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Apr 2020 · 116
Esfoni Apr 2020
I hear footsteps
Of rain
Patter, ………., patter
Washing off
spatter, ………., spatter

Oct 2018 · 716
Flowers on My Grave!
Esfoni Oct 2018
You grated my heart
and, walked away
with a broken one
I have to breath
this forsaken dream
or is it, a way of it?
no one cares
no one walks
into my rainy nights!
it seems
The tears falling off your eyes
Fashioned the wine in my tavern
I burnt down the tavern
to see the stars in your eyes
yet, you rived my dream
and walked away
Now, who is going to leave
flowers on my grave
but myself

Oct 2018 · 291
A Fish and The Ocean!
Esfoni Oct 2018
Love’s not defined by the pen
But pain
The distance between you and I
Is the distance
Between a fish and the ocean
And yet
So far away
A feverish tertian!

Oct 2018 · 256
The Burning Tavern
Esfoni Oct 2018
The tears falling off her eyes
fashion the wine in my tavern
I’ll burn down this tavern
To watch the stars in her eyes

Oct 2018 · 328
Why did you leave?
Esfoni Oct 2018
Why did you leave? *
I am restless
Yet, I so want to hold you
In my arms
Why aren’t you there
To say how beautiful the moonlight's tonight?
Why aren’t you there
To see my heart,
In pieces?

Why did you leave?
I am restless
Yet, I so want to hold you
In my arms
I thought of you all my life
In hopes of being with you,

Give me a different kind of wine tonight
The Kind from the chalice of truth
Intoxicate this broken heart, and
Make it oblivious of both worlds
Why did you leave?


    • Inspired by a Persian poem by Poetess Simin Behbahani.
Sep 2018 · 336
Facts of Life!
Esfoni Sep 2018
Gardens differ
              One from another
                              One’s full of flowers
                                       **** with thorns, the other
Sep 2017 · 455
Autumn In My Garden!
Esfoni Sep 2017
Autumn walks in my garden once
brings the gift of chaos, disorder, some
breeding anarchy, disarray, lots of
I asked what she's trying to
suffocating a flower, by cutting her
said: “she did not die in
her life’s merely on the
“I do this out of love”, said
and love never dies, simple yet

Sep 2017 · 393
Raging River
Esfoni Sep 2017
Dreaming a
celestial raging river
where the fish aren’t judged
by the color of their skin
in the milky way
keep on dreaming, you old fish!

Jun 2017 · 366
Esfoni Jun 2017
On a tree branch, above
sitting a beautiful dove

I looked up and asked her
would you kindly define love?

It won’t be worth seeking
if I define love

it won’t be worth desiring
if I define love

Jun 2017 · 303
Esfoni Jun 2017
Whatsoever a man soweth
that shall he also reap
deceive thy neighbor shalt not
as into thine grace it shall seep

Feb 2017 · 418
Attila The Magistrate!
Esfoni Feb 2017
clouds cannot hide behind the sun
while the magistrate’s Attila the ***
the man is out to hunt for fun
run for your life “Bambi”, run

Feb 2017 · 498
Dark Days Ahead!
Esfoni Feb 2017

The orange oracle
on the white mountain's pinnacle
burning cross on his hand
yet another Holocaust
children of Isaac, stay woke
children of Ishmael, stay woke
hey, orange man
I am: a Jewish Muslim
hey orange man
I am: a Muslim Jew

Jan 2017 · 482
Dream A Dream!
Esfoni Jan 2017
There’s a place
where God isn’t wrathful
or half kind
actuality is reality
and not twined
no broken hearts
colors don’t matter
days are bright
so is the night
love isn’t a fever
or a horse-ridding knight
sort of a pain
can’t be defined
has no taste
but, it does bind
feels like rain
causes pain
tends to wax
tends to wane
some you lose
some you gain
how to get there
just close your eyes
no questions, and no whys
make a wish
no fig leaf, no disguise

