Parting was an oxymoron You kept me safe at heart Unwilling to let go The boundaries dissolved Entwined in inseparable oneness We consumed the dark agonies Together, in silent understanding
In the confines of your heart I have rediscovered freedom I have owned a world You have reshaped me again Fragile thought on slippery edges Into a distant dream Impeccable in its beauty As complete as only A story of love & loss can be...
I flowed through the gushing streams Of your effulgent outpours I danced to your symphony, Blossomed with your thoughts Draped into the shapeless forms Of your wild imaginings I lay in peaceful surrender
You spread me on blank sheets At times carelessly, on occasions adorned with olive metaphors Their succulence percolating Empty pores of my thirsting skin Their colours scattered To transcend a flawlessness
Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:
3 lines. No rhymes. 10 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 6 in the third. Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.
This poem was written one fine day after reading again the ever inspiring piece of Rabindranath Tagore... " Where the mind is without fear' and thinking of the India we have created for ourselves.
MY FATHER, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE
Not long ago, on a wakeful night Unchained from bondage… We were free to live on In that age of turmoil walked, Men of honour Their dauntless spirit, Inspiring the masses to life Their loyalty, unquestionable
The mother land boasted Of these sons of soil, Who put HER above all else With confident strokes They painted a grand vision A picture of perfection, Gleamed in hopeful eyes As gladly they handed Reins of the future … To the children of tomorrow
An Age of Decadence
In over half a century… Our world has fallen apart Serpents of greed and lust Sit coiled at the centre of a fake prosperity Riches worshiped and once cherished values Are impoverished slaves Unity is hacked to pieces... we crave the blood Of them we outcast as not our own Men of apathy, rule with selfish gluttony Stuffing their bowels Till they puke, the rotten stench Saturating every lung To the point of repulsion
Yet the common man lives on Amidst this decadence… Deaf, dumb & blind Bearing this burden As if it was meant to be (From one Hell to another He has adjusted With surprising ease) Once a while, a shrill voice rises Only to subside and die In the treacherous lure of darkness
There is still a path… my brothers To the lost future of yesterday Where Riches will be slaves To men of values & wisdom Where together we will seek a new horizon Seeds of a new future Lie in incubation… in young unpolluted minds If fresh blood boils, questions, Rebels to the unacceptable … Silence them not into submissiveness For there alone lies our hope… To awake to a country of our dreams.
Awake thee...Men of higher thought,
Who dream to reach where others have not,
Of fervent minds and iron will
Strewn with thorns is the path uphill.
If life it seems is full of sorrow,
The grind is on for a great tomorrow
Thus is the law of the mighty Gods,
It weeds him out who merits not
But he who shows his sheen of mettle,
Who does not for the ordinary settle,
Who in his heart does pain conceal,
Rewarded is - for nerve of steel,
For firm belief, for courage shown,
In lushfull plenty seldom known
To worldly critics pay no heed
On success only do they feed
To judge you right - they’ve no such skill
What’s obvious now - forsee they will
In all your loss they’ll pleasure find
Let them never sway your mind
For what is it that carves your path
- Your spirit and your faith of heart
Your guiding star is right within
And blessings only God can bring
When your day comes - when success dawns
When sunshine fills up all your lawns
You get your due you’ll hear them say
Haven’t we always felt that way!
Please welcome another of my dear poet friend @drabdulaziz to mirakee... he is a wonderful poet turned Doctor ! hope your encouragement will inspire him to post here and become an active member. Thanks much for your love and support !!