why did I strangle myself?

why did I strangle myself?

A Poem by Latifa


the sun looked like 
a dying,pale star.
Harrassed by the dusty clouds.
NO 
life 
shall 
come 
through 
today.
we are the guardians of despair.
I choked along the strangled star,
panting an air of loss.
what a great excuse to strangle mytself today!

my mother and father fought tonight.
we had a supper of clapping spoons
and dancing silence.
I choked along the panting hearts
and drew the posture of frustation
what a great excuse to strangle myself tonight!

I fought with my lover yesterday. 
my pillow welcomed my sqeezing heart
and hugged my sorrows in the foldings of her lands.
as I laid in darkness
conversing insanity, 
the breeze had ran away.
it was a great excuse and I strangled myself yesterday.


But I heard a bird sing today
orchestrating with other fellow muscicians. 
the sun stood just as sturdy,
the sky weeped dust
just as she weeps rain.
 she do not descriminate.
 my daddy laughed just as the same
and my mother despite her pffs talked as much. 
I reconciled with my lover
and my love for him never changed.
so why do I strangle myself?
why did I strangle myself?

© 2017 Latifa



Author's Note

Latifa
this poem had been inspired within me as results of contemplating , my myriad reactions to everything and the the awareness that reacting to everything is so weary and tiring and useless, its really life draining.
I wish for the readers relate with this and I do wish It will remind them of that fact.

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WONDERFUL WORK...LOVED IT N YES REACTING TOO EARLY HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES AND TIME DO GIVES US TIME TO RECOLLECT OUR THOUGHTS AND GET BACK TO NORMAL LIFE..

Posted 3 Days Ago


One can feel life pulling on you, pressing in on you, and yet it seems your own hands grip tight to your throat. Everything is confessed so powerfully, Latifa. I understand too well a world that seems to swallow us whole.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Latifa

7 Months Ago

Thank you Craig for your review :)
Like this, especially the great second verse, ironical, hurt, an absurd picture of family hurt, this
is an excellent write !

Posted 7 Months Ago


Latifa

7 Months Ago

Thank you Leslie for your review
It shows life cycle in a day. Emotions are wave and we have to just let them pass. The readers were with you and that is a great sign of a storyteller.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Latifa

7 Months Ago

Thank you avinash
I guess when this is the case, as many will relate, the only answer is to live in the now which takes practice albeit...poignant write :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


it will pass sooner or later,you will be out on your own and life will be better

Posted 8 Months Ago



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