Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and thirty-third poem in this series. This week’s piece is by seventh-grader Mirha Saleem.
Deepest Loss by Mirha Saleem
I knew when I first saw her she looked like another me,
But yet so jolly and so carefree,
Whereas I was quite serious and scholarly,
I don’t know how it started but our bond grew strong,
I knew this was the place where I belong,
Years passed by and our friendship reached to the extreme,
But now it looks like a lost daydream.
Someone came and interrupted my life,
The agony was fiercer than being stabbed by a knife,
Watching her gradually going away from me,
After that everything happened so quickly,
How would you feel losing a best friend?
Too late for the mistakes to amend,
Every time I see her, my heart breaks apart,
No words to explain the emotions of my heart,
Now that she’s away it brings tears to my eyes,
How long can I keep myself in disguise?
Seeing her with someone else the way we used to be,
From this discomfort will I ever be free,
After all our years together is that the reward I get,
This worry follows me everywhere like a threat,
I wish I had known what trust would lead to,
I wish someone had given me a clue,
I learned not to trust anyone entirely,
For the pain to resist cannot be conquered easily.
I asked Mirha what prompted this piece and she said…
I love poetry and the poem I am sending you is mainly about my own experience (as I believe that a best piece of writing is the one the author has experienced). This poem is actually about trust.
Mirha is in the seventh grade at school. Wasn’t her poem great! Thank you, Mirha.
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