Tag Archive | misery

36. Snow


Like the white snow that fell from the sky,
Your love, once pure, was all I could see.

Like the cold wind that lashed mercilessly at me,
Your lies, so painful, showed your disloyalty.

Betrayal came only from the one I truly loved,
Betrayal came from the one I so ardently believed.

Betrayal came from the familiar,
the trusted
the broken
the hurt,
over and over again.

Betrayal lead to the bleeding of my heart,
a hard lesson for my saddened mind,
Betrayal shook me, tore me apart,
and became part of my human experience.

©Brindology & Iris Akbar 2016
©Original image by Iris Akbar

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35. Memory

At the break of dawn,
your whispers drift toward me
like gentle waves lapping at my feet
as I look out into the horizon.

I sense the loneliness surrounding you.

Holding you too close in the darkest shadows of your existence,
you wonder if you are known —
whether your face is one of the nameless,
if your presence actually matters.

Turn your thoughts away from this misery.
Nobody truly lives only in one person’s mind.

You are the sky,
the ocean,
the air that draws itself around me.

You are long gone from this physical space,
but your name lingers on my lips.

©Brindology 2015

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