Between the sun and cloud

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A smile,
a dialogue
and gentle tap on the shoulder
is all we need
to unravel the pain
swirling in a smoke behind silent eyes.
I can feel words
watching,
wanting
and just waiting to spill out,
I can feel moments
which lie between the sun and cloud,
calling
for me to save a life.

 

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Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I know this from experience… I have talked a person from suicide (at least I think so)… but you are right it only takes caring a bit… who knows what a kind word might do…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  2. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Margaret says:

    We have to be observant in order to see the signs…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Margaret ❤️

  4. There is a vid going around on FB about a young girl who almost committed suicide but was talked out of by someone talking to her about the weather. It may even be true. I have found from sad experience though that those who are intent upon suicide cannot be swayed, only those who toy with it. But an interesting perspective on the photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Old Egg says:

    How often a few words and more importantly our ears and our understanding can relax a stressed person from going over the edge. This is a very good attribute to look for in an employee as well! Very well written Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Kerry says:

    I do believe that words can save a life. An excellent 55 word poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  7. Jim says:

    Saving a life. Nice thought, Sanaa. My dad once asked me. “Jim, who doesn’t fall once in a while?” I k e then he was falling. I will ask now, who hasn’t thought of killing self once in a while? Perhaps there are a few but I’m thinking “not many.”
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Jim ❤️

  8. An important message condensed so beautifully into a 55, Sanaa. I love the lines:
    ‘I can feel moments
    which lie between the sun and cloud,
    calling
    for me to save a life’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    May there be plenty of Words for “…moments / which lie between the sun and cloud, / calling”….A beauty of a poem…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Vivian Zems says:

    “I can feel moments
    which lie between the sun and cloud.”…. this image is sublime!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. the more ways of communicating we have the less we say – this poem though says so much so succinctly

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. gillena says:

    Ah yes let us use our kind words to incite hope.
    Happy Sunday Sanaa

    Much💜love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Gillena ❤️

      Much🌻🌼love

  13. Sherry says:

    Sarah’s story is powerful. We never know when a smile or a word may be what makes a difference to someone.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  14. Mary says:

    Powerful writing, Sanaa. Sometimes people just need someone to listen to them. A reminder that each of us COULD be that person.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thank you so much, Mary 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. kaykuala h says:

    which lie between the sun and cloud,
    calling for me to save a life.

    So much to be done. Not much accomplished even when many opportunities for saving lives present themselves

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Let’s hope it’s the other way around 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  16. Therisa says:

    As someone, with personal experience, dealing suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts, most people are scared to talk with us. Thinking that they will trigger us.

    Sadly, there comes a time, when gentle words and a caring ear aren’t enough. Only inner will can stop the suicide attempt. I speak this, from my own experiences.

    Thank you, Sanaa, for having the courage to write about this taboo.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Chrissa says:

    A good reminder and strong image of willing courage rather than fear in interacting with others…compassionate and hopeful.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    So much tenderness comes across in your poem. Perfect for today—and always!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Vicki ROGERS says:

    Powerful words and message.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  20. This was so powerful my friend…starting off like small talk and winding up full of life and profundity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Donna 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  21. Yes, it’s a calling. All we can do is be ready for it and know how to read between the lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Colleen ❤️

  22. Felt words, needed words, words fed by feelings… can do so much. We would do miracles, if we spoke to each other… if we listened.

    There is so much going on in this, Sanaa. So much…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😍 so glad you liked it! ❤️

  23. Great title for this poem, which says such important things.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Wendy Bourke says:

    This poem evokes a response. You’ve taken a subject, which is often repressed, and brought it into the light of day in an impactful and healing way. An important piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Thotpurge says:

    moments
    which lie between the sun and cloud… that’s a beautiful description…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Kislaya says:

    Hi, first time on your blog!
    You are right – “A smile, a dialogue, and gentle tap on the shoulder is all we need”
    Loved the opening lines and the narration, defines so much about being human. Kudos…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. dsnake1 says:

    this is one of my favourites from you. the words are so simple, yet the poem is so impactful and powerful. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lee San 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  28. I’ve at suicide’s door myself. Thank you for writing this and thank you for being observant.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Sara McNulty says:

    “I can feel moments
    which lie between the sun and cloud.”

    I feel like I have lived this poem. Words of love and affection can change the world.
    Thank you for sharing this poem. I have been there.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. KB says:

    Talking and listening to each other can make a real difference

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, KB ❤️

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