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Paper cranes

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i remember folding paper cranes with
their sturdy  little wings,

now they fly so far away
no longer do they sing.

they took away my glory days
and left me with desire,

but they didn’t take away my tears
so i may lay to die.

touch my unrelentless heart
hold it up to see,

the little pieces left behind
of both you and me.

then i wish upon a star
for times that i once knew,

when tomorrow was far away,
and everything was new.

ill wish for a crane to take me away
to take me to your side,

cause everything i know right now
i’d gladly leave behind.

don’t go too far so i may see
to make sure that you’re alright,

i’ll always have a hold on you,
though u leave me far behind.

one day i know you’ll see the sun,
and you’ll come back to me.

keep the crane i made for you,
till you come back to me.


Written by priya.balraju

April 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

Posted in Poetry

grey matter

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the mind is fast and vast,

it cannot rest.

it takes, absorbs, digests and regurgitates

sometimes the same,

sometimes different.

it takes away a piece of our soul,

merges it with some form of twisted inspiration,

then allows you to put it down,

let it out,

sing it.

use it. use everything.

take whatever gifts you’ve been given

by god or by man and do something.

move a stone, inspire an ant,

get it high.

live the life you’ve been waiting to live,

and everything else will fall into place.

Written by priya.balraju

March 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Posted in Poetry

Through the sky

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its not about being owned.
its about being in something so tangible,
so fucking real that everything else just disintegrates.
where the only space that matters,
is measured by clouds of breath.

its about calling something yours.
that skin, that hair, that touch,
that feeling
just living in it;

its about knowledge.
knowing that no divide can
truly pull you apart.
knowing that no being can
measure up
to the amount that you love
someone in that instant
at that moment in time.

“i don’t believe that anybody
feels the way i do about you now.” – Wonderwall, Oasis

Written by priya.balraju

October 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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in beautiful things

I see your reflection love,

like dewdrops and doves.

Written by priya.balraju

August 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Posted in Daily Haiku, Love, Poetry

Belle du jour

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It must anger you

that the heart you once held close

is now the furthest.

Written by priya.balraju

August 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Posted in Daily Haiku, Love, Poetry

This comes close

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You made fires burn

Deep within my forbidden soul

Setting sparks to wood that

had never burnt


But you forgot,

& you let it burn out.

Right under your nose, gone.

Like you peed on it.


Taking me,

& trying to shake me,

trying to rattle me.

It did work,


But no more,

you don’t deserve me.

No more.



Written by priya.balraju

June 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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When I dream about you,
all I see is things in close up.
Images of your face
as though you are just a centimeter away.

Lines are blurry, there’s soft light
and your lips are the only thing I see.
They are moving, I don’t care why,
because you are there with me.

I feel you with my palms
And I sweep my hand across your face.
I think its morning, or it could be evening,
it doesn’t matter, all I see is you.

Hello girly infatuation. Everyone seems to be down with it, why not I join in the fun?


Written by priya.balraju

May 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Love, Poetry