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Unrequited Love

I saw a rose bloom on my grave
Crimson in the hues of passion
Drenched in the tears of dew
It flayed in the mild brisk soft wind
Its fragrance heralded the dawn.

A deep flush dyed my soul
As I dug into its roots
Its soil had swelling germs of compassion
And it whispered to me-

“My roots go deep down into the grave
They suck the love that spread
Like blood in its vein and skin
And coil up in the cavity of a hollow heart.

A heart that enshrines the stoniness of Kabaa
The purity of Zamzam and the strength of Faith
A corpse whose nerves lay martyrized
But purified and invigorated
By unrequited love.”

Submitted: Thursday, October 10, 2013


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  • April Pearl (11/24/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    Wow..very nicely written.

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/14/2013 11:39:00 PM)

    while reading I felt can't be told but the poem is rooted deep into the heart of humanity non can deny you made it universal 10

  • Patricia Grantham (11/11/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    Such a well crafted and passionate yet sorrowful poem. To write
    such a piece takes an open and well rounded mind. You delved
    into the unknown in an unrequited love. Very good read.

  • Yasmeen Khan (11/9/2013 12:58:00 PM)

    It's very passionate and sorrowful, imagery is both deep and romantic.

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/9/2013 3:35:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem. The last stanza is just stunning!
    'A corpse whose nerves lay martyrized
    But purified and invigorated
    By unrequited love.”'
    Touchy, touchy! Deeply touchy!

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/2/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    Wow a most marvelous poem im so impressd! The take on zam zam is briliant! Excelent metaphor too. Pls coment my latest poem, on 'weakr sex scaredycat'

  • Sarah Abdullah (10/20/2013 1:03:00 PM)

    This is just beautiful...
    Well composed...

  • Jesus James Llorico (10/20/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful verse and well written imagery.
    So nice to feel when reading it. Lovely.

  • Zekra Wadei (10/17/2013 11:30:00 AM)

    May God bless your eternal pure soul.. And bless your age with a hundred of happy years... The unrequited love that your heart carries might not get any wage in this dunia but surely will get it after life ??... Zekra

  • Bright Morn (10/10/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    what an imagery a very very beautiful poem full of conceits. a welcoming poem after a long time. thanks for sharing and keep writing.
    Bright morn

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