Happiness is like vapors
Lighter than air
When you let it be, it rises
and takes you along,
ever so ready to reflect colors
Weightless rainbow bends across the sky
Like light bends with gravity
Anguish is like heavy rain
Though I do not know the math,
to calculate its mass
But I know it’s substantial.
When it’s dropped, it plummets
A loss, solitude, a blight
They do not ascend, they fall
and fill chasms in wide open spaces
Anguish requires depth
Or at least some capacity
to contain and withhold
It cannot defy gravity,
and perhaps only adds to it.
Flat grounds make swamps
and protrusions, waterfalls..
capacity makes oceans, calm and serene
and rivers, lakes, pools and streams
And wisdom is in being placid
while being potent and aware,
that one single undulation
can shake the earth at will
But to build something we must first,
quell the urge to destroy
Vast chasms are filled slowly
and slowly too, they evaporate
Ever so ready to reflect colors
Weightless rainbow bends across the sky
like light bends with gravity




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This article has 2 comments

  1. Yusra Gulab Jamman Reply

    The heavy rain of anguish must first fall from the sky in order to evaporate into lightness… And in that evaporation we find again the rainbow bends of joy in our sky. Without the hardship, would there be the happiness? Really liked this, and all the beautiful imagery in it! :)

    • Arqum
      Arqum Reply

      فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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