I Love Him.
I will dream of him
lighting up my darkness,
covering me with his perfume
go crazy with love,
and make our life sufficient
gentle and persevering.
It is time to look outside
and feel fearless,
face what I fear the most,
and when the fog's lights will
move in through my window,
its time for me to move on,
to make choices that I can
I am the reason why my shadows
are awake, I must find a new way
not to look backwards.
I am only human, I need to recover
from going to one extreme
to the other.
I will look like a fierce
away, away I'll fly towards him,
hold him so tight,
together, we hear each other's groan,
watch our lustrous eyes
Allow our secret impulses,
urge our desire to land
in each other's trembling
I'll tell him, "Listen to me. This night
will be different."
With the sigh of our breathing
echoing melodies will be sweet,
but those unheard will be sweeter.
Love me, the very word will sound
like a bell tolling me back towards you,
you, my sole lover.
How I wish to feel the infinite love
while settling together in my garden,
watch his divine face as an illusion
beneath that joyous veil.
Forbid the roses to miss the spring
as their harmonious values,
lives in our souls.
Forbid our garden not to agonize
without the light of love,
prevent the branches on the
trees from suffocating,
without the light of love.
Prevent our clouds from separating
before taking with them,
our light of love.
We will take the stand
to forbid the darkness,
and proclaim the
light of love.
That's where the key is,
if the light of love opens
a door to our tranquility,
feeling safe, our love will
become our strength.
Still together for,
forty five years.
August 18 2014
~ Husband & Wife~
I just found out how addictive I will become when you will embrace my
irresistible body to conquer my appetite and yearn to engulf my
harmonious body into your arms while sleeping next to me in bed. Love Me.
Welcome me spontaneously to lay me down
yearn for my seductive body undress me affectionally propose
to love and carry me away as your newly wedded wife.
Embrace me tonight,hold my face to freshen my lips,desire my
charm into your arms,steal away my youth sincerely,I love you when
you cuddle me softly to caress me eternally while allowing your silhouette
closer to mine for us in unison reach out towards our continuos non stop
breathing till this endless night comes to the end of our honeymoon with a
I just found out my darling I am already pregnant.
Isn't It beautiful for you to become Husband & Father the same night.
Oh Yes! Yes!
Am I the Father My Darling.
No My Darling, My Ex Husband.
7 September 2014
What sustains Life like water?
What is as fresh and welcoming like the countryside?
And as sweet as a newly made confectionery
baked with honey?
I just found one
well placed in all corners of your heart.
A feeling encompassing the goodness of life.
Is it the blissful visitation
to the tenants of the deep blue sea?
Or a radiant rainbow floating in the moist skies?
Is it red roses, milk Sunflowers
and other colorful plants in pink, green and yellow?
Or the site of a happy set of little quintuplet siblings?
Is it the baby chicks peeping out from their nest
to spy on the first morning rising sun?
They all are no where
near the unbelievable goodness of your love.
You are a majestic glamor
full of gracious providence.
Not even the magneting beauty
of the Queen Cleopatra
can be compared to the pillars of your virtues
which prove to overcome time's curfew
eclipsing my heart totally
as I soak in the foam of your passions.
A natural habitat have I found
in the gardens of your affection
and a new existence
from the deep baptism of your unequaled care.
I never believed a star could be as near
but here I am; with a being
who outshines a galaxy.
My soul has lost records of its bountiful happiness
from this train of love
with the wish its rails are never ending
and its journey, everlasting.
I knew that you were waiting Somewhere between the last war And the next kiss And that you where dreaming of sweet angels and vampires Because they have always known In spite of John Cameron Swayze and timex Or the mechanical of Mickey Mouse That the nights are always longer I knew that you were waiting For the summer to turn to silk again And carry you away before the next big flood arrived Before the thunder and after the lightning Before the smoke and after the fire Before the dance and after the song Before the hope and after the the prayer I knew that you where waiting Like an eagle's wing and a child's song I was waiting too
“For you, My Love”
I watch you sleep
Dark limbs entwined in sheets
The strength you show even while asleep
Makes my heart skip a beat
You are the one I’ve come to love
The one who exhausts me in fiery passion
The one who knows how to make me purr
Bless the day we met
At the carnival two years prior
Avoiding the crowd
I walked right into your arms
Spilling my chocolate milkshake
Over the front of your white coat
As I looked up into your hazel eyes
Saw the sadness replaced with light
Time stood still
You said something
But I could only hear the sound
Of your heart beating
Getting hold of my senses
I jumped back fumbling in my purse for tissues
With a “your coat is soiled, sir”
You replied velvet voice “you owe me for damages, miss”
My mouth still hanging open
We exchanged business cards
Anyway, long story short
We found each other
Love found us
Our exchange of rings at the altar
Promise of a lifetime of love and understanding
Holding each other in the palm of our hands
Kissing me awake with your loving touch
It thrills me thinking about it
You are my shelter
A friend to her, for decades
from the innocence of children
to the adventures of teenagers
and even the stupidity of best friends
all well shared and enjoyed
to a point the gods ask why the wait
and beg for the next level.
