Sweetie

I tried:
Pavlova from Australia
Leivasupp from Estonia
Wuzetka from Poland
Nanaimo bars from Canada
Gulab jamun from Pakistan
Kashata from East Africa
Crema volteada from Peru
And still:

I can’t find anything sweeter than you

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If you have a favorite dessert, feel free to share it in the comment section below. It would be interesting to see what everyone likes from around the world. Thanks for reading. Stay sweet!

The Day You Came (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty (Baar baar din ye aaye! Baar baar dil ye gaaye!)

[Chorus]

Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
This is your day! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
This is your day! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)

Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Love you always (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Love you always (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)

[Verse 1]

The day that you were born
The world was all in pain
But the sky opened up
When it heard your name

The day you walked my way
I felt it right away
I’d treat you like a queen
And you’d forever reign

[Verse 2]

If there’s ever a day
When you’re in too much pain
I hope these words I say
Take your frown away

You know the day you came
I threw my cares away
There’s nothing like your love
It’s like a sacred prayer

It’s like a sacred prayer…
So:

[Chorus]

Fast (Song + Lyrics)

[Verse 1]
You got engaged pretty fast
I guess it’s cause you’re an ass
I’m kinda worried about you
Since your God is pretty cruel

What if you really go to Hell
For all things you did unwell?
You’re more a monster than a fool
No wonder why you were untrue

[Verse 2]
You said he wasn’t the one
But you got your arms around him
So what you told me wasn’t true
And now you’re marrying that fool
I hope he treats you sorta good
Because you said he never would

So I guess that you’re an ass
The one without any class
I’m kinda worried about you
Since your God’s pretty cruel
To sinners and devils like you
A shame there’s nothing I can do

But pray for you (Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Bah, Dah, Dah)
But pray for you (Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Bah, Dah, Dah)
But pray for you (Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Bah, Dah, Dah)

[Verse 3]
Don’t think you should’ve showed your ass
If you cannot leave things in the past
I’m kinda worried about you
Since your God is pretty cruel
And now you’re marrying that fool
I hope he treats you sorta good
Because you said he never would
You’re more a liar than a fool
No wonder why you were untrue
Since your God is pretty cruel
Just like you … (Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Bah, Dah, Dah)

You got engaged pretty fast
I guess that’s cause you’re an ass
You tried to leave me in the past
But you keep coming back

Pull (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty Thakur

[Verse 1]
Was in a hole when I first met you
There was no sun and there was no truth

I didn’t know that words had pull
But, uh, you made believe in something new

The way you love’s like a postcard view
And, uh, I never want to stray from you

I didn’t know your words had pull
But, uh, you lift me up to the penthouse, boo

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re nothing, you’re nothing
You’re nothing that’s bad
You’re something, you’re something
That I have to have … That I have to have

[Chorus]
You lift me up
You got you wings
You lift me up
You’re angeling

You lift me up
I hear them sing
You lift me up
I’m leveling

You life me up
You spread your wings
You lift me up
You’re angeling

You lift me up
I hear them sing
You lift me up
I’m leveling

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re nothing, you’re nothing
You’re nothing that’s sad
You’re something, you’re something
That I have to have … That I have to have

[Chorus]

Valentining (Song + Lyrics)

For Siristhy Thakur

[Verse 1]
Falling for forever when you show me your heart
I’d rather look at you than look at the stars
I always thought you belonged in the sky
The day you leave me is the day that I die

So far from special
They should make a new word
You’re not from Heaven
But you’re not from this Earth

If you were a color
You be only gold
I wanna hold you
Like you’re part of my soul

[Pre-Chorus]
Queen, Devi, Goddess, Pearl
It doesn’t matter
Be my valentine, girl

Queen, Devi, Goddess, Pearl
It doesn’t matter
Be my valentine girl

[Chorus x2]
Will you be?!
Will you be?!
Will you be?!
Will you be?!

I will beg!
I will beg!
Til I’m down on my knees!

Forever and ever
Is all that I need
Forever and ever
We’re valentining

[Bridge]
I guess in the end
I just want someone true
I guess that means
I want someone like you

[Chorus 2]
Will you please?!
Will you please?!
Will you please?!
Will you please?!

I will beg!
I will beg!
Til I’m down on my knees!

Forever and ever
Is all that I need
Forever and ever
We’re valentining

No

I won’t wish you a Happy New Year
Since I wished you a Happy Birthday
                                                                And
You never replied

(Perhaps you just forgot it was your day?)

No, I won’t wish you a Happy New Year
But if the world was ending
                                               Only
You know where I’d be

Following Love (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty Devi

[Chorus]
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in
I think I’m falling in

I keep on following love
I keep on following love
I keep on following
I keep on following

[Verse 1]
It doesn’t matter what they tell us to do
I’m still gonna be with you
It doesn’t matter what they want us to do
I’m still gonna stay with you

It doesn’t matter what they want us to say
I’m not going anywhere
It doesn’t matter what they force us to do
I’m still gonna stand by you

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
I hope they tell us what to do
Cause I’m never gonna stray from you
I hope they tell us what to say
So I can show them that I’ll always stay

[Chorus x2]
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in
I think I’m falling in

I keep on following love
I keep on following love
I keep on following
I keep on following … my heart

The Anatomy Of A Hug

Through an endless cycle of embrace
I will go beyond all lovers
And spin your world in reverse

Travel back to a time before myths
Reimagine the universe as the shape of our kiss

Slow

        Down

The

       Earth

Until the core and mantle flake

Whileholdingtheatmospherewithinreach

Atlas held the celestial spheres on his shoulders
Now you hold them on your hips
And spin my world in reverse

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This poem was a collaboration with Sirishty Thakur. Please, do yourself a favor and check out her amazing poetry on her blog: Thought Loop.

© 2021 Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman

Skyline (Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

I never knew that it could feel like this
And I … never knew that love could get this big
You only find this on a movie screen
I think I found it in a real-life scene

You were smarter before we met
And I … was nothing but an idiot
Cause I … didn’t know that love could grow this big
Or that … I could feel like this

[Chorus]
You’re my, sky-sky-sky-line
All the time-ime-ime-ime
And I rise-ise-ise-ise
When I’m by your side-ide-ide-ide

The stars align-ign-ign-ign
When you walk-alk-alk-alk on by
My eyes-eyes-eyes-eyes
All the time-ime-ime-ime-ime

[Verse 2]

I never knew that it could feel like this
So I … never really dreamed of this
But I …. want to hold on to this
For forever’s lifetime

I’ve been smarter since the day we met
And you … still think I’m an idiot
Cause I … see forever within our kiss
I’m doing everything to hold on to it

[Chorus]

The Ultimate Cure (Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

They got the key to the city
You’re like a key to the whole world

They got a rocket to the moon, babe
You blast me off to the universe

Lovers will look up at the stars, yeah
I’m only looking at her

Helen’s face launched a thousand ships
I think you’d launch a million or more

They got no cure for heartbreak
That’s cause they never met her

mmm

[Chorus]

(2x)
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate

[Verse 2]

You’re too easy to love, girl
You know I will never stop

If I could remake you
I wouldn’t even start

Oh my my, the way you ease my mind
It’s so sublime, it’s so divine

Oh my my, the way you ease my mind
Our souls align, it’s so divine

I never say that you’re pretty or smart
Cause those are just mortal words

You deserve something better
You deserve the world

Cause

[Chorus]

(2x)
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate

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I’ve been working on a few novels recently and haven’t been able to focus on posting as much. Also, I haven’t been able to keep up much on my reading; but I’m interested to see what everyone has been posting. Hope to read everyone’s work again soon! Thanks for reading and listening.