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Post-weekend Poetry 133: Deepest Loss by Mirha Saleem

28 Dec

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

girls sledging 945650I 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.

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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.

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Mirha is in the seventh grade at school. Wasn’t her poem great! Thank you, Mirha.

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