Two Cities – Ottawa & Gatineau

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”



A Familiar Stranger Part 2

Beautiful day t’was
A day like many others before it
Everything was normal
Normal until I met a stranger
A stranger who seemed familiar than most

We met over a cup of tea
Bittersweet to taste
There were moments – light
And dark all the same – to share
Now we meet often to discuss
With nothing to spare

He is a little intimidating sometimes
Also passionate and deep
A little funny sometimes too
Just give him a little rum to keep
He embodies crazy, that one
Fan of serial killers, roses and rum
He makes me talk, laugh and worry some

It should be strange, strange for a stranger
To seem so oddly familiar..
Like you have know him for ages
Yet you do not know his face
May be I knew him once
Yet I knew not his name
So he’s a stranger still
But the one who is familiar than most

He says he has the smile of an angel
With a heart to match
He is a canvas for art
An absolute masterpiece
A masterpiece that speaks of a story
No words could ever explicate

You’d understand perhaps
If you have ever been deep under
Just look beyond the layers of paint
You never know what you may find
Sorrow, beauty and magnificence
May be a little wonder

I know not how I stumbled upon him
May be we were meant to cross paths
It must have had something to do with fate
He was stranger once
Now a familiar face.


So cold inside
Hurt and scarred,
I would have let go,
Had it not been for the hope,
Now long diminished.

All that was left,
To break down and kneel.
No strength had I left,
Yet I gather courage.
Pick up the pieces
A puzzle, I can no longer fix.

Carry on, I will,
For life does not stop,
It runs.
Along the way come,
Tears, happiness, hurt and joy.

The light will shine,
And the darkness fade.
In the drowning sea,
I will find my buoy.
I will survive.

Thank you for reading.. Please let me know what you think! Have an awesome day! 🙂


You were the light amidst
The dark corners of my mind
Your eyes shown brighter than
The stars – so full of light

Promises that you made
Showed me life
Rosy cheeks and wide smiles
Gave witness to the
Confines of my mind

Gave you my heart,
Mind, body and soul
I did in a complete surrender
Hoping that you would
Cherish and let them bask
In your light

You did for a while
An intricate illusion
I let render me a fool
Perhaps longer than
What should have been right

Once again, it consumes me
My existence, it defines
Darkness, Darkness
Please let in some light…

In Love with Life