Author Archives: marobbie

Your Final Gift

Love is not measured in minutes or days. If I added up all the moments I spent with you they will be one or two days at most. Yet I grieve your absence from my life, like a widow who … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass

I always dreaded a chance meeting with my imaginary lover. When this happened in the past, I used to get a terrible adrenaline rush, my heart raced uncontrollably and my leg muscles twitched and trembled in a fight-or-flight reflex. I … Continue reading

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Fixed at the Edges but Broken at the Centre

The past few weeks have been some of the most difficult in my working life, and the show is set to continue, during a year that is extremely heavy on conference and meeting schedules. I am heading my small unit … Continue reading

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Some of Me

Some of me is here, the rest of me stayed behind, it lingered with you. Now some of me pines, longs for what is most of me, come see me one day. Adapted from Mahmoud Darwish: فبعضي لدي، وبعضي لديك … Continue reading

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He Who Walks in Love

Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walk in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are. Henry Van DykeFrom: … Continue reading

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My Displaced Soul

Fragments of my heart are still floating around. On the internet cloud somewhere, a love letter that he rejected, or refused to read. Half-finished posts, about tender moments, half-lived. I can almost believe now, they were imagined. slivers of paper, … Continue reading

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His Poisonous Arrow

A lazy and careless remark that he threw at me has found its mark. Like a poisonous arrow with delayed effect it hurt me deeply. When he belittled what I felt from him and invited me to fall in love … Continue reading

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That Friday..

A split second glimpse shatters my outward resolve My soul is still yours ! I see it is you, less with my senses but more in my every cell My heartache revives, for a brief chance encounter a lifetime of … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me…

Don’t tell me how I should love, and how I shouldn’t. Don’t seek my love then reject its frank expression. Don’t tell me I should love the postman instead. My heart will never be yours to command, when it never … Continue reading

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Love’s Tragic Life

Over its lifetime, love is always loud and wild. It knows no moderation, and burns bright, hot or icy cold. At its best it is the sunshine in the heart, but its fire keeps burning, even in the heat of … Continue reading

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