Mourn Me Not

The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

On misty days and grief drenched mornings,
When sight is blurry and life a dark ride,
I see you drunk with perplexion and
Lost in wonderous complexites.
But, mourn me not
For I shall rise soon.

Bloodied paths do you tread,
Remnants of human frailty.
When love is lacking and
Hope blinded by naivete,
Mourn me not
For my return is forthcoming.

Echoing whispers do I hear,
Prayers and curses – of humans young and old.
Faith invested in people and stars,
My rays show me a world
In apprehension of the future,
The present spent in prayers
For a better tomorrow.

Enormous miseries and fantasies
Do my luminosity envelope,
Emitting shards of magical realism-
Your quotidian charm.

As long as tomorrow exists,
Mourn me not.
For I shall rise everyday
And leave novel beginnings in my wake.

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
― Helen Keller

This poem was written from the sun’s perspective since the sun is often used as a metaphor to convey positivity, happy times and such. The world isn’t in the best possible state right now but we’ll hopefully get through this. Hope you had a good read!

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

58 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely, Preethes! The sun is a wonderful metaphor for hope and new beginnings so needed right now! ❤ Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I agree, things are not looking great right now. You too!❤️

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  2. Sorry…D! Time to take a break!

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    1. Haha, that’s absolutely fine!! I hope you have a good one!💕

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  3. Ace says:

    This is so beautiful!!!! What a wonderful piece, dear D! So unique, elegant and graceful!!! I absolutely love this one, such a delight to read!!! 🤗🖤🤍

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, Ace! That means so much coming from you!!🤗❤️

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  4. Michele Lee says:

    You are so talented! Your poem could represent many things, but I love that you have written from the sun’s perspective. Our life-giver. I do feel hope and renewal when I meditate with her in the morning. 🌞 🥰

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    1. Aw that’s so kind of you to say! Thank you so much!❤️ Absolutely, sunny days radiate so much hope and positivity!

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        🌞 💖✨

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  5. For I shall rise everyday!!! I love how the end is filled with so much positivity. A great poem to start a great week. Thank you dear D for sharing this with us ❤️❤️🤗🤗

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    1. Aw that means so much to me! Thank you so much!!🤗❤️

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  6. Thank you for sharing this! 🙂 It’s lovely! >3 I also Love you new blog design!!! 🙂 (idk how new it is.. But I love it!)

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    1. My pleasure, Jules! Thank you so much!
      It’s relatively new, so happy you like it! 💕The previous one had a background making the text a tad difficult to read.

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  7. peanutbuttersandwiches_ says:

    “Bloodied paths do you tread,
    Remnants of human frailty.”
    I loved these lines!! The poem is written fabulously- definitely one of my favourites of yours so far. ❤
    ALSO- you're so close to a 1,000!!! *aggressive jazz hands* YAY!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ahh I’m so happy you liked those lines! I spent an unhealthy period of time debating on ‘frality’.
      Gosh, that’s slightly scary.
      Thank you so much for your constant support ❤️

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  8. Rishika Jain says:

    “As long as tomorrow exists,
    Mourn me not.
    For I shall rise everyday
    And leave novel beginnings in my wake.”
    D!!!!!! I love this poem so so much, it’s so beautiful and hopeful, I’m a fan🥺❤️

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    1. Aw Rishika, I’m so touched by your support, friend! Thank you so much for reading!!❤️

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      1. Rishika Jain says:

        ❤️🤗🥺

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  9. This was a great poem, D! I loved the quote at the end.

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    1. Glad to hear that, Moi!! Thank you so much!💕

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  10. nushhe says:

    This is Soo beautiful poem! Soo very beautiful 😍 D! Very well written my friend…

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    1. Ahh thank you so much, Anushka!😂❤️

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  11. ashok says:

    Beautiful 🤩

    As long as there is today, I shall not mourn 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! 💕
      Absolutely!✨

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      1. ashok says:

        My pleasure 😊💖

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  12. Riya Gautam says:

    💕♥️💕♥️💕♥️💕♥️💕👏🏻😍👏🏻😍👏🏻😍👏🏻😍👏🏻

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  13. Ana says:

    “As long as tomorrow exists,
    Mourn me not.
    For I shall rise everyday
    And leave novel beginnings in my wake.”

    This is so amazing!
    Moreover, the fact that this was written from the sun’s perspective is so witty, commendable and makes the poem all the more relatable.

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    1. Ahh Ana, that’s so kind of you to say! I’m super happy you liked it! Thank you so much!❤️

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  14. Insider says:

    Wow D! I have been rendered speechless, but I am taking it all in, the words, the meaning, the charm and the positivity. It was an awesomely curated poem!

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    1. Aw you’re too kind! Thank you so much for your supportive words!❤️

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      1. Insider says:

        My pleasure ❤

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  15. This is indeed a beautifully crafted metaphor

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    1. I’m so pleased you think so! Thank you so much for reading!

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  16. Filled with optimism! Wonderful poem!

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    1. Thank you so much!!💕

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  17. Jehosheba says:

    As long as tomorrow exists,
    Mourn me not.
    For I shall rise everyday
    And leave novel beginnings in my wake.

    These last few lines were so beautiful. I loved this poem so much, D. This was incredibly worded. Thank you for sharing, as always. ❤

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    1. That’s so kind of you to say! Thank you so much for reading! My pleasure!❤️

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  18. Diana says:

    I loved this poem, D! The sun has been a part of many of my poems too, as a sign of hope. Nature always seems to push me to write more on hope😊😊. Lovely, as always D! ❤️🤗🙏✨

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    1. So glad you did!! Oh, absolutely! It’s a lovely and powerful metaphor in conveying and portraying hope! And you do it beautifully too!
      Thank you so much!!❤️

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  19. What a beautifully-worded reminder of positivity and light. No matter what we go through, the sun always rises the next day – bringing with it new opportunities for a better day. The diction in your poetry is incredible and I love your imagery too. The repetition of ‘mourn me not’ at the end of each stanza was powerful, especially when contrasted against the dark imagery used in the beginning of each stanza. Your skill with the pen is beyong impressive!

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    1. Aw thanks you! I absolutely agree!
      It makes me so happy to hear that! I was indeed hoping for a contrast between the present and a hopeful future. Aw thank you so very much for your feedback!! ❤️

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  20. You portrayed hope dipped with courage. That is really enthralling and powerful. It’s true when peace of the night turns chaotic, the sun calms down and the balance regains itself. Great job!

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    1. I’m pleased you found it so! That’s a beautiful way to phrase it! Thank you so much for reading!

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  21. Wonderful poem D! You wrote it splendidly with hope and cheer for tomorrow! Yes, better days coming.😀😺🌞

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you found it so! Absolutely!😸💫

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  22. Such beautiful words to aspire to D when all is in such disaray. We need these kind of uplifting thpughts.. nicely done❣️❣️❣️

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Cindy! ❤️❤️

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      1. you’re so welcome D❣️💖

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  23. Filarance says:

    Wowww!! Such a wonderful piece! I loved it very much! Keep rocking!😊

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you did! Aw you too!🤗

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      1. Filarance says:

        Most welcome! It’s my pleasure!😊

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      2. Filarance says:

        😊🤗

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  24. Diya says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL!! ❤❤❤

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    1. Thank you so much!💞

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      1. Diya says:

        you’re welcome❤😉

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