Transience

by nourayasmine   Jan 18, 2019


It's a new year, so
let's celebrate.

Let's celebrate that you're away,
and that I'm no longer waiting,
that you were too brave, and that I've
always been too much of a coward.
Let's celebrate our love, and
that you'll never be mine,
and I'll never be yours.

Let's celebrate being alive.
Yes, let's do that.
Let's celebrate waking up
everyday for our
nine-to-five jobs, running
down the streets in a hurry
to leave our fingertip on
a machine that records
our presence,
that guarantees our monthly
share of nicotine and
cholestrol.

Let's celebrate that we're
sharing the sun with one million
earths, that ours is
the saddest planet of them all,

that the world is monotonously
evaporating into a giant
ball of escaping time,
as we stare blankly,
unbalanced and
chaotic.

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Latest Comments

  • 4 weeks ago

    by nourayasmine

    Oh my! Thank you guys for the comments, and for nominating the poem. Appreciate your feedback and nice words.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Let's celebrate your win... *pops a party popper*

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Congratulations on your front page win Noura! This is such a deep write.

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    My heart feels so many things reading this... and your voice and honest emotion here just adds the depth, heartbreak and thought of what a new year brings. Not only the realization of passing, lost or never found love but this overall question of what are we celebrating? People on earth continue to move and breathe and live and is that what we are doing? Simply drifting?

    Hope to see this on the front page. Always love when you share with us, Noura <3

  • 1 month ago

    by DarkNDangerous

    Gosh have I felt like this before, but never could place it into words as eloquently as this. Amazing.

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