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Daylight arrives as the kind of rays that soothe the soul,
Outlining brilliant orange that hides behind the grayish sky;

Yielding not to thoughts that overthrow, despair and woes,
Obey, I obey, tracing tenderly the opposite of what overwhelms,
Uncompromising; my spirit, my essence, my very core.

There are things I will never escape,
Hypothetical, these thoughts that arise from the depths;
Indigo intention, come let us dust away all that stands in the way,
Nothing will ever change otherwise; does it cross your mind?
Kissable, come let us chase sunsets knowing they soon will fade.

Who holds your hand, warm enough when nearly
there are things I will always wonder, cappuccino
with passing mauve, be it lips, be it clouds, you
know it’s true, these questions run deep, atomic
tangerine, the horizon, eyes remember ache, acacia
clusters of white flowers typically thorny, amen.
Sleep doesn’t come easy when passages are abridgedΒ 
its pattern not predictable, but words deserve a place,
let us be brazen, let us be bold, this heart abandon
not dreams that beg admission;
give in, golden in their wholesomeness, in their entirety.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Loui Jover, “Chapter,” Painting, Pinterest

Lillian hosts at dVerse and invites us to try our hand at an Acrostic Plus.
Come join us! πŸ™‚ The message within- “Do you think you can deny.”πŸ’

Posted for Poetics: For the love of puzzles @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh I think that message is very well matched to the poem. I love the passages abridged… I feel it’s easy to get lost, like travelling without a map.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Lillian says:

    As always, beautiful imagery and most especially, such strong affirmation in the ending lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Lillian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

  3. msjadeli says:

    Some things cannot be denied. Whether we choose to act is always the question, which you lay out so clearly in your poem. Another beautiful poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Awesome. I could never.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. I love it…but I think I found 2 “N”s in deny; smile. Your romantic piece can stand alone, with passionate word-smithing, per usual. Somehow, even your darkest lines and thoughts ate tinged with tangerine tenderness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Sunra Rainz says:

    This poem is simply gorgeous! It tantalises all the senses πŸ™‚ I love the lines:

    “come let us chase sunsets knowing they soon will fade.” And this whole section:

    “… cappuccino
    with passing mauve, be it lips, be it clouds, you
    know it’s true, these questions run deep, atomic
    tangerine, the horizon, eyes remember ache…”

    Stunning <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sunra πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Grace says:

    Beautiful line of chasing the sunset knowing they will fade. Love the message Sanaa and your voice here specially:

    let us be brazen, let us be bold, this heart abandon
    not dreams that beg admission;
    give in, golden in their wholesomeness, in their entirety.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. calmkate says:

    a sensual poem with a sad message … those last few lines are a clincher!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. lynn__ says:

    You have painted this romantic sunset in blazing colours, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Tzvi Fievel says:

    “Daylight arrives as the kind of rays that soothe the soul.”
    “Yielding not to thoughts that overthrow.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Tzvi πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. Selma Martin says:

    Sanaa. How lovely. Strong sentiment here that I like: “I obey, tracing tenderly the opposite of what overwhelms” Let’s all let go of what overwhelmed. It’s superfluous. And then there’s this line:
    “words deserve a place, let us be brazen, let us be bold, this heart abandon
    not dreams that beg admission” Lovely messages I want to embrace. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Selma πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Mary Hood says:

    “Words deserve a place”

    This poem is all so poignant, haunting and visceral

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. Punam says:

    Beautiful verse, Sanaa. So many beautiful lines…love the way you ended it. ❀️❀️

    1. Helen says:

      Lovely acrostic+ … so much fun to untangle.

      1. Sanaa says:

        ❀️❀️❀️

    2. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Punam πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. Helen says:

    Lovely acrostic+ … so much fun to untangle. ((( and oops, I left the message I intended for you up above!)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. It’s amazing to me that you managed this without any of the words seeming strained, Sanaa. This is a fantastic write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. rog leach says:

    your line Indigo Intentions send shivers down my back.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rog πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. WOW. A great write.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  18. this is a difficult one but your lines flow effortlessly! great one, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosema πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Marion Horton says:

    I love the sequence of imagery and feelings here – so beautifully crafted.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marion πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Ken Gierke says:

    We all deserve a source of comfort.
    Well done on the acrostic plus.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Sara McNulty says:

    Outstanding, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

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