Pastel blue flowers in the dusk

The cerise-rose sun fuels me on days when it’s difficult 
to get out of bed, 
when everything feels like, damn, is it even worth it, 
you see, the human psyche isn’t designed  
to question the cosmos, 
it consists of broken bits and pieces of glass that pierce 
when one attempts to probe, 
oh how fragile we, as a species, truly are– 
but you are already aware of that, aren’t you?  
I thought so. 

Oh no, this fervour is calling out to me once more, 
what’s going on, 
pastel blue flowers in the dusk convince me otherwise, 
but in vain, 
they forget I am guilty of smiling  
every time there is thunder in the distance, 
it’s rather beautiful to be unafraid, 
to embrace the light and dark without feeling  
overwhelmed, 
it has taken me years to realize that I am capable. 

The world isn’t half as pretty as they make it out to be, 
in movies and books  
where characters sweep you off your feet  
with a monologue,  
what a waste of potential— I’d rather they sift  
through reality with a microscope  
and teach us how to face problems instead of  
embroidering tea green fantasies  
into our brain, 
now that is something the world is in dire need of, 
now that is something the world is  
in dire need of, 
darling, this is my confession, when the world drowns
in slumber, I lie awake  

until dawn mapping out what my heart yearns
to accomplish,
it’s just the way it is, what’s going on? Tell me.  

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest 

Posted for Susan’s Inaugural Prompt @What’s going on?

 

26 thoughts on “Pastel blue flowers in the dusk

  1. Mary Kling says:

    Wow, Sanaa! I am awed! This is a stunning, meaningful, and deep poem! And so true that the world isn’t as pretty as they make it out to be! Movies are only movies. Fantasies. I sometimes do wonder if there is a happily ever after, especially these days. I too have my sleepless times, lying awake wondering. What’s going on indeed?

    So glad to see you here, Sanaa. Thanks for joining us!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 🥰 so glad you liked it! 💄💙

  2. Sherry says:

    Another WOW! from me, Sanaa. This poem knocks me out. Those dreams once led me astray too, but reality has been a wise teacher. However, I never dreamed the world would be in the shape it is in right now. Your poem is really well done, it resonates. I especially love the closing lines – “darling, this is my confession…..” Just wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🥰 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄💙

  3. Sanaa,
    Too often life seems distorted these days..as though nothing has remained as we once knew it to be…readjustment is at least a temporary view…

    Eileen T O’Neill

    (Comments seem to be posting as Anonymous at some Blogs.I hope my comment works!)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eileen 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄💙

  4. Susan says:

    “. . . it’s rather beautiful to be unafraid,
    to embrace the light and dark without feeling
    overwhelmed . . .” YES!!
    We do have to work our way through the lies of romanticism and its stereotypes, but I’m not sure I could have enjoyed childhood reading without those happy endings. Would I have strived with passion without a few golden dreams?

    1. Sanaa says:

      I absolutely agree! Thank you so much, Susan 🥰 so glad you liked it! 💄💙

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🥂

  5. Eric Erb says:

    this being human is quite a thing isnt it? sometimes it feels so inbetween, angels us and animals…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄💙

  6. Rajani says:

    Good reading your work after ages, Sanaa… I like that you say it takes years to cope without being overwhelmed by light and dark…absolutely…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄💙

  7. Rall says:

    Embroidering tea green fantasies…..nice line….Yes reality is hard to deal with.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rall 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄💙

  8. Suzanne says:

    I like the way you question the stories we are told about life and how it differs from the reality. There are some great lines in your poem. It would be good if we shifted through the stories and the illusions with a microscope. Suzanne – WordPress blog – Wayfaring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Suzanne 😀 so glad you liked it 💄💙

  9. Nuzi says:

    Well done Sanaa! Embroidering tea green fantasies and darling, this is my confession… beautiful lines! Teach us how to face problems … great solution!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Nuzi 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄💙

  10. Jane Dougherty says:

    Yes, I agree. There’s something obscene about red carpets for film stars, sports celebrities, or when some multi-billionaire dips into his tax write-offs to give to a charity, when we are hurtling towards the buffers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad the poem and its imagery appealed to you 💄💙

  11. Sunra Rainz says:

    Love this insightful musing, Sanaa, and the questioning way it ends. I especially enjoyed the second stanza 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Sunra 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄💙

  12. Sumana Roy says:

    “it’s rather beautiful to be unafraid,”…And I think this is the secret of life; just to feel the power within. An amazing poem Sanaa. Can’t tell you how happy I am to see you here. Yay!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it 💄💙

      Happy to be here! 🥂

  13. Vinitha says:

    What a beautiful poem! Reading your blog after a gap and what a treat I got! Thank you, Sanaa. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vinitha 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄💙

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