Dec 2016 · 692
Mon Amour!
Esfoni Dec 2016
Thy savory voice
fills broken hearts
whilst thine eyes mirror
the shimmering stars

thy hair weaves
the wavy tidal seas
whence the waxing moon
hints thy lips

How do I long
for thine courtship
trickery and intrigues
on this wandering, forsaken ship

Dec 2016 · 381
I’m NOT A Pretender!
Esfoni Dec 2016
If I could
                rip my skin off
to get out
                of this prison
                you’ll see
the color of my skin
                does not fashion
who I am
                I would!

Dec 2016 · 580
Hungry Moon Walker!
Esfoni Dec 2016
I remember
this December
when we walked on the Moon
and the Mars, will be soon

yet, my neighbor’s kids
still hungry
living off the grid
wishing a bowl soup of peas

every morning, as the noon
nothing to eat, empty spoon
every month, like the June
dead dreams with the wand and the rune

Dec 2016 · 853
What’s my name?
Esfoni Dec 2016
couldn’t remember
my name
so, I ran
inside my mind
duly to find
my name
what a game
inside my brain
lots of fire
but no flame
depression on top
anxiety *******
to **** or maim
thus, no one to blame
frontal lobe
crying pain
occiput laughing her *** off
cerebellum’s being tough
bunch of misfits
playing it rough
to end this game
I asked for a name
how about Alzheimer
said, drunken cerebrum
you stupid wacky old lame

Dec 2016 · 373
Esfoni Dec 2016
I’m not you
don’t be me
zebras have stripes
snakes, have fangs
sun wakes up in the morning
and moon, at night

Nov 2016 · 543
Falling Leaves!
Esfoni Nov 2016
Autumn is here
by the enchanting wind
dancing leaves
slithering to their resting place

Nov 2016 · 793
Two Peas In A Pot!
Esfoni Nov 2016
All men are created equal
some atrocious, some angel
though few actions are null
the universe, he can amble

Sep 2016 · 1.1k
Autumn Love
Esfoni Sep 2016
And so as autumn dawned
the falling leaf
kisses the surface of the pond
a sentence of death, in disbelief

Aug 2016 · 321
A Box of Life!
Esfoni Aug 2016
I need a box
not to collect rocks
but, to sum my life
end’s closing, it gawks

Aug 2016 · 376
First Kiss!
Esfoni Aug 2016
Childhood went by
so fast
still remember
chasing butterflies
licking a Popsicle
which didn’t last
a world
filled with dreams
no colors or borders
just laughs, just screams
in search of fireflies
every winter
around fire
listening to
grandpa’s tales
of future and past
ghosts or knights
crying wails
widened eyes
hastily inhales
playing hide and seek
with Tom, Suzy and ****
my first kiss
from the next door miss
remember this?
missing that heavenly bliss
sitting by a pond
next to my wife
being a museum
of my life

Aug 2016 · 371
Esfoni Aug 2016
A person leans from two
Either a teacher, or time
the former teaches with love
the latter, harshly
one with self essence
the other with yours

Jul 2016 · 2.7k
Bleep Bleep, Dot Dot
Esfoni Jul 2016
I don’t like Hillary
But I’ll vote for her
my feeling’s personal
But her acts are not

the other guy speaks of
bleep bleep, dot dot
no interpretation thereof
melting words, in a ***

Jul 2016 · 529
In Lap of Gods
Esfoni Jul 2016
In the valley of penumbras
at the round table
black knights cheering
at the right hand of gods
Lucifer in between
dancing melancholically

Jul 2016 · 538
Crawling Cracked Wall!
Esfoni Jul 2016
As the rays of darkness fall
the chanting spirit will howl
street’s empty, the lights are out
thus, the cracked wall shall crawl

Jul 2016 · 399
Esfoni Jul 2016
Red, White, and Blue
covers all, not few
united we stand
black, white, also Sioux

