Laala Kashef Alghata

Rookie - 6 Points (18 February 1990)

Write Me A Metaphor - Poem by Laala Kashef Alghata

These words are just pressed thoughts
upon a page, fragile like crumbling leaves,
golden on the ground and vulnerable;
stepped on so easily and disregarded,
beauty so frequently ignored.

We just write what we don’t want
to even hope to believe is true.
We are the ones responsible for
longings of ‘happily ever after’
and love at first sight; and we
apologise, because we just want
someone to go through the same.

We throw metaphors and similes
into the world in hundreds, about
everything that parades through
our lives, and we wonder when
someone will write us metaphors
and similes, likening us to willow
trees and flowing waters, claiming
we are beautiful.

We write like we breathe and that
is why our words often feel like
someone squeezing your throat,
choking you into oblivion, because
we write like we breathe.

We write life.

Comments about Write Me A Metaphor by Laala Kashef Alghata

  • Rookie Phoenix Rory (10/31/2007 7:48:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed reading this. I agree. Writing is like breathing, life is nothing without it. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ted Sheridan (10/28/2007 1:03:00 PM)

    This is a very mature poem for someone so young. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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