Midnights

Midnights

A Poem by Zoya

As I lay under
the starlit sky,
tangled in a pair of arms
that had started holding me too tight,
I couldn't help but wonder
how disproportionate
midnights are

I thought about how
they're either too close to the day
and far away from the night
or how they're too close to the night
and far away from the day

but he never cared enough to know

he'd point
to the same old stars
that looked like
the faint headlights
of an approaching train
he'd tell me
how close they were
to the sun, the moon,
to us

always near but never nearer

he'd tell me
how their movement
determined ours
and he'd tell me
how all of this, somehow,
defined us

but trust me

in that moment
I knew exactly what defined us

the number of midnights we give
to the wrong people

© 2020 Zoya


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"I thought about how
they're either too close to the day
and far away from the night
or how they're too close to the night
and far away from the day"
I must say, these lines hit me hard. This poem has such a good selection of words, presenting a perfect image for the reader. Thanks for sharing!
Mk.t.g

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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"I thought about how
they're either too close to the day
and far away from the night
or how they're too close to the night
and far away from the day"
I must say, these lines hit me hard. This poem has such a good selection of words, presenting a perfect image for the reader. Thanks for sharing!
Mk.t.g

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"He cared but not so much which you would have liked" is indeed ...very Nice ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hello Zoya. Ah yes, it made me wonder just how many of us have wasted too many midnights on the wrong people. Will we ever learn?

Pauline.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

its a very creative poem expressed in simple yet strong words..nice read..keep it up

Posted 3 Years Ago


This was an eye-opener for me for which I've put myself in the shoes of the "he" in your poem. The last lines were as beautiful as how sad being alone could be, relatable emotion indeed, great write! :))

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

3 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked this and could relate! Thank you so much, Gabby :)
I liked the honest thoughts and the ending, a lot.
"but trust me
in that moment
I knew exactly what defined us
the number of midnights we give
to the wrong people"
I liked the statement above. How much time have we wasted on useless things and useless people? Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

3 Years Ago

Thank you so very much, Coyote! Means a lot :)
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I enjoy your work and you are welcome my friend.
The ending lines summed up the poem perfectly. This is my first read after a long time here and I am happy I read such a fine poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

4 Years Ago

Haha thank you for your sweet words. Glad you liked it :)
deeps emotions in this write, nicely presented and well expressed

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

4 Years Ago

I'm glad you liked it! :)
Not all love is bitter to taste - sometimes it's sweet until it goes stale, and the serenity expires young. We can't expect for love to grow if it refuses to move from its place, and even if Love stands still, Time does not. It's up to the scales in our chests to weigh our hearts with our minds, and for our heavy bodies to accept the fact that what we desire is another journey away.

No use in settling for another stale midnight, when brighter stars await.

Great work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

4 Years Ago

Wonderful words, my friend! Thanks a lot for the read and review :)
Emotions have been depicted so clearly...Also the first half of this poem invites reader to attach and there is what he gets the lesson that is fair enough to learn at the last...

Very catchy , very brilliantly framed and Clap for what manner you have finished it... Glad to see a young talent moving forward this way in a world of writing.... Keep it up !!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya

4 Years Ago

Heyy long time! :)
I'm so glad you liked it, Abhishek. Truly appreciate your words.
Abhishek Asthana

4 Years Ago

true, its been so long...

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