Suddenly this emptiness lays siege

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Suddenly this emptiness lays siege;
melts the sun into darkness with the arrival of dusk.
I am hushedβ€” my skin,
a canvass filled with tangible metaphors and poetry wrapped
in
a silent argument.

And when the depths of the earth fall into slumber; I wake,
every fiber,
every tissue reliving months spent writing about rainβ€”

I’d like to feel something again.
Must everything be black and white?
Must everything be on trial?

Hues of abalone and hues of ache stare at me
from the rumbling sky,
often what we say isn’t half as revealing as what is left unsaid;

I think about what you are going through day and night.
And endless memories will not be gone,
the year remembers sweet boldness of tongue as June settles inβ€”
we will be together again.

 

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Posted for Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

40 Replies to “Suddenly this emptiness lays siege”

  1. Sadly we are a race of competitors wanting to be the best and happy to criticise others. Other creatures tend to look after their own. Wolves are a case in point where the pack is led by the weakest ones and the leaders are the strong ones behind keeping a watch for danger. What a beautiful poem Sanaa.

  2. The title/opening line makes and instant impression on the soul of your reader, Sanaa, and I love the lines:
    β€˜β€¦my skin,
    a canvass filled with tangible metaphors and poetry wrapped in
    a silent argument.’
    This poem conveys the pain of separation in this difficult time, especially when β€˜what we say isn’t half as revealing as what is left unsaid’. A hopeful ending!

  3. So true… about unsaid things. They grow into monsters that can choke the life (the hope) out of any throat that believes certain feelings and knowings can be kept from the world.

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