He Didn’t Know

He played with words,
she merely recreated.
But he didn’t know that
she recreated perceptions of him.

He was an artist,
she merely painted images.
But he didn’t know that
she painted images of him.

He wanted to conquer the world,
she merely wanted to get him.
But he didn’t know that
she could fight the whole world to get him.

He wanted to travel the seven oceans,
she merely wanted to meet him.
But he didn’t know that
she could travel a million oceans to meet him.

He wanted to see the universe,
she merely wanted to meet his eyes, once.
But he didn’t know that
to meet his eyes, once,
she could travel to the farthest of stars
in the farthest of galaxies.

A/n: The image is of the Antennae Galaxies and was retrieved from wikipedia. 🙂

8 comments

  1. randomrose · December 28, 2013

    Beautifully constructed. To me it was very visual, I could see her longing.

    • anumshafique · December 29, 2013

      Thank you very much Rose! 🙂

  2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 · December 28, 2013

    This is beautiful and moving. Thank you for this lovely post, Kevin

    • anumshafique · December 29, 2013

      Thank you for reading, Kevin! 🙂

  3. Tonia · December 28, 2013

    I’d love to tell you what I think but my throat is sealed in astonishment!!

    “good” isnt powerful enough to describe this piece.

    • anumshafique · December 29, 2013

      Thank you so very much, Tonia!

  4. Nibhz · January 29, 2014

    a very nice poem depicting the true love a person can hold for someone!

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