Tell me dodo

a poem by Teesha Guliana

What does your heart say?
Does it beat for you?
Have you ever placed your
Pretty palm over it
And said thank you?

Tell me dodo
How long
For how long
Will you Ignore it?

Those unsaid words
The heartless emotions
Those fruitful gestures
And the futile attempts…

How long will you Ignore it dodo?

Will you not
Let the butterflies flutter?
Will you not
Let the wings spread?

Will you cage them
Like your fears
Will you discover them
And go forward dodo?

You’ve seen yourself
Walking on the beach
In the cool sand
Hand in hand…

Yes dodo
Ask yourself
What does your heart say
Does it beat for you?