When my journey
Takes me to
My final shore
What will I leave behind

Miles of memories
Fragments of beauty
Embers of hope
Or mere dust

Will I fade away
Like a star
On the grieving sky
Or vanish
Like a dewdrop
In the warmth

My footprints
Will be washed away
By the emerging tide
Filled in
By the rushing water
But will they remember
Where I once walked

© Noora

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time”André Gide.

That’s true. And, one does not discover their self without consenting to look beyond the present. …more in a comment.

46 thoughts on “Visitor

  1. There are times when life places you in a situation, where you need to contemplate and reflect – even more than before.

    Thank you so much for your thoughts, healing vibes and prayers. I appreciate them very much. I am feeling better. Hopefully the crazy amount of antibiotics has managed to clear the inflammation. It has taken its toll on me though. I’m still tired and not back to myself. I need to take it easy and give myself some time. I hope it doesn’t recur anytime soon. If it does, I will most likely need to undergo a surgery. I am not looking forward to it. I am relieved for the diagnosis though. The not knowing is the worst kind of suffering.

    “Visitor” is merely stream of consciousness. I wanted to post something because I don’t want to turn this blog into a medical diary. I hope I’ll manage to get something else written soon. I miss writing terribly. I have dreamed of writing and even written some poems in my head. There are a few lines in my journal, but I guess they’re either too “dark” or personal to be shared.

    Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
    – Noora


  2. You can tell “us” anything, dear one, nothing too dark to share when you’re incognito. I won’t pretend I know what you’re facing but I can share a website I just recently read about; I haven’t explored it in detail but it could be helpful. – Just a thought to pass along.


  3. “Like a star On the grieving sky” and “But will they remember Where I once walked” ~ SO good! ~ Noora, as you know, you are one of my very favorites here on WP, and I am SO sending you healing thoughts and wishes. A sincere hug in the gentle spaces between us. ~ Bill


  4. Welcome back! Even though you still have to take it easy, it’s good to hear from you again and see some of your work. I really love the poem, it’s beautiful! =)
    Take care of yourself, and I hope you’ll feel much better soon, so you can take up writing again 😉


  5. That is what make me thinking.. what if people don’t remember me (for good reasons) when I walk off forever? Entire life will remain wasted then, isn’t it?
    A heartfelt poem, bravo!!


  6. Beautiful poem…Noora.your poem got me thinking about what kind of legacy I am l leaving behind.Will people remember the good or bad things I have done in my life.Definitely your blog will leave a mark behind which will livelong because you are inspirational and empowering.Thanks.


  7. Very beautiful and wise words Noora. I am very happy to hear you are feeling better, please do not hesitate to write whatever you want, be it 100 posts of this or something else.


  8. A poet contemplating their legacy? Emerging tide/rushing water meaning new visitors/poets after her/him? Just my two cents. How are you today?


  9. When it comes to poetry there is no such thing as too dark or too personal so write what’s on your mind or in your heart, either way it wont inspire anyone if they don’t have a chance to read it 🙂


    1. I’m ok. Thank you for your concern. I am hoping to get something posted next week… still need to take it easy. Healing vibes are greattly appreciated, SL!


    1. Thanks, Gemini. I miss writing. I still can’t sit without pain and not feeling very creative yet. It takes some time and perhaps I’m too impatient. Thank you for your kind words. They warmed my heart. Have a lovely week.


  10. I’m sorry, I’ve been away for a few days. I sincerely hope that you’re feeling better and I’m very glad to see you again. If you ask me, you can write about anything – we all have our dark and light sides. I came here because of poetry but I found myself attached to people. That’s what’s important to me. Get well soon! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Sky. This is a great community. I was contemplating whether to write about my illness or not, but after I got a couple concerned emails from my followers… I felt like I “owe” an explanation. I’ve received so much love and support from my WP peeps and I truly enjoy reading your work, so I wanted to explain why I may be absent. I finished my antibiotic treatment on Thursday and unfortunately I’m in pain again. I have to call my doc tomorrow. *sigh*


  11. So nice to see you back and writing again, Noora 🙂 you’ll leave amazing footprints not only where you walked but in the hearts you touched with your writing. besides everything else, this is one of the most beautiful legacies you will leave behind..I’m sure of that xx


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