Untitled (when words seem not enough)

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I gather my words from the depths
of heart, allowing emotion to cross
its boundaries.

like scent of roses
oh as burning fire
like raging waves
like light of moon

I gather courage from unpetaled
crocus, allowing strength to seep
into my bones.

to bear pangs of love
and console and ease
to sail through storms
and adorn rays of sun

And when words 
                          
                           seem not enough

of love

let your heartbeat reach his ears
let your eyes reflect your desires
let your touch convey its warmth

of anger

let your silence reverberate calm
allow lips to control its language
and your eyes hold back its tears

of sorrow

grab some tissues for the eyeliner
let your woes drown in ice-cream
and remember not to dial your ex

‘A colorful remark

                         isn’t half bad either.’

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. De Jackson says:

    Sanaa, this is a delightful departure for you, and I loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Victoria says:

    I was thinking the same thing that De wrote. This was a delight. Love the little snippet about not dialing your ex. You do touch upon an array of human emotion in this, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. Bev says:

    Ah, what better way to deal with woes than to submerge them in ice cream. Great idea … and a beautiful write.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  4. Jilly says:

    This line “I gather courage from unpetaled
    crocus, allowing strength to seep
    into my bones” says so much in so few words – I had to read it several times to soak in the feel and the meaning. Sensational poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Jilly 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  5. Yes, a fun departure for/from you; really enjoyed the complexity & message. One of the great side effects of hanging around dVerse long enough is that each of us stretches our talent & our poetic parameters.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Glenn 🙂

  6. Walter Marks says:

    I really like the last one, “remember not to dial your ex”, truly wise words. Ice cream can soothe some of the hurt, he or she will just cause more sorrow.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  7. Sara McNulty says:

    Different, and unique, Sanaa. Love your ending, and of course, the mention of ice cream!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  8. Gathering courage from unpetaled crocus is such an unexpected image. I love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Frank says:

    I also liked the part about the ice-cream and dialing the ex. You might want to put the ex on your phone’s auto-reject list. Just to make sure.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Oh the ice cream line is great. Reminds of a song by Sarah McLachlan

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. paul scribbles says:

    I really enjoyed this Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. I loved the last stanza so much…poem has a peaceful feel to it even when it has that break up in it!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. gillena says:

    “And when words

    seem not enough
    …..”

    Luv the tone of Khalil Gibran as you shift into the second mode of your sequence

    Have a nice Sunday
    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      You too, have a nice Sunday 🙂
      much love…

  14. Jae Rose says:

    And yet you embrace the words so beautifully 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  15. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Resisting the urge to dial one’s ex is a courageous act indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, MMT 🙂

  16. I especially love the suggestion for handling anger. Beautifully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. thotpurge says:

    Remember not to dial your ex.. laughed out loud at that! Good point!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  18. Julian says:

    Most enjoyable read.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Did you say ice cream? I’ll be right over. This was a delightful read,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      (You’re welcome to come over anytime!)

  20. ZQ says:

    Ah… to be in that heart of yours.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    You have articulated emotions that all of us are familiar with – but may not find the words to express them – and have done so beautifully. An awesome write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  22. Enjoyed it all very much – and particularly the surprising, down-to-earth humour at the end.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  23. CC says:

    Haha….love the sassiness in this 😛

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C 😀 I enjoyed writing this ❤️

  24. Old Egg says:

    If the first heartbreak is bad none that follow are any easier. That is the problem with love…it hurts. Despite that we still come back for more…and more, for what are we without love?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Robin 🙂

  25. kaykuala h says:

    Pleasantly simple language this time, Sanaa, a departure from your usual. Great!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  26. Ha! This took a twist, a thorn and red rose upside down. I like the title, parentheses and all.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  27. humbird says:

    Wonderful expression, Sanaa!
    This is how we recognize an unconditional love….
    Bittersweet poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  28. Anna :o] says:

    Love the unexpected close – brilliant!
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  29. Jamshed Azmi says:

    Says so much in so few words I had to read it several times to soak in the feel and the meaning. Sensational poem. Very interesting and nice.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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