Treasure Island

Humera Sultana

(Hyderabad, India.)

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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  • Raweya M. (4/24/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    Unrequited Love,

    is a romantic piece of glorified pain.. it conquers time.. and death.
    I believe one cannot go on living in peace or even happily without extinguishing this hidden flame within one's heart..
    My friend, your language, your tone and touch are transcendent :) (Report) Reply

  • 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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! (Report) Reply

  • 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' (Report) Reply

  • 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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 (Report) Reply

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