He sees all the possibilities
to make her the care-taker of his heart.
Thinking he's the only one with eyes open
he made his confession
attached with an honest recommendation
to his amazement
she looked at him and said
"you are so nice, but like a brother to me'.
Switching to the next damsel
who's no where near cold
but soft, tender, meek and charming.
He allows her control the pace
and lets her gentleness maintain the tempo.
Feeds her with poems
and makes her drunk with happiness
with hopes going higher, reaching the moon
she looked at him and said
"sorry! I am not yet ready".
He jumped into the next wagon
having an available space for a beauty
and meets a potential 'second half'
pretty, quiet and an introvert.
Worships her right from day one
letting lose the net of affection,
half in magnitude of his efforts
will strike the tenderness of a millepede
but it got her scared as she looked at him and said
"I just had a heart break; I'm so sorry"
Watering a fresh new flower
growing in a familiar garden just close by,
makes him grow in creativity
as he engage in constant words exchange
and creating wonderful serenity around her.
Huge investments and time well spent
coupled with passionate research
in equipping his machinery of jokes and laughter
sums up his passion and carefulness
in his latest trial which seems worthy of the medal.
Constant updates on his outlook
and becoming the number one specimen for fashion
were not enough as she looked at him and said
"You still have no swag"
So many disappointments
made him stronger, wiser and smarter
not even a forest of wild beast
will make him turn his back
to the beauty and escapades of life.
The moment he tried to pause,
the period he wanted to take a nap;
the Queen bee passed by.
A simple hi and a conversation
led to series of memorable meetings,
having in mind, the worst is a "no"
and her welcoming countenance,
a proof to nothing yet,
he asked with no expectation in mind
then she looked at him and said
"Yes! Sweet heart. I want to be your girl"
You remind me of the sun,
soft and warm.
Not yet touched by the hands of December days.
Maybe October's fingers
have fondled you skin,
but not enough to leave scars of chilling days.
I Love the sun
as I Love you, winters frighten me away,
they're so cold and bitter.
Please, avoid December days,
and I'll bring on August months.
I believe in you.
For every step I take toward the sun,
the spark that lit the fire inside me dwindles.
History slated on unforgiving stone erodes;
A weakly chiseled dream.
But I will remember it all,
and tongues shall breed these words
and hold them with intent.
Oh, how we have fallen!
Mighty and meek alike.
We were once just, and strong.
But greatness has cast down it's
poisoned banquet and corrupted hearts
that once bled for glory.
It is with a bitter tongue I speak these words!
Remember the reason we set foot outside
of our city gates.
Remember the certainty in your hearts;
that we men would give people hope!
Hope for life without malice.
Hope for a life of freedom!
A chance for prosperity!
...but what prosperity have we given?
Short of the bountiful throng of arrows that have captured
the eyes of this land and left it's people in fear?
Does a just King rule with the might of fear?!
Or does a King rule with compassion?
I ask you men,
you loyal few.
What would you have me do?
Would you have me slaughter this woman;
this beautiful princess of her people and take her
home as a prize for conquest merely because her
husband was the one that stood in the way?
Is her beauty the cost of her life?
She has wronged not one of us,
and yet you Brakkdus scoff at the thought of
her surviving her King. Why?
Here I thought men of honor followed me,
I thought men of courage swung my blades!
And, yet you fear this woman who could no
sooner do you harm than your own from the
bed that you left her in!
No, Princess Xavia shall survive her King
and remain here with her people.
I refuse to conquer the land of a tyrant,
only to settle for it's fallen ruler's morality!
