Notes From A Soft Poet

A collage

Vaishali Paliwal
Oct 1, 2019 · 1 min read
© Vaishali Paliwal

I shouldn’t be sitting here receiving blank letters from you. I shouldn’t be chasing the same tornadoes again and again.

But world needs blood and I am a soft poet trying to save whatever I can even if it takes repetitive empty songs and desire less keys.

I am a stoic. I am a free willed star. And yet tonight is very weak. It is asking me to surrender to a world that doesn’t know any other way to keep its birds alive. Isn’t everything self-contradictory?

Is surrender weak even if it is for survival?

Isn’t there bravery in trying to keep finding a breath even if dreamless?

Is a poet only always soft? A miserable hopeful body always burdened by love?

Can the world change? Does it need to?

Do the birds really stay alive?

~

Vaishali Paliwal

Broads Non Grata

Vaishali Paliwal

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https://vaishalipaliwal.com/ Editor of https://medium.com/soul-sea

Broads Non Grata

Disrupt — discover new voices and new aspects of known voices. Pour in your raw emotions of feeling like an outsider to flourish in hope to work towards a more diverse/inclusive world.

Vaishali Paliwal

Written by

https://vaishalipaliwal.com/ Editor of https://medium.com/soul-sea

Broads Non Grata

Disrupt — discover new voices and new aspects of known voices. Pour in your raw emotions of feeling like an outsider to flourish in hope to work towards a more diverse/inclusive world.

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