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Beauty in my Palm

You are the wild flower in my palm
With no stem to keep you anchored to this covetous earth
You are the fragile thing I dare not cup,
As your petals whittle away under the wind
And flit unfettered in the air;
Exaggerated fear leaves my fingers numb
Hungry need leaves my fingers twitching
And my hand is paralyzed by turmoil
As every breath of wind takes another petal from me
And brings to my lungs, my chest and my heart
An overwhelming scent of need-

You are the wild beauty in my palm
And I dare not hold you to my chest
For I fear to crush you
To know first hand
That caged beauty, is beauty no more.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 8/7/2013 9:48:00 AM
Hello Samir, , Congratulations! :-) :-) thank you for making my day a nice one... When you have time enjoy the winners and my beautiful blog * Called "Title That Reminds Me Of You" ...always & forever *LINDA :-)
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Date: 3/23/2013 9:28:00 AM
beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!
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Date: 1/23/2012 11:49:00 AM
Got that one correct..Enjoyed reading your very impressive work..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 1/17/2012 5:43:00 PM
so very true...I wrote one called Precious Fare on close to the same topic! Congrad's LIght & Love
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Date: 1/15/2012 5:18:00 PM
A gripping ending and a beautifully penned piece of fine art. Congratulations on your honorary mention! Well deserved!
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Date: 1/11/2012 1:35:00 PM
What a very touching poem, laced with beauty! Congrats, Samir! I really enjoyed reading this!
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Date: 1/11/2012 9:19:00 AM
Samir, a beautiful poem friend, "Congratulations" on a worthy poem honor. Agape, Moses
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Date: 1/11/2012 5:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in the Poetrysoup International Contest for August 2011 Samir. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/11/2012 2:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful win Like this one x
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Date: 1/10/2012 9:09:00 PM
It's weird but the farther down the winner list I go, I just see poems I have liked from before that I even faved them in the past, like this beauty. It should have won money!! Congrats, Samir.
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Date: 1/4/2012 6:03:00 AM
Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals George. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/9/2011 4:47:00 PM
very well done Samir. Overwhelming sensitivity dressed this flower as a poem. Very poetic indeed. congratulations on the creation of a fine poem
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Date: 2/9/2011 1:32:00 PM
OH my goodness. This is so beautiful. My first fav I think I have found in a few days. I just really love this. It has everything: the emotion AND the craftsmanship! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 2/9/2011 12:51:00 PM
Sweetly imaginative Samir and u have made magic with your pen with this write ... good luck if u entered in the new contest for free verse... amazing lines ... with luv..
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Date: 2/9/2011 10:48:00 AM
It sounds like you really treasure her, Samir. She is so lucky to have a loving man like you. Beautiful poem! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/9/2011 9:20:00 AM
You have described love's power in it's dimensions of the beauty of a wild flower's petals, so eloquently, Samir. Quite a feat in the Free Verse. Agape, Moses
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Date: 2/9/2011 6:44:00 AM
Great work with deep underlying meaning...Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..I appreciate you taking the time to do so..Sara
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