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 I believe
a heart bears sorrow which sorrow knows nothing of
can we find the strength and allow ourselves to let go?
I breathe
as scent of dolor and rue lie embedded unto letters old
can we find the courage to desist though origin be bold
I yield
as spirit chaste is cleansed by propulsion of tears
can we cope as life progresses over span of bygone years
I smile
as gumption greets beneath blush of tangerine sun
cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun.

 

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“I closed the box and put it in a closet. There is no real way to deal with everything we lose.”
― Joan Didion, Where I Was From

Posted on ‘Sunday Mini-Challenge’ @ Real Toads

And posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. angie says:

    Sanaa, I imagine the poet is having an internal dialogue with herself in a closet full of memories. I like the Didion quote you chose, and the form and rhyme of course always astound me.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Sumana Roy says:

    oh, the end is inspiration itself Sanaa…a beautiful poem…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 good to see you again ❤️

  3. Bjorn says:

    The form works so well, when we are just in the middle of a voyage.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

  4. Thotpurge says:

    a heart bears sorrow which sorrow knows nothing of…nicely said Sanaa,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Rajani ❤️

  5. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is one of your best, Sanaa. The pace is so well-measured, as you lead the reader along your series of reflections. Very well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry ❤️ it was an inspirational prompt 😀
      xo

  6. Old Egg says:

    It is good that you ended up with a smile in this poem. For that is the way to face the future on a positive note.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thank you kindly, Robin 🙂

  7. Brendan says:

    Well done — the fulcrum believe, breath, yield and smile launches the metered couplets the way a heart asserts and knows.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Jae Rose says:

    I love that tangerine dream – and feel certain that you can you can always begin and be xo

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. the structure adds so much to this piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Brother Ollie 🙂

  10. Mary says:

    I like the reflective thoughts you have shared here, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Nebraska J. says:

    This is incredibly beautiful, Sanaa. I really like the opening, the phrase “tangerine sun,” and these:

    “as scent of dolor and rue lie embedded”
    “can we find the courage to desist”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Nebraska 🙂

  12. I love the ending of this poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. debi says:

    cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun….. beautiful sentiment. I love the progression in this poem “I believe, breathe, yield, smile. Outstanding.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. There is so much hope in this poem that I find really inspiring and uplifting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Matthew 🙂

  15. Truedessa says:

    I like the arrangement of your thoughts, they are cohesive and I believe nothing really ends as memories are still there.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Truedessa 🙂

  16. gillena says:

    “I smile
    as gumption greets beneath blush of tangerine sun
    cause nothing’s ever ended but only just begun.”
    [a good way to define tomorrow]

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Standard this week

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. So well crafted Sanaa. The imagery is subtle and evocative–really well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Wendy Bourke says:

    Wonderful! The close on this piece is transcendent.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. dsnake1 says:

    an elegant piece of writing, Sanaa.
    loved the structure and form, and the rhymes are a joy to read! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Julian says:

    I particularly enjoyed the closing stanza of yet another fine poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Julian 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  21. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    It does take strength to let go, doesn’t it? Sadly, it’s a strength that many people lack.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, MMT

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Margaret says:

    unto letters old stanza is beautiful … lovely poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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