Friday, 8 April 2016

Solitude Standing (April 8, 2016)

In my mind
I hear Suzanne Vega
Singing this song
Without a backing band.

As the few happy
Childhood memories
Are reviewed

Wiping away
The tears
With the back
Of my soaked hand.

My heart longing
For her
To stand
By my side.

In having her
Embracing me
Within her flame lit
Tattooed arms.

Burning away
My inner darkness.

As I hear her
These words
Into my ear:

"Into the fire
My love
Your sorrows
Shall grow
No more.

Shall nourish
Your emerging self
Like a Phoenix reborn
To live and love

For only
In the darkness
Does she comes
To me
In her silhouette.

Am I 
Able to feel

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: My 2600th poems written, since March 30, 2007, when I started writing poetry, for the first time, at my desire, and not, because I had to, for school purposes.

Sigh. Not sure, where this should labelled, as a love poem, or one of a soul's longing, for completion and healing. Maybe, it's both. 

Ms Vega's Solitude Standing was the second CD, that I have ever bought, in 1987. Can remember playing, "Luka" over and over again, as I could relate to the lyrics, she had written, in this song, about child abuse, except my case, it wasn't a parent or a living-in lover, who abused me, physically, but my younger brother. And yes, I cried every time, I see the video, for this song.


  1. The Phoenix is not just a myth. It just takes feathers, and fire. Thanks for the visit!

  2. I love this one, Therisa.....the soul's longing for love, it is universal. Congrats on the 2600th poem! Yay!


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