Curl me not

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Curl me not, towards warmth or affection
rather comfort me with cold and hard facts.
I can feel pretense building up brick walls,
as though petals of orchid afore its bloom.
Every moment that passes, we breathe in
veracity; let us make it worthwhile.”

 

 

Photo Credits: Pixabay

Posted for Quadrille 23 @ dVerse Pub

& on Sunday Standard @ Lunch Break

also on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Sometimes the facts are the one that bring us closer… but we are often cowards when it comes to saying them

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely so, thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  2. Locomente says:

    Very thoughtful… Liked the way you say “curl me not”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. De Jackson says:

    This is a cool take on the prompt, kind of the antithesis of the word itself.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. lillian says:

    ooooh….sometimes the soft and sweet is nice instead of the hard cold facts. Perhaps facts delivered in a softer voice? 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Lillian 😀

  5. Oloriel says:

    A very interesting and brave affirmation, I am trying to remember when have I heard something similar being spoken or exclaimed around me, and I wound up blank. It makes me think what your poem should also be is a suggestion, an invitation for more of us not to just live in the now, but also THINK of the now.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Oloriel for your passionate comment ❤️ Good to see you 🙂

  6. Misky says:

    I like the angle you’ve taken on this; uncurling that curl so to speak.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Sometimes the hard facts aren’t real either, but honesty is what we all want.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Frank 🙂

  8. Grace says:

    I admire honesty even when its done with cold and hard facts, rather than lies.

    Good one Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Thotpurge says:

    comfort me with cold and hard facts…. yes!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani 😀

  10. So clearly expressed, Sanaa, a smart use of the 44. “Curl me not”–I like that.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Sabio Lantz says:

    An interesting rational appeal.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Sabio 🙂

  12. I like this take on the prompt. Sometimes it is better to hear the cold truth rather than some sugar coated lie.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Arcadia Maria 🙂

  13. lynn says:

    Impressed by this straight forward quadrille, Sanaa…love your line “curl me not”!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. An interesting departure from your characteristic romanticism – and yet, raising the possibility of a truer love.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Bryan Ens says:

    It can be hard to accept the cold hard facts, but they help us more in the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bryan 🙂

  16. paul scribbles says:

    Made me think of this.
    “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:

    At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?”

    At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?”

    At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?”

    ~ Rumi

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. gillena says:

    we breathe in
    veracity; let us make it worthwhile.”

    yes indeed , the situation of acceptance is far often, the preferred choice; but I do agree we still have the option of opinion and the vehicle of poetry

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Gillena 🙂

  18. I’ve always found more comfort in the truth, even if it burns at first.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Kerry O'Connor says:

    comfort me with cold and hard facts…

    There is comfort in truthfulness!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Kerry 🙂

  20. Yes, I feel this sometimes – the need to curl, then to breathe. I think we all need truth in the midst of the gray….getting through it is what takes our strongest will. I like the word you used — “veracity” — indeed, we need that to break down walls. A thoughtful piece – thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Rommy says:

    I. Love. This.

    This is probably my favorite of your works to date. Even the construction and shape of the poem speaks of solidity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aw!❤️ Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Cool phrase “curl me not,” likening oneself to a bud before unfolding………the quoted lines complete the poem so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      1. Rall says:

        In the end it is better to know the truth, unpalatable though it may be…the clarity makes life a little easier. I like this poem very much. Well done !

        1. Sanaa says:

          Aw! Thank you so much, Rall ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  23. grapeling says:

    making it worthwhile is the trick, isn’t it ?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Michael 🙂

  24. Marian says:

    Huh. This is really fascinating, comparing bricks and solidity to the fussiest of flowers. What is the truth? So hard to know now.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. this straight-forward piece of comfort vs cold veracity is a little different from what i am accustomed from some other pieces you have written, so to that, i applaud you because it was effective in that it took me from comfort to cold veracity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Marco 🙂

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