If that does not befit you, then surely I am not your King.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved
Princess Xavia's Response
I stand with humility before such valor
My people have borne
the burden of swords and arrows,
they are silent with fear and trembling before you
Which would be yours
to burden them with once again
yet you offer them freedom
and me my life...when you could shame not only me
but those who are entrusted to me
I would prefer to fall upon the blades of your men
than to become flesh passed amongst them
the destiny of a woman
who has became the chattel of a lost victory
My blood be shed before such shame
be cast upon me
Yet you.... you have offered me back my Kingdom
and restored my name
Gallant your soul in the shadow of such a night
beneath the dark stars
where only the flames of a burnt, ashen city
provide any warmth for my grieving people
You have offered them hope
through a frail vessel such as myself,
such honor is seldom written upon the hearts of men
in days such as these
Your compassion is a light in this darkness
these times inscribed with blood
such is this age,
when the voice of stones speak more gently
than the hearts of men
Dark are these days and black is the moon
of these nights,
in these lost reveries we journey through
dreams that have become nightmares
Yet strength has arisen in one man,
a leader who throws light back
at the fallen stars
granting the nights a moment of solace
for your honor has returned hope
a light stronger than blaze of the midday sun
And as I take back my broken people
we shall take refuge in your kindness and in that light of lights
shall we rebuild this Kingdom,
our sanguine ties shall bind us
and we will rise.
I gratefully accept my life
returned to me through your kind hands
And secretly, within a whisper
it is my prayer
that when I look upon your countenance
and the time comes
that I shall gaze into your eyes again
it shall be as the queen you have restored
to her throne and to her people
and who keeps quietly within the space between her heartbeats
and the hope that she will share her throne
should you find her efforts and her heart
(c) Katherine Wyatt 2013
The Rain tried to find its way into the very depth of the souls, sneering at the gloomy faces of people who were walking through water. Unexpectedly a sudden clear laugh of a boy who jumped into a puddle mocked all His aspirations.
With an increased force the Rain turned into a wall of water pushing the pedestrians into the open doors of the shops, blocking the traffic and confusing the air controllers at an airport nearby.
Seizing for a moment almost absolute power over the world, the Rain suddenly felt bored and first burst out into numerous crossing lines, then calmed down and throwing the last blast of wind with water drops at the running boy, He sighed in despair and having banged few open windows He disappeared, staying for a moment in thick eye-lashes of a girl who was adjusting her make up.
I found myself needing something more than a tender curve of dimly lit flesh.
I needed a woman's fire that could stoke my soul into a living rage.
I needed a courageous lioness to teethe my muse and let the pain
in my brain bleed unto the Earthy canvas before me.
The salt of my skin wept unto her, and she made it steam.
She was a cleansing fury that damned the man I once was.
She tore me apart so that I could become something new.
Sometimes there is beauty in destruction,
sometimes forgiveness is born out of pain.
She let it rain inside of me when she left,
and I found myself in a bed of ashes.
A new man.
-James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.
I feel myself being pulled out of my body
into wondrously beautiful orbs,
so deep and mysterious but yet so full of emotion and life.
As I enter I am immediately infused
with the most profound feeling of love and kindness
that my only thought is that
I have passed into the very place imagined by many to be heaven.
An immeasurable power of comfort and compassion swirls around me
as if it were a mist made up of tiny soft flowers,
beautiful and vibrant, smelling like a meadow in the springtime
when everything that is new begins to bloom.
The sky is colored a soft and calming blue
that gives a promise of a lifetime of warm summer days.
I wander through this place aimlessly but unafraid that I am lost,
and then I see a form in the distance,
a vision so beautiful that my eyes struggle to focus
and my mind is barely able to comprehend.
As I look upon this angelic presence I am suddenly aware it is you,
your face softly gleaming with the radiance of life and love itself,
sending it throughout this place like the sun lights the earth.
Your hair, streaming upward
and giving the very sky its color and promise of everlasting summer days,
your arms feeding the mists of comfort and compassion
that swirls and drifts through every part of this wondrous place
and blankets it with your tenderness.
At this moment I realize where I am,
I am in a place I never want to return from,
I am lost in your eyes......
The Human Mind is a treacherous labyrinth, and it is only through the sinister pathways of these dark tunnels that are hidden insidious agendas can be found.
Love is Madness.
Lust is Envy.
Romance is Jealously.
When our hearts beat green, our hands drip red with blood.
