Go ahead and risk

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Lost in the vermilion labyrinth of his lips, some days I exist
only as reflections,
their hue and shape daring me not to dodge the incoming storm
but rather to embrace it,
how many people can vouch for taking a risk?
For inhaling chaos,
when logic and reason fail us, it’s always better to go with instinct;
and in turn exhaling calmβ€”
I am what I have always been, my ways unconventional,
I am an orchid among dandelions.
Bravely into the dark like a poem, like a prayer reach,
extend your underlying doubts and feel as the wind, the moon usher
in strength,
lift as branches of tree, I am addicted to the night and dreams of him
that consume it,
tell me, are my intentions too bold for youβ€” you have something that
inspires living out of nothing; I am left with mauve whispers,
with everything.
Go ahead and risk, I am a Poet and you are the man that infiltrates
my thoughts,
plot twist: only I have the power to tempt him in every imaginable way
and keep myself from losing grit.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits:Β  Loui Jover Painting, Pinterest

Tricia Sankey is our ‘guest host’ today at dVerse where she
challenges us to write a poem about taking risk.
Come join
us! πŸ’πŸ’

Posted for Poetics: “Take a risk,” @dVerse Poets Pub

 

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh, I love the conclusion… the tempted one can also be the temptress, maybe it’s like the Ouroboros eating itself, or like you have to have more than one piece of wood to build fire.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. Dora says:

    Sanaa,
    Oh I love the plot twist that undercuts the risk to a certain extent, as the attraction rages on both sides, both sides consumed and consuming.
    pax,
    dora

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Bev says:

    This seems both fact and fantasy – but always risk-taking.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Sunra Rainz says:

    I absolutely love this poem! You’re like a poet femme fatale :-D. These lines I adore: some days I exist only as reflections / inhaling chaos / into the dark like a poem / mauve whispers. Such tantalising details! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hahahaha guilty as charged! Thank you so much, Sunra πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Shawna says:

    Oh, wow. This is gorgeous:

    β€œI am left with mauve whispers”

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  6. You had me at mauve whispers. This piece has the full spectrum, from titillation to illusion and satisfaction. You have more energy in this one, the edge of anger, the hiss of disappointment, the reins of control.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Grace says:

    Best go with one’s instincts as a poet. I love the plot twist and how you described yourself as:

    I am an orchid among dandelions.

    But I think you can be daring and bold.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Such passion and daring in your verses. I really liked this line: “Go ahead and risk, I am a Poet and you are the man that infiltrates
    my thoughts” then comes the plot twist! Love your voice and style! πŸ’–

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tricia πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

  9. only I have the power to tempt him
    in every imaginable way
    and keep me from losing grit

    Love the assertion Sanaa! A brave lady with a strong character will meet her match and win

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. Helen says:

    Love how you brought beautiful color into your poem … you do sensuous messaging quite well .. ‘inhaling chaos’ .. two great words!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. msjadeli says:

    I love the vivid images and the bold — risky — assertions in your poem

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Ingrid says:

    I love this Sanaa, especially your plot twist at the end! It’s true that poets have certain special powers πŸ™‚ I also love your image of a kind of meditation:
    ‘For inhaling chaos,
    when logic and reason fail us, it’s always better to go with instinct;
    and in turn exhaling calmβ€”’
    Sound advice!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ingrid πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. grapeling says:

    passion is risk – for is the risk that it is not the face of love?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Precisely! Thank you so much, Grapeling πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. I am an orchid among dandelions.

    This… is so interesting. First, I thought – dandelions are temporary… then I thought… but orchids need care… it’s such an interesting metaphor, Sanaa…

    <3
    David

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, David πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. K.Hartless says:

    Oh, those mauve whispers, such a perfect way of describing private exchanges, and addiction to night and poets; I fear I have both. Amazing, Helen.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, K.Hartless πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Brendan says:

    To turn an old saying, there are two doors, one marked “heaven” and the other marked “poem about heaven”: which to choose? I’ve always gone for the latter, since the dying there is only metaphorical and grief paper-thin. Likewise I’m much better at love poems than loving. As a reader of poetry, I can only be delighted and exchanted by the risks you take in this poem about love, whether they can be actualized or not. (My disaster once was trying to love someone who was also a better poet than I.) Anyway, delightful read, so suggestive of the emotional calibrations and surrenders of risking the heart for a Beloved.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brendan πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. Kerfe says:

    Love is always a risk on both sides, giving and receiving. As always, I can feel the intensity of your emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. kittysverses says:

    Haha, I loved the plot twist. Loved this line :-
    I am an orchid among dandelions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kitty πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Ken Gierke says:

    I definitely like this:

    “For inhaling chaos,
    when logic and reason fail us, it’s always better to go with instinct;
    and in turn exhaling calmβ€””

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. Raivenne says:

    Oh Sanaa! I don’t even know where to begin with this! Such marvelous lines that just reach in and hold tight! God yes. I read this Muse who is as inspired with you as you are of him. Your are indeed that orchid among the dandelions inspire. Your Muse goes with instinct as well and chose you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Raivenne πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Sean Mathews says:

    Ah, romantic risk! Your poem speaks of an unsatisfied infatuation. “I am addicted to the night and dreams of him that consume it,” I love a poem of passion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sean πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  22. calmkate says:

    such a romantic tryst of lover and words, this resonates deeply with all Saana … you have a real way of weaving words and love into your poems and that is real art!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  23. love the soft sass, Sanaa. the power is clearly inside the temptress hands.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemawrites πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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