Bittersweetness

(reblogging an updated version)

Some people like the taste of
Bittersweet chocolate and
Some give it just a try coz
The problem is that
Sweet taste disappears so fast & then
Bitter hits the tongue to
Give the sensation of darkness but
You feel like eating some
More bittersweet chocolate to
Get the sweetness back again before
The bitter hits you once more but
This time the difference is that
The bitterness lasts longer so
Either you’ll get addicted to the taste or
It would be hard to enjoy with the slow pace
I’m that bittersweet chocolate entering
In your deep space so
Slide me in and
Bite me into small pieces to
Get that raw taste or
Use your soft hands to
Break me into pieces to
Put me in your lukewarm bowl where
You stir me very gently where
We melt & freeze together slowly to
Make unknown shapes & forms but
If you can’t decide that
You would like the taste coz
It’s difficult for you to
Try something less sweet then
Simply wrap me back and
Hide me somewhere in your space coz
You aren’t ready to handle
The real & raw flavours of
Pure joy & sweet pain well
Perhaps another time but
You must always remember that
You are holding just a portion of this bar and
One thing about me will never change that
I’ll always remain the bittersweet chocolate with
A slightly edgy taste that
Depends on the chemistry between
You & me and
How I was actually made

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The Less-On

My face isn’t phaseless
My mind isn’t noiseless
My side is though senseless
I dream when I’m sleepless
But my eyes aren’t soulless

The current can be shockless
The present is embracing timeless
Waves can never be flowless
Imperfections can’t be flawless
My ink is bleeding formless

Simplicity isn’t tasteless
Levitation doesn’t mean groundless
Darkness doesn’t mean lightless
And clarity isn’t always spotless
The intuition isn’t clueless

The mindful walk is speedless
Realizing the beauty of labelless
Deep connection is truly wireless
Nothingness is simply priceless
The door to heart is leafless

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Lightning Rhymes Review 7

A few days back I received a mail from this wonderful being…an amazing poet, that goes by the name – Jeff Flesch |@fleschj…Jeff had tried to submit this review of my poetry book – Lightning Rhymes on Amazon several times…but due to some kind of glitch/issue, it never showed up…so Jeff decided to email me this heart touching review, which I’m sharing with you all…My utmost gratitude to you, dearest Jeff…I’m simply delighted & honoured 🙏✨❤️💫

Review of Lightning Rhymes by Jeff Flesch:

“Lightning Rhymes, by Navin Manik, is a tour de force of poems that enter into the reader’s heart, blossoming like wildflowers stretching towards the sun of spiritual transcendence. Navin’s poetry is raw and powerful, connecting spiritual experiences to nature in a way that leaves the reader breathless, and in want of more. The feelings Navin evokes throughout the book are stunningly descriptive and can resonate with any human being on this planet, for we’ve all been to places Navin describes. Deep pain, trauma, heartache, anxiety, depression, etc., are woven into the language inside of these beautiful poems with an expert hand. Likewise, Navin expresses deep love, hope, and the beauty of human connection throughout his verse. I highly recommend Lightning Rhymes, it is a book that will resonate in your heart and mind.”

You must know that I’m grateful to each & every one of you…for your love & amazing support…it truly means a lot to me…please keep supporting me & my poetry 🙏✨💟💫

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The Link

I’m sliding on this lane
Where craze is the game
This smoke in the air
Where clouds are so grey
They fly as if they race
While they hide the light rays

These drops aren’t just rain
They hit my ground with pain
The impulse to the brain
It’s crossed as in dead
The blood in the veins
The flow is to drain

I’m holding this lens
To eye the intense
But it don’t make any sense
Coz the view is in flames
It’s burning the dream
So I cry & then scream

I’m hooked to this scene
But heart isn’t some bait
I’m just lost in the breaks
So I dive in the deep
To rest & then sleep
But I can’t simply breathe

The art is to bridge
The shocks & the waves
The thread is so thin
But it’s strong as a chain
The link is the change
Where to die is to live

This picture in the frame
Where sky is so pink
As the space is so red
And love is so green
The core guides the rays
To find the lost peace

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.
Photo taken by myself.