Jul 2016 · 396
Black Lives Matter!
Esfoni Jul 2016
Think first, act after
daunting one’s plight
Black lives matter
so does the white

this horrendous game
that has no shame
played by one lame
who’s hard to tame

the man gains billion
blames the one with none
jester for presidency, will he run
ready to rumble, the fight is on

need not to be fed
a garbage, that’s canned
Sarah, Malcolm, Jose, Ned
draw a line in the sand

Jul 2016 · 689
Illusion of Races!
Esfoni Jul 2016
Daughters, sons of Adam and Eve
you’re intelligent being who believe
in peace, harmonious profound love
and this fabric of existence, you weave

There is one race
on the face of Earth
dubbed human race
in a regional dearth
two eyes, a nose, one face
or Buddha like in girth

why do some hate
though not in their genes
organs, hormones, or gait
the color of shirt, short, or jeans
something that they ate
be it rice, fruit or beans

it’s taught by parents
not in blood, or heart
an act, played by runts
not in the realm of any art
so, stop being blunts
and listen to this old ****

Jul 2016 · 455
Dancing Window!
Esfoni Jul 2016
Faded, cracked, on the wall
sitting on top, a barn owl
next to a tree, a window
singing a song, on prowl

she could hear eagles call
mingling with wolves howl
a whispering water fall
pushing the rocks to brawl

a big river in the Gaul
hissing cicadas crawl
even the calves, in kraal
school of fish in trawl

singing, dancing in red shawl
Janet, David, Kathy and Paul
young or short, old and tall
every summer, winter, or fall

Jun 2016 · 373
Esfoni Jun 2016
My love for you
not like any other
why did you have to leave?
my dear sweet mother

Apr 2016 · 947
Godly Pagan
Esfoni Apr 2016
Man has two faces
the inner fits Satan
the outer meets graces
one’s Godly, the other pagan

Apr 2016 · 392
Forsaken Day of May
Esfoni Apr 2016
Every 12th of  May
a forsaken, lonesome day
even the sorrow mopes
life glances, then shies away

Apr 2016 · 366
Esfoni Apr 2016
What is life
a wall of dreams
be it short, be it long
nothing is, as it seems

Apr 2016 · 424
Dearly Loved!
Esfoni Apr 2016
The beloved, in every memoir
her eyes' fashioned by God
made of ruby, the other star
invades heart, then plunder and maraud

Mar 2016 · 354
Esfoni Mar 2016
Line in the sand
time to rack up
to go on a journey
one way ticket
man leaves behind
a name, in consideration of his deed

Dec 2015 · 351
Forever & Ever
Esfoni Dec 2015
My lone flower
deep in the shadows, fugacious
as she blossoms
brings a spring scent
to undivided existence
forever, and ever

Nov 2015 · 490
Street Walker
Esfoni Nov 2015
I saw a ******* the street
selling her body,  last night
Have you no shame?: I asked
Beware the wrath of God

I am ashamed!: She said
But, my child's in need of food,
my husband an addict
and my God, in deep sleep

Does God sleep?: I asked
Mine does: she said
If not, my world
would've been different

Mine is awake
I plea and atone, instead
For, he's KIND

Your god is the god of the Pharaohs: She said
Not of the indigents
Or else
wouldn't be worshiped by you

Nov 2015 · 336
Decimating Love
Esfoni Nov 2015
The first breath of autumn
mellifluously on the wings
of a ravenous wind
decides to love all

it simply misses that
love is not a  decision
but a feeling
Thus, the loving act of devastation

Oct 2015 · 373
A Shivery Bird!
Esfoni Oct 2015
As rain's catching its breath
on the wings of a howling wind
cowering through the leaves
of a whipping willow

encountered a shivery hummingbird
“why are you crying?”: asked the rain
“she's rattled by my yowling!
or, could it be the thunder?”: said the wind

“she's soaked and cold
might be hunger
or a broken wing
can it be a fever?”: said the willow

if and only if, the mute bird
could utter a single word
as the wicked snake slithered
through the branches, to reach her nest!

