Ishan Benegal

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I. Indoors; outdoors Outside; inside Sunlight; tubelight The poet must choose   II. Lights on Lights off The glow of the computer illuminates the poet’s minds   III. Turn to a fresh new page Clean, blank –limitless Grabbing the pen,  the poet begins   IV. Look out or look in What do you want to […]

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Imagine you are a poet.   Forget everything else Poetry is your calling, for these next few minutes Can you describe it?   What is the point of a poem? Of poetry, in general Do you know? Does anyone?   A poet looks out at the world Takes in the world; breathes it in And […]

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A poet reads No he devours Others’ works   Reads to steal   Not the superficial language Not the words that are on the page A poet’s theft is far deeper –more meaningful Thoughts and ideas   An idea can change everything An idea is a poet’s strongest weapon   A weapon to cause change […]

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This road

This road’s going somewhere. I don’t know where, but it intrigues me so I’m going to follow it. The literal road I’m on is third avenue and that has definite destination that most of us know. Right now I’m headed back home. And that is a road I sure as hell want to follow. It […]

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Les Textos

“Will 2025 be anything like today?” “I feel like I need some coffee. Even though I don’t feel tired at all. I want coffee. I feel like I need. Does that make sense?” “How do you know what you want? Is it a thought, hmmm I want that. OR is it an insatiable urge. I […]

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A blank page lets you write what youwantA blank canvas lets you paint what youwantA blank room lets you decorate it like youwantA blank house lets you design it like youwantA blank office lets you organize it like youwantA blank world doesn’texistA blank life lets you change the one we liveinA blank _______ lets you […]

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Watching that ticking Clock

Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.Time passes us byWhen we aren’t looking Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.The key is isthat life is too short Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.Yet we still play theseGames Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.We can’t ever cutright to the chase. Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.Don’t ever look at the clock Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.Waste your timeplaying games Tick. Tock.Tick. Tock.Do that, andyour life won’t […]

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The Coffee Shop

His cold face stared down at the open book that lay on the table. The white headphones stood out against his black t-shirt. They were connected to his iPod that also lay on the table –that too was black. His hair was short but looked as if it has grown out from the almost clean-shaven […]

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A beautiful girlDark curls caress her soft napeWhen will I see her? Chocolate eyes –Deep and full, draw me closertaking me away Her pink lipsglistening in the moonlighttaste of strawberry A woman’s body –bare, smooth and supplePure perfection

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In the Dark of the night, We feel the rain Fal textl text i textt n textttt g We cower and hide Unable to find Courage to cross That Bridge

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