Slipping away

Deal with the clouds sucking back their rain
Upwards it flows, piercing flesh like darts through cloth
Laughter reached its peak, turned into a shriek
How come?

Weeds in your garden slaughtered jasmines
Only so you wouldn’t worry about watering them anymore
Their spirit, and scent, is now distilled

And you’re slipping away.

All these flimsy threads will escape the clothes they kept intact
Unwoven, simple, divergent they will lay
What was a weed, anyway?

A plant nobody planted,
A seed breaking loose, desperate to burn out, turning the rest bitter

It’s easy to find beauty in between the foldings of a rose,

But can you really find it in between cunning cracks next door?

Like used tissues, like tangled hair, like a restless glare

You are now an outsider, to the outsider world itself

Fish will keep fighting eachother, they don’t have anywhere else to go

Maybe rumblefish will headbang and turn sane


You were still for so long, air passed around you, not through you

You’re the friction a matchstick needs to light up the world on fire
And you are its exhaust at the same time

You’re climbing a ladder made of snow
Everything you touch dissolves into what’s bellow

The dust you spent years cleaning(hiding)
Will catch on to the heat and to your knees, in a desert where

scorpions will inform you before they bite, and you’ll think

they were trading venom for a life

And this mutation of the cells
wrinkled with mistakes
It’s like I’m feeding off of wisdom in between ignorance
The more I know the more I see how less I know
And these trivialities are so pure
Like a kite made out of a plastic bag, flown by a clueless child
Whose blistered hands now control his life

I love slipping in the mud
It’s like a flight on its own, doesn’t even hurt
Till quite after when you see the bruises
Isn’t that what illusion does..

And then I draw myself again, and I’m invisible


It’s like I skipped past the part where everything’s high pitched

And I only hear the lows
That’s the proudest I’ve been of my own default

And if all wrongs add up to one right
Know that there is more to this

Than you and me

Than them and they,

and us against a distant play

an illusion you will smile at one day.


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Hi. Now that you're here...let's just get this out of the way. I hadn't introduced myself in the past because when I first started this blog, I wanted it to be purely about my writing. This is not, and was never supposed to be, an anonymous blog. However, after almost a year of inactivity, I realize an 'about' section is...necessary? My name's Sadia. I live in Islamabad, Pakistan. Between uni/work/life in general, I try to take time to write. I own all content on this blog. Although, I do NOT own the images posted here, nor do I take credit for them whatsoever. I wanted to thank my visitors, for still being loyal and genuine after this long. In case you want to know more about me for whatever inexplicable reason, ask ahead and I'll get back to you! This right here, keeps me sane. You will find here, sincere thoughts mixed up with a subconscious trying to fuck it all up. I hope you understand. Love, Sadia.

23 thoughts on “Slipping away”

  1. Hey Scatteredmockingbirds, (quite a unique name, really!)
    Thank you for dropping by my blog!
    Your poems are filled with emotions surging out.
    A hopeful one, waiting for a bright day!
    Keep it up!
    Big Hugs,
    Hannah :)

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  2. Beautiful :)

    “You’re the friction a matchstick needs to light up the world on fire
    And you are its exhaust at the same time

    You’re climbing a ladder made of snow
    Everything you touch dissolves into what’s bellow”

    That right there, that’s genius!

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    1. D:Creo que lo que me molesto es que los personajes se desdibujan terriblemente en las dos ultimas partes. Lizbeth, de ser una autentica indomable queda como solo un pretexto para hacer las dos ultimas partes. Seguro en los libros, como bien dices, no pasa eso!.Saludtso!

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