A poem by Malak Kalmoni Chehab, read from her poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. It’s about the transience of time and the importance of slowing down to enjoy the now.
Enjoy being Perfectly Flawed!
The month of love and adoration
Is the shortest one of all!
Not all happiness can be packed into its summation,
Short, though it is, it’s effects are a ball!
In its center, couples celebrate their love,
As if, you only praise your unity then!
And every other day falls short of its possessive
Hold on your cheery life filled only with a pen.
The one you use to organize your life,
Strategize your next goal, perfect compassion
That leads to compromise and less strife,
While dissent and enmity to envy’s fashion.
Duty and love are two sides of a coin,
Where duty can choke the life out of veneration
As it stomps out the cheer from your conjoin.
Short; I’ve learned that life is too short,
What are the necessities of such a sport?
Live, live, little by little, enjoy it all,
Your childhood, youth, adulthood, cycled circle
Of flaws that turn into strengths
That raise you up to a pinnacle of breaths
That feel uniquely important for you not to fall.
The abyss below can be a starkly black ball,
Or a bright sunny day filled with fun and play.
Enjoy the rainbows that come after a rainy day.
Those days are infrequent, transient,
And easily missed if you’re mired in your own dejected
Despair, whose darkness can’t be pierced
By the frivolity, fun, smiles, laughter of living and dead.
Don’t, don’t let that despair put you down,
Scare it away with your strength of will!!!!