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Journey to Comedy

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Journey to Comedy

                                                
 Too often I stumble.
Too often a helix hangs heavily in the air 
                  I breathe.
Yesterday I was two cloves of crushed garlic.
Two days ago on the perpetual snowline I stood.
Today I am a shriveled beetle or
                              The beaten snake is me.
Now and then I stand with an unlit candle.
Without knocking darkness sneaks and extinguishes my lighted window.
I am afraid I have to make a monster smile tomorrow!
 I will fear a melted sun two days later…
But all these whisper to me;
“But one thing is for sure…
               One day you will buy the sky 
And create a comedy with Shakespeare!”













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  1. Date: 7/13/2011 6:08:00 AM

    Good morning and thank you for sharing your poetry with us Umme. I have enjoyed reading your fascinating writing today and will be back again soon to read more. May you have a most wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

    Alam Avatar Umme Salma Alam Date: 7/13/2011 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks dear Carol:)
    Alam Avatar Umme Salma Alam Date: 7/13/2011 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks dear Carol:)