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 thoughts on “Epistle To My Future Self

  1. Susan says:

    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. Therisa says:

    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. Kim M. Russell says:

    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’.

  4. Sumana Roy says:

    This is such a beautiful poem of contradictions of keeping ‘tame’ and ‘wild’ together. All the imagery used here are gorgeous. Lovely, as always Sanaa 🙂

    • Sanaa says:

      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 ❤️

  5. Daniella Moyles says:

    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?’

  6. Chris Evans says:

    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.

  7. Amara says:

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

    Gorgeous!! 💙

  8. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    ‘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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