Ash is the purest white

The sky can let go like an obsidian wish saved for later;
fading and fading,
I am consumed with the desire for a better tomorrow
dear sister mine,
perforated with undertones of faded aerosphere of time
long gone–
ash is the purest white,
marked not with sorrow that seeps until we are dancing
to its rhythm;
society are we not enough?
Skipping meals and suppressing thoughts until ears
begin to bleed–
I write you letters since we speak openly no more,
see these walls they refuse to crumble;
the best we can do is paint our lips scarlet and pull ourselves together.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Day Six ~ Speaking in the voice of another

Posted for Play It Again @ Real Toads

20 thoughts on “Ash is the purest white

  1. The voice of a woman enduring, and women are so good at that. Wonderfully done, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  2. Beautiful, Sanaa, especially the obsidian wish and the final line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  3. This makes me feel the beauty of encouragement and the blessed movement in survival..beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  4. Ellecee says:

    This is lovely, in support of one another, we will come through 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Linda 💄❤️

  5. Jim says:

    Have some pitty for us guys, we don’t dare paint our lips or carry a purse.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      😂😂😂

  6. Beautifully done.

    OK, I am off to paint my lips scarlet!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. Old Egg says:

    That is the difference between men and women, for the girls need only touch up their lips, powder their cheeks to hide their original feelings whereas we men can only look down in the mouth and show our disappointed eyes. A delightful read Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. Pratibha says:

    wow. so much beauty and strength in these words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pratibha 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  9. Kerry says:

    The walls refuse to crumble!
    This is so poignantly written, Sanaa. I could feel the emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  10. Lillian says:

    This is an amazing post. Those last three lines have me aching.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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