Imagine a world where love did not happen
Where two soulmates could bump on each other and move on
Where roses held no meaning
Where love songs were war songs
Where Harry never met Sally
Where The Notebook never existed
Where Cinderella’s glass slipper didn’t fall off
Where even after a kiss, the frog remained a frog

Imagine a world that had never tasted the thrill of words
Or the beauty of rhythm
Or the edge of a subtextual writer

Imagine a world where all poets were masons in the tower of Babel
Trying to find rhythm in the clanking of hammers
When words had failed

Imagine a world where poetry had gone to sleep
And someone forgot to wake it up
Imagine us all moving on to a future that couldn’t tell the magic of its past

Imagine us forgetting it ever happened
Imagine us forgetting the passion of E. E Cummings
I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart
The defiance of Maya Angelou
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise

Imagine us forgetting the eeriness of Edgar Allan Poe
A wind blew out of the cloud,
Chilling my beautiful Annabel Lee
The hope of Claude McKay
I shall return again, I shall return
To laugh and love and watch with wonder eyes
The longing of Odysseus
There is the heat of love, the pulsing rush of longing,
the love’s whisper, irresistible magic to make the sanest man go mad
Imagine us forgetting it all
Imagine a world with no poetry…


About sensoria300

I harness words, I thrive on them. I tell stories. I am dreamer, sometimes a poet but mostly I am a Game of Thrones fanatic. Lady Olenna, Lyanna Mormont and Arya Stark are my spirit animals.

Posted on February 18, 2015, in Poetic Justice and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Such a beautiful poem Sensoria. And serious too, yet I still smiled big with the Harry never met Sally part 🙂
    Dang you’re an awesome poet

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