“Posters” (Spoken Word)

The following a spoken word poem written (on and off) from September 2016 until March 2017. The video above was performed on May 4, 2017, at Urban Grind Coffee. I am tired of posters. Everywhere I go. Every doctor’s office, professor’s desk, waiting room, classroom, bedroom, every place that I go; they follow me. “Shoot…

The Liebster Award: I Got Nominated!

The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way of recognizing their accomplishments and sharing new blogs. I am honored to say that I was nominated by the blog Cherry Flare. It is always amazing to see how one’s writing can inspire people from all over the world! The rules…

“To You” (A Spoken Word Poem)

This was a spoken word poem that I had written and performed on February 25, 2016. Although the performance was recent, the poem was written during a time that now seems quite foreign to me. To You You came to me when I least expected it. You, a person I needed, when I didn’t even realize I…

Re(Introduction)

Hello! In an effort to launch myself into blogging and work on my writing skills, I’ve enrolled in an online “Blogging 101” Course. Our task #1 is “Introduce Yourself to the World”, so here it goes: (Boring stuff) My name is Suraj – if you’re interested to know anything beyond that, there’s an About page. (Fun stuff) Here…

Eternity

When I shift my gaze towards you, everything else goes away. Suddenly all that used to excite me and bring me wonder is brought to my blind side. Because I’m taken away by your beauty, Compelled by your majestic mystery. None of this can matter, because I yearn for you. Only you can fulfill this craving. You are the…

Nameless

As I make my way through a crowded walking trail in Brussels, Belgium, I feel free. No one talks to me or gets in my way, and I don’t get in theirs. For a moment, I am nameless. And in that beautiful moment, I am allowed to forget myself. I can shed my identity and embrace the world. I am everything…

Capturing Imperfection

I have secretly always wanted to have a blog. I figured it would be a perfect way for me to express various thoughts, feelings, experiences, and insights in a manner that is available for those who may be interested while also not as bound by time and space as conventional conversation. However, what I’m starting to realize as…