent,…

Addictions

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

  Go Listen to this on Katha Smoke, Liquid, Pill, Needle, Flesh, Addiction is a dangerous game and if there was one thing I loathed about myself, it was that baby, I was hopelessly addicted to you. And with you gone, there was a blank space there was an echoing void screaming, I had to…

Pray To God

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

  Go Listen to this on Katha Keep praying to God. Maybe one day he will hear your prayers, Maybe he will hear your cries of fake justice as you kill in his name. Maybe one day he will think of granting you the mercy you claim to give others by murder. Keep praying to…

Bananas

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

  Go Listen to this on Katha Bananas are fruit Bananas are innocent and yellow bananas are berries in disguise a banana could fool you once or twice a banana looks to be yellow and mellow ironic for as however long a banana may be it won’t last for more than a week a banana…

I Know Nothing

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Go Listen to this on Katha You tell me I know nothing of sorrow When sorrows been my only friend You tell me you know how I feel While all my life I’ve been trying to heal From the pain of being misread You say I know nothing of pain While the scars on me…

Rules of a Sri Lankan Man

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

  To be a true and honest Sri Lankan man, you need to make pedestrian women feel as uncomfortable as you possibly can. Honk your horns at her. Wolf whistle. Let her see the lust and longing, as you slowly undress her with your eyes, when you sit across her in a train. Do this…

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