This Feeling

Why do I feel your nearness
when you are thousands of miles away from me?

I feel you amidst a crowd of people
and I search for your face
my eyes travel along the faces of strangers
and return to a soft sob of my heart
seeking comfort.

And the feeling of your nearness
it never leaves me. Like a sixth sense
you engulf me.
That’s all!



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 This Feeling

  1. slmret says:

    It’s beautiful, Zakiah!

  2. murisopsis says:

    There is a sob in the rhythm of this poem – it is palpable and sad. Of course it is so real that love has no concept of distance or time for that matter…

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful. Have a great week

  4. Love abolishes space and time. Very nice poem, Zakiah.
    Love ❤

  5. I think this is a wonderful feeling…even with its sadness. To not have this feeling of love, nearness, longing and remembrance would be much sadder.
    Beautiful poem, SweetZ!

  6. michnavs says:

    Awww the opening line is epic…its a beautiful line yet very painful

  7. Hope you are doing well!
    Just stopping by with some (((HUGS)))

    • Zakiah says:

      The Word Press was giving me menstrual cramps! (I don’t have a uterus!:) ) My nephew is here and he has tried to educate me about how I can get out of that problem, (the WP), not the menstrual cramps!! Heh!
      I am well darling. Thanks for asking and being to think of me.

      • I just put up a post about 2 friends who are trying to help people with WP problems. 🙂
        They helped me. 🙂

        Yikes and HA! I’m so glad you are NOT having actual menstrual cramps! 🙂

  8. How are you, Zakiah?
    Love ❤

  9. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    Thank you for asking. I have been well. Somewhat under the weather with a back ache, but I am grateful to God that I am able to do all the chores at home. My nephew is here from Colorado in his Motor Home, which is like a little palace on wheels. He comes over for lunch and dinner, and since he is alone and craves Indian food, I cook that for him. Enjoying his company.
    I was unable to post on WP because of some glitch with the different blocks and lines running through my photos. Now my nephew has shown me what i should do, so hopefully I will be able to post some things on WP again.

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