The Winning Love©

The four chambers of my heart
have spread their sails out
to the idle winds, and ask
that they be transported to
the nebulous island of ANYWHERE!

Men cry that they have loved
and they have lost.
I found my love at the edge
of a desert this late in life, and I say
I have loved, and I have won!

My life has found its music and songs-
the wind-laden chambers of my heart
filled with ethereal nectars, revel in
the beauty of EVERYWHERE– and my life,
oh so rich with the love it has won!

June 1st 2017.

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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15 Responses to The Winning Love©

  1. slmret says:

    This is beautiful, Zakiah!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you so much Janet. I liked it too. I was looking at a painting my friend had done of a desert sunset. One thought led to another, and a few stanzas took shape.
      Hope you are doing well. Love,

  2. This brought tears…joy-tears! It is so beautiful and I can relate to it so well! Yay for winning love! Sometimes we only see the downsides of love. You have reminded us that love in and of itself is always a win! 🙂 Thank you, SweetZakiah! 🙂 I think we get so “in our heads” sometimes, that we forget to let our hearts speak! 🙂
    HUGS!!! ❤ 🙂

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Nicely written. Have a great weekend

  4. This beautiful poem, made my heart sing. love and hugs

  5. theinfiniterally says:

    Rapturous! These lovely words fill me with joy! I am so happy so read it!

  6. I like especially the image of the first stanza. really a painting .
    And this poem is a song to honor Love . Great poem Zakiah.
    Love ❤

  7. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    Thank you kindly for pouring your feelings about my poem and my poetry. Words like these from my dear friends make me want to write more.
    Best regards, and love, ❤

  8. r_hsw says:

    that’s lovely, zakiah.

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