Rooms in my Heart


One day I discovered many ‘rooms’ in my heart

As I walked down it’s passage, doors set apart

On these doors were displayed the title of each

Travelling life’s journey, everyone I’ve beseeched


The first room I entered ‘love’ was its name

I was touched by it’s settings, warmth it attained

Recalling many memories from child to mother

There glittered unconditional love for many another


Leaving the room of love coldness invited me

To view a room quite dark, it was ‘anger’ you see

The walls were covered in irritable black

Retracing many experiences of looming tracks


Separated from anger was brightness of ‘joy’

Throughout this room many colours to enjoy

Dancing, laughter, celebration & success

Rekindled many memories of moments blest


Then suddenly a haunting sound caused a fright

And led me into a room so dismal in it’s plight

‘Fear’ had inhaled this space and it’s extent

Causing many an opportunity abandonly spent


Continuing nearby was harmony I heard

its door and ‘peace’ greeted me without a word

How I longed to linger in it’s victorious liberty

Rest had heralded me to stillness so free


Many other rooms in my heart reside

Each one I exhibit a portrait inside

To enter and view with an attitude of trust

Furnished with an aspiration to polish not rust


By Salwa Samra © 2009

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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2 Responses to ROOMS IN MY HEART

  1. silentfingers says:

    I do not know how I came to be in there. But I am finding myself delighted that I did. Your poems are so very beautiful and they have touched a deep place within my heart.

    I certainly shall be wandering in your space again.

  2. salwasamra says:

    Many thanks, Silentfingers, please feel free to join my Page on Facebook, below is the link 🙂

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