A Poem by Shane Mohamed

Compassion is the cure for sadness.



Why dost my darling look so pale, so blue?

I have searched the constellations for a reason;

I have searched for every melody, in every season.

Still, I cannot make thee fly, as the ones before that flew.

Is there a remedy to this affliction of yours?

Are there any wonders I can perform,

Any shanties I can storm?

For you, I’d sail the seas of burden, to their very shores.

Just slip me a smile, underneath this velvety door,

Glisten, as you did once, in your feverish youth,

Dance, as you did once, with the Spanish gypsies.

I shall be everything you love; nothing you abhor.

Because, in all sincerity, in all truth,

I’d rather see that smile, that blossoms spring’s daisies.

© 2015 Shane Mohamed

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its such a beautiful depiction of your love for her.. very well written. May Allah bless u.. Take care .

Posted 5 Years Ago

Shane Mohamed

5 Years Ago

Thank you Nazia.
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I hope that in the search to find a reason to her blues, you have managed to bring a smile upon her face. It is so true, when the one we love is not happy, our mood changes and our heart would go to every length to make them brighten up, just like a summer's sky.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Shane Mohamed

5 Years Ago

delightfully said. Thank you.
Such a touching piece describing a love so deep that the speaker wants only happiness for the one he adores. I love the image of sailing the seas and searching the stars to find a cure for the blues. Well-written Shane!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Great flowing write! I admire the questions, but even more the efforts that you
are willing to put forth to achieve resolution for pain or sadness. There's no doubt
you can write, thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Good title, great qeuestioning and deep compassion to cure sadness. The pro has shared the might of his pen ...Excellent return to the great classics...:)....

Posted 5 Years Ago

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I love the line "I have searched the constellations for a reason."
Great write. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Shane Mohamed

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much.

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Added on March 1, 2015
Last Updated on March 10, 2015
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Shane Mohamed
Shane Mohamed

Dalton, GA

Name's Sherif Mohamed, but I tell people to call me Shane, since my name has been mispronounced as "Sheriff" many times. I'm 29. Originally, I'm an artist; I draw and paint, as you can see in my pictu.. more..


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