I am a poem

I came looking for a place to write upon your skin,
But it was far too gentle.
To hold the weight of my words.

I bought a sheet instead.

I went hunting for words in your precious smile,
But it hid pain far too vicious.
For me to even tame.

I bought a dictionary instead.

When I finally came looking for poetry in those lucid eyes,
Even the calm of your hazel dreams.
Jolted wide awake.

I could not buy a poem,
So I became one instead…

238 Comments Add yours

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. So many great twists in this poem!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      I know. I hope you liked them.

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  2. Lia says:

    Ohhhhh…. this is really lovely. We idolize a poem or a person and then become what we idolize, in a poetic sense. That’s how I read it anyway. Very cleverly done 💖🙌🙏

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Lia. You’ve read it perfectly. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. Have you beautiful day.

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      1. pranabaxom says:

        I reblogged on my site.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        I saw that the other day. I am sorry could not say something there. I’ll be there whenever I can. Thank you so much for it 💓

        Liked by 1 person

  3. rothpoetry says:

    Love this poem!
    Dwight

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  4. This is truly beautiful Shanyu ! I have followed yours 💖✨

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Friend. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. aruna3 says:

    Wonderful.beautifully written.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. aruna3 says:

        Most welcome🌷

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  6. Wonderful creation 👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S!

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  7. So beautiful! Definitely sigh worthy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you like it. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. HappySoul says:

    Wow so well crafted 👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. HappySoul says:

        my pleasure 🙂

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  9. I love the last two lines, especially!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. Thank you so very much. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Beautiful. I especially like the opening.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much R!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Like

      1. Shayra says:

        Thanks for reading my post. Hope you enjoyed

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        My pleasure S. I very much did.

        Like

      3. Shayra says:

        Glad to know that you are enjoying☺️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much.

      Like

  11. What a beautifully expressed poem

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I’m so happy to hear from you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome, darling

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      2. Shanyu says:

        This is music to the ears. I’m glad you found me here, for it has been good talking to you. I am heading over to your blog too, I can say I’m going to like it.

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      3. Shanyu says:

        And so are you B-)

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  12. You replied to this comment.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Have a blessed day

      Liked by 1 person

  13. I’m so loving this!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

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      1. You are always welcome.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend.

      Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much.

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  14. Ramya Vivek says:

    Beautiful. Loved the ending lines. Too good.

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m glad you like it.

      Like

  15. Patrice says:

    So BEAUTIFUL!!! ❤

    Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  16. vidhi says:

    I’m so happy to come across ur work…! I have literally filled goosebumps by thinking that how can one write so beautifully…I really liked ur piece and even shared it with some of my friends!💜💜☺️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. Thank you so much for these wonderful words of yours. It really means so much to know how my poetry makes you feel. I’m so grateful. I hope you’ll come back soon. Peace.

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  17. gabychops says:

    One of the exquisite poems ever written.Thank you for your kind comment about my post, one of the series on discoveries.

    Joanna

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Joanna. I’m glad you like it.

      Like

  18. I came looking for a place to write upon your skin,
    But it was far too gentle.
    To hold the weight of my words

    This opening paragraph captivated me completely ❤️

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Gina. I’m so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Aushana says:

    I like it so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much A! I’m glad you do.

      Like

  20. Jorge Medico says:

    Loved those last 2 lines!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you did.

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  21. So much said in so few words. Great!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I hoped I could.
      Thank you for stopping by. Peace

      Like

  22. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so touching. It moved my heart strings. So lovely and beautifully expressive my friend.

    “ When I finally came looking for poetry in those lucid eyes,
    Even the calm of your hazel dreams.
    Jolted wide awake.”

    I am in awe of this poem. Thank you for the link. You are a very gift poet my friend. I am appreciative of your reading my work. Love and hugs 🤗❤️ Joni

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Ah, you’ve left me such an amazing comment to find.
      “I Am in awe of this poem” That itself means the world to me. Thank you so much dear. Thank you. I hope to see more of you soon.
      Love.

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  23. vintageblack says:

    You don’t need a dictionary I am pretty sure all the words are out/up there. 🙂 Pain is healable, and tameable. Methinks. 🙂 Poem for poem, smile for smile, truthful words for truthful words, insightful thoughts for insightful thoughts. Mirrored growth. Just my caffeine two cents this morning.

    …and beautifully written, as usual!

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    1. Shanyu says:

      You thinks beautiful 😉 And yes, mirrored growth is how we very much continue to survive. Peace

      Like

  24. gabychops says:

    Love this poem too…
    Thank you, Shanyu, for your comment, but more poetry, please.

    Joanna

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you Joanna.
      I have put some more on my blog already. I hope you like them.

      Like

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