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Your Portrait

You have sent me your elegant portrait
Saying it will fill the void in my life
Not realizing that it will further frustrate
And cut my heart like a blade of knife

I tried to talk to it, it wouldn’t answer
I tried to kiss it; its lips were cold like ice
Ignoring my frailty and heart’s seeded cancer
Its locks unfurl nor roses of cheeks entice

Your colors it wears nor ravishing perfume
It neither cheers nor languishing heart console
My love! Was it so difficult to presume!
An image only wasn’t my craving’s goal

Can an image respond to an earnest embrace?
Can it feel ones fondness, ones caress
My kisses don’t change the color of face
  On my chest it doesn’t spread its tress

Its eager fingers do not comb my hair
It doesn’t seek the coziness of my arms
It comforts my anguish nor my despair
It doesn’t heal my afflictions; it only harms

I am craving for you, my love, not an image
Bird of life may seek freedom from body’s cage

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  1. Date: 1/24/2010 10:29:00 AM
    Good use of imagery to share your thoughts. The emotion comes through your words. Keep on writing! Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 4:06:00 AM
    This is a beautifully written poem which I really enjoyed reading, thank you for sharing it with us.

  1. Date: 9/11/2008 12:07:00 PM
    Beautifully written for it embroiders and explains to the readers how much you miss your loved one....I loved the way you described and viewed the portrait as something that can't ease the pain and make it go

  1. Date: 8/24/2008 5:04:00 PM
    I can feel the hunger and pain in this write, the passion and it's heights are very deeply revealed so hopefully things will work out for yu, take care great write, D-nyce

  1. Date: 8/24/2008 3:35:00 AM
    You write with so much beauty and magnificence Mohammed...Thank you for sharing your poetry... ALways, Farah

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 7:03:00 PM
    I have pictures of past women I have dated. As you say - a picture may be worth a thousand words - but it is no substitute for the real person.

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 12:43:00 PM
    this is awsome i love it and if i was her i would never leave your side

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 12:30:00 PM
    My goodness, if I were her, after reading this poem, I would run to your open arms! Such passion. Such depth of love and longing. The beauty here is overwhelming. Outstanding. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 11:04:00 AM
    Here Here WOw what a write filled with emotions and a passionate flair! Great write Laura :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 10:46:00 AM
    Very nice topic... loved the passion in writting... KEEP IT UPP! Lynn Ashi

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 9:36:00 AM
    Mohammad - Very beautiful poem that truly displays your love - great job and God blessd

  1. Date: 8/22/2008 9:00:00 AM
    very this life of ours,we will always be presented with images,which will stir those inner sensations,which may,sometimes confuse our interpretation of them....only a certain inner strength will translate our understanding.....peace , jay