Just one of those day...


So cold!


Is it so cold,
or,
do I feel so cold?
Is it the weather outside,
or,
or is it my soul?

why do I feel so cold?

They it is five degrees outside,
but in my core,
it is below zero,
the abyss is deep
freezing inside…

What do I care
for weather forecast?
when I am so downcast!

Why do I feel so cold?

The warmth has gone out
of the human soul,
people don’t care
how you feel,
rich or poor,
desolate or ecstatic,
broken or intact…

who has the time
or the inclination to ask,
Is everything alright, my friend?
‘cause there are no friends!
only strangers
staring at each other
on dark, dismal nights…

Apathy and greed,
is the order of the day,
and yet, no one is happy or gay!
chasing mirages,
running top speed,
not knowing the destination,
no goal,
no need,
just running top speed!

the wind in your face,
piercing your skin,
piercing you deep,
turning to ice,
your heart stops
you cannot breathe!
why do I feel so cold
tonight?
why do I …



Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright (c): Zoya Zaidi
21.01.2016, 12.20 am
Photo by and copyright (C): Zoya Zaidi









Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2016-02-07 at 11:27

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Katniss
Wow! Great poem... I miss you Zoya!

Hugss😉
2019-07-14


Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done such a beautiful poem Zoya
2017-04-07


Shas Ramlogan
Great imagery here, especially with the rush of every day life and its effects on us and how we treat others.
2016-10-25


Zoya Zaidi
Hi friends old and new, I indeed am touched by your responses!
It is a pity, I am not able to long on for ages at a stretch these days... But I am very much around!
Shall post something new soon!
Love, you all, and our old and deep association...
Love, Zoya
2016-08-10


David W. Glavin
Hi Zoya, hoping You was still on here. I'm under David W. now instead of Dave. I love Your poetry as usual :-)
2016-08-06


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Hello my sweet sister! I miss you! It is so good to read you again. Your poetry is inspired. I love the simplicity of how you start it just as a thought, a recognition of a personal physical condition and then just keep going and growing into the depths of society. It's so amazing how the mind and the soul work together. Wonderful as is your style. Love you always. Kathy :)
2016-05-30


SecretWords The PoetBay support member heart!
You've expressed so vividly, what so many of us feel
2016-03-25


shells
This gave me the shivers, I can't work out whether you are on the outside looking in, or the inside looking out. Lovely pic.
2016-02-16


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Cold inside and out. Well expressed.
2016-02-13


Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
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2016-02-09


sagi
It is cold because the warmth inside of us is fading each passing day!
The beauty of people and communities, the colour when they bond with joy, love and bliss is rarely seen.
A deeply touching write from a sensitive heart!
2016-02-07