Poetry

Proposals

I silently diffuse into the mist
Where there is no soul in sight

It’s twenty past the midnight

Will I ever come to light?

Too many dreams are unlived
Too many words need a rhyme
Scattered are a zillion thoughts
What’s killing me is only time

They say time is eternal
Yet it waits for no one
I know I’ll never walk this road again
What is done cannot be undone

I’ve already thought this over
And done all I could to comprehend
I’ve lost all signs of reason now
I’m dying to know the end

Anxious and lost I stand
Will I ever know which way to choose?
I have to take my pick now
But I cannot afford to lose

Will I find the path to success?
What if I make a mistake?
Will I ever live my dreams?
There is just too much at stake

Too many choices stab me
as I am taken aback
I’m jittery, I’m fretful
A decision is what I lack

I decide to push every thought aside
only my instincts, I will obey
I’m lost in my emptiness
as the night slowly fades me away


Decisions play a major role in life. I wrote this poem in March 2008 about the difficult decision of marriage. I have always found this assessment to be very daunting as you never know if its the right choice till its too late to change your mind.

The reason I could never go for a love marriage is that I could never be brave enough to decide for myself if someone would make a good husband. I never trusted myself enough to make a choice that bold. A decision that would define the rest of my life with no turning back. There is no test-run in marriage. It can also be applied to other stressful decisions in life.

  • How did you choose the right person to marry?
  • Was the choice you made really the right one?
  • Do you find it hard to make decisions too?
  • Are you generally indecisive in life or do you make decisions easily?

 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Life really is very hard at times and we really don't know which decision to make. You can not possibly know which deicion will be right until you have walked the road. After that sometimes you cant come back. I hope your decision was the right one…. Great expression! thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautifully written Nadiya….. love your expression

  3. Thank you hina… Been so long. Haven't written any poem in the last decade or so. 😮

  4. You should definitely write more often if you can 🙂

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