ASPIRE

I aspire...to be a leader
To lead us to love one another the way we should love ourselves

I aspire...to be kind
To share kindness through my actions so others could follow suit

I aspire...to be gentle
Through a soft touch or a smile, please know that I'm on your side

I aspire...to produce
To always keep busy, but contribute towards the greater good

And last but not least
I aspire...to be me

I am who I am because everything I've aspired to be and do thus far
has been inspired by you

Although the best that I can be is yet to come
The best that I am today is enough
simply
because
I am LOVE
and
I love you

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2016

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METAMORPHOSIS

The most beautiful of metamorphoses comes from within
A complete transformation from old to new, from darkness to light
As the caterpillar metamorphoses into the most beautiful of butterflies
I too can shed my cocoon from which I developed and now blossom, spread my wings, and fly
My ego gives me an identity
But when too powerful, it digresses to that of a mere slave to my own insecurities
Yet when too soft, it becomes deprived of the audacity to be extraordinary
The middle ground between my arrogance and feeling not good enough shall be my springboard for transformation
My extraordinary shall be my metamorphosis

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Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015

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stronger better me

I was so lost and so alone
I had no faith, the world I knew was shallow, dark, and mean
But boy, there you were, you said hello
You walked my way and you worked your ways and you swept me off my feet

You are my breeze when my ocean crashes
You are my seed when my forest burns to ashes
You believe in a stronger better me
And it sets me free

You, you're always telling me you love me
That I'm the most beautiful thing that you've ever seen
But babe, as I gaze into your eyes
Reminding you that you're the most courageous thing
And that you were meant for me

You are my breeze when my ocean crashes
You are my seed when my forest burns to ashes
You believe in a stronger better me
And it sets me free

Love, ever since you've come along
Your faith in me brings out the best of me
You make a stronger better me

Performed as a song for "Flow The Show"

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015

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THIS IS WHO I AM

Hey love, here we are again
The moonlight shines low
In a haze above your head

Hey love, can you feel the drops of rain pour
Into our sea of fear
No I can’t let go

You said you loved me
But you deceived me
This mess is all your own
A warning sign
Shown in your eyes
I wish I would’ve known

This Is Who I Am

Hey love, I’m the one to blame
Allowing your disguise
Try’na steal my heart in vain  

Hey love, can you hear the lion in me roar
I have no more fear
Now I must let go

You claim to save me
But you forsake me
This mess is all your own
You broke inside
And fulfilled those lies
I’m better off alone

This Is Who I Am

I don’t need to try any more
I know now where this will go
I don’t think you can see your lies
In your lies, you’ve lost your soul

Look in my eyes
This is me taking back my life
In control
Now can you see me
Now can you hear me
Now you feel me

This is Who I Am

Hey love, here we are again
The moonlight shines low
In a haze above your head

This Is Who I Am 

Performed as a song for "Flow The Show"

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015

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I'll Carry You

Close your eyes, let your fears leave you
I’ll carry you through, you know I would
Look deep within, love will follow you
I’ll carry you through, you know I would

Please don’t be so hard
Don’t beat yourself down
You deserve better, stand tall

I will never let you fall
Take one step at a time
Break past these walls

Close your eyes, let your fears leave you
I’ll carry you through, you know I would
Search within, hope will start anew
I’ll carry you through, you know I would

Take this all in stride
Always learn to love
You’ve got nothing to hide

I’ll carry you through, you know I would
I’ll carry you 

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015
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don't let go

You told me once
Your body’s a disguise
To house your soul
In this silly play called life

And you played it well
You let your fears subside
You had me follow you
Believing I could fly

You said don’t let go, let go
Adrenaline from our first dance
Don’t let go, let go
Please give my love a chance

Now you only meet me in my dreams
With flashing lights and a broken heart
Now you only meet me in my dreams
And when I wake, I fall apart

You said you’d wait
You know I needed time
Then when I came to you
You left me cold inside

Now I hear your voice
Whisper in my mind
I can feel your shadow
Follow closely behind

I say don’t let go, let go
Memories of our last dance
Don’t let go, let go
Please give me one more chance

Now you only meet me in my dreams
With flashing lights and a broken heart
Now you only meet me in my dreams
And when I wake, I fall apart

I’d do anything just for one more day and the chance to hold you
I’d do anything just for one more kiss and to say I love you

Now you only meet me in my dreams
With flashing lights and a broken heart
Now you only meet me in my dreams
Your love, always, my work of art

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015

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Lies

How many lies does it take to make you see
that freedom is just an illusion
And when I start to try to show you
That’s when the world lets us know
Hey, shut your mind, be viciously unkind, hun’

I try to convince myself that these rules meant to keep us safe will some day be our creed
But then it hurts so bad to see pure innocence dying for our faults
Dying for our faults
Dying for our wrongs

Feed me
Lies….
Lies…

I’ve heard it said too many times that our leaders will set us free
But I’ve learned these lies, re-lived these scenes
I may be sad, I may have cried
I may have shattered my sense of pride
But I still wake up with hopeful dreams
With hopeful dreams
With hopeful dreams

So let me find that peaceful place
Where I can cast away my fears
Some thoughts are stronger in my head
But it’s time my love can fight this war
Love can fight this war
Love can win this war

Feed me
Lies…

Feed me
Lies…

These are the photos of my memories past
These are the letters that I wrote last
These are the words I wish I’d take back
This is the love, but why am I so sad
Gone are the parents I never had
Gone are the children I wish I had
These are the dreams, they hurt so bad
This is my conscience driving me mad
Where is the love we claim to have
Where is the soul that we once had

This is how I feel
Do you know how I feel
Cuz’ if you think you know how I feel
Then this madness cannot be real

Lies…

This madness can’t be real
It can’t be real…

Radha Mehta | Copyright | 2015

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