Until

 

Until

Downcast, my head until 
You dressed it with a crown 
Broken my heart until 
My heavy burdens I laid down 

Confused, my mind until 
You clothed it with peace 
Estranged, my soul until 
You restored it with ease 

Fragile, my person until 
You strengthened frail 
Flimsy my stature until 
You delicately removed pale 

Bare, my hands until 
You enclosed your gifts 
Naked my shame until 
You sheltered me, it fits 

Rejected, contracted me until 
You accepted, disallowing deny 
Contradiction agreed with forge until 
You authenticated truth to fly 

Homeless, amongst the many until 
You welcomed me home 
Lonely but not alone until 
You endow habitation as my own 

Fearful, combined with dread until 
You fitted fearless confidence in me 
Worried in anxious timidity until 
You deposited tranquil, positioning me free 

Abandoned, discarded me from belonging until 
You cantered me, coroneted me in embrace 
Forsaken, left for forgotten until 
You promised me never to leave me or forsake 

Unconditional love, met me with conditions until 
You qualified absolution releasing liberty 
Restricted love controlled my being until 
You flowered me with liberation’s certainty 

Salwa Samra © 2012 
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. 

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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. www.salwasamra.com 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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