Epistle To My Future Self

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The flaming August sky,
heavy heart and
unsuspecting youth
is a bundle of contradictions.

I want to believe in hope
as cold fingers
trace dandelion worries
and lively disposition;
when will that hour come
when the sun will glow
and revoke affliction?

The sky that once held
dreams laments
and burns unwritten scripts,
I wonder if the world
resists this side of early black;
can wishes truly fly
once we learn to let go?

It’s a strange truth that heart
is made up of
contradictory feelings;
on one hand it longs to be free
but can’t bear losing
the sight of home,
on other it’s conscious of truth
but never seems to be able
to accept completely.

I want to uncover love
and all its untouched spaces,
dip the soul in tranquility
and utmost ebb of night
when faced with the challenge
to silence the mind.
How do I unlock this side
of me, tell me how
do I acquaint
tame with wild?

 

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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

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Comments

  1. Susan says:

    Wow! Your images bring home the tame and the wild beautifully! I especially like
    “as cold fingers
    trace dandelion worries
    and lively disposition”
    and
    “I wonder if the world
    resists this side of early black”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  2. gillena says:

    Truly the contradictions of the soul revolve in your poem Sanaa. Gorgeous write.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much💟love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much🌼love

  3. Therisa says:

    Sanaa, by doing the hardest thing, in being honest to yourself on a daily basis. Even though, it’s so easy to listen to the voice that lies to you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Therisa ❤️

  4. Ah, romantic contradictions. The flaming August sky speaks passion, Sanaa, accompanied by a heavy heart. I love the lines:
    ‘I want to believe in hope
    as cold fingers
    trace dandelion worries
    and lively disposition’
    and
    ‘The sky that once held
    dreams laments
    and burns unwritten scripts’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. You have captured it exactly…the wanting to be free while not losing sight of home…..and the aquainting of tame with wild. All possible, within.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Sumana Roy says:

    This is such a beautiful poem of contradictions of keeping ‘tame’ and ‘wild’ together. All the imagery used here are gorgeous. Lovely, as always Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Very moving. Questions which tug at the soul.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Thotpurge says:

    Can wishes fly when we let go…
    uncover love and all its untouched spaces…
    so many wonderful things in this poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Cressida says:

    How do I acquaint tame with wild? Tricky….Could be in the too hard basket methinks:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Maybe 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Cressida ❤️

  10. Romana says:

    Memorable, “this side of early black”….
    You are acquainting tame with wild in your poems, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. lillian says:

    Oh a wonderful write! That last question is just gripping.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh this is so strong… love the dandelion part… and how we always have those contradictions.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Frank says:

    Nice lines: “can wishes truly fly
    once we learn to let go?” Letting go means losing control, but maybe that is what lets them fly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Frank ❤️

  14. Ken Gierke says:

    “dip the soul in tranquility”
    I like the thought of that.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Toni Spencer says:

    A lovely write Sanaa. I especially like the last question.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Xenia Tran says:

    A beautiful write Sanaa, I love how this is addressed to your future self – have you ever written an epistle from your future self to your present self? xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Mmm.. I wrote a letter to my former self 😊 but nice idea.. will revisit it after I am older ❤️

  17. You had me at /the sky burns unwritten scripts/–tis a lovely poetic, outlining the conflicts within, how restlessness can conjure emotion and threaten chaos

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Jo says:

    Beautiful writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Daniella Moyles says:

    Woww! You interlace the tame and wild here so beautifully! I especially like ‘I wonder if the world resists this side of early black; can wishes truly fly once we learn to let go?’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Kerfe says:

    all those yearnings…(K)

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Chris Evans says:

    There is so much to love in this poem. These lines particularly caught my attention, “as cold fingers trace dandelion worries and lively disposition”.. being human we tend to think a lot about the future; but know that the power to shine lies within.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Chris ❤️

  22. Amara says:

    ‘I want to uncover love
    and all its untouched spaces,
    dip the soul in tranquility
    and utmost ebb of night’..

    Gorgeous!! 💙

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. Every piece you write is better than the last. I don’t think a poet could hope for more. Excellent.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. a brilliant display of the contradictions that confound us all. I love the yearning implicit in the tone.
    And you ask those haunting questions! Great write, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. Sameera Chaudhary says:

    ‘I wonder if the world
    resists this side of early black;
    can wishes truly fly
    once we learn to let go?’

    Love this! Beautifully emotive!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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