on the shore
near Isle of Palms
their toes dig deep
in wet sand
until shards of shells
fashion a strip
that challenges their soles
as they tiptoe forward
A faint-hearted rainbow
bridges sea to sky above
while they walk
along the wind blown shore
She sees the arch of colors as an omen
that love fades
like the bronze backs of teenagers
turn pale in autumn’s shadows
He regards the
as a pristine promise
that their love will grow.
He attempts to link
fingers as a sign of endearment.
She smiles, swings her hands in rhythm
and quickens her pace before him
A tear from my eye
sinks down inside,
I know I'll never measure up,
and that if I mask my face,
play like a King,
no one will fill my cup.
The master is in his chamber,
each day he is growing stranger.
I stare into certain danger
from an instantaneous changer.
Untrodden paths with silver lining
don't compare to piles of gold.
Nights pass with endless pining
spent out in drowning cold.
If I had the sense not to whine,
then defence against the fine
paid in blood would not shine
or murder all the rainbows.
Everyday there is New Sky
With Cloud Adornments
Where Thunder may Choose to Speak
Or Rain Decides it will Tumble Down
Sun may Shine and Hide
In a patch of Blue
Or burst Cloud
Near or Far
A Symphony of Stars
And a Moon of many Phases
I LOVE the Heavens
And all the Treasures
To Eye Spy.
We are driving into the setting sun and soon we'll be close enough to feel the heat, and for some reason I've sped towards it as though there were a prize awaiting like I was chasing rainbows. There have yet to be enough hands and lips and words not enough feeling to feel complete, the sun cannot set before I feel the warmth of something other than the beach days that I can collect like sand bleeding through my fingers. There is no breaking or stalling just breathing and moving and I want, no need, to feel his breath and memorize his movements and not just imagine but live the life I want. We are driving into the sunset! There is no more time to push things off until tomorrow, no time to wait until later to write to postpone watering my ideas and imaginations. No time for uncertainty. Everyday is passing like a flip book until there are no pages left and I don't want to be alone, I refuse to be alone, I believe in karma and the universe and I pray that my life will be worth the beautiful sunset at the end and until then I have to make it happen, we are driving into the setting sun and when it warms my skin I want the warmest part of me to be my heart, full of the good I have done and everything I accomplished.
When I was younger I thought rainbows were the most beautiful things you could see,
But then I saw your face my whole perception of beauty changed for me.
When the darkness that surrounds me in the form of my friends,
Sometimes it takes me awhile to notice that there are nothing but dead ends.
To get me out of any bad situation all I can think of the light you have given me,
Your smile brightens up my day even when you've never tried to.
Your laugh fills the room and makes my every pore glow with glee,
How you do any of this without even trying I have no clue.
I smile every morning knowing I get to see you again soon,
And maybe one day I'll be able to do the same for you.
Until then every time I see you I will smile like a goon,
Because every day before this my love for you grew.
All colors of the rainbows are in your grace
My love you are so beautiful and just so cute
When you come hand in hand and face to face
My eyes take you on my heart becomes flute
Let me tell you how sweet is your appearance
Do not ask me my love about your graceful gait
You travel in me with your fantastic fragrance
Let me state clearly my sweetheart I can not wait
I do not have words to explain all your graces
What I understand you are beyond that limit
My heart and soul are under your feet for traces
If I touch you, you will vanish being so delicate
Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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