Friday, February 23, 2007

Pack your heart and leave your memories behind

travel light ...

And the mere exhaustion. Most of what will be too. The trembling shoulders. Moments of truth and trance. Mistakes made by one. Price will be paid by two.
He will come and visit her in the city she loves. He comes to take her back with him one day. His words were always commanding and she embraced the numbing feeling of being helpless in love. She gave in to his will when she had nothing to lose. Little does he know. Things have changed. She now has herself to lose. The gray crude city streets became tenderer than his touch over the years. He doesn’t know that she learned how to hide in the blinding lights more than she could ever hide from his eyes. He doesn’t know that she trembled in his arms more than she did in the cold nights of this strange place and that she never knew loneliness in all the years she lived alone as she did with him.
Drying skin and wet hands. Eyes roaming so fast. Another knot in her heart. Wrapping up and leaving now. How can you leave behind what lives in you? How do you shake off the shear weight of the past?
He said he’s a changed man but when will he truly listen?
Hearts might change but characters don’t…
Just pack and leave now...

8 comments:

transient said...

powerful.

Jamil said...

Amazing... but.!!! Mirvat..??? do you think he shouldn't visit her???

Hashem said...

people do change, M...walla la2?

Maya@NYC said...

ktir helo... tell her don't be scared little girl... let go...

Mirvat said...

thanks transient.. i see so much going on your site these days. i have to catch up!!

jamil, yes he should :)

hashouma people do, i guess or maybe they don't but we find out who they always were..

maya yes she will.. keefik ya 7elwe?

_z. said...

good choice of music!

vaya con dios.

I say she should give him just ONE more chance. He is visiting her in her city, on her own grounds, therefore she will be in a power situation. She shouldn't make any compromises, just hear him out, see what he has to say... and then decide.

good luck to her. and if she ever needs anything, ne7na ta7et 2amra.

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The Lawrence Tree said...

great prose piece. I enjoyed it. The poetry of others inspires and motivates me to donate ink from my pen onto the blank white page, which is in desperate need of Blue positive blood.