Spoken Word – The demons in me

You can find this poem in my book – Lightning Rhymes

The demons in me (edited version)

The demons in me
are screaming and dancing
making me restless

The demons in me
are whispering and laughing
making me nervous

The demons in me
are twisting and turning
not letting me breathe

The demons in me
are nesting inside me
trying to break me in pieces

The demons in me
are simply reflections
my own interpretations

The demons in me
I recognize them now
so I let them stay
without giving attention

The demons in me
are Control, Ego and Pain-body
nobody but me can set them free

The demons in me
wish to open my Heart
so I let my Self leave
to be the very Being


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Projected Reflection

The most beautiful things happen
When the heart is fully open
Even in shocks & painful reality
We can find the deeper ocean
Everything has its own value
There’s no need to judge & measure
The free flow of pure energy
With that magical connection
Transforming the blurry vision
Through the spectacles so spiritual
The echo of the naked heartbeat
Is the melodious percussion
Every step on this journey
Is the sacred destination
Every word on this transparency
Is my very own projected reflection

The image version


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Lightning Rhymes Review by Ravi, Maria & Sarmistha

I had no idea that I was going to smile huge when I visited Amazon yesterday…Not just one or two but three new reviews of my book, Lightning Rhymes…the instant feeling of WOW with shine in my eyes
( ͡⊙ ͜ʖ ͡⊙) –> (͡✨ ͜ʖ ͡✨)

I’m delighted, humbled & honoured by receiving such wonderful reviews from these amazing poets from Instagram…my gratitude to them…you may want to check out their wonderful poetry if you’re on IG

Ravi @rkgandhi
Maria @mlhmusings
Sarmistha @rhyminghues

Lightning Rhymes isn’t just a collection of my poetry…it is my life that I share in poetic form…You must know that I’m grateful to each & every one of you…for your wonderful support…for your unconditional love towards my poetry…

I would only humbly ask you to buy my book if you connect with my rhymes…it’s available in both paperback & eBook editions…

To order my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here


Do check out my Publications page.

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.


This Beautiful Scene

Just look at this beautiful scene
Sunny beams in minus five degree C
Snow is the shiny jewel of the trees
The ground is decorated with calming tapestry
The impressions of feet can be very deep
But they will disappear one day eventually
What to lose & what to achieve
It’s never about the win or defeat
Just close or open your lids as you please
And breathe in & out this winter breeze in peace
Listen carefully to the intuition & the beat
The energy is real, it’s pure & serene
The heaven is here, it has always been
Look deep within coz you’re this beautiful scene

Enjoy the video / reel version…This beautiful video is taken by myself…

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Lightning Rhymes Review by Pragalbha Doshi

I’m humbled, deeply touched & honoured by sharing this amazing, beautiful & heartfelt review with you, of Lightning Rhymes by Pragalbha Doshi, of Infinite Living of my debut book – Lightning Rhymes…I’m filled with the feeling of WOW…what a way Pragalbha has written this review…a profound gift to me…my gratitude to you, Pragalbha ✨🙏✨

You can also find Pragalbha on Instagram @pragalbhadoshi

A screenshot of the review
Here’s the full review:

“Navin Manik’s poetry and poetic prose give us glimpses of the kind afforded only to the one who is touched to the core of their soul and then allowed to return to surface. I am overwhelmed with appreciation for how present his words are to the moment-to-moment flow of life from inside out, through, and through.

Lightening Rhymes is a treasure to hold in my hand, as I read page after page. This is the poetry of the kind that comes unannounced and breaks one open, one by one, or perhaps seals one back, one by one, depends how we look at it. I recognize all those themes and spaces from where, as if a triumphant mourning happens through poetry as each one trickles out of our being – Navin does all of it absolutely exquisitely. His poems are an experience of a Fullness of Nothingness that moves within into a stillness – very impactful in written and spoken form. They are brilliant expressions of the stark experiences of our inner world.

It feels a great contentment for the gift of Navin’s poetry, with such unique rhythm and incredible beauty, to be out in the world.”

I’m grateful to each & every one of you…for your wonderful support…for your unconditional love towards my poetry…I can’t describe the feelings when I see & read that my book is bought, read & then reviewed…I would only humbly ask you to buy my book if you connect with my rhymes…Lightning Rhymes…It is available in both paperback & eBook editions.


To order my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here

Do check out my Publications page.

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.


Spoken Word – Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light
Are they states of mind?
Light in Darkness
Darkness in Light
Is it so black & white?

