TIME

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Seven hours to go~
breakers on the shore
gulls in flight
soft rush of receding waters

Five hours left~
children on the beach
surfers, showing off
waves speaking to me

Three hours more~
tender soft green of
paddy fields
tall palms and swaying fronds
breeze that touched the soul

Another hour for day break~
and just like that, my night is gone
and regardless of all the re-call
of soft gentle memories

I remained sleepless!

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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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18 Responses to TIME

  1. kaylar says:

    and oh, the call of that ocean. such a siren. 😉

  2. slmret says:

    Ooh — what a nice twist in this poem — and great memories! Looks like there must have been some activity at Kennedy Space Center — or a plane contrail with a lot of wild wind! Very nice, Zakiah!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet. This happened to my a couple of nights back, and I penned these verses about 2:30 or 3 in the morning.
      I hadn’t heard about the activity at the Space Center. We couldn’t go and visit it this time, but plan to do so next year.

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      • slmret says:

        Often when they shoot something into space it leaves a really weird contrail like that, or odd patterns of color (sort of like sun dogs) in the sky above the launch. They often send satellites up from Vandenberg AFB, north of Santa Barbara, and there are really interesting skies when they do! I hope you do get to Kennedy Space Center next year — it’s quite fascinating!

  3. Humor_Me_Now says:

    I am still a Beach Boy at heart. Nothing like an ocean sunset or sunrise—especially in Hawaii.

    Love your poetry, Dr. Zakiah.

    blessings

    frank

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet. This happened to my a couple of nights back, and I penned these verses about 2:30 or 3 in the morning.
      I hadn’t heard about the activity at the Space Center. We couldn’t go and visit it this time, but plan to do so next year.

    • Zakiah says:

      I know you are a beach boy Frank. I love the pictures you post from Hawaii.

  4. Great poem and beautiful pictures.

  5. Sorry you remained sleepless. 😦
    But, you wrote a beautiful poem! If you have to pass time, thinking/daydreaming of the beach and gulls and waves and palm fronds swaying would be a wonderful thing to do. 🙂
    Wonderful pairing of photo and poem!!! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Those words I penned about 2:30 or 3 in the morning. And then I thought, well there is just a couple more hours for me to wake up for my obligatory morning devotionals and prayers, so it’s okay if I don’t sleep now. Bang! as soon as I thought that. the sleep came over me and I slept till about 7:30. I think it is the Satan, that hides in my soul who doesn’t want me to get up to pray, and he then puts a spell on me. 😉 you think?

  6. sunsetdragon says:

    Beautiful, so beautiful and the ocean calls me in the middle of the night when I am having a sleepless night. I love the soothing and nurturing of the surf as it pounds the shore.

    • Zakiah says:

      Hi Ruthie! Always love your heartfelt comments. Thank you so very much for reading my poem. Love you. Hope you and TD are doing well. ❤ ❤

  7. rudyhou says:

    that sunset pic has an interesting cloud pattern. from your poem, i got a feeling you spent all day at the beach. how nice.

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