Broken Dreams

It has been a while since I posted something on WordPress. This was something I had written a few years ago. Many of my poems show me living in my past. Sometimes it is good, because it allows me to write my thoughts more freely.

Remember the way we fancied our life?
The trees that held us and sheltered us
Like guardians of our trust?
Certainly they remember!

Beneath their shades once more
In my thoughts, I see you
Touching me with silence
Sometimes with doubt, at times with certainty

The selfsame air, same seasons, and the time,
They continue to be as when our love first began
These moments, few of sleep
And many, of broken dreams in a wakeful state

©ZSA 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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11 Responses to Broken Dreams

  1. Humor_Me_Now says:

    I am 81 and spend more of my time repeating stories to my children from the past.

  2. atlantaspoon says:

    this is a wonderful piece zakiah – it reflects much of the energy and optimism our youth carried.

  3. What a good write. It made me sigh. I think anyone who reads this can relate to it.

  4. sunsetdragon says:

    Really like this.

  5. rudyhou says:

    your poems are always a pleasure to read and reread. i shall visit you more often here on wordpress, as i have failed to renew my membership on xanga.

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