Jun 2015 · 1.8k
The Big Bang!
Esfoni Jun 2015
All things started with a big bang!
Some label it: Creation! Some: Yin and Yang!
Others say:We sit on the ancestral tree
from which the apes sprang!

Jun 2015 · 720
Perfect Harmony!*
Esfoni Jun 2015
The road is narrow
The path is dark
The ensuing sparrow
This pilgrimage, we shall embark!

The ferry set sailing
In search of an ark
Anubis, Osiris; hand in hand, hailing!
You people that do sleep, hark

Heart beats slowing, a few failing
meeting the written destiny
Shred by shred, bit by bit, haling
a sense of ennui envelopes amply

Vicious circle, round after round
moments of delights, some agony
what goes around, comes around
Seems to be in perfect harmony


* New Version
Jun 2015 · 2.7k
Tiny Smile!
Esfoni Jun 2015
I walked a thousand mile
to a wishing well, surrounding Nile
just to make a gigantic wish
for a tiny, teeny, little smile

Jun 2015 · 1.0k
Drop By Drop!
Esfoni Jun 2015
The old faucet
has lost patience
Just as I have
the fiber of its existence
drop by drop
slithering through
the revolving wheel of time
as it drops

Jun 2015 · 533
The Bickering Beauty!
Esfoni Jun 2015
She finds something to cavil at in everything I say
Winter, summer; spring, autumn; night or day
I will love her, more than life; no matter what
Every April; June, July, August; even May

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Sep 2014 · 1.1k
Let’s Go For A Walk!
Esfoni Sep 2014
I’m tired, so tired, of!
The fake gestures
A cigarette between *******
The ******* cough, bogus smiles
A chapped cup, full of dark Turkish coffee
Who you’re not
Not the eyeglasses!
Knowledge, should be in you
Wanna be enlightened?
Come, walk with me
Under the rain
to the barren lands
How's the weather in California?
Come with me
Let’s go
for a walk
To the white planes of Alaska
Just to make a snowman!
Enough, is enough
Leave the soundless guitar, alone
Walk with me
To the infertile terrains
Where the rainbow
taking her last breath
To be fed, not to feed
A bit of, humanity
Let’s go for a walk!

January 13, 2009
Sep 2014 · 947
Esfoni Sep 2014
Butterfly's searching
On the wings of an enraged wind
Within the shivering leaves of a willow tree
For her footprint
Lurking on the desert hillocks
Around midnight, promenading lame
“Have you seen my footprint?”
Asked of every being: The butterfly
“I've seen it!”
Uttered: The scorpion
Inside the intestinal curves
In the belly of a horned viper
Was looking for you!

Sep 2014 · 1.4k
The Pilgrimage!
Esfoni Sep 2014
The road is narrow
The path is dark
The ensuing sparrow
This pilgrimage, I shall embark!

In search of an ark
The ferry’s set sailing
You people that do sleep, hark
Anubis, Osiris, Hades are hailing!

Shred by shred, bit by bit, haling
Fulfilling the uttered destiny
Heart beats slowing, or failing
Curing the ennui of monotony

Life’s made of delights, some agony
What goes around, comes around
Seemed to be in perfect harmony
Not a thief, but the righteous’ crowned

Sep 2014 · 287
Look Through Me!
Esfoni Sep 2014
Where there is a window!
Gaze through it, but!
Don’t mind the faded paint!
Or broken frame! 
For, there is a pleasing verve beyond it!
Things that have not come to be!
And those, which simply are! 
Seeing the ins and outs?
Not any thing would be alike
As we want them to be!
Events may come into sight lucent
But, what is clarity?
When there is a glass in between!
So, look again! And yet, again! 

November 29, 2008
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