Pause

by Rania Moallem   Mar 28, 2019


Music perished into dust
as I paused for a moment,
longer than a moment.
I slept at the edge of my coffee cup,
my eyes transfixed
lost in the little black pool.
Everything was solid.
The table silently breathed in
the cold tang of coffee-
which spoke bitterly
to the shy breeze that
knocked at the four walls
whistling nostalgia,
weeping for affection.
Passion was utterly motionless
Everything was lonely, in pain.

Only light moved.

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  • 3 months ago

    by Jasmeet Ahuja

    I havent read an english poem.so beautifully penned for a long time.
    Lucky 2 have found this.
    Keep me updated with yr new works plz.
    Well done

  • The images I had from this piece blew my mind .. I froze while reading it ...

    I loved every word

    A favourite of mine.

  • 1 year ago

    by Meena Krish

    I liked the imagery or should I say the scene
    you have painted with your words...beautifully penned!
    Congrats on the win!

  • 1 year ago

    by Rania Moallem

    Thank you Ben and Zia for your comments and for reading the poem! <3

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I love this, Rania. My only suggestion would be a single dash instead of a comma after 'I paused for a moment' in line two as a comma doesn't serve up the length of pause I believe you are after. eg, 'I paused for a moment - longer than a moment'.
    Anyway, just a suggestion. Well done.

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