Underneath a crescent night time
I’ve dreamt a dream
like a reoccurring summer
I want to revisit over and over
it’s a place
a moment of moments
where I am surrounded by a sea of flashing purple with
chanting, singing and enthusiastic hand movements —
experiencing one night of joy and entangled happiness
that creates a web of memories
it lies somewhere in an ocean of seven seas
where the waves all move in harmony —
and yearn for the harmonious comfort
and happiness it all brings
a friendly intellectual chorus, I long to be a part of
but for now
I am a voice on my own
if this dream is meant to stay a dream
so be it
for I won’t dare to forget
when the time comes for the seven seas
of the ocean to depart as one,
and, if I never experience this harmonious seven live,
just know, I will surely be there distances away;
repeating in my intellectual tune.
I wrote this poem really about wanting to be able to go somewhere but also realizing that I may not always get to go everywhere and I realize it is okay. In this poem, I chose about wanting to be able to experience a Bangtan concert and realize I may not be able to go due to a number of factors such as being able to secure a ticket or being unable to travel due to complications and issues and such. However, as we progress further into the poem, I talked about being okay if not being able to experience this concert as I will be listening to their music via other alternatives and cheering from wherever I am, whether it be from my bedroom or such.
— AM . ALI
Your Fellow Adorable Representative MC for Youth penning ink in the Caribbean. (Trinidad & Tobago)
Illustration By: Rachel Freeman, @re_yichella
I would like to acknowledge BTS and their biggest voice (ARMY) for inspiring this poem, else this wouldn’t be known as a poem and for that I say thank you.
AM . ALI. (2021). With you in harmony. The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , (2). https://ther3journal/issue-2/with-you-in-harmony
AM . ALI. “With you in harmony.” The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , no. 2, 2021, https://ther3journal/issue-2/with-you-in-harmony.
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