Two Worlds in a New York City Romance


Every time a new relationship starts our insecurities come to the surface and there is a tendency to get lost into thinking about our past losses . This poem represents two different people beginning a journey of love where they discover an embrace of learning from each other.

He holds a digital heart.

She holds a spiritual heart.

He lives to embrace and capture time.

She lives to be mystically blind to time.

It  was in the winter when they started their dance.

Two worlds collided into a New York City romance.

But their identifications bring on an uncomfortable separation.

His painful history tries to persuade a different direction.

Memories of the past tell her to move towards an easy disconnection.

But then he smiles from his heart and breathes her loving affection.

And when she locks eyes with him, they sing a poetic connection.

So now a melting into his art has slowly taken place inside her heart…

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Shalyni Paiyappilly

Shalyni Paiyappilly is a first generation American. Her parents come from the land of southern India. She was born in southern California but was raised in southwest Florida and had a short stint in Michigan. From the time she was born she was always driven by music and poetry. She started singing as a child and was professionally trained to sing Musical Theater and Italian Arias. But after her second year in college, at Florida Atlantic University, she focused more on her studies in psychology. She has built up a resume within the mental health field with work experiences from the Washington DC Superior Court, the AmeriCorps, and in Anxiety Research from Sydney Australia. She holds a Life Coach Certification from NYU and a Masters from Fordham University. She currently works as a Mental Health Therapist in New York City. She is also a model, poet, world traveler, music enthusiast, and an avid meditater. She has a passion for spirituality and wishes to help others in cultivating their inner truth through her work and poetry. In addition, she plans to create music to her poetry so that the ears of many will be touched.

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