Originally posted on Karen R. Sanderson's Blog:


The word Valid comes from the Latin,
(As so many words do),
Originally meaning
Be Strong.

I want what I am feeling
To be valid,
But I do not want to
Be Strong.

Is not so simple as
It may be Old Germanic
(With a bit of Latin thrown
in too, just for good measure).
It means many things:
But it is also a bedfellow to the word

I desire to pour myself
Into another human being.
To fill up all their dark spaces with
Light and understanding.
To feel pleasure in their company
And in the fact that they are near,
And always will be.

But I do not wish to be left alone,
And I do not wish to be strong.


I think of you easilyMairi 3

It is such a relief
Not to care anymore
Not to have that painful catch

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karenselliott
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 05:10:30

    Shirani, you are my champion! What a great thing you are doing, re-blogging all the Poetry Week posts. I truly appreciate it!


    • shiranirajapakse
      Feb 22, 2013 @ 11:43:18

      You are most welcome. I enjoy re-blogging this as I appreciate what you are doing – giving space to poets to come together to connect in cyber space for a week of poetic expression.


  2. roughwighting
    Feb 23, 2013 @ 08:07:16

    It was an honor to share Poetry Week with you on Karen’s blog. Your poems are lovely! So nice to meet you.


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