Building a House

And now we have built this house
in our dreams; you and I smile and say together,
‘this is my house!’

These bricks are the dreams we have
cemented together, the roof is the love
that covers us.

The light within this house is blinding with
your light, of your desires and every corner
is resplendent with the glow.

My house, simple and humble like my love
asks that we decorate it with our desires
and have blooming flowers of our hearts
on every window sill.

In this house of mine, in this house of yours
we would never rent or borrow happiness,
our togetherness, will be enough,

And I will tell you, this house of mine
is a lovely house, for others to envy.©


Zakiah Sayeed
November 2017.

I think it is kind of cheesy!! Forgive me. My mind is going in all kinds of directions.  Z.

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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13 Responses to Building a House

  1. murisopsis says:

    Love is never cheesy! A house built of and for love is a mansion – and we all want to build such a place to call our own!

  2. slmret says:

    Your muse is coming back — you may think slowly, but this is a lovely poem 🙂 !

  3. Tree says:

    I think it’s lovely. It’s wonderful to share a living space with those we love. 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      I went to your page and read all your beautiful writing. Your words are prolific. Such vivid imagination! Loved reading your work.
      Thanks for your comment here.

  4. mrswrangler says:

    Glad to see you writing again. I hope that means your health has recovered.

  5. Not cheesy…oh, so beautiful, like a fine wine. 🙂

    It’s the precious hearts in the home that fill it with love and life! You, SweetZ, have built a wonderful home! ❤

    HUGS!!! 🙂

  6. The choice of simple words put together makes a wonderful poem that talks to the people, like simple bricks can make a beautiful house
    Thanks for your visit; ZAKIAH; I re-started to blog after a needed rest.
    Love ❤

  7. kaylar says:

    A dear one of mine, and I have been talking about this very thing. Sherlock Holmes also had a ‘palace of the mind’. Wonderful…& inspiring.

  8. I don’t think it’s cheesy either. Well done!

  9. Not cheesy at all. Love isn’t cheesy and if one has a house/home built of is very blessed indeed. hugs.

  10. How are you doing, SweetZ?
    I hope all is well and you are busy enjoying life.
    Been busy here with good things!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  11. r_hsw says:

    NOT cheesy at all. it’s rather endearing, actually.

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