Epistle To My Future Self

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The flaming August sky,
heavy heart and
unsuspecting youth
is a bundle of contradictions.

I want to believe in hope
as cold fingers
trace dandelion worries
and lively disposition;
when will that hour come
when the sun will glow
and revoke affliction?

The sky that once held
dreams laments
and burns unwritten scripts,
I wonder if the world
resists this side of early black;
can wishes truly fly
once we learn to let go?

It’s a strange truth that heart
is made up of
contradictory feelings;
on one hand it longs to be free
but can’t bear losing
the sight of home,
on other it’s conscious of truth
but never seems to be able
to accept completely.

I want to uncover love
and all its untouched spaces,
dip the soul in tranquility
and utmost ebb of night
when faced with the challenge
to silence the mind.
How do I unlock this side
of me, tell me how
do I acquaint
tame with wild?

 

Photo credits: Jimena, Unsplash

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

& on Open Link Night @ dVerse poets Pub

50 Replies to “Epistle To My Future Self”

  1. Wow! Your images bring home the tame and the wild beautifully! I especially like
    “as cold fingers
    trace dandelion worries
    and lively disposition”
    and
    “I wonder if the world
    resists this side of early black”

  2. Sanaa, by doing the hardest thing, in being honest to yourself on a daily basis. Even though, it’s so easy to listen to the voice that lies to you.

  3. Ah, romantic contradictions. The flaming August sky speaks passion, Sanaa, accompanied by a heavy heart. I love the lines:
    ‘I want to believe in hope
    as cold fingers
    trace dandelion worries
    and lively disposition’
    and
    ‘The sky that once held
    dreams laments
    and burns unwritten scripts’.

    1. Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      Mmm.. I wrote a letter to my former self 😊 but nice idea.. will revisit it after I am older ❤️

  4. Woww! You interlace the tame and wild here so beautifully! I especially like ‘I wonder if the world resists this side of early black; can wishes truly fly once we learn to let go?’

  5. There is so much to love in this poem. These lines particularly caught my attention, “as cold fingers trace dandelion worries and lively disposition”.. being human we tend to think a lot about the future; but know that the power to shine lies within.

  6. ‘I want to uncover love
    and all its untouched spaces,
    dip the soul in tranquility
    and utmost ebb of night’..

    Gorgeous!! 💙

  7. ‘I wonder if the world
    resists this side of early black;
    can wishes truly fly
    once we learn to let go?’

    Love this! Beautifully emotive!

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