When you put your hand in mine
It feels as through we stopped time
When I look into your eyes
I know where your heart lies
Even when you say my name
That alone means everything
The gentle touch of your lips
Takes my breath away as through it was our first kiss
When you got down on your knee
I thought my heart might flee
As you said those words to me
My heart felt as if it was meant to be.....
Smouldering flower blooming
Untouched in life’s garden
Valleys of divine bliss
Pleasure in smouldering innocence
None has treaded
So many emotions unspoken
So many things unsaid”
Hills to explore and mould to hand
You reap what you sow
Fruit of crops
Mystery of woven creeks reward
Smouldering bliss of the unknown
Not your own
Sultry air burnish hair
Another’s to behold
Swaying hips watching in dusk
Heart still thumping
Pumping blood through veins
For this smouldering innocence
Silhouettes closing in
Looking deep into your eyes
Drowning in the realm of your soul
Lips inviting sensual language of love
Overcome by a gentle rain of calm
As you touched hand to your heart
Your aura washing over
Flooding my soul
No mountain to high
No valley to deep
Fires burning deep inside
Opposite entities creating heat wave
you gave me a taste worth the wait
locked in this fiery embrace
noting in between
hearts entwined in this fiery embrace
river banks swelling with sensual sensation
the language of eternal love
Hills to explore and mould to hand
You reap what you sow
Fruit of crops
Mystery of woven creeks reward
A word was softly spoken
Causing beautiful inner
Feelings to seed and grow
As they began traveling
To waiting ears hoping,
That a special heart might
Come to know.
The glorious intent of the
Message he sent, hoping it
Would open her mind so
She would see…
What he was desperately
Trying to say to her heart,
Because for her love he
Had a desperate need.
He had spent the night before
In quiet dreams, trying to
Think of the right words which
Would turn her smile his way…
And the next morning his efforts
Were rewarded, as his words
Came together bearing fruitful
Seed this day.
When her heart heard his
Delightful message of deep
Longing, her spirit was now
Moved to really believe...
That there was now a true hope
For love to begin, in a place where
She thought it would never
And she told him also of secret
Feelings she had, for her
Hidden dreams were always
Of loving him.
And she gave his heart the
Thrill of a lifetime, saying
Because of his sincere love
She was also ready to begin
A lifetime of love together.
In this romantic canvas of love
we are standing side by side
gazing into the skyline of heaven
So softly reminiscing over the
beautiful memories we have
cultivated over the years
Our eyes are connected with nature's
inspirational trees of life
admiring the leaves of gentleness,
kindness and the roots of true belief
Together we stand; as the abstract of
God's sunlight beam immensely upon
our radiant and silky caramel color skin
So, gracefully articulating the portrait
Each day my love I think of you
And so happy am I made to be
For so joyful has my world become
With the warm love you bring to me
And there is no better way my love
to start the beginning of each new day
Than imprinting your smile upon my heart
to help gently guide me on my way
For what is love to me my dearest
Does only come beautifully from you
For you are the dream I once dreamed alone
Yes that within my heart finally came true
And each day that passes I find my love
There will never be no better way
To brighten my world each new day
Than letting thoughts of you to stay
For each day my love that passes by
I spend my time thinking of only you
And I find my thoughts are so alive
With the love of one who loves me true.
I am what you call a hopeless
But im also a lost lovers cause, my
heart belongs to another
Yet in my head a love triangle starts
to form, the girl I love doesn’t love
She holds the heart to another and
mine caged to the floor,
She isn’t afraid to fight for what she
wants, not even when it comes to
leaving another man torn
Trust me she’s happy, as that boy
holds her heart ever so close
Seeing what I shouldn’t I smile as I
wear my blind fold,
Blind to everything around, lifeless
staring into air
My train of thought running so fast,
the second I stop you’ll hear a crash
Derailing my hope, for ever finding a
love so pure & rare
Wishing I could hold the hand of the
lover who stole my flame,
Wish I could change the last days in
which we parted ways,
Realizing now that we can never be
Finally saying it out loud as tears run
down my face
You stole my happiness, as I walked
away that day
But it’s because as of what you said
I guessed I changed,
Now every relationship has just be
No one can seem to bring back that
Because a love likes ours comes
once in a lifetime
Well at least it does to me,
But I mean you’re happy with who
I mean I only wrote this as I heard
exchanging “I love you” flow from
each of your lips.
