Shahla Latifi

My Compelling Heart


I believe I belong to me

Whether I’m happy

Or as gloomy as night

I believe I belong to me


Even though my compelling heart fell in love numerous times

Still, I believe I belong to me


Whenever I stare into my past

When I become an image of the sad moon

When the light of mindfulness moves the inner me

With no doubt in my mind, I believe I belong to me


When the dark rim of life descends into my soul

In the midst of all the stillness

With the voice of any pain

With all the unspoken isolation

I try to gather my broken dreams


Beneath my confident smile

Over the warmest wish

With my eyes wide for all upcoming moments

I raise up my strength with a shout:

I belong to my affection

I belong to my loyalty

I belong to me!


Shahla Latifi

May 3rd, 2019

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