Saturday, February 28, 2009

it was a gift

it was a gift
by Maslina Arshad

it was a gift
wrapped by
layers of
omissions; mine
and others

lack of careful
plain carelessness
glued together

a gift nevertheless
inside those
are silver linings
and blessings disguised

© 2009 Maslina Arshad

Listen to this poem:

Maslina Arshad is a closet poet who is also a lawyer by day. She loves reading and is especially blessed to have married a fellow bookworm. She loves watching the rain fall, staring into space for ideas to form into words. She has been writing since many moons ago but never submitted anything to anywhere, until the existence of this webzine. She would love to publish the rest of her work someday. In the meantime she is happy chasing her son chasing the cat, somewhere in the middle of a town called Temerloh. Visit her blog, to see more of her work.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the positive note in not only the silver lining but in the layers of omissions and oversight.

    Though I think the second stanza a bit repititive, yet the poem exudes a warmth nevertheless.

    Thanks for the read.
    My best,


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