The Places We Belong

by WritingtheStars   Nov 13, 2017

I sit on the roof of this apartment-
where I am not allowed,
losing myself in the ethereal stars.
The smoke from the cigarette
dangling from my lips,
making shapes as it rises
towards the heavens.

How I wish you were here with me
to form poetry from the stars
and stories in the smoke.
The perfect scene-
how picturesque.

quite lonely when I sit here reminded
of how you would enjoy this aesthetic perch, snapping memories with your camera
and scribbling in your notebook
as much as I.

Your poetic thoughts-
my inspiration
as they always have been.

We must visit soon.


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  • 1 year ago

    by BlueJay


  • 1 year ago

    by Sushmita Mitra Chetri

    This is so good.
    Loved it!

  • 1 year ago

    by naaz

    Sometimes, on the reality shows we see artist draw with their hands; throwing colors randomly on the canvas and it ends on a beautiful painting.
    To me this poem is quite similar to those paintings.

    Tone of the poem changes with the stanzas.
    Rebellious in the first one.
    Nostalgic in second and third.
    Inspirational in the end.

    I have no clue about the others but I enjoyed this pleasant experience written by you, and unlike you I wasn't alone.
    This poem is so alive that there were moments where I could almost hear your voice reciting the poem for me on the roof of my apartment beneath the heavenly stars and in-between the smoke of the words swinging smoothly from your lips.
    I involved so much in reading this poem, concerned with beauty, that almost forgot the risk of sitting on the perch - listening to you like one bird to another.

    I would love to sit beside you anytime, anywhere to see and learn how you form poetry from the stars.
    How to reach the door to heaven through the rings of the cigarette?
    So, I can take the snapshot of that picturesque through my eyes and save it my heart forever.

    If this is what you call scribbling, then you should scribble more.

    WTS, in a charming way you were with me throughout the poem, and if he is the reason behind these wonderful creations you should visit as soon as possible because we would love to read more of these poems.
    Loved it:)

    • 1 year ago

      by WritingtheStars

      Oh wow. This made my day. I'm glad you enjoyed it :) thank you so much.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    I liked this a lot. Your visuals were striking.

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