Blessing

You can call me brain dead
Coz I’ve got some vain veins
Countless spots in the insane scans
They look like microscopic yin-yangs
If I describe their transparent appearance

You might stare at me why I’m showcasing this story
It’s just my way to walk on this unending staircase mindfully
It’s my way to create the space, it’s sort of my own therapy

Brain hemorrhage on the right side had brought me to 3 hospitals in 2019
I was told I was close to die when the neurosurgeon detected a second bleeding
This critical sickness had loaded me with a new baggage of mental instability
I had to relearn how to sit, stand, move, focus, sense, grip through different therapies
The nights were crazy tough with restlessness, body pain & arrows in my head feeling

Now let me switch off the lights to show you a sparked scene
One day I was sitting on a chair in my hospital room to eat my evening meal
Later I wanted to simply relax after taking those heavy pills
But I fell off my chair when I tried to stand up on my unsteady feet
I took the chair down as well coz I had absolutely no balance in me

I was struggling to elevate myself with no tactile sensation in my left arm & hand
So I started to slowly crawl on the floor towards my elevation bed
The climb to reach my bed was hard as if I were climbing the Mount Everest
Sweat on my face but I did pull myself up against the gravitational shreds
At this point I realized, I was very sick & quite damaged

I started to ask several questions to myself
Would I be able to speak with the same depth?
Would I be able to walk without losing the balance?
Would I be able to work just like the old days?
Would I be there for my loving family?
Or am I nearing the death bed, this is it – the end?
Tears began to fall coz the new state wasn’t easy to comprehend

Trip-Track was the subconscious sign prior to the bleeding I visioned
It’s a poem that came to me before this all actually happened
I felt the bleeding had a purpose, there was definitely a deeper reason
Perhaps the highest source had decided to reset my seasons
Perhaps it wanted to shock & shake me to awaken my senses

So now you know why I’m sharing this old incident
It’s not about gaining sympathy or feeling sorry for myself
It’s to see above & beyond the eye’s strength
It’s about the deeper calling & to embrace the present
It’s a blessing that I’m still wearing this body as a sacred present

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.
Photo taken by myself with an overlay of my scan from Nov 2019.

Love

I don’t normally participate in prompts…but when @thoughtconnection on Instagram tagged me on 1st April…with the prompt “what is love?”…then I felt like saying what love is…this is how I see it…

Love is ageless
Love is colorless
Love is soundless
Love is effortless
Love is formless
Love is typeless
Love is timeless
Love is mindless
Love is vastness
Love is natural
Love is nature
Love is universe
Love is exceptional
Love is unconditional
LOVE simply IS

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Photo taken by myself.

Spoken Word – The Words I Spill

Dear all,
I’m sharing the spoken word of my poem – The Words I Spill

I hope you’d enjoy it…

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Photo taken by myself.
Music created in GarageBand.

Spoken Word – Slides

Dear all,

I’m sharing the spoken word of my poem – Slides…it’s a one take voice recording with zero rehearsal…I felt it right…right away…

To order my debut book – Lightning Rhymes, please click here ✨🖤✨🤍

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.
Photo taken by myself.
Music created in GarageBand.

Lightning Rhymes Review 6

Just the other day, I visited Amazon (not the rainforest) when I found out that I’ve received a new review on my debut book – Lightning Rhymes…An amazing surprise I must say…

So here I am once again sharing my joy with you all…I’m simply delighted & honoured by reading this wonderful review by Shana A…You can find her on Instagram – @lesbian.erotic.poetry…My gratitude to you, dear Shana 🙏✨💟💫💟

A screenshot of the review

Lightning Rhymes isn’t just a collection of my poetry…it is my journey that I share…my meetings with the known & the unknown…writing poetry is therapeutic at the same time…

I’m grateful to each & every one of you…that you read my poetry on WordPress & Instagram…it means a lot to me…you know my book would just be a rectangular block or a digital file without your love & wonderful support…I can’t describe the feelings when I see & read that my book is bought, read & then reviewed…it’s a blessing…

I would only humbly ask you to buy my book if you connect with my rhymes…Lightning Rhymes 🙏✨💟 💫

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