The words that remain unsaid


Staring at the blank page

Trying to open the window

That has remained closed

For centuries

But I have no muses

No nightingale to inspire me

And to make me fly

On the viewless wings of poesy

Instantly transport me to that spot

High up in the sky

Where the winged dryad sings effortlessly

And makes a poet cry

Yet I need to say

Things that linger on unsaid

No I am not here to fight

Or to debate

The basic question of my faith

It's my world

A blank page in my diary

That gives me the freedom

To say without fear

Words that never got a voice

Words that have blocked my throat

Words that wanna burst out

But are kept deliberately hidden

Behind the facade of an empty smile

Those unspoken words of mine

When reflected on my face

Or in temperament

Are confused for a myriad of things

Superstition is born

Giving birth to endless prayers

Blowing of the breaths on my face

Enchanted waters and perfumes

Repeated endlessly

For the signs return

So much for a few hidden words

I wish I had told the truth earlier

Yet I keep my mouth shut

Because of the fear of the known

I always had greater rapport with the unknown

Wish I could forget

What went yesterday

Close those pages forever

Or tear them

Throw them into a trashcan

But that would ultimately mean

That one day I'll see

A part of myself in the can

And the can is emptied

But alas I can't be.


Line 1 comes from the song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield.

Lines 6 to 12 are inspired by An Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent work! Up and awesome!

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TicksProfessional 5 years ago from Lucknow India Author

WillStarr thanks for stopping by. Glad that you like it!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Absolutely Beautiful!!

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TicksProfessional 5 years ago from Lucknow India Author

Thanks always exploring!

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

I am enjoying your poetry, Ticks. Nicely written. Rated beautiful and awesome.

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TicksProfessional 5 years ago from Lucknow India Author

Thank you Denise. Glad that you like it!

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