Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This Place


Let us meet in this place,
Let us travel from
Here and there and
Meet in this place where
The light always seem to shine,
Where another dollar is there
To be made.

Let us meet in this place
Where we shrug off our home towns,
Home countries, home continents,
As though they were worn jackets
Being replaced with more
Fashionable ones, more fitting
For this place.

Let us meet in this place,
Perhaps in some obscure corner,
In a book store or buying groceries,
Wondering when or if to leave
This place. Then we meet and
This place shows promise again.

Let us meet in this place,
Me from here and
You from there and
Somehow we find each other
In the multitude of people,
Somehow we find the hand
That fits perfectly in ours.

Let us meet in this place,
But I left too soon, sinking
Into the azure waters, letting
The sun toast my brown skin
Black. I left before
I even came close to meeting
You.

Let us meet in this place
Becasue it was the only place
We were ever true to who
We are, to who we could be,
Where our masks were crushed
Under foot, leaving vulnerable
Beings trying to find the person
We could love, the person
Within our
selves.

Let us meet in this place
Because we could never
Meet in another.

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14 comments:

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Ah, yes poignant and true. Liked the repetition of the first line of each stanza. Good to read you, Mosk

Susmit said...

Intriguing...the feeling is palpable, and the images move so effortlessly...Beautifully penned!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Let us meet in this place.. Such an utterly moving poem.. there is a timeless quality to it.. even after decades I shall hear this poem ring through my memories. Beautifully executed.

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Sumana Roy said...

a poignant write, the second stanza pierces through...

Kerry O'Connor said...

There are some places that hold a special magic all their own. You have captured that in your description very well.

scotthastiepoet said...

Yes, let's meet in this place.. Life as it should be. I found this piece to be very life affirming and will be back for more.. Thank you...

Vinay Leo R. said...

Wise words. I loved the opening and ending verses the most, the latter because it felt so right! :) Thank you.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I love the surface meaning here with a big city letting us hide and also be who we want to be without our masks....and then the deeper meanings abound....very nicely done, and very lyrical!

totomai said...

we are constantly moving and not all the time the stars would align for us. the voice you have here is yearning, longing. like an unsent letter

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful and poignant, especially your closing lines.

continuing said...

Ah yes, this place: new but somehow familiar, filled with hope and promise. A good place,

Elizabeth
https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/continuing/

Jae Rose said...

I love the repetition of let us meet in this place - this place is the only place that counts...of that i am sure at times...

G L Meisner said...

The layers of who you are meeting makes this an excellent poem.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Most intriguing!

 
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