Treasure Island

Nur Meiyati


Timeless


My government informed me that my staying will be extended for two months
I may stay here in Indonesia till August
You told me as if it were a good news
I just looked closely at your mouth as you said that
Saying nothing
Trying to control my feeling
Two months or less or more
At last you would return to your country
Perhaps you could read my mind
Oh, come on
You gently drew me near
And wrapped your arms around me
I hid my face on your chest
You held me more and more tightly
Maybe you could feel
Your white shirt was wet with my tears
Although I tried hard not to make any sound

I feel something is missing in our paradise home
You said that every time you took me back to my town
However it was just temporary
Because you knew that we would meet again soon
But things were different with your leaving
How would I cope with that
You would not see all things that became our memories
When you were back to your country
I would live with all of them
The roads, the sky, the rain, the wind and the restaurant
All would remind me of you
Everyday

Time ….
Why would time separate us
No matter whether time is linear or cyclical
Real or illusion
It made no difference for me
As in essence both were the same to me
You would leave the place
I would be here and I could not meet you
I would remember you but I could not hold you

Why should time be measured by day, week, month and year
Why should there be August
I wished although we lived on the Earth
But time would be measured
Using the orbit of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto
I wished we could be in the same spaceship
Traveling fast at the speed of light
So time would stop completely
Just as Albert Einstein told the world
And we could be in timelessness
No past, no present, no future

You and me
In timelessness

(Indonesia,8 November 2013)

Submitted: Saturday, November 09, 2013
Edited: Sunday, November 10, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

To understand this poem better, you have to read my previous poems in sequence: I Informed You, 'I am Pregnant', I Will Not Leak Our Secret Relationship, Choice, Our Small Paradise, All About You and Me (optional) , I Will Be Safe, Favourite Things We Did, Love and In Love, You Are My Property, Driving, Sometimes in a sequence. Click on the Poet's Page next to the profile photo.

Notes: In fact, there should be 2 poems before this one, one of them is 'Our First Love Making' but I am still considering whether to share them or not.

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  • Nur Meiyati (11/9/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    Precious comment from Poetry, a nice Facebook group:
    Kenneth Holmes
    Wonderful read
    Very deep
    Full of meaning
    And of believing
    Heart searing
    At the words I am reading
    Though it is only a part,
    To me
    It is a whole
    As you try to reach your goal

    55 minutes ago via mobile · Unlike · 1
    Nur Meiyati Kenneth Holmes: Thank you for your wonderful words, thank you for reading my poem.
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