Diving in the Darkness
In the womb of Mother Earth
To find the safe haven
To die and rebirth
Where formless is the very Form
And timeless is the only Time
Darkness in Light
What a pure delight

Amidst Thunder and Storm
Where the dark Skies roar
The inner Volcano is about to explode
The blaze of Lightning
Penetrates deep in the Heart
To burn the Light
To show the true path

The power, the beauty, the wildness
It is the crazy dance of Light & Darkness


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Music created in GarageBand.

Everyday is Deepawali

Wear the attire of Being
Lit the lights in Heart
Decorate the temple of Love
Eat the sweets of Karma


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Lightning Rhymes Review by Grace Estevez

So here I am once again sharing my joy with you all…I’m humbled, deeply touched & honoured by sharing this wonderful review with you, of Lightning Rhymes by Grace Estevez, of Grace of the Sun.

Grace has also blessed me with a heart touching acrostic poem – Lightning Rhymes…Please visit her blog & read A Book to Remember…the poem, the comments & this review…truly a memorable gift that I will always cherish…My utmost gratitude to you, dear Grace✨🙏💟

A screenshot of the review

I’m grateful to each & every one of you…for your wonderful support…for your unconditional love towards my poetry…I can’t describe the feelings when I see & read that my book is bought, read & then reviewed…I would only humbly ask you to buy my book if you connect with my rhymes…Lightning Rhymes…It is available in both paperback & eBook editions.


To order my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here

Do check out my Publications page.

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.


Stop fixing Me – Just simply Be

Listen to your inner voice
Sense the gut feeling
The intuition
It is the deepest and purest voice
It is the voice of wisdom
Try not to give attention to the voice of fear
The voice of pain-body
Turn down the volume of the mind
Talking to you constantly
Telling you what to and what not to do
It will eat away the very essence of you
Let it go and breathe freely
Don’t let the anxiety control the flow of air
Open the doors of higher sense perception
Listen to the heart
WYBIWYSIWYG
What You Believe Is What You See Is What You Get
Know yourself well
Be your true friend
Self-love is the key
Don’t be afraid of falling
There’s always a curled learning
Even dark has light
Connecting with silence is not being quiet
Being vulnerable is not the weakness…
…Was the conversation between I and mySelf


To order my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here

Do check out my Publications page.

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.


Spoken Word – The Edge (republished)

I’m sharing my very first spoken word, that I posted on 10th December 2020 on my WordPress blog. I don’t know why I’m doing so all of a sudden but there could be several reasons – from reminiscence to reflection.

The Edge is a poem about my struggles during that time. On 7th November 2019 I was hit by brain hemorrhage on the right side. Over 1 year had passed by but it was definitely not easy for me to fully accept, understand & live with this new reality. The feeling of broken & repaired at the same time. It just didn’t affect me alone but my surroundings as well, including the family. I could see this struggle on my inner screen as flow of images. So I decided to write those images in the form of this freestyle poetry. These words became so intense, at least in my head, that I felt like recording it in my voice. I didn’t know how to create spoken word back then. I didn’t bother searching it either coz I wanted to create this spoken word immediately, with whatever technical knowledge / tools I had. So I recorded my voice on my phone, created a Powerpoint presentation on my laptop, played the voice recording on it, timed the PP slides to sync with my voice & capture this all as a video through a free screen recorder software. I’m presenting the same original spoken word to you all.

Please put sound on…

I sit sharp on the edge of my bench in the dark with a hatchet in my hand to break open my senses & to claim that my pain in the veins is not vain but insane

But I get so mad & a bit sad when I spread metal scraps on myself coz then I bleed the beads so discreet on my crease to decrease the misery

So I feel quite shaky as if my skin is so thin like a leaf & it starts to burn instantly to create the debris that comes out from the heat of the seed

I’m torn at my core that I feel this need to ease & burn my peace into pieces on the street that’s filled with so many deep & some holes unseen

So I scream in infinity with my fluctuating beat coz I can’t simply breathe & it seems I’m the beast hinged to the scene of the shattered dream

I relapse on my screen coz this all feel so diseased when I see this degree of release & then I step explicitly into the bed of fire to become the deceased

But then I focus on to drop my sores with the source of my scope in this hope that one day I’ll for sure end this whole to simply blow everything to the pure

To order my poetry collection – Lightning Rhymes, please click here.

I published my book on 7th November 2021 – exactly 2 years after the bleeding. It’s my second birth or perhaps the first real one.

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