Of life’s morals and apples

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A rush of cool breeze 
as grey skies welcome wistful rain,
and bowl of red apples allow
room for improvement.

Crunchy and mildly sweet, 
they taste of exhilaration, careful 
enough to piece out doubt from
 my pounding heart.

It was a day in December, much
like any other and yet there was
something different. I gaze upon shift
in clouds, begin to experience the
same within me. 

Oh, fragrance of apples, as
though sun-kissed days of summer;
reminding us it’s never too late
 to begin life new and afresh.

I sit back and marvel as
the sky begins to darken, its words
unspoken continue to seep into
the inner-workings of my soul.

Sometimes, we just need time
alone to really understand ourselves,
as we sift through life and its 
various endeavors.

 

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Posted on “Sanaa’s Challenge” @ Real Toads

& Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

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Comments

  1. I love the contrast of colours in the first stanza, Sanaa and the phrases “they taste of exhilaration” and “sun-kissed days of summer.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Vivian Zems says:

    The juxtaposition of the sweetness and fragrance of apples with a contemplative spirit is wonderful! Well woven 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. So wise, that it’s never too late to begin life anew….I have done this so many times in my life, it is like I have lived seven different lives in one. Smiles. I love where the apples took you. They took me back and back and back…….to the years when I was most fully alive.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. gillena says:

    “shift in clouds” and “life new and afresh” really clever juxtaposition in your contemplation.

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      much love…

  5. Jim says:

    This is a fun prompt, Sanaa. I like the setting here, at home eating the apples, waiting for the storm. I enjoy doing that too. Thank for the nice prompt, I also enjoyed writing mine.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Kerry says:

    The last stanza is so astute, and accompanied with the fragrance of apples a balm for the soul.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Trådløs says:

    I like how you set the scene. And true, sometimes we just need a break to breathe to get a new perspective on life. Nice bit of wisdom in this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tradlos 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  8. Nature is a wise of teachers as it allows for space and reflection. Beautiful work!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Sometimes, we do need time to ourselves, a day (or 13) to appreciate the scent of the fruit, the texture of life, what it (and we) can grow into.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely!❤️ Thanks for stopping by, Magaly 😘

  10. Audrey says:

    Sometimes we do need time by ourselves–perhaps poets even more than others have this need–so much wisdom here!! Happy holidays to you and to your family!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy Holidays to you and your family as well!🎉

  11. I agree, Sanaa! Time alone to be refreshed is so invaluable, I think, especially, to those who have a creative bent. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Frank says:

    I like these lines: “reminding us it’s never too late
    to begin life new and afresh”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Bjorn says:

    This is a wonderful reflective piece, just like those apples contains the remains of summer… their sweetness not too sweet. This is timely poem for this time of the year.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

  14. Grace says:

    Never too late to start anew ~ Wishing you Happy Holidays Sanaa !

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Happy Holidays!

  15. kaykuala says:

    Sometimes, we just need time
    alone to really understand ourselves,
    as we sift through life and its
    various endeavors.

    Very well summed up to what can be expected in life!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. scott hastie says:

    Always look forward to coming here, Sanaa – your thoughtful work always so infused with the vibrancy of life. Have a great Christmas…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Wishing you a great Christmas as well 🙂

  17. Apples tasting of exhilaration… What a wonderful choice of words, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Amrit Sinha says:

    You compare apples and life beautifully. There is always the chance to start life afresh. Brilliant lines as always 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Anna :o] says:

    Lovely reflective words Sanaa – and how true the close.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Sara says:

    Love the use of apples in this rich, thought-provoking poem. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

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