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If Only

Writing Articles is my dream.I have been writing for many years. but I think working on this site would be better.

If only sadness were a passing breeze

Swept away with the lightest ease
If only grief were a vanishing shadow
Giving way to an eternally-lit meadow
If only our regrets were clots of spoilt cream
Dissipating into the coffee-blackness of our mind
But alas! Regret is no waning steam
It claws at us in our dreams,
puts us in a bind
We never cease saying farewell to our ghosts of past
Though the ship of life sails
Sails with its tip towards the future,
dragging behind remains its mast.


© 2021 Osman Ghazi


Osman Ghazi (author) on January 04, 2021:

Thankful to you emge for your review.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 04, 2021:

Fascinating and emotional poem

Osman Ghazi (author) on January 04, 2021:

Thanks Brenda Arledge

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 04, 2021:


A wonderful write.

Our sadness does linger no matter what we do.

As the sail moves forward to the future, our sadness wanes for those moments of the past.

Osman Ghazi (author) on January 04, 2021:


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 04, 2021:

This poem definitely reflects a terrible sadness. It is very well written, Osman.

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