What I miss

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Night streets

The city of lights not long ago;
Its atmosphere won’t cease to glow.
We smiled in joy – soothed in woe
Refreshing winds around us blow.
Each morn promised a new delight;
We wandered through the shades of night.
Oh, blissful tears do blind my sight.
We sit around and reminisce;
I think of who and what I miss.

Recall the times we spent on beach;
Its like a dream so out of reach.
The rising moon though hid the stars;
Wish the clock repeat those hours.
Forget not yet – forget not this
I think of who and what I miss.

 

 

Photo Credits:Β mycampustalk.com

Form: RondeauΒ 

Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  1. Bjorn says:

    I think you are right.. there is no place like home. I sometimes miss my own home-town.. and that is not too far away… yet there are things about a city or a town…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Georgina says:

    There seems to be no place like the one we grew up in. I spent some time in Karachi and helped at the Karachi grammar school. I did write a sonnet about my friends Karachi garden but don’t know where it is! Thanks for the beautiful poem and link to my memory of time well spent there.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Georgina,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

      PS: Karachi Garden is one of the neighborhoods of Saddar Town in Karachi πŸ™‚

  3. Mary says:

    I agree, there is no place like home! Nothing like the place where one was born, where one has roots!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. ayala says:

    Beautiful poem….and home is a piece of us that we always miss.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ayala,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  5. Victoria says:

    This form works so well for this sad, sad loss. Not only Paris, but with each act of terrorism, the world is no longer the same.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Grace says:

    Where we grew up, our motherland, is part of us ~ I too miss my native country ~ A lovely share Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  7. Gabriella says:

    Very evocative and touching, Sanaa! I like the repetition of the last line in each stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gabriella,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Beautifully expressed – no place like home.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  9. kaykuala h says:

    Home is where the heart is! There are no two ways about it!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I love your beautiful rondeau, Sanaa…such a bittersweet feeling in this and love your last stanza.

    Gayle ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  11. Marina Sofia says:

    Home, sweet home – even if others wonder what it is about it that we love so, even if they don’t appreciate its beauty, there is something about childhood memories and the need to belong.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Marina,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. Life can be odd for some of us. I grew up in Seattle, but moved around like a gypsy, so home was a whole city. Then I spent a decade in California, missing “home”; but when I returned to Washington state, nothing but ghosts & high real estate prices greeted me. My marriage, & raising three daughters, & now welcoming 7 grandchildren, has created my first “home”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Lovely! Those sound like some great memories to hold onto. The picture was a great touch, going beautifully with your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Pleasant Street,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. This was beautiful and wistful. There’s a sadness in the missing, but peace in the memory of having experienced a time and place worth missing. Peace, Linda

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  15. L. Moon says:

    Excellent feeling of longing using the Rondeau, Sunny one. Its hard to be away from the one we love or the place isnt it?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

      PS: Yes it certainly is πŸ™‚

  16. Ah yes, it’s those special details that make our memories of home.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. Old Egg says:

    Beautiful and poignant memories. One of your best and it reads so well Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. Thotpurge says:

    The nostalgia for our childhood years is indeed powerful…nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  19. dsnake1 says:

    great sense of longing in those lovely words.
    and you really know how to get a beautiful picture to go with your poem. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. Jae Rose says:

    Sometimes it can be a good thing to look back and acknowledge the things we miss – perhaps it is essential in the ability to move forward…as wise and bright as ever Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  21. Sumana Roy says:

    aw…home sweet home, always, ever….a beautiful Rondeau Sanaa…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. I love it even more this time, Sanaa……..the “missing” is so wistful and palpable……the memories so poignant. I, too, “wish the clock repeat those hours”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  23. kanzensakura says:

    It may not be the place where we are born or grew up, but we all have that place we call home. Such a special place and so sorely missed when not there.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. A lovely lament…a song of melancholy of blissful memories and longing of what is gone…beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  25. I so agree, home has a certain smell and feel–as soon as I get close to it, there is a buzz none other–loved this piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Audrey,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. Truedessa says:

    There is no place like home….like Dorothy clicking her heels 3 times..”There’s no place like home” that place being where the heart resides.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  27. Gail says:

    Well constructed and full of emotion.

    Thanks for visiting.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gail,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  28. Wendy Bourke says:

    A beautifully sketched rendering. With your vivid reminiscences – you transport your reader to Karachi. I’m sure that your fond memories of that place, must give you comfort.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  29. Brother Ollie says:

    Tight piece. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Brother Ollie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  30. humbird says:

    Nice memory!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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