literature

Don’t close your door
when someone walks away.
Your wounds will heal
and summer wind will dry
your tears.
Don’t close your heart,
surrender to the sea
of silky rose petals
and let the sun
tickle you.
Don’t lose hope,
life still believes in you.
Darling, raindrops
are nothing but
diamonds tears from heaven
and when your sky is cloudy,
stars are painting
sparkly scenery for you.
Be patient.
I’m never gonna wait
that extra twenty minutes
to text you back,
and I’m never gonna play
hard to get
when I know your life
has been hard enough already.
When we all know everyone’s life
has been hard enough already
it’s hard to watch
the game we make of love,
like everyone’s playing checkers
with their scars,
saying checkmate
whenever they get out
without a broken heart.
Never take a writer for granted. They are snipers armed with words. They know how to aim with sentences, how to fire with paragraphs, and how to immortalise their kills in verse.
—  Writers are Dangerous People | Nikita Gill