By Sayfeddine Romdhany - Tunis
By Sayfeddine Romdhany – Tunis
Long, long ago, I was in trouble,
Or Shall I say, it was a minor’s struggle
I was too young, too young to fall in love
None told me of the qualities I should have
To venture in a world of dreams
More dangerous than it firstly seems
Now there are so many things to tell
About a journey back from Hell
I realize that I am now but a shell
Of my former self before I fell.
I fell in love once,
I regret it and have repented ever since.
I knew that the shrine of love requires sacrifice,
One which is not chosen by a roll of dice,
It should be something I consider best
So I ripped my heart off my chest
I gave it willingly on a silver plate
To the one I thought to be my soul-mate
Now I realize I was mistaken,
For my sacrifice was lightly taken.
The plate in which I put my gift
Was carelessly thrown in a deep rift
I was more stubborn than a mule
“Fight for it!” That is the rule.
That is how my journey began
Before then, I was no poetry fan!
That is why I befriended my pen
I’ve written a few thousand words since then
I spent so much of my priceless time
Trying to hone my words to rhyme
I woke up on a sunny day,
I recall it was seventh of May,
To find out that my beloved one
Has finally acknowledged the effort I’ve done.
She sent a message, so short in deed,
But a few words was all I need.
That is when I loved the moon,
The stars in the sky and the sand in the dune
For me they all were the shadows of whom
Has saved my soul of a certain doom
However that was the day
When my poetry spark began to faint away.
I lived in the dreams world long enough
To tell how the shock of reality is rough
It is said that the higher you fly
The deadlier your fall is, from the sky.
I made the first step of proposal
But did not consider her family’s refusal.
That ended our seven-year-lasting relationship
Leaving me sank in a deep meditation.
That was how I restarted my trip,
Wandering in the fields of imagination.
That time when I was not leading my poet’s ship
I almost lost sight of my destination.
Alone in a dark sea of emotions
I saw a light coming my way
It carried so simple notions
Taking me to a safe bay
It gave me a magic potion
That took all the pain away.
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