Silly sullen sentences
strut in my brain
boiling baffling batches
of cluttered dust-bunnies
creating a babel tower of
lost love lullabies
decaying, dying, drifting
Wet your quill
with the ink of now
write new lulls
swaying your pendulum
between your now's
and what's yet to come
Audi alteram partem (or audiatur et altera pars) is a Latin phrase meaning "listen to the other side", or "let the other side be heard as well".
I’d like to take you to this moment, it’s five in the afternoon and downtown Portland is quiet.
The sidewalks are cluttered with bodies silently moving,
sleepily dodging the sun
the sounds of sirens
cars braking for red lights
fill the lapses of time
I walk slowly through the crowd
reflections of sunlight jumping off tower windows
illuminating my elbow
three freckles on my forehead
my right knee
The space surrounding me smells strongly of burning tobacco
foods dipped in boiling oil
rich, dark coffee.
There’s a way my lungs jolted before and there’s way they do now.
The parachute of air running in and out
flexing like wings inside my chest.
How they used to flutter
how they once had a choreographed routine
designed around their sudden need jolt
whenever they thought of being near lips
Now, in the shadows of concrete and plexiglass they remain following a newfound mundane routine
flapping their wings only to keep me upright
only to feed the world between my ears
I’d like you stand in this moment
wrap your fingers in the way loss pulls like a trigger
Wake you up to the world where the towers finally fall
allow you to watch as they cascade towards you and feed each human instinct that follows, do you run?
Do you stand in fear?
I want you here in this moment alone
in your interpretation of a body
I want you to see the way I pull on you
the way I run from you
the way I stand
glued to the ground
as each wave washes over me
The way you came into my life anxious
the three seconds where the entire block is silent
and you can suddenly hear each and every single one of the vibrations your body makes
when no one is looking you in the eyes as they pass you by.
I don’t even know how bite into you
when you’re just the lapse in time
the five in the afternoon lull that manifests the slow
rhythmic pulsing of my heart
feeding only to keep me alive
the machine that clicks at every passing minute
I want you to crave the connection
the sounds of voices
the stem of a scream to grow inside your throat
let it consume you
the way it does me
a fear not of being alone, but never truly being seen
The wind that blows
The sound that they make,
the sound that's peculiar,
the sound is also an indication,
rains are here to stay.
It's a lull before the storm
The storm arrives,
followed by rain
Rains are here to stay.
As of now it's raining since a long time now
Just before a few minutes reached home sound and safe
In nick of time everything changed
Rains are here to stay.
Rain by my window
lulling me to sleep
My mother caressing
all the dreams I will see
Rain by my window lull
me to sleep
I don't know the best way to say this
the thing about people is that we are all our own galaxies and we tend to fall in love with the constellations that feel most like home.
but every backyard garden I plant always seems to die before it blooms
an old rocking chair in a stuffing yellow attic is what I use to call home
I can still remember the lullabies and the bunnies on the wall
home left me the day fire lined the walls
swallowing the bunnies and trapping me whole
I couldn't get out
I couldn't get out
my bed was the ocean
and I was the tsunami
swallowing your home
and I swallowed that fear
and now the ghosts whisper my name
as they pull the juniper berries off their bush and lay them under your pillow
this is so you will have believed that you were the one to **** sleep
you'll dream of holding a knife dripping with sand
and you'll never feel home again
I could only wish that
The sunshine of today will pave the atrocities
And the ravages of the sullen night before
The sluggish skies that water a rivulet of tears
Seemingly like eddies in a farce...
Filling the fountain of youth
Restless but satisfying
On clean crisp mornings,
You my dear spark off an impression
Of a glowing flicker that makes me forget the blunder
I do not watch the world burn anymore
I only have my eyes for you
And I can watch myself slowly burning
The vision, a dream, and a reality
...*and today my heart skipped a beat
A faint wheeze
Running through my lungs
When there's nothing else to hear
I'll drown in silence
Without the sound of you
And find solace in death so near
Without you the poetry's gone.
God has reshaped the light of universe
to form heart of mother
end is to every thing
But the motherly feelings are eternal
O' my mother if I would be able to eliminate your worries
I think it is not a reward of your spirit of motherly feelings
You were ill and not able to take rest for a moment
Used to lull and see me
You couldn’t be in calm for the sake of my rest
You sewed your lips in such a way that
You couldn’t be able to share your regret with me
You used to look at me and feel inner bliss
And made me able to remain away from sorrows and woes.
And used to kiss my forehead, ignoring all the worries
You felt pain in the result of my wounds
I often used to weep in the rain of your tears
A translation of my own poem written in Urdu language. The name of book is "RAH TAKTI AANKH (راہ تکتی آنکھ)"
This moment is hushed by ecstasy.
The moment's breathe is held~
and you can see the dusty particles
floating through the pillars of light.
This is the exhale,
and is also the silence.
The observation tower of consciousness..
It all just orbits-
Minute molecules gyrate
in vast space.
The waves oscillate
in numberless meditation.
This is where thought
It is the nature
of the mountain air.
It is the emptiness
in between speech.
It is the moment of possibility
when a loved one is leaving.
It is the moment experienced
when holding a baby first breathing.
It is the stem of
importance and meaning.
I am starting to remember
where we have been
and where we are going.
— The End —