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Blue Solitude

The night lingers, yawning, 
Stretching its limbs across the sky;
It lies there so silently, so languidly
As if awaiting the early rays of morning
To come by- I wake-
I wake to the sounds of silence and 
Like the night, I linger in my bed.
Nothing appears to me but darkness-
Darkness that twirls a million times
‘round my head.

Upon these cold, air-conditioned tiles
I find myself walking so slowly, almost
Crawling into the darkness. 
I hear my head talking- talking so loudly
Even amidst all this silence.
How am I to know- how am I to know
Whether or not this whole night is but a dream?
A mere dream so trivial that it almost wakes me
And makes me part of its darkness.

From my window I see the night-
I see it lying there, painting all other 
Windows with dark threads of sleep.
I even feel my eyes getting heavier,
Yet something- 
Something endeavors to keep
Me awake through this night.
I continue to stare outside my window
Still listening to the haze of my thoughts.
How come all that is should be? And
Why are you, you and simply not me?
It seems that this darkness is not willing
To part away from me.

( Pause)

A voice- a voice recites its calmness through
This night and slowly approaches my
Window. I see it- I see it coming
My way, touching 
My window,  stroking the
Darkness away. 
My thoughts once again begin to bellow 
And say:
How come all that is should be?
And why are you, you and simply not me? 

I succumb to the voice, regardless-
And deem my thoughts forgone. 
On my window it slides- the voice- 
Almost so artistically drawn. I stand upright,
Facing away from the night which has now
 Become withdrawn- 
I slowly kneel down, whispering prayers to
The cold-tiled ground
And finally it comes- Dawn.

Inspired by a Al Fajr Prayer which is the Arabic for Dawn.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2011 10:45:00 AM
    You farah :] surprise me with your depth :] ,and beguile me with your beautiful ,profound,intense and concrete yet somewhat twisting imagery ^.^...I truely enjoyed and loved every bit...:]-- All the best -- Mary :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 2:57:00 AM
    Quite a Cool and a lovely Poem Farah. You appear to have a natural flow of poetry in you. This is a great gift of God. Love and best wishes.....Ravindra... Farah Chamma

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 6:44:00 AM
    wow what an intreging write farah sry missed this one just getting back to soup saddle hope all is well with ya and hope you return to display some powerful writes like this and why in the heck is this not in a book for publishers really need to look at this one also thanks kindly for your reviews to my stuff keep up the great work

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 5:07:00 PM
    A delighted poem sad and very heart felt write. (( Farah I have not had the honor of telling you thanks for choosing my poem for your contest. It was very shocking, I was just messing with the entry. The original SLAM describes real pain for this world. I had fun knowing I came in second. That was awesome. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day)),..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/4/2010 2:36:00 PM
    i've read and re-read this,and the depths of thoughts expressed is simply's challenging to find those words which convey the meaning of the souls whispering...funny about the darkness of night,and the awaiting of a new dawn,it seems at times,the quiet stillness can also have it's comforts...only a well composed mind can find that kind of peace.....always , jay

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 7:50:00 PM
    Smile ~ Again, "A Completely Compelling & 'Beautiful Poem;' Lovely & Into My Faves; Where 'Your Radiance' Shall Stand Also; 'Bright & Glowing,' As 'Your Beautiful Soul!!!'" ~ "My Love & Warmth to You Always, & All You Love," John! ~ Smile, "Have The Most Blessed & Beautiful of Days 'Dear, Gifted Farah Chamma,' Amid 'The Paradise of Heavens, Beautiful Love;'" Bye Dear Precious Young Lady!:) ~

    Date: 3/6/2012 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ‡ Sorry Beautiful Farah ¥ The Final Verse Is Suppose To Read ¥ 'To The Side While She Sighed Aneath Tricklings Taste; Crimson Love, Upon My Lips.' ¥ My Luv, Rachel ‡
    Date: 3/6/2012 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ‡ ... "Chiffon In Burgundy Splendour She Set Afore The Boudoirs Vanity Mirror * Ripe This Moment As Removing Her Blush; Handing Her A Glass Of Wine * Vintage It's Red Rose Bloom; Fragrance, About Her Lovely Neck * Smiling As She Tilted Her Head; Brushing Her Golden Hair * To The Side While She Sighed Aneath Tricklings Taste; Crimson, Upon My Lips." ... ‡
  1. Date: 9/3/2010 7:36:00 PM
    Smile ~ This is one of the most Amazing poems I have ever read; so much so that, I had to read through it a few times, just to fully appreciate its complete "Beauty" ~ "You Astonish Me; 'You Always' Have, 'Dear Precious Farah Chamma!!!'" ~ And I hope that life has been treating "Your Beautiful Heart & Soul Dear," so very absolutely perfectly because, "Your Brightness" has Always seemed to deserve it so it seems ~ ....Cont:)

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 7:20:00 PM
    Smile ~ "This Is 'Sooo Beautiful;' I Could Feel 'Your Soul;' So 'Tender,' Inside of It; Almost 'Like A Dream,' Seeing 'You' There, Amid The Stillness of The Night; Captivatingly 'Soothing' It Felt; This Peace, 'Soo Very Lovely'" ~ "Hello 'Precious & Priceless,' Dear 'Blessed & Brilliant, Farah Chamma!!!'" ~ It seems as though such a very long time, since I have beheld "Your Many Wonders," dear young lady but, Never have I Ever forgotten, how "Truly Majestical, 'You Are!!!'" ~ ....Cont:) ~

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 4:31:00 AM
    no comments, just tears in my eyes... Thank you for sharing Dear... God Bless u..

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 9:36:00 PM
    There is something of a mystical quality to this write, Farah. It's almost as if she really needed dawn to arrive and disspell the fears that accompany the night. Very intriguing poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 6:30:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts to ponder. Nice use of personification to open this poem. Keep on writing. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Very descripitve and expressive write that I enjoyed reading...Keep up the creative work..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 5:49:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry Farah. Poets here offer such diverse writings and to me it is a pleasure to read each and everyone. I will not be here at the Soup to read from Friday through Monday. I hope you will find mountains of inspiration during that time. I look forward to reading when I return. Have a great weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 5:18:00 AM
    Very intellectual write, Farah, the real poetry rains with pitter patter. much enjoyed. Farah

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 10:35:00 PM
    Very descriptive and unique topic too! You write very well. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 9:57:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading this poem a lot. Superb writing with unique strength. I probably lost myself from what you were trying to convey. Personally, I had strange thoughts about dreams within dreams....wondering what is dream and what is reality; which way out of where and why? lol--fantastic poem~Chris

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 8:52:00 PM
    real poetry. the best i've seen in a while going to my favs. John Henry Loving III