Untitled (the thread of life)

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I feel the dead silence of the once roaring sea
waves violet splashed unto these long fingers
I too feel the apathetic murmurs that encircle
and yet, place a fragile heart upon their palm.

I, long to run, into the arms of days long gone
when, the world, seemed not bleak nor harsh,
to count, colors that adorn the rainbow above
while spirit is unbending, resolute and sound.

Oh! but unlike you, I refuse, to be imprisoned,
I, would rather drift amidst the moon and sun,
whisper secrets to the birds hiding in the trees.
I, round blossoms red, dance with honey bees.

I, would scream hope, and fling to wildflowers
lest, the world, seals lips, with growing insults.
I, would weave harmony into the thread of life,
lest, this season, brings floods, famine and fire.

‘Until death serenades and sets me free.’

 

Photo credits:Β Pinterest

I chose to contemplateΒ Christina Rossetti’s ‘The Thread of Life.’

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

and Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month

& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Kerry says:

    Oh! but unlike you, I refuse, to be imprisoned…

    Such a strong statement of personal viewpoint, here. The poem is very uplifting.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Old Egg says:

    This is one of your best Sanaa. A great poem which is written with such feeling and depth, I really loved it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Thotpurge says:

    run, into the arms of days long gone… that’s sweet!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. gillena says:

    Luv your passion for redefining, Sanaa. An ever arduous task it is to try to right the flagging World we life in today
    “I, would weave harmony into the thread of life,
    lest, this season, brings floods, famine and fire.

    β€˜Until death serenades and sets me free.’”

    Just awesome!!!

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely opportunity πŸ™‚ )

  5. I was unfamiliar with this particular Rosetti piece – and I must say I prefer yours! So much more spirited; and I identify with the sentiments you express.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Mary says:

    Yes, I think we all sometimes long to run into the days long gone – as they are perhaps familiar and perhaps comforting, but since we cannot do this it is good to find a way to weave harmony into the thread of life – wherever it takes us. Nice poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Beautiful… you echoed Rossetti’s style and sentiments so well. Love it ❀

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana ? so glad you liked it ❀

  8. Shawna says:

    This is beautiful, Sanaa. It’s the best piece of yours that I’ve read.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. The last line is so powerful. It’s interesting how the speaker thinks of death not just as release and rest, but as something as beautiful as a song.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Bev says:

    “Refuse to be imprisoned” … “scream hope” … “choose harmony” … those are the words I shall pack in my backpack!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. I especially love the beauty and passion in your two closing stanzas. Great write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. I needed the light from your poem today. Beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Beautifully expressed. Thank you for the lift up, today…

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. Jim says:

    “β€˜Until death serenades and sets me free.’” says it all, plus maybe, “I will not.” Reminds me also of Johnny Cash’s song, “I walk the line”.
    A lady next to me in Bible Study this morning is just a few years older than me. In class we talked about release of death, to Heaven or Hades. I whispered to her, “I count down now, instead of counting up.” She whispered, “Me too.”
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. CC says:

    Oh, this pulses with LIFE and the promise of optimism πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Myrna says:

    I like to think I would make the same choice as the narrator – to not be imprisoned by dark forces but to nurture hope. Good writing Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. totomai says:

    Being independent despite the circumstance is a testament of being strong, Sanaa. Loved the voice you have here.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Wendy Bourke says:

    Beautifully penned! Glorious images! Powerful writing!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Manicddaily says:

    I think it is a little difficult to choose freedom but you certainly make a compelling argument here! Thanks, Sanaa. And thanks for kind comments as well. K.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  20. Dead silence of a roaring sea changes everything!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Colleen πŸ™‚

  21. kaykuala h says:

    I, would weave harmony into the thread of life,
    lest, this season, brings floods, famine and fire.

    One would want to save the day wherever and whenever possible. It is the feeling of obligation to society that prevails more than anything else!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  22. Gina says:

    I will gladly join you in “flinging hope to the wildflowers” and “dance with the Bees”:D XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      LOL!❀️ Thank you so much, Gina πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  23. paul scribbles says:

    Strength and passion filled poem Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  24. Rallentanda says:

    Very passionate and positive poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  25. De Jackson says:

    “I would weave harmony into the thread of life” — oh, that we all might strive to do this.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Beautiful and passionate piece, Sanaa! Love these lines:

    I, would scream hope, and fling to wildflowers

    ‘Until death serenades and sets me free.’

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. Retreat from the taunts, the evil & sometimes we can retreat from the beauty… it all seems interwoven somedays, screaming hope seems like you have chosen correctly x Great work!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Weaving harmony into the thread of life is something you, as a poet, know more than a little about.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. humbird says:

    Ah, Sanaa, I can hear your passion, it’s empower and inspire to never ‘imprisoned’ yourself. Only dedication to someone/something dear might look like this, but because of love, it will have different perspective… ~ Nice to read you again! xox

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  30. Rommy says:

    Daaaaaaaaaaaang, this is one of your strongest pieces to date. I really like the style of it and the defiantly joyful note woven through it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yayyy!❀️ Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ I enjoyed writing this! ❀️

  31. Just Barry says:

    This is so beautiful and full of hope.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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