Suzanne Hayasaki

Gold Star - 6,982 Points (October 4,1966)

Sing - Poem by Suzanne Hayasaki

Sit with me in quiet harmony.
Sing to me in that haunting tone.
Convey your intensity to me
Through your plaintive melodies.

Your art glances off me.
But it leaves a scar.
I may not hear you as you are.
I may filter you through my pain.

But you sink in like an ointment
That poisons as it cures.
I will let you eat away at the thick skin
That kept unpleasant sensations at bay.

Maybe your melancholic hope
Can reawaken parts of my soul
I thought had atrophied long ago
On my own labyrinthine path
Towards self-acceptance.

Topic(s) of this poem: doubt, harmony, hope, self-acceptance, sympathy

Comments about Sing by Suzanne Hayasaki

  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (7/31/2017 12:38:00 AM)

    Another Very Touching Poem! ! ! ! ! It Is Hard
    Sometimes To Let Acceptance, Reach, Into
    Heart.... But, Think, , With Time That Helps Us
    Grow, So We Can Share, Even More...
    Many 10S! ! ! ! ! +++++ Powerful Write! ! ! ! !
    Beauty Insight! ! ! ! ! Best Wishes! ! ! ! !
    If..I'm misinterpreting, I am Sorry! ! ! ! ! Would
    Love To Hear More...Your Thoughts...For
    This.. You Are Wondrously Beautiful Poetess! ! ! ! !

    Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre(8/3/2017 6:14:00 PM)

    Thank You! ! ! ! ! For Sharing Your Beautifully Heart Moving Poetry! ! ! ! !
    And Such A Beautifully Profound Answer! ! ! ! ! Beautiful! ! ! ! ! :)

    Suzanne HayasakiSuzanne Hayasaki(8/2/2017 9:34:00 PM)

    Rebecca I was listening to a young singer-songwriter. It was not so much her words but her tone that made me imagine what she was feeling. And I found that her melodies haunted me and kind of seeped in like a mild poison, and I started to realize that she was reminding me of my younger self. And what I can tell people of her generation is that all the self doubt and disappointment just makes you try harder, and gradually you come to form your own identity. I think as I age, I have more to say. Thanks for being such a consistent reader and commenter! I really appreciate your feedback.

    Suzanne HayasakiSuzanne Hayasaki(8/2/2017 9:29:00 PM)

    Thank you again for taking the time to comment Rebecca!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 3, 2017

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