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I'll Find A Rare Reason To Smile

   Here on this brand new flight of day
On the grand stage of the world
I may but find a rare reason to smile,
Tho' my head springs merry in life's wilderness
My heart numb lays on a valiant pain
Somber among the public multitudes
I've felt the whips of envy on a still day
I've known the days without a bread
I've grasped the pulsing hands of a dying child
When all the streets and night is dead.
I've taste the public scourging of hate
By priest, by saints, by nobles, by poets,
By false friends
By men who lie with men, by prostitutes, 
By wealthy creeps
By common fools, by thieves, 
By nameless intellects, 
By jealous men, by deceitful scamps, 
By mere hypocrites
By men who stamp upon my youth 
With sly murmuring, with boundless lies
With streams of prejudice, with vile contempt
I've watched their hands grew fat and bright
I've watched their wealth expand to a sky
From the poor strength of a man.
I've flown to a lightless sky of solitary
God is not there, he is distant and mute
I'm forgotten thro' the pages of his memory
I bare my sorrows upon a dead wind