Untitled (nothing more can mend)

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And so, the day came
as words pierced through like glass
I stood and watched as time went by
unfurled as petals of desiccated rose

Our heart is a fickle fiend
its answers buried in the eyes that weep
a pool of regrets can never mend
what once was woe shall have a peaceful end

Forgiveness is the aroma that
roses spread long after a hand has crushed it
when we strive to choose love over hatred
yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins

 

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Comments

  1. Susan says:

    Such beauty! “Forgiveness is the aroma . . . ”
    To think of this arising even from ruin–aroma as the gold that mends is sublime.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Rob says:

    Are we mended by the scent of the crushed rose? I also like that words can pierce like glass. Excellent.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 😊 so good to see you ❀

  3. This is so beautiful, Sanaa. I love the idea that “what once was woe shall have a peaceful end”, and LOVE your closing lines. Gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh!❀️ Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  4. marja says:

    Beautiful I especially love ” Forgiveness is the aroma that
    roses spread” How true and important
    and ” yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins” Very strong we are offered a new day each day

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  5. gillena says:

    Luv your karmic ending Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. “…love over hatred” – beautiful truth.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Martin ❀️

  7. Old Egg says:

    How extraordinarily sad this poem is Sanaa overflowing with emotion. If only love was the first choice always what a better world this would be.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Audrey says:

    This says a lot about the quality of love and the heart–beautiful Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❀️ Thank you so much, Audrey πŸ˜€ so good to see you!❀️

  9. thotpurge says:

    its true we tend to carry yesterdays into tomorrow… sadly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❀️

  10. CC says:

    That last stanza is so powerful. It has such an incredible lesson that is so beautifully depicted.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    ‘Tomorrow’ to me is the Kintsugi artist, reconstructing a broken yesterday. An absolute beauty this poem is, Sanaa. My favorite parts: ‘what once was woe shall have a peaceful end
    ‘Forgiveness is the aroma’, & the closing lines. Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  12. “…yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins…”. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  13. Jae Rose says:

    Superb flow and rhythm to this piece – you excel yourself in every write

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. panchali says:

    ” Forgiveness is the aroma that
    roses spread long after a hand has crushed it
    when we strive to choose love over hatred
    yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins”— You described the feeling so well, Ah, yes! This is just to say that there is a LIGHT at the end of a long dark tunnel, So, choose love over hatred! Very well said….Sanaa! Gorgeous write…..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  15. Regret is a hungry mouth, that bites and consumes, leaving only useless holes behind…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  16. Frank says:

    I liked the sound and message in “what once was woe shall have a peaceful end”.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Xenia says:

    A beautiful flowing write Sanaa, I especially love the last two lines ‘when we strive to choose love over hatred yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins’ xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  18. Grace says:

    Forgiveness it is ~ I like the hopeful ending Sanaa ~ Thanks for joining us ~

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. ‘Forgiveness is the aroma that
    roses spread long after a hand has crushed it’

    Wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  20. Jilly says:

    The power of the last line is compelling!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jilly πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  21. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I know that pool of regrets that can never mend. I have swum in it too often.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, MMT ❀️

  22. Mary says:

    Forgiveness definitely is the balm we often need!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  23. kaykuala h says:

    Forgiveness is a beautiful thing easy to extend by those offended but difficult to stomach by those others who dwell in upmanship.

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Hank ❀️

  24. Alwi Shatry says:

    A true and eloquent celebration of forgiveness, love and — what better vehicle for both — than roses? Wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alwi πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  25. Wow…the last stanza is incredible….beautifully put!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Sue Anderson says:

    Hear, hear. And so well said.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  27. Just Barry says:

    Forgiveness is the aroma that
    roses spread long after a hand has crushed it
    when we strive to choose love over hatred
    yesterday stumbles and tomorrow begins

    This is brilliant and moving. That last stanza may be the most evocative I’ve seen in a long time. The first two lines of that last stanza should be analyzed and taught.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Forgiveness is the aroma that roses spread long after a hand has crushed it….so many powerful and heartfelt truths in this poem! Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. gillena says:

    Sanaa thank you for linking up at Monday WRites, have a nice week

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena πŸ™‚ You too have a wonderful week ahead ❀️

      Much love..

  30. Old Egg says:

    How beautifully this insightful poem read Sanaa. How wonderful forgiveness is both for the recipient and for the giver as well

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  31. Sean Michael says:

    Nice–what is it about love and rose metaphors that works so well? I recently wrote a poem called “Gentle Rains” about how my soul is just a thorny patch of land, but her love and patience helps me bloom.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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