Staircase to Earth



Hell.

All this time, he spoke to me in varied hues of oranges and reds. He whispered in flames that burned my head, he moved about in a curfew that swept my need for fresh air. I am a tree, with a broken heart carved on my stomach. The knots of insomnia tighten around my thighs until I bleed Eve’s sin. Unholy birds perch upon my nape, they think my darkness is a home they’ll never find again.

Heaven.

The flowers here grow even more cheery while I paint them. They look like promises of something I haven’t seen yet. They whisper poetries that make no sense. The sun shines brighter than before and I can look at it, gaze into its soul. The moonlight becomes a passage to ballroom where love dances with fate. I watch it, I admire it from afar. I’m good here but so far away. Where is it that my bones ache to be?

Earth.

Home. Love. Life. Trauma. Death. So many colors that come without our choosing. If we chose black, white unfurls at the edge of our existence. If we chose red, green finds a way to our heart. We bind prayers upon our foreheads and paint heaven and hell. Our deeds paint us in either of the two. I sleep under a blanket of warmth, I’m in love. My bones don’t ache anymore. My bones say I’m home ~ on earth.

-Nameera.

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19 Comments

  1. I’m a barren land where the wind blows with full might; where no flowers grow and nothing but mirages to quench your thirst. 😛
    Beautiful. 🙂

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    1. Nameera says:

      Oh I’m sure you won’t be a barren land for long, no one is! Life changes in unexpected ways and I think that’s what makes it something to look forward to 😀
      Thank you so much!!

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      1. Inshallah ji.
        Ramadan Mubarak. 🙂

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      2. Nameera says:

        Jee bilkul! Ramadan Mubarak to you as well!! Thank youuu (:

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  2. Sameera says:

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful x infinity!

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much Sam, I love youuu 💙

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much Zeina, means a lot coming from you!

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      1. Your writing is so natural…I think I’ve said it before that I love the flow and descriptions.

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      2. Nameera says:

        Well, this just made my day! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂

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  3. What beautiful work!

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    1. Nameera says:

      So so so grateful to hear it from you, thank you so much!

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  4. Wow. This incredible writing. What imagery you created. A splendor

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a ton, means a lot coming from you 🙂

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      1. My pleasure always

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  5. AQUIB says:

    Awesome
    Ramadan Mubarak 😇

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much! Ramadan Mubarak to you as well.

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  6. parikhit dutta says:

    The colours that you paint and the images that I see! Beautifully composed Nameera.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a ton, Parikhit!

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