Friday, May 6, 2011

The Bride of Sorrow

Delicate, easy and ethereal
cladded in white silk
heavy ornaments of gold and diamonds
abundant had she.
All so unrealistic, deeply untrue
Nothing as magnetic, so powerful
full of message
were those shy, intimidated tears
....the real jewels.
Sparkling tears
incessantly trickled down,
graced her nature;
Tears, her bridal present
gifted to her by Fate
She carried faithfully her whole life.
When she left
bequethed she her tears,
to ones that cared.
She, the bride wedded to Sorrow destroyed so.

Awaited she guests of Honor
but knocked at her door
acquaintances of betrayal.
The sky was dark and so dusty always
like hail came her injury and misfortune.
She pecked the pelted ice drops
but was frozen all instead.
Time when helped her,
...had melted her
The world had frozen in indifference.
Afoot the sea
she could skip, could dance
The sea could not have drowned her,
she drowned in her sighs and grief.
She the bride of Sorrow, destroyed so.

With Beauty yet her rival
the bride, then a woman
the rarest bloomed ever
with sweet frangrance unmatched
wished and tried
in branches a nest
to nestle her little ones.
In a stone house she lived,
a city-like crowded house.
Never a nest she had
the thunder and storms not of Nature but of Man
were thieves of her dream.

With dreams she lived,
with Hope she survived.
Like castles built on the beach
washed away by the waves,
her every goodness found no way,
her existance so under valued.
"Like flies to wanton boys,"
was she to people
They tortured her for their interests...
July 1998


  1. Rich and exquisite!
    May 6, 2011 8:12 PM

  2. Hi marjaan, nice name you got. There is an Arabic word marjan, meaning a kind of precious stone. This is a very beautiful piece of poetry. The photo is so beautiful… Saw you at networkblogs. Hope you will visit my little guest poetry and comment ok.. have a nice day
    May 8, 2011 8:05 AM

  3. Thank you both for sparing me a couple of minutes of your time for the read and then the comments. It means alot.
    My name does mean precious stone. I have more poems which I will be sharing along the way. Hope to gain your attention and comments again!!
    May 8, 2011 10:58 AM