About Me

I’ve always wondered what could’ve been.
What should’ve been?
What would’ve been.
If the very world that I exist in never felt
My touch of life.
If I never came.
If I never was.
Had I not been born,
Would the world ever notice?
If I never breathed,
Would the air feel lighter?
If I never lived…
Would the world shine brighter?

***


I think we should run away.
…What do you think?

I want to see you…

I
I am a dreamer.
Through eyes closed, I can see you.
And when I can feel your loving arms,
I know that I am safe–
That I am loved.
And that maybe,
for just one more second,
Your angelic touch will linger.
And I will sleep with the dead.

But a piercing light will always prevail.
It cuts into your pale skin; it will try to fight you.
Our lips will part as you fly away.
The night will hide from the daunting day.

I will awaken to a glorious sight.
I will awaken to the power of the light.
I’m thankful for another day,
But I miss you, dear.
I still wish you were here.

I’ll close my eyes once again.
I’ll try to sleep and think of you.
But the kitchen clangs are clear and cruel.
Mother is cooking; it’s time for school.

 

Perhaps tonight.
…When the moon is bright.

When there is no light…

II
I try my best to be patient.
The world does not wait for me.
If I leap into the air, the earth will move.
And when I land, I will find myself in a place in which I’ve never been.
I will cry.

Yet, I do not cry because I am sad.
I will spill tears of ecstasy
Because I know that you will come for me.

I will close my eyes and lift my arms.
The wind will blow, as I hear your wings.
Then you will carry me across the world
You will bring me home.

We’ll share a kiss and we’ll sleep together.
You’ll keep me warm
Forever and–

Tonight sounds lovely!
When the sky isn’t blue.
…I love you, darling.
I really do…

III
I understand when you say no.
I’ve asked my mother If I could sleep outside
She wouldn’t let me, but still, I tried:
“The moon is bright! So, there will be light.”
She fears the dark.

I think she’s afraid of you.

She only cares for what’s best for me.
With respect, I yield.
Yet, I don’t agree.

You weren’t there.
…I waited for you,
but you never came…

IV
I worry that I’ve hurt you.
It’s been three days; I haven’t heard from you.
A million thoughts:
Is there someone new?
Let me find a way to make it up to you.
Let me shut my eyes;
Let me dream of you.

Hey, are you mad at me?
…Without you here,
I…I’m sorry…

V
I pretend to say that I’m okay.
I’ve been alone
For almost a year.
I haven’t slept
I want you here.
Beside me in my frozen room.
Vanquishing my new found gloom.

VI
I hope that, one day, we’ll figure things out.
It’s been too long.
I cannot wait.
I’m letting go.

But I can’t.

Nothing has changed my love for you.
You’re the only one.
I.
Want.
You.

Darling, please
…Answer me!
I’ll love you for eternity…

VII
I want to make you happy.
Tonight I wait for the sound of your wings.
I’ll go to sleep as I think of you.
I’ll think of you and I’ll feel lighthearted.
Kiss me, love–
My lips are parted.

VIII
I see a world that’s full of problems.
People have become cynical.
They see no good in anything.
They think no good in everything.
The world is on fire.
If I stay any longer, I will burn and die.
I need your help!
I need to fly.

Take me to your home, my love.
Bring me high and up above
Where happiness shall last forever;
A world of satisfying pleasure.

IX
I hear a whisper of hope. A voice that fuels my will.
Thank you for everything
That you have ever given me.
I’ll keep you forever
Here in my memory.

Apparently life is far from the end.
So I look forward to a second beginning.
And maybe,
If I was good enough,
I’ll even see you.

My darling angel.
My dearly beloved.
Never forget me.

I will never forget you.
I…
I can feel the fire.
Love…
I’ll close my eyes.
You…
And dream.


We’re here together
…Forever and…
ever.

X
I am a dreamer.
I’ve stirred awake…
I am alive.
My skin is unscathed.
How did I survive?

…You’re home with me.

 


Hi…

 

 

…Hey…

 

 

...You…
Came back…
For me?

 

 

……
……You’re with me now…
….That’s all that matters…
….


…Thank y–

I love you...

 




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***
I long for an escape from reality.
So when I close my eyes,
When I dream,
I find myself up above the clouds.
An ideal world.
A land of love.
A place where I can fly and soar.
A place where I need not ask for more.


I’ll keep my gaze on your loving eyes;
We’ll be safe at home
amid the skies.