I find my mind always begins to daydream
Every moment when you come so near
So much that even as I close my eyes
I can see your smile in my mind so clear
And all of my thoughts become like a mirror
As your awesome beauty they capture and hold
While imprinted so deep on the walls of my heart
Is the single image which each day lights my soul
My mind and heart now own all of my emotions
As each new day my feelings begain to rise again
In this beautiful game as old as the earth itself
The one of love shared between men and women
And I find myself again starting to daydream
That wonderful moment when you come so near
In vain I try to arrest my deep feelings for you
As the reason for my falling becomes so clear
And deep within my spirit begins to shine so brightly
Much more radiant than a thousand burning suns
As I quietly give in knowing I must always remember
The happiness I now feel comes because of only one
Wendell A. Brown,
April 30, 1977,
Thus thou be kind to let me be
This heart explodes if not said to thee
Words spoken as true as love
By Jove! Ye art sent from up above
Those sweet smiles that make thy world go round and round
Just one night thine heart was not found
Because la belle dame named
Just took it on her arm
Oh I think I have gone mad
To pursue that love I never had
‘Cause I know we art two worlds away
How I wish I could longer stay
Though it may this heart ever throb
But I admit there is a locked doorknob
I can’t enter, stay outside
At that very moment I could have died
I will dream tonight f that very key
And dwell in the world of hyperreality
So that I can subtly see
The thoughts of being together; you and me
I know I truly love you,
Every day when I see you
I fall in love all over again.
I have looked so many times
The moments in your eye's
And I know what is love.
I found the one whom
My soul loves.
You my beloved my sweet
Dreams of night,
The precious raindrops
On Sahara desert,
The first bud of my beautifully
The only fool-moon
On my lovely sky.
You are the most valuable and
Important part of my life.
The song of the dawn,
The coolest breeze of summer,
The extra bit of specialty
Which very much important
For any successful occasion.
You are my last destination,
My words of consolation,
My last romantic moments.
I remember the honeyed words,
of the touch that rendered time irrelevant.
I hear laughter in the next room;
astounded at the drunk and the blind.
it’s all so fleeting; we turn to dust in a heartbeat
I speak in logic and move inside of thunder.
as my skin is peeled away,
as shadowed eyes follow me,
and I feel fingers reaching from the grave,
the familiarity of your nails scratching
down my back and ancient melodies we shared
that reflect our persistent missteps;
the ones that buried me alive.
I remember the creaky floors that
carried you to our bed,
The crimson sheets where we danced;
We found harmony in this place
As the world stoked it’s flame around us.
I can still hear the echoes,
Distant and smoldering.
“My love was born in your eyes,
Don’t you ever look away.”
Your face hides in the mirror,
Lost inside my own empty stare.
You promised me forever.
But beneath this broken glass,
I can hear it all shatter.
Can you remember how you asked me
if we could turn back time?
The ash that we laid to waste
between your chains
and my misgivings set ablaze
in our lovemaking
Now time is timeless for you
and I feel you, erotic in your ghosting touches
I still claw to hold on to this life
You're essence caresses and taunts me
your touch is warm, from the other side
...of this veil
Our hands release from their dance,
as your dead, coarse skin withers and dries
...no hope for a final embrace
But I can still taste your merlot stained lips;
The way they brushed against mine.
I can still feel your pulse rushing to meet
Your voice, and it’s promises.
“This world can burn us down,
But our ashes will be spread together.”
-Katherine Wyatt and James Kelley 2013, All rights reserved.
My heart skipped a beat when you said,
That your love for me is truly dead,
And those nights as we cuddled in love
Now I knownthey were salsly of.
Why break my heart apart,
Using it with those hatefull darts.
Now, my heart gave you all its passion
Still you use it like some fancy fashion.
All those memories of our joy,
Now, seems like I was your little toy.
"Wow," My heart hurts from your hate,
But at lease I've learned loves angry fate
My childhood friend,
I can never forget.
A law of attraction,
A mesmerising magnetic charm,
Aspiration in hearts.
Enamoured in passion.
Holy grail of romantic relationship.
Met an accident,departed,
Trauma for me,beyond a cure.
I was shocked, life an end,
Life a beautiful lie,Death an arduous truth.
Conforming to the reality,
That love doesn't hurt, it alleviates suffering.
