For Susan.
This is for her challenge, and both of the poems are inspired by her.

Susan's Challenge


Through damp and dark,
I found dry and light.

Tackling obstacles and enduring a deep heart,
coming to resolution and embracing the conclusion.

Life; unfair and unjust.
But determined and resolved.

However restrictive and challenging,
always delightful and zestful.

With bouncy curly yellow hair
Armored with a fair of perceptive eyes.

A heart warm and tender,
A soul kind and gentle.

You've opened eyes and enhanced minds,
and allowed a kingdom to rise!


Found myself alone and in darkness,
away from the light and whole.

Obstacles in life tackled me through my heart,
to reveal the resolution and allow me to embrace the conclusion.

Unjust and unfair is life,
and I am always determined and resolved.

Life restricted and challenging me all the time,
but gave me such delight and filled my days with such zest.

God gave me yellow and bouncy locks,
Armored me with a pair of perceptive eyes.

My heart is warm and tender,
I possess a soul that is kind and gentle.

Literature opened my eyes and enhanced my mind
has allowed a kingdom to rise in my heart!

Submitted: February 16, 2010

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Mistress of Word Play

Do you really see all of those things in me my friend? I loved these poems so very much. I think you give me far too much credit. I am a child among giants in the world of literature. I dabble in poetry and the telling of stories. You and some of the others here are my inspiration my dear Nazire. I like how you wrote these pieces. You did a remarkable job. I will treasure these for the rest of my life. They are perfection my friend. I especially loved the last part of the second poem it says it all. Plus the part about the bouncy yellow hair was just great. Thank you! Susan :)

Tue, February 16th, 2010 9:20pm


Of course I do dear Susan. If I did not, I would not be able to write all of them. Well I think I read a poem of yours where you talked about your bouncy hair, so I just kind of, copied that.
But I know you told me you had curly hair and it stuck with me.
You deserved it, you're welcome, anything for you Susan :)

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:09am

Timeless Thought

Now you know why I love that woman in the box above me. Great job Nazire on the write. Don't tell but the hair and bouncy curls is why I married her, plus she can cook! Gary

Tue, February 16th, 2010 10:30pm


hehe, you two are adorable, and you guys make the supreme couple.Thank you. haha I won't tell her Gary. But you get her well for us :p

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:17am

lily of the nile

Those two are so silly! Like little doves or whatever. You did an excellent job on your poems. I think you and Susan are what Booksie is all about. Making friends in literature and bringing out the best in each other. Magnificent job. Good luck! Lily

Wed, February 17th, 2010 2:28am


hehe they are and they give us a good example I think :)
They do:)
Thank you so much.

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:06am


I like this two poems. You wrote them with love of a friend and it works. The part about her hair caught my eye as well. Good luck but I feel you win anyway having a friend like her.

Wed, February 17th, 2010 2:57am


Thank you so much Daniel. You are right, I do win either way and I just wanted to pay back the friendship she has given me for some time now.

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:05am


This was such a wonderful gesture. I adored the way you created them. Nicely done on those feelings of friendship. A pleasure. I do hope you win.

Wed, February 17th, 2010 5:17pm


Oh thank you so much Myra.
Well, I didn't do this to win. Susan has read all of my work thus far, so I hope she selects someone who she hasn't read all of her work.
I wanted to pay her back a little bit :)

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:25am


I am sure that smiling girl up there loved these poems. She probably cried when she read them. You did a wonderful job on them. Good luck! M

Wed, February 17th, 2010 9:39pm


I sure hope so M. This was for her and it would mean a lot to me to know that she loves them and feel slike I have done her justice in portraying her.

Thu, February 18th, 2010 4:45pm


I liked these poems very much. You did a fine job describing that friendship you two possess. Good luck! Chad

Thu, February 18th, 2010 9:44pm


Thank you, that means much to me Chad.
I just hope she likes them. :)

Thu, February 18th, 2010 4:49pm


Very well done. I like both. Favorite lines:
With bouncy curly yellow hair
Armoured with a (pair?) of perceptive eyes. Susan is a wonderful writer and I'm glad you did this. It was well written.