 

Pink Sky

 

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10 comments

  1. Dear Jed,

    Wow. That’s all I have to say. That is an amazing and powerful piece. You floored me with the brilliance in your style and meaning behind this. The choice of headers then a poem and broken by a sort of dialogue is something I have never seen. You have done this so beautifully that it is pleasing to the eyes as well as the soul.
    The only possible thing I can think to make this even better, even though everything you’ve done is absolutely stunning, would be to add a bit more of a personal touch. The bolded sentences are a great opening into you, but as this is an ‘About Me’, having a wonderful finish of a delve deeper into you, I think, would wrap it up perfectly.
    Overall, this is a piece I would read over and over, pulling inspiration from every time. I am in awe of your abilities and I can’t wait to see more pieces from you.

    Love, Sydney

    1. Dearest Sydney,

      Thank you very much for your feedback! I am happy that you enjoyed my style. I wanted to do something different, and I’m glad to hear that my risks were worth it. I will definitely take this into consideration!

      Thank you for taking the time to read my piece! I really appreciate it.

      With infinite love,
      Jed

  2. My dearest Jed,
    You have left me speechless. You have yet again warmed the icicles surrounding my heart. This piece blew me away. I was excellently written, excellently imagined and excellently executed. This piece gave me shivers several times. You wrote this magical stylistic experience that simply blew me away.
    However, flaws must exist. I believe I felt this in my heart only because I knew you that way. Total strangers may not get the same reaction as I did. Remember, this is about you, so we want to know all about your amazing self.
    Overall Jed this was an excellent piece and I am definitely looking forward to this class with you. You’re going to surprise yourself.
    With love,
    Tolu.

    1. Dearest Tolu,

      Thank you very much for your kind words! You have always had an eye for the best criticism. I will definitely take this into consideration. Thank you!

      Once again, thank you for taking the time to read my piece! This means a lot to me.

      With infinite love,
      Jed

  3. Dear Jed

    A creativity lies within this piece that I long to achieve, an abstract way of thinking that took me out of myself and placed me into your mind. Your use of blank space was masterful, and your emotion was palpable throughout. I can not compliment this enough, for that would take too long.

    I truly can not think of advice to give you. This was such an example of creativity and ingenuity, and I certainly felt nothing more than inspiration after witnessing it.

    I do hope to read more of your work, honestly and truthfully, and I hope to learn from you and your writing.

    Sincerely,
    Tony

    1. Dearest Tony,

      My heart has melted at your words. I am so honoured to be a source of inspiration– thank you.

      With infinite love,
      Jed

  4. Dear Jed,

    I am truly left speechless after reading this. You’re tone was amazing. I was definitely intrigued by the style of this writing, as in it literally hooked me as soon as I started reading and I wanted to continue reading this tale of lovers forever. The dialogues you used in the middle of you’re paragraphs were unique and interesting; I really liked it! Also when you were concluding your ‘About Me’, I noticed you created this spacey/cloudy look where you embedded you’re final thoughts. I legitimately think that was the greatest idea I’ve ever seen. I don’t think i would’ve felt the same strong emotions reading it if it was formatted in a basic way. instead, you added this imagery which created a beautiful sense of flow and serenity.

    Although this piece was beautiful, I do think that you didn’t really talk about yourself much, but instead, explained how you felt about a certain situation. I think it would be better if we as readers can see bit more of you through these words.

    Overall, this poem has left me mesmerized. You’re word choices and style of writing has left me amazed. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to reading more of your pieces.

    Sincerely

    Faryal Syed

    1. Dearest Faryal,

      Thank you very much for your feedback! As selfish as this may sound, I will definitely try to talk a little but more about myself next time.

      With infinite love,
      Jed

  5. Dear Jed,

    Nicely done. Your about me is really creative and eye catching. However it felt like I didn’t really get to know you or maybe I am bad at reading and missed something. I also think this isn’t really an about me and it would be better if you had this as a page. Otherwise your creativity is really amazing.

    Sincerely,

    Arham

    1. Dear Arham,

      Thank you for your feedback! Firstly, I would like to say that I am sure you are not bad at reading at all! If you find it confusing, then it is certainly on me– it is not your fault!

      Although, I would appreciate it if you could elaborate on what you mean by “as a page”. I am not quite sure what you mean.

      Thank you again!

      With infinite love,
      Jed

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