Untitled (when words seem not enough)

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I gather my words from the depths
of heart, allowing emotion to cross
its boundaries.

like scent of roses
oh as burning fire
like raging waves
like light of moon

I gather courage from unpetaled
crocus, allowing strength to seep
into my bones.

to bear pangs of love
and console and ease
to sail through storms
and adorn rays of sun

And when words 
                          
                           seem not enough

of love

let your heartbeat reach his ears
let your eyes reflect your desires
let your touch convey its warmth

of anger

let your silence reverberate calm
allow lips to control its language
and your eyes hold back its tears

of sorrow

grab some tissues for the eyeliner
let your woes drown in ice-cream
and remember not to dial your ex

‘A colorful remark

                         isn’t half bad either.’

 

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Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

58 thoughts on “Untitled (when words seem not enough)

  1. Victoria says:

    I was thinking the same thing that De wrote. This was a delight. Love the little snippet about not dialing your ex. You do touch upon an array of human emotion in this, Sanaa.

  2. Jilly says:

    This line “I gather courage from unpetaled
    crocus, allowing strength to seep
    into my bones” says so much in so few words – I had to read it several times to soak in the feel and the meaning. Sensational poem!

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Yes, a fun departure for/from you; really enjoyed the complexity & message. One of the great side effects of hanging around dVerse long enough is that each of us stretches our talent & our poetic parameters.

  4. Walter Marks says:

    I really like the last one, “remember not to dial your ex”, truly wise words. Ice cream can soothe some of the hurt, he or she will just cause more sorrow.

  5. Frank says:

    I also liked the part about the ice-cream and dialing the ex. You might want to put the ex on your phone’s auto-reject list. Just to make sure.

  6. gillena says:

    “And when words

    seem not enough
    …..”

    Luv the tone of Khalil Gibran as you shift into the second mode of your sequence

    Have a nice Sunday
    much love…

  7. Wendy Bourke says:

    You have articulated emotions that all of us are familiar with – but may not find the words to express them – and have done so beautifully. An awesome write!

  8. Old Egg says:

    If the first heartbreak is bad none that follow are any easier. That is the problem with love…it hurts. Despite that we still come back for more…and more, for what are we without love?

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