A Poem

There’s a poem
Entangled in my chest,
Some lines
h
ave found a home
on my lips.
Words
l
ike pretty butterflies
r
efuse to alight on paper.

I sit
f
or so long
m
editating your name
o
n this blank paper,
m
y fingers
t
racing your lips
o
n my lips

Your name
j
ust your name exists;
c
ould there be
a
better poem!?

 

©ZSA . July 25, 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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12 Responses to A Poem

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    No better poem-this one says it all and it is just right.

  2. Humor_Me_Now says:

    I love this poem. That is deep love—in the heart.

  3. I love your poems! This one is so beautiful and heartfelt! You always write about something I’ve felt or experienced and couldn’t put into words. I love the image of the “butterflies” and the “my fingers tracing your lips on my lips”…you have a way with words, SweetZ! 🙂 After reading this poem, I sighed. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  4. 9bianchistreet says:

    I love this, Z.

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