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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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…

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Spoken Word – Oh dear Anxiety

Oh dear Anxiety

I hear this anxiety is escalating slowly on my top floor
While silence is hiding under the pillow from the screaming thoughts
Restlessness has started filling my rough surface with the titanium foam
I’m breathing heavily & shivering but it’s not coz it’s freezing cold
So I start kneading my feet against each other to feel the needed warmth
My body is gradually curling under the duvet in the consoling C form
Anxiety is shaking me with this weird feeling of being the immortal corpse

It’s exhausting & daunting to choose this path to be all alone
But my mind is fighting constantly while the heart has chosen to let it go
My fluid eyes are wired to this immersive scene where I lay on bed & freely float
I let anxiety travel inside of me without allowing it to absorb the shiny core
It’s pinpointing these tiny dots on its way to create a meaningful flow
This movement is painful but it’s better than to cage anxiety in the concealed box
So I’m mindfully reconnecting to the silence where there’s no need to speak anymore


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The Floating Silence

It’s kinda crazy when I walk with almost an empty cartridge of this aching cartilage which is making me to lose my already weakened balance to the point of breakage but I still choose not to anchor myself to the hook of conditioned cottage coz all I want is to fall freely from the highest mountain to the deepest surroundings so I can easily harness the limitless energy when I erupt the volcanic traces of my carbonated phases in the floating silence of this oceanic darkness which is the effervescent & organic process to heal the righteous arthritis that’s trying to block the free movement of my invisible & powerful senses

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Sometimes

Sometimes my screen freezes instantly with slippery breeze of swirling intense seas & then it seems that I’m firmly sealed in this patented Rubik’s C made of patterned cubical bricks where I skip some beats when I forget to simply breathe due to high latency of my wired screams as I’m letting scenes of those caged memories to run through my tears where I fall as leaves in my sleepless dream coz I can’t fall asleep

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Spoken Word – Inner Music

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Inner Music

What does music mean to me?
What’s the rhythm & melody?
What’s the meaning of its lyrics?
What’s the depth & its beauty?

It’s like when the blood in my veins is playing the riffs
When the heart of mine is thundering drum beats
When the eyes of mine blink the hi-hat
When the brain of my self is synthesizing & compiling the different sounds

Silence is the lyrics that I write for this unique song
Deep voice I possess to sing my own lyrics
It’s blowing the self away & melting down the lead in me
It’s pushing me beyond my own untested & untrusted limits

Lightness & Darkness are the effects I use on my sound stage & screen
Connecting with my inner audience, which was once forgotten behind my scene
I’m lost in this divine music that unites me with the energy of the unseen
This is the salient sound of my inner music


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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

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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

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Brainless

I don’t know what I’m writing while I’m riding on these high & heavy waves coz it feels as if I’m the riot dressed as the dark knight that’s dicing the dark night into the liquid black diamonds to create this crazy environment that appears quite obnoxious as it starts to simply sparkle by the quiet flow of several mercury droplets that are dripping in line on quite uneven ground & merging together to form the contrasting soundless choir

I then choose to close my red eyes to empty this glass filled with edgy violence so I can make some space & listen to the storm of frozen silence that I breathe when I sit on the pilot seat in my once bled brainless but sharp carbon steel mind to take this very long turbulent flight to the figure eight shaped infinite to reach this place somewhere in between darkness & daylight where I start to flip the tinted & blurred slides under the flickering but intense light on this unknown street to reveal this crowded scene of real life


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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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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✨🙏💟

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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.