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Victim of Knowledge

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Victim of Knowledge

I am imprisoned
Amidst walls that speak
Beleaguered by chains
That read through my mind
          That seek
I sense not even time,
Not a day, not a week
It is only in space
I find my years of light

I am a prisoner, a victim
Beyond all the painful and
              The bleak
Still yearning to know,
I still bespeak
An essence of this complex, meek
              Surrender 


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  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:49:00 PM

    Another beauty. Just pulled me right in there with you. Love it. -Robert

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 5:16:00 AM

    so sad, it's seems a common female plight. I wrote Precious Fare, & Sheer Joy both about a similiar topic. We can, do & will leave in our minds ..first. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 10:59:00 PM

    Wonderful Wonderful :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 12:11:00 PM

    Complexity. Throughout the poem, I clearly see the imagery of imprisonment, yet to a friend, to a poetess, to my favourite poet of all time, why with such murky feelings? Enjoyed it, understood it and dazzled.

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 11:44:00 PM

    Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave - that is what my religion teaches me,knowledge is power! Way to go Farah! As salaamu alaikum Fathima

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 7:27:00 AM

    You may be prisoner and feel a victim, but truly I believe it is a gift. Don't you feel that way most of the time deep inside? Love & hugs your way, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 6:45:00 AM

    my dear friend.... I have beeen busy with so many things. reach me on princepart@yahoo.com for us to discuss better. this medium is not too good for heart to heart discussion

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 4:36:00 AM

    Farah, What an elegant poem with remarkably beautiful imagery. The poem reflects your eloquence. There is something about your poems that touch hearts. A quatrain from my book Rubai'yat of Josh Malihabadi -A Drop and the Ocean: Strings of beads, profound prayers and devotee's turban/ Throne, crown, drums, flags and fortification/ Their collective powers arrayed on one side/ And on the other the might of His Majesty the Pen. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 2:02:00 AM

    Ps. I sincerely hope that life has been treating "You & Your Loved Ones" beautifully dear!!? And, that peace & harmony surrounds "Your Precious & Pricelss Hearts & Souls!!!?"~Bye Again Dear Young Lady!:):)...."Excellent Write Again Farah, Truly!!!":):)

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 1:57:00 AM

    Smile~I love this beautiful write dear young lady!!~"Hello Precious, Gifted and Lovely Farah Chamma!!!" ~What a soft but soulful piece of artistic expression this is here dear!!~"It is only in space I find my years of light"~So profound in thought!! And, Your last stanza is so "Beautiful!"~"Absolutely Perfect Farah!!!"~"My Love Always To 'You & Your Loves,' John!!!"~ Bye Dear Farah:):)

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 1:54:00 AM

    I know this poem, Farrah, in my body, mind and soul. that knowing comes with great cost, but it is also the greatest gift a human being can recieve, if they follow through, and will it. but yes, it is a lonely, misunderstood place. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 12:28:00 AM

    I love it! This is a fine example of "saying more than is said", an aspect of poetry a lot of people can't nail like this. Keep it up! -Skylar