It's up to us to call on this immense,
I guess you didn’t know
That I had a lip fetish
Watched your lips move as you speak
The sudden impulse to steal a kiss
Dust in the eye
As you came closer to blow
I turned my head and our lips met
I stole a kiss
So very shy I ran like the wind
With you chasing
I tripped and fell
Like a damsel in distress
When I looked up
You were on your knees beside me
Looking deep into each other’s eyes
Again I stole a kiss
So I thought
Found myself in your arms
Forever to stay
All your kisses to be mine
ELINA'S LOVE IS NEVER ABSENT, IT'S ALWAYS PRESENT, ELINA'S LOVE SAID I HAVE TO GO, I SHOULD KNOW, ELINA'S LOVE CAN NEVER BE BEAT, I SHOULD KNOW IM MASSAGING HER FEET, ELINA'S LOVE IS NEVER LACKING, HER LOVE SAID LET'S START PACKING, ELINA'S LOVE HAS NO FEAR, I SHOULD KNOW CAUSE SHE'S HERE , ELINA'S LOVE WONT SETTLE FOR LESS ,ELINA'S LOVE WANTS THE VERY BEST, I SHOULD KNOW ELINA'S LOVE TAKES HER EVERYWHERE SHE GOES, I SHOULD KNOW ELINA'S LOVE DOSEN'T HAVE TO FIGHT , ELINA'S LOVE MAKES EVERYTHING ALRIGHT, I JUST LOVE ELINA, ELINA, ELINA'S IN LOVE WITH STEVEN, AND THAT MAKES US EVEN, IM IN LOVE WITH ELINA, ELINA ELINA , STEVEN'S IN LOVE WITH ELINA 02/18/2013
You speak soft words saying you love me
I tell you with me it is also true
That there will never be another in life
I will ever love as much as I do you
You speak softly saying your heart desires me
And my heart gently proclaims it's also true
Telling you there is no greater desire in me
Than the one which lives in my heart for you
You tell me that you will always need me
I agree saying the feeling is mutually true
That when it comes to really needing someone
The one I desperately need in my life is you
You speak to me of your hearts special treasure
And the precious value it daily brings to you
I tell you my life is made truly prosperous
By your priceless love I never want to lose.
I wore "cold" like a too sheer dress that never fit quite right.
And I held tattered unsent love letters like a shield over my chest.
And every time I shivered and my bones cracked, I swore. It's for the best.
But you stared just a little too deep and a little too long and you noticed
Just a little too easily the way all that ice on my heart reflected your silhouette
In crystal prism just a little too beautifully even before we met.
Your fingers leapt. forward. fearfully. and when they grazed my skin
I saw the shock of it sizzle your eyelashes. and you grasped so tight.
Then with out reservation We completely conquered Us.
Breaking down while tearing up.
You kissed my cerulean lips till they blushed. My soul begged you to say my name.
And you called me "Perfection".
The resulting rush. The crush. of gravity into the singularity forming in my chest
And making my eyes sing. This is what it is to LIVE poetically. And not just write it.
This is the sum of Day-mares and Night-dreams that drowned me too many times
Till I tired of choking on lonely while calling it "apathy".
This is what all these people fear and lust and beg for like addicts and whores
Conjugated like fragmented sentences running on forever and tripping on critics.
Let's waltz badly to the sound of familiar hearts screaming in hoarse voices,
Pleading for this kind of Serenity.
Love is truthful
Love is kind
Love is honest at the best of times
Love is peaceful
Love is right
Love gives you meaning to go towards the light
Love is courage
Love is strength
Love keeps you warm threw the night
Love keeps you alive when you can't fight
Love is breathe
Love is life
Love makes you want to fly
Love keeps you in it's arms at night so you don't have to hold your pillow tight
Love is arms
Love is heart
Love is the touch you know is right
Love is special
Love is divine
Come let me hold you in these arms of mine......
Arabic Poem by: Mohanna Al-Khikani *
Inaam Al-Hashimi (Gold_N_Silk)
I only want
To hide my memory,
A shirt coming out of the night with ample
Saturated with the fragrant smell of makeup.
A new step has not yet come out
I enshroud my bewilderment with a last embrace
And get ready to die, leaving behind
All this nonsense!
Translated by: Em. Prof. Inaam Al-Hashimi
USA / September 2013
* Muhannad Al-Khikani is an Iraqi poet