Tag: shadow

Song of Lies

Neither grudge nor curse I shall.

But, write I shall tonight, a song of your lies
Buried in the pit of an ocean that’s your heart
Your ancestors’ graves, warmer than your
Heart that even mask deceit wears.

So shall I tell the wind of your lies,
So the sky shall see your hollowed heart,
The ground shall open to bury the broken
Pieces of my tears, swallow your mask

Naked, be you!!! Dance to ‎the song
I wrote of your lies. The wind shall scream
The song‎. So your other lives shall hear
Them lies, floating in space.

Youth and Decay

Run along now, li’l one
get home safe
the pavement is crowded
the road is bustling

mother is kitty partying
father is gambling
elder sister is getting laid
brother is street fighting

run along now, li’l one
before a shadow follows
you in the dark alley
into your dreams

customs officials bribed
policemen two steps behind
bankers forging signatures
government imposing bans

run along now, li’l one
eat all you can
before food becomes a luxury
and receipt a necessity

poverty clings on bones
in fallow lands
richness sucks goodness
out of humanity

run along now, li’l one
earn what you want
let no grandpa buy you
for what you need

She will be loved


She dredges her feet
she staggers
striking the pavement

she has been crying
running from the shadows
on the wall that enters her
room at night to mount her

she is reeking of alcohol
whiffs of wind blows
it into the faces of passersby
recede from her

she had a dream of a world
with the loves of her life
and here she is jumping from bed to bed
in the arms of others’ love

My first poem of 2011. Started on a sad note. This is a story of a woman I met few years ago.