Between my shadow and my soul

Dear 2008 and Mistress of Linguistics

I take my frames off your wall

Sandpaper my name off your ceiling

Each movement tingles a bit,

Like a plaster stuck on a fine hair

Now, when I drive past your street,

I will be just driving past.

These are just things, you insist

We will always be the same

But no, like a wise lyricist said,

“You can have the past, I’ll

Keep the Change”.**

So we must embrace this

I will not cry, this is His will

And you shine with anticipation.

Like a phoenix burns to ashes,

The buzzkill** singes, then arches

Like a solar plexus balancing on the

Pilates ball of Taqdeer

**Thanks to Waseem for these

13 shared ideas:

Azra December 1, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

I hate goodbyes...but its a necessity with some...

But I dont say goodbye...I say see you later :D

M Junaid December 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM  

As tommy Lee says

'Is time to say Ghoodbye'.

I love your poetry.

Edge Of Where December 1, 2008 at 4:22 PM  

Goodbyes are always bitter sweet... I prefer it when people are bidding me goodbye instead of the other way round

Notorious December 1, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

hello ..

love the lyrics :))

Nooj December 2, 2008 at 2:49 AM  

lol azra but what if i hope and it never happens?

thanks mj i worry its a tad emo

edge- you didn't make the thingy :(

hey notorious welcome :)- thanks waseem says they're from lifehouse

M Junaid December 2, 2008 at 3:18 AM  

all my poetry is emo. Happy poems just dont sound right :)

Edge Of Where December 2, 2008 at 9:17 AM  

Sorry I missed the thingy Nooj... From the pics it looks like you had lots of fun

Waseem December 2, 2008 at 1:27 PM  

this waseem guy sounds awesome, guess whos working at home cos theres no power at work? waseem guy!

wod verification is fashwar, sounds like supermodel royal rumble

Nooj December 2, 2008 at 2:32 PM  

hmmm but this was a happy poem in a way.

edge-its cool come slaughter with us in sosh on monday

yay for waseem guy! lol it sounds like a new afghan jilbab to me. niqab may be more cultural than religious

KimyaShafinaaz December 3, 2008 at 11:44 AM  

im liking the lighthouse quote. change is good :P

pun intentions can get icky but in this case... lol... be awesome as ever sweetpea :)

Anonymous December 6, 2008 at 4:22 AM  

I think sometimes its important to say goodbye even when we don't want to.

I love your writing. It captures emotion so beautifuly.

Nooj December 6, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

shafs- lifehouse? lolz thankee

emancipating- welcome :) compliment much appreciated

KimyaShafinaaz December 9, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

i think faster that i type :P which is a bad thing of course.

*word veri says -wishi- *