Sun, February 28th, 2010 10:27pm


hm, I will look into the pair. I thought that's how I wrote it, at least thats how it is in my word processor.
Thanks for pointing that out for me.
Thank you I am glad you liked it.

Tue, March 2nd, 2010 3:09pm


Wow... this is really good. It has a rhythm to it - which i like. It's very insightful and full of wisdom. Well done. ^_^

Sun, March 7th, 2010 11:42pm


Thanks. Rhythm really? I am usually horrible about stuff like that. I barely can rhyme.
Maybe similar words?
Thank you!

Sun, March 7th, 2010 4:57pm


hey, nice writing, I enjoyed it. I think poetry is more you than the novels, you seem to have a depth that others lack. Not that your novels are flawed or anything, just that life experience lends itself to writing longer pieces and you are such a wonderful young woman yet and still got your life before you. I dare say, one day, you will write a great novel too, but I would certainly produce more poetry if I were you Nazire, you have a magic touch so rare. I think it is the classics in which you indulge so readily.

Wed, March 17th, 2010 11:49am


HI Paul, thank you :)
I write a lot of poetry, just don't publish them all the time. I decided I have my hands full so instead of stretching myself thin, I am going to finish writing/editing/publishing this piece first before publishing my other works. I just can't do it all.
As far as novels go, I've always written scenes just not linked, and I am not going to get better at it, unless I focus one idea and try writing. I realize my earlier attempts are going to end up down the toilet, and I will only walk away with experience to actually be able to write one in the future.
Thank you Paul though, your words and advice means so much to me.

Tue, March 23rd, 2010 2:15pm


Very well written..something I can learn from..

Mon, March 22nd, 2010 2:05pm


:) Well if you feel so, I am honored. But I think everyone has a bit of poet in them.

Tue, March 23rd, 2010 1:47pm

Graeme Montrose

I liked this you did a great job with it, lovely descriptions well formed

Thu, March 25th, 2010 1:57pm


thank you :))

Wed, May 26th, 2010 7:36am

Rose Bouquet

this is beautiful, I'm off to read more
Rose Bouquet
(new here, not a writer, trying, but admittedly a bit of an ignoramous)
(You'll see if you visit)

Mon, May 10th, 2010 6:54pm


Thank you.
lol I will visit, just give me a few more days to get to all of the people who have read my work.

Wed, May 26th, 2010 7:36am

Rose Bouquet

I just clicked on this again, and it took!
Anyway, I came by to read some more of your writing. It is wonderful.

Fri, June 11th, 2010 10:58am


Thank you Rose. This was for a dear friend of mine and her challenge. So I wrote for her instead :D Thank you for reading and commenting.

Mon, June 14th, 2010 7:35am


This was beautiful Nazire and such a wonderful tribute to Susan, I don't know how I missed it before. I miss Susan being on Booksie very much and hope she wont stay away too long. Take care. Pat

Tue, June 15th, 2010 11:02pm


:) That's okay, things like that happen. I realized I've missed quite a few of your poetry too. I usually like to go from the oldest to earliest, as it allows me to see patterns and the progress of the writer. (That's how I always do to myself) so it becomes a habit.

I love Susan, I am not sure what happened to her, or where she went. I sent her a few emails, I never got anything back. I am worried about her, I do hope she is okay.

Wed, June 16th, 2010 9:00am

Christian Taylor

Excellent poetry! Well written and full of soul. Good job!

Sun, July 4th, 2010 4:40pm


Thank you :) This was written for a dear friend of mine :))

Mon, July 5th, 2010 5:14am


aww that was such a sweet nice thing to do, i live your word choice. this was just wonderful :)

Fri, September 3rd, 2010 4:55pm


Thank you :)
Susan is a dear friend for me :)

Sat, September 11th, 2010 4:23am

Dean Talbot

Great Poem!!! There is not a whole lot that I can say that hasn't already been said! Loved this!

Mon, September 24th, 2012 8:42pm

DLCannon Reprise

This is an honest piece of beauty written. I dig!

Mon, January 28th, 2013 6:38am

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