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…

236 Comments Add yours

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My absolute pleasure 🌹

        Liked by 3 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 2 people

  1. gabychops says:

    Yes, indeed, you are a poem. A very good one too…

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh that is so very kind of you my friend. Thank you so much. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Karthigeyan says:

    I really liked the way you ended it. Really nice! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Glad to have you here. Peace.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Maya says:

    Beautifully crafted words.😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much M! I’m so humbled to receive these words.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Maya says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

        Liked by 3 people

  4. Well penned and deep emotions expressed so beautifully. Thank you Shanyu.πŸ™

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest friend. Such a wonderful comment to receive. Thank you so very much. Have a bright day!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My pleasure. And thank you!

        Liked by 2 people

  5. Wow. A beautifully beautiful poem.
    β€˜I could not buy a poem,
    So I became one instead…’ I will remember this line for a long time.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi! Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you like this work. Have a wonderful week.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My pleasure. You too have a nice week ahead.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        πŸ₯‚πŸ˜Š

        Liked by 2 people

  6. Yleniaely says:

    Absolutely wonderful poem!!! ❀️

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Ely! Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Wow such a fantastic post😍😍😍

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearest! Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Most welcome dear! You tooπŸ€—πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 3 people

  8. Jimmy John says:

    There is an awesome style in your writing ✌️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Ah! Such a great thing to say. I’m glad you like it here. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Blanca says:

    Beautiffully written😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much B! Thank you for stopping by.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Blanca says:

        Such a pleasure

        Liked by 3 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        I’m glad it was. Peace ✌️

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Shanyu, Memorable! I love this poem…very clever, but also reads as heartfelt and authentic! Keep writing! You are a very talented young man!
    The illustration goes well with the poem.

    I posted another poured painting yesterday, “Fields of Fantasy!” Check it out, and let me know what you think. This winter, I hope to do more.

    Stay safe and be happy! Cheryl

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Cheryl. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I’m so glad it resonates with you.
      I have been a little slow in responding lately, so I haven’t been able to check out all of your amazing posts. I’ll be heading over to your blog soon.
      Sending you safety and happiness.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. christin says:

    That’s so beautiful and different shanyu. It is calming and refreshing at same time.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hola Christin. Nice to see you here after so long. I’m glad you like this piece. Thank you. Have a fun day.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much K! Thank you for stopping by. Have an extraordinary day.

      Like

  12. Seeker says:

    Creative πŸ‘πŸ»

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much! Peace and greetings.

      Liked by 2 people

  13. komal Ater says:

    This is just amazing😍🀩….
    I could feel each word so deeply…
    Very well woven words with feelings πŸ’˜
    Keep writing✏

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi friend. Thank you so much for these kind words. I’m so delighted with this comment. Thank you dearly. Have a fantastic day and keep writing.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Nima Mohan says:

    Beautiful transformation into a poem ❀️

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nima! Glad to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Nima Mohan says:

        Thank you Shanyu 😊

        Liked by 2 people

  15. To morph into a poem at the end, might be the perfect ending for a poet too:) Very beautiful and meaningful.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      I absolutely agree. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Here’s to finding your poem!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hello Nico. Thank you so much. I haven’t been able to check out your latest post, but will be doing it soon. Have a blessed day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Blessings! πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        AlwaysπŸ™

        Liked by 2 people

  16. Nath says:

    This was such an amazing poem! Superb! πŸ™Œ

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Nath! I’m so glad to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Nath says:

        You’re welcome! πŸ˜„

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Ishita Gupta says:

    Oh my. Dear Shanyu, this poem is absolutely splendid! Just WOW!
    I can’t quote only some lines. This was incredible!! I could quote the entire poem! I am at a loss of words…I love this! Marvellous! Bravo!
    Hugs
    Ishita.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Ishita.
      Those are such kind words friends. I’m so delighted to have you here. Thank you so very much my friend. To leave the readers at loss of words is the best a poet can do. I’m glad you say that 😊. Thank you dear.
      Love,
      Shanyu.

      Liked by 4 people

      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Absolutely my pleasure!🧑🧑

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        🧑🧑🧑

        Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend!

      Liked by 2 people

  18. How can you write it so well? The last 2 lines are perfectly selected.
    Good good Shanyu.
    Love,
    Rusha✌️

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi Rusha! Thank you so much for stopping by. Duly appreciated.
      Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. This is so profound and gorgeous! Simply beautiful πŸ’—

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much R! I’m so glad you like it. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Silver Stone says:

    This is beautiful! The last 2 lines will be well remembered ❀

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much my friend. Have a wonderful day. I hope we find our poems soon.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Silver Stone says:

        Anytime. Yeah, I sure hope so.
        Have a great weekend!

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Ditto πŸ™

        Liked by 2 people

  21. yassy says:

    Omg this is awesome beautiful…wow wow

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Y! It is such a wonderful thing to have you here. May you have a blessed day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. yassy says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌ

        Liked by 2 people

  22. Absolutely amazing!! I have become a fan of yours. I love reading your poems. I enjoy reading them. After all, I can just say that you are a great poet. Never give up. May you have a bright future ahead.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hello my friend. Thank you so much for these beautiful comments. I’m so glad to be inspiring you. May you have an equally prosperous future. Take care.

      Liked by 2 people

  23. Navin says:

    Amazing poem….

    Hey FYI,
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    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you.
      Its a shame to hear this, but I am so glad you have risen back. I hope things go well with this site. Heading over right now. Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Navin says:

        You’re welcome Shanyu…..thanks a lot for your kind support 😊✨

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        My absolute pleasure friend. Anything for you!

        Liked by 2 people

      3. Navin says:

        Thsts so kind of you, my dear friend!

        Liked by 2 people

  24. This is so beautiful, the words
    They are like a dance!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. That is such a wonderful thing to say.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Indeed. And I agree! 😊🌸🌻

        VVN

        Liked by 2 people

  25. wonderfully written!😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much A! Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Hey, S. Hope you have a great day too!

        Liked by 2 people

  26. besondersite says:

    Beautiful poem Shanyu! πŸ˜€

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Prerna! I’m so glad to have you here.

      Liked by 2 people

  27. Aakanksha says:

    Beautiful!!!!!! πŸ’“

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much A!

      Like

  28. Sabrina Mazzora says:

    So beautiful ❀

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much S! So glad to have you here.

      Like

  29. AnuRijo says:

    Amazing one..keep writing ✍️…πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’š

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much my friend. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Shanyu, exquisite metaphors and beautiful imagery abound in this stunning poem!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. I’m so glad you liked this piece. Blessings.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are very welcome, Shanyu!

        Liked by 2 people

  31. so beautifully and tenderly written with such reverence Shanyu!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Oh thank you so much Cindy, my left handed friend. I’m so glad to have you here.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are most welcome fellow Lefty!!! Thanks much!

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much dearly.

      Liked by 2 people

  32. WOW Shanyu… this is gorgeous… it starts with a splendid dream ” I came looking for a place to write upon your skin,” (you stole my heart here) and it ends in a wonderful metamorphosis “I could not buy a poem,
    So I became one instead…”

    You, the poem, rain love all over the world.
    Beautiful, really beautiful, my friend.

    Sending you a verse of love
    Yours
    G.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hola mi amigo,
      You’ve left me in tears with this comment. I have always treasured your words of encouragement and appreciation, but these really are priceless. Wow. I feel so humbled and honoured to know that you like this piece.
      Believe me, this came from such depths, that once they were out, I have seldom thought myself as a poet. Maybe we were poems all along and the poet was someone else. Or maybe, we’re poets to everybody’s life around us, meaning others are constantly writing us too. Sorry to bore you with this. Just an epiphany this week.
      Love,
      Shanyu.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Hello, hello my dearest and my wonderful friend ( thank you for the greeting in Spanish!)
        Such a gorgeous reply.
        “Maybe we were poems all along and the poet was someone else. Or maybe, we’re poets to everybody’s life around us, meaning others are constantly writing us too.” Oh, no, this is not boring. This comes from the heart of a very talented poet who I came to know. His name is Shanyu. He is brilliant. He is a great friend to everyone and he certainly deserves plenty of accolades. It was a real pleasure to read your reply. Sending much love.
        Β‘Que tengas un buen dΓ­a!
        Abrazos
        Gabriela

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Hola seΓ±ora,
        I’m so moved by these comments of yours. You clearly see me as so much more than what I am, and I really appreciate that. Friendships like these are priceless, and I am beyond lucky to have this conversation. I still remember your first comment on one of my works called ‘The Cache’. Little did I know, a seed of friendship had been sown.Cheers to that.
        By the way, do you originally speak Spanish?
        Abrazos y precioso amor.
        Shanyu.

        Liked by 1 person

  33. Wow, that was soothing and beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 2 people

  34. Startlingly beautiful. Each verse is laced with an emotion of its own.
    Kudos!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  35. 19🌿 says:

    So very amazing!! :))

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Ahh, I would say beautiful but I’m not sure the word does justice to the profundity that you reached with your poetry. An absolute delight to read. Thank you for blessing my feed with this, Shanyu.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard for a long time. I’m so so humbled by this kind of response. Thank you so much R! Have a phenomenal day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You, as well as your writings, absolutely deserve it! You too, S! 🌼

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 2 people

  37. Yiena says:

    Ow~ so beautiful~πŸ™ˆπŸ₯°

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Y! Have a wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yiena says:

        Have a great day as well~ πŸ₯°

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Cheers πŸ₯‚

        Liked by 1 person

  38. Wow ! Loved it ! Really beautiful poem!

    Regards,
    Rupa.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much Rupa. I’m so glad to have you here. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. My pleasure entirely!
        Take care
        Regards,
        Rupa.

        Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  39. Nice post with responsive title

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  40. Joel Abakah says:

    The last two lines are simply perfect, Shanyu!
    You became a poem… you became the answer.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much J! I’m am so glad you like it.
      I wonder if I can say that I became the answer. I did become a poem, but wasn’t I a poet all along?

      Liked by 2 people

  41. pranavsable says:

    Elegant writing……..plz follow my blogs too, currently I am writing a novel

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much. I surely will do. Heading right over.

      Liked by 1 person

  42. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    DELICATELY BEAUTIFUL!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  43. Dawn Renee says:

    Potent, quite. ….
    But perhaps potency & it’s many levels lie behind the eyes of the beholder

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      That is such a wonderful thing to say. I’m so glad it resonates with you. Thank you so much Dawn. Have a fantastic day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dawn Renee says:

        Pleasure to read.
        Likewise

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Thank you once again. Much appreciated.

        Liked by 2 people

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