My shoulders

Bent over

Burdened with

Life’s cares and


I think my tiredness

has sapped the strong will~

my knees buckle

A small spark lights up

And I listen to his voice

‘I am here holding your hand,

Give me your words my poet

And I will become your poem’.


ZSA_MD (2011)

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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8 Responses to BURDEN

  1. atlantaspoon says:

    i feel like this when writer’s block hits. beautiful piece zakiah!

  2. I love the ending! 🙂 I’m so glad you listen to him, and keep writing! I can always relate to your poems!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  3. Zakiah says:

    I am glad you liked this poem Frank. The older we get, the more sentimental we perhaps become?

  4. JojoBean says:

    Love the ending too 🙂

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