Chasing the sun

Roused by the tender tickling of the tenuous sun
she stumbled out in the blush pink dawn
hoping to be caressed by its velvety, amber warmth
she ambled on the empty streets in the search of morn
but silvery ponderous puffs invaded the skies
she wandered wilted and was woebegone
twisting the tendrils of tensile hope
she asked the soaring eagles where the sun had gone
the labouring squirrels too had no answer
they were busy rooting around in the lawn
desperate and dismayed she continued to look over the horizon
but her eyes met the dusky grey curtains drawn
wearily she traced her footsteps back
chasing dreams leaving her dispirited and withdrawn
she opened her palm to let her yearning slip by
slipped under covers with a tired yawn
another day, another desire, she won’t give up that easily
to dream and chase them, she was born.

( I am trying to catch up with my reading. Please forgive me for the delay in responding to your comments. I will try to reply tonight.)

43 thoughts on “Chasing the sun

  1. This is a beautiful poem Punam, I really felt that search for the sun, and the images of it hiding are stunning. Great metaphor for chasing our dreams, and message to never give up even if some days we feel dispirited. Hope you are well ❀️❀️

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rachel. We spend so much time chasing dreams but some remain attainable. Still, the ones that are fulfilled make our life worthwhile. I am well, dear, just a tad tired. ❀️❀️

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  2. Oh WOW, of course I LOVE this poem!! This is my fave pick: “silvery ponderous puffs invaded the skies
    she wandered wilted and was woebegone
    twisting the tendrils of tensile hope”. Lots of love ❀

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