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Rewards of Love

I seek not a robe of glittering pearls and rubies shinning bright
Give me a modest dress only not shorter than my height

A handcuff, a collar or may be, a shackle heavy and tough
The adornment for me should compliment the stature of my love

My foe wishes to improve his stature or he wants me dead?
Does he seek my turban of glory or he seeks my head?

A pickaxe  in my hand I have and fervour of love in heart
Do not fail me, O tough rock! Stream of milk* start

The treasure of ideals and vision aren’t on trees to pluck
For wealth of sensitivity, anguish and pain, one would need my luck

Seeing human sufferings, Yamin, causes torments and pains
Put me in the cosy arms of sleep, where peace and serenity reigns

* Reference to legendary Asian lovers Shireen & Farhad. Farhad dug a rock to start the 
stream of milk for the sake of his love.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2010 10:49:00 AM
    Good use of imagery and rhyme to share your thoughts. Well done! Thank you for your kind comment. Hope things are going well for you. Karen

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 7:03:00 AM
    deep, passionate which I read twice, thank for your kind comments as well as the new words you gave me. beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 5:10:00 AM
    Talk of passion, this poem certainly has it, a burning description of difficult living. Great write, Mohammed, and thanks for reading my elegy. Love, Daver

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 12:47:00 AM
    Very nice... I really like your poems aloot... Keep on writting... Lynn... ( Ramadan kareem )

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 5:53:00 PM
    Your heart is so full of powerful emotion. It is so evident in your poetry and so beautifully expressed. Yes, I love those last two lines too, as I have craved for the same peace and know that longing well. Thank you so much for your understanding and most thoughtful comment on my last poem. Sorry for what you had to go through. Warmest wishes. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/31/2008 2:28:00 PM
    what a beautiful and thought-provoking write, enjoyed this Mohammad, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 2:30:00 PM
    Oh my.... what a lovely poem....'Give me a modest dress only not shorter than my height', such a beautiful thought.

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 4:30:00 AM
    Ah, those last 2 lines...perfect in forwarding your thoughts and philosophies - a very beautiful and artistic poem, well done, many blessings, Kristin

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 5:39:00 PM
    I like the last line! Peace Matthew Anish