Suburbia

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The woods we walk through are a blooming riot,
Yet part of the world that resides here’s quieted.
I gaze as white blossoms descend unto the lake,
listening to rise and fall of opinions in my chest.
Oh! skies above are tinged with tangerine calm,
knowing we smile boldly unto grief and despair.

Come, extend your handΒ and feel drops of rain,
as soldiers we wipe away doubt as speck of dust.
I, gaze upon hustle and bustle that rims the city,
and knowing that I am far, almost dare to revel.
The woods we walk through are of shades serene,
We whisper of woes which otherwise are unseen.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Oloriel says:

    Such a beautiful piece, the first verses were so captivating and welcoming for me. I loved this part the most:”Oh! skies above are tinged with tangerine calm,knowing we smile boldly unto grief and despair.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Oloriel❀️ I truly enjoyed writing to this prompt πŸ™‚ Cheers ?

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the line: “we smile boldly unto grief and despair”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Bev says:

    A walk in the woods “of shades serene”, hope in the midst of despair. Thank you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  4. I like the contrast of the riot and quiet, shades of serene and tinges of tangerine.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  5. Grace says:

    The serenity of the woods and calm sky contrasting with the bustling city life ~ I love that “blooming riot” Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Walter Marks says:

    “I gaze upon hustle and bustle that rims the city ―
    and knowing that I am far, I almost dare and revel.”
    The suburbs and city pale in comparison to the beauty of nature. That’s what I feel when i read these verses.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Walter πŸ™‚

  7. You had me at /as soldiers we wipe off doubt/. Your rhyme scheme works well; kind of sneaks up on you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    This is when nature is close to you, when the evenings are serene.. a nice suburb indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn πŸ™‚

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    love the idyllic setting with white blossoms descending unto the lake, skies with tangerine calm…perfect for wiping off doubts & whispering of grief…so serene…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  10. I like that you have found a romantic side of suburbia, Sanaa. I also like the lines:
    ‘Oh! skies above are tinged with tangerine calm,
    knowing we smile boldly unto grief and despair’

    and
    ‘I gaze upon hustle and bustle that rims the city ―
    and knowing that I am far, I almost dare to revel’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  11. annell4 says:

    Yes, whispered woes…the only way to say….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Annell πŸ™‚

  12. Oliana says:

    What a beautiful and romantic poem…nature is so beautiful especially in the suburbs where you can get in touch with the calm, the quiet…the serene. There are so many lines I love in your poem, but I’ll only choose one for now because it is so visual as well as moving ” skies above are tinged with tangerine calm,” that tangerine word is just perfect here. Oliana aka Cheryl-Lynn

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!!❀️ Thank you so much, Oliana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!!❀️

  13. loved the images……….!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. lynn says:

    I sense both sides of suburbia in your pleasing poem…the beauty of “tangerine calm” and the underlying whispered woes”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  15. gillena says:

    Its good to have the loving arms of nature to wraps around you comforting and soothing, “grief and despair’

    Nice write Sanaa, thank you for linking to Monday WRites

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      Much love…❀️

  16. Old Egg says:

    When all else fails it is good to walk with nature and calm our thoughts. It is as though when we return there lifes beauty is made more profound and we can let go of all our worries. How beautifully envisioned this is Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Robin πŸ™‚

  17. Old Egg says:

    There is something quite enchanting with your poetry Sanaa where you are so innovative in your style using expressiona such as “tangerine calm” and “shades serene” to allow the reader to relax despite the woes, grief and despair that are refered to in the final line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  18. Jim says:

    I love it all, Sanaa. Best for me are the wiping away of the doubt, so easy, like a speck of dirt, and the tangerine calm. I’m headed to the fridge now, we have two bags of them, peel one and eat it. Very calming doing that, for real!!
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  19. Love this dance of sounds and emotions. It reads as if the speaker swallowed spring, and her words bloom framed in the season.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aw!❀️ Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  20. thotpurge says:

    listening to rise and fall of opinions in my chest… that’s beautifully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Thotpurge πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Kerry O'Connor says:

    These lines caught my eye:

    I gaze as white blossoms descend unto the lake,
    listening to rise and fall of opinions in my chest.

    They capture feeling so well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  22. Marian says:

    The slight rhymes here are really lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. Oh those treasured moments of serenity, those precious places of escape when we are frazzled by noise…beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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