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The "So Many"

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So many “why” I have
So many trials I raid


So many “what” I seek
So many “not” I speak


So many “where” I have been to
So many “now” I forgot


So many “how” I have learned
So many "wows” I unearned


So many “bravos” I lost
So many “alas” I have won


So many “dreams” I have shattered
So many “pains” I blossomed


So many “words” I muted
So many “emotions” I have spoken


So many “poems” I have written
So many “melodies” I still preserve


So many “stories” I have read
So many “spectacles” still unplugged


So many “things” I have kept
Yet so many “secrets” I reserve


So many “hye” I have received
Yet one “bye” I still perceive


So many “who” I met
Yet the one “you” I have kept


So many “hearts” I have mended
Yet the “one” remains the broken


So many “lives” I have lived
Yet the “one” I still repeat


So many “vows” I have made
Yet the “one” remains unattained


So many “promises” I have fulfilled
Yet “your” is the one still broken


So many “deaths" I have seen
Yet the “one” is we all redeem!

© 2018 Tajwer Shakir

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