The Cure

Gold like honey dripping from
The tip of your tongue
Willfully made a way
Down my throat
Through the
Chipped lips
That never
Seemed to
Bother you.

Your enigmatic daisies still
Sit intact, crowning my
Strands like precious
Gems favored upon
An ocean of
Black.

The fragility encompassing
Each beat of my heart is
Afresh beneath a battered
Chest as blood rushes
In dismantled parts of
Me at your
Fingertips.

I’m the disease spreading
Across your body,
With surity my hands
Manoeuvre unholy
Territories within
You only to find
Myself standing
Face to face
with my
Fears.

Masked behind an antidote,
Your true colors showed
When I found solace
In your arms.

You were the poison;
Conniving and dismembered,
Trying to find your place
In a plague, don’t you
Know diseases will
Forever be
Dislocated?

We can never belong,
We can only eddy
Around the pool
Of normalcy
Like a mist,
Deranged
To the
Core.

(Who says diseases don’t fall in love? When they do, till death do they part)

-Nameera.


I was very little when I watched Cleopatra. I never understood the story back then but after watching it again few years back, I fell in love with Elizabeth Taylor. Her portrayal of Cleopatra will always be my favorite.

19 Comments

  1. AQUIB says:

    This is wonderfully written .
    Well I got black out with the Cleopatra things. But your poem was very lucid.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much!
      Ah, no big deal, it’s a really old movie. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ

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  2. Rainyshadows says:

    “Iโ€™m the disease spreading
    Across your body”

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ For some reason these lines light me up. Loved how you structured the last stanza.

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    1. Nameera says:

      I’m so glad to hear from you! Thanks a ton โœจ

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      1. Rainyshadows says:

        Thanks for tagging me in the chain https://wp.me/p6MDlb-2l ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Nameera says:

        You’re most welcome!

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  3. “I am the disease spreading across ur body” you lady!!โค๏ธ

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    1. Nameera says:

      I may be the lady but you’re the boss๐Ÿ˜‚ On a more serious note, thanks a ton! ๐ŸŒน

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      1. Haha โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  4. Nirant Gurav says:

    Wonderful๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ

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  5. This is what I call beautiful poetry. What emotions, vivid, distinct and lucid

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, I’m truly humbled. ๐ŸŒธ

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      1. My pleasure always

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  6. Kurian says:

    Beautiful post Nameera. The cleopatra

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much! โœจ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kurian says:

        You are welcome Nameera

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