This Mauve Morning

This mauve morning pretty like a butterfly

Lacks your color in it

The morning breeze knocked at my window

But I did not open for it , for you are not here

Your morning smile and fragrance are just a memory now

Without you though life goes on but I don’t wear red dress and braids anymore

The sunrises are so sneaky when there is no wait for you on the breakfast table

“Without you I would die ” was the most talked about phrase between us

Darling , we both survived it

I just stopped painting flowers and birds

All the mauve mornings and pink days go without you

I wonder if you know how does it feel when nobody asks ” How was your day , darling ? ”

For sure you know there can be nobody other than you

When I spend the days and nights without “our kind of time ”

The days are longer and nights stare at me .

Poem by; Ruqia Ismat

The, Aug 30 , 2022


  1. What a romantic piece! Enjoyed it


    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Thank you for your kind appreciation bro . πŸ™πŸ˜

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful as always ❀️


    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Thank you so much for your kind support and happy Tuesday to you . πŸ™πŸ™‚


  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I love that last line, it’s so confronting


    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Yes , in a way the whole poem is a complaint . πŸ™‚πŸ™ Thanks for your valuable comment .

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Phil Lister says:

    I love the line without you I would die, such a tragic dramatic phrase but I remember this at 16 years old

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      I am glad that you can relate . I think this is common timeless phrase among lovers πŸ™‚


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