Because We Love

Because we love

We fall because we walk
Every step a hazard
Defying the urge to rest
We walk and we fall

Hearts open, arms outstretched
Willingly give everything
Because we love
And we give all

We hold to comfort
And share this feeling
One on one
Unchangeable, defining trust

We grieve so we can grasp
The meaning of letting go
The fullness of it
The helplessness of it

We are here, in our present
To live in this step, this breath
This walk, this love, this grief ~
To die? So we finally understand.©


I took this picture from my kitchen. Mr. and Mrs. Gold Finch having their ‘multiple meals int the feeder off our kitchen window.

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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17 Responses to Because We Love

  1. murisopsis says:

    A wonderful poem that captures the times we are living through!

  2. slmret says:

    Very nicely written — I particularly like the next to last verse, about grieving so we can grasp the meaning of letting go. There is a lot to grieve right now!

  3. You have expressed what so many of us are thinking about and feeling. Thank you! Such a beautiful heart-touching poem, SweetZ!
    All that is a part of love is worth it. 🙂
    OH, how sweet to have those pretty birds visiting you! It is such a joy to feed the birds…and they bring us hope and smiles!
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂

  4. mrswrangler says:

    Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing your birds.

  5. That’s beautiful… you seem to have captured the essence of life and living. I hope you’re doing well.

    • Zakiah says:

      We are doing well Matt, and i think of you almost every day and hope you are staying safe and doing well too. Thank you for the words you have shared about this poem. Such hard times we are living through. Heaven help us.

  6. A wonderful poem as usual. At our feeder we’ve had the house finch (not goldfinch though I think they are lovely) nuthatches, towhees, cowbirds, cardinals, etc. I’ve seen a hummer at the their feeder as well. Fun to watch out the school room / tutor room window .

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes indeed, it is so much fun to watch them. We have plenty of cardinals and robins, blue Jays along with the house finches and the gold and red finches. One of them is building a nest INSIDE one of my feeders. Will post pictures soon.

  7. IN LOVE WITH THIS POEM! Very sweet photo as well!
    I could read this again and again! Wow!!!!!!! Is it going into yet another book of poems to be published?

    • Zakiah says:

      You raise my ego to the nth level dear heart! What a sweet comment. Thank you so much for it. Right now i am thinking more of getting my stories published by a publishing company and not do the expensive self publishing. So i am kind of in limbo right now.

  8. I also feel these feelings, Zakhia, when I fall, more and more, in the garden and someone comes to help me get up.
    Love ❤

    • Zakiah says:

      Dear Michel,
      I am sorry you are falling in the garden. Please use a cane or a walker with wheels so you can navigate with ease. Please be careful.
      Love, ❤

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