the two of us

I have dreams of flying
What a beautiful feeling to be fledged
It reminds me of the first jump I took
Off the third story ledge
To fall so hard in love can be dangerous
When you don’t know how far your wings can spread
Back then I was lucky to have snow break my fall
As a reminder I was only born with legs

When I met you I was lured
Realizing I still had a heart that begged
I wanted to be the early bird to the worm
So I slowly came back on to the edge
I remember looking back down to the pain
And all the promises to myself that I said
Then you told me you made those same ones yourself
And I remember the tears we both shed

Timid that my feathers weren’t shiny enough
Fearless about the fall is how I led
And you always loved to dance
So I gave my hand as an offering like some bread
In hopes that feeding your hunger for love
Would never be a reason that you fled
But in time I wanted and expected more
And a needy love is what you came to dread

So now I look up to the sky sad, but thankful that we met
Because so few have ever experienced the take-off from a hedge
And even less have ever felt that kind of peace
Every night that we slept
Every kiss that locked our hearts in lips
And with every ‘I live you’ as a solemn pledge
More than my words it was my eyes and my heart
That I loved you read

I had dreams of flying together and showing the world how we fledged
But now I know we’ll never hatch simply remain alone in our shells as broken eggs

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Thank you everyone for reading my poems, being on rb for the last 2 years has been really incredible, and the support you’ve all given my work has meant more to me then you will ever have a chance to know. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. .

much love
Shoaib

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Comments

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 3 years ago

    that’s a hell of a write. that image is perfect with this too. Well done.

  • thank you so much yvonca, always appreciate hearing what my fellow writers have to say :)

    – S .

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 3 years ago

    And it has been such an honor to read you…this as all your words so speak to the heart and soul;)

  • thank so much robin, hope you are doing well :)

    – S .

  • AshenShards
    AshenShardsabout 3 years ago

    god i hate you for moving me like this, it hurts so much to be in these place but know that you don’t go it alone. I’m right there with you, I wish that it was easier. Sorry for the pain, the sorrow, the longing. All the things that never go away. Awesome write, beautiful and full of contemplative emotion.

  • thanks man, appreciate that so much, great to hear from you

    – S .

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 3 years ago

    Oh Shoaib, I am so inspired by your words today. They have made me weep. To know love like this surely is a gift.

  • awww, thank you angela, i never mean to make anyone cry, but i guess its always a good thing if you can feel the words alone enough to move you… thanks so much you are a great artist and friend

    – S .

  • mermanda
    mermandaabout 3 years ago

    This is very unique, the story of the two, the emotion, and pure beauty of the whole setting. Just wonderful! You write like no one else, and it is a pure delight to the heart, soul and mind to read your emotions.

  • hey female version of me :) thanks so much that means the world to me from from you :)

    – S .

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 3 years ago

    Love that is still born…it is very sad. It IS an amazing write. I am deeply impressed by your generous and forgiving heart.

  • thanks so much, i wish my heart were as forgiving as the poetry lol appreciate your kindness

    – S .

  • wigs
    wigsabout 3 years ago

    this is not just poetry, this is life, pure emotion, and if you were sitting next to me I’d give you the biggest ever hug …. i’ve loved your work since I first started reading it two years ago and will continue to do so…talented is an under statement oxoxoxoxo

  • awww thanks, i’d give you the biggest hug back ! thanks so muchhhh .. time flies huh !

    – S .

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    ouch….

  • lol you are to funny :) thanks

    – S .

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 3 years ago

    Powerful and deeply moving write…peace and love be with you and yours always…always an honour and pleasure to read your poetry and prose and see your photography!

  • thanks soooo much dear, that means a lot to me ! hope you have a great holiday

    – S .

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderabout 3 years ago

    great write as always ..awesome…

  • thanks for reading rocky !

    – S .

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