Across the miles

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I haven’t the heart to disregard
not when you’re smiling at me
from across the miles.

Your crumpled hair and deep-
set eyes as we bask ‘neath the
merciful skies, I am constantly
aware of passing time wishing
hours would come to a halt.

Although prompted to write a
poem or two before bed how can
I repress the idea of curling up
to watch episodes of ‘Homeland’

and sometimes when you’re asleep
long to grasp you into these arms,
confess to mistakes uncommitted,
lest love brings us lament and
storms.

There’s comfort in quarrels chaos in
silence, I haven’t the heart to disre-
gard not when you’re smiling at me
from across the miles.

 

Photo credits: Jolygram

Marian invites us to write inspired by ‘You and Me’ by Alice Cooper.
Come join us!

Posted On Music with Marian @ Real Toads

& Posted on ‘Open Link Night’ @ dVerse Pub

Comments

  1. Bekkie says:

    That would be hard to disregard indeed! Wonderful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  2. gillena says:

    Loving across the miles is trying. But let love endure
    A happy Thursday to you Sanaa

    Much🌼love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 Thanks for stopping by, Gillena ❤️

      Happy Thursday 🍹 much love..

  3. Love across the miles…………challenging, but well supported by poetry, hopefully. Smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Bjorn says:

    That last stanza in particular caught me with the quarrel and all.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. That’s a lovely and evocative poem. The love just pours from it. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Gay Cannon says:

    Sometimes the closer we are farther we have to reach. And the farther in distance the closer we can seem in our minds and in our hearts. This poem illuminates that so well. Fine work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Cannon 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Misky says:

    What a beautifully written love poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Misky 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  8. Marina Sofia says:

    Ha, like the comfort in quarrels, chaos in silence verse – so counterintuitive and yet so right!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marina 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. A beautiful poem of love across the miles, Sanaa. I like how it starts and ends with the words ‘when you’re smiling at me / from across the miles’, like a smile.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  10. I love the thought that you smile at me across the miles!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Xenia Tran says:

    A beautiful love poem Sanaa, and I love the repetition of ‘I haven’t the heart to disre-
    gard not when you’re smiling at me from across the miles.’ xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  12. Jane Dougherty says:

    Sometimes you just have to go with the flow 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Jane ❤️

  13. Grace says:

    Sweetness after quarrels and chaos ~ Those smiles can brighten up one’s day ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. lynn says:

    Love is sweetly complicated and your poem makes me smile.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  15. Jo says:

    What a lovely poem about love!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Anna :o] says:

    A beautiful love poem of love separated by the distance of miles.
    Your closing stanza of comfort or chaos is so very true.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. waltermarks says:

    I like the “comfort in quarrels, chaos in silence”. I believe the communication between two people is better than silence

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Walt ❤️

  18. Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Arcadia 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  19. Frank says:

    Interesting line: “confess to mistakes uncommitted” I guess something to wake the other up.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. Audrey says:

    A lovely take on all of the aspects of love–really lovely work!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  21. Dwight says:

    That smile is clear as a bell and very captivating whether near or far!
    dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Margaret says:

    “comfort in quarrels, chaos in silence … that’s GREAT!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  23. kanzensakura says:

    “wishing hours would come to a halt.” so often love makes us wish this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Colin Lee says:

    It’s often not about who’s right and who’s wrong. Love may be blind, but not ignorant. Enjoyed myself tremendously in reading this piece. Many thoughts and emotions that’s genuinely felt. Bravo!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colin 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  25. Vivian Zems says:

    Not having the heart to disregard…from this first stanza, you had me hooked. Good one.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Raivenne says:

    “comfort in quarrels, chaos in silence”. <– THAT , love that line.

    Such wonderful words in a lovely write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Raivenne 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  27. Amaya says:

    This is so lovely, Sanaa. The last line as the title and the comfort in the quarrels. Plus, the art is gorgeous and matches the sentiment of the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Amaya 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  28. Love from a distance is so hard. Yet, we follow where the heart leads. Beautiful writing

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  29. kaykuala h says:

    There’s comfort in quarrels chaos in
    silence,

    Perfect play of words in contrasting fashion, Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  30. Kerry says:

    and sometimes when you’re asleep
    long to grasp you into these arms,
    confess to mistakes uncommitted,
    lest love brings us lament and
    storms.

    This speaks so much to me of the fragility of love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  31. ZQ says:

    “…There’s comfort in quarrels chaos …” wow! Great line putting this piece together.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  32. Marian says:

    Sanaa! I just love this. It’s so real and lovely. Confessing to mistakes not even made yet. Just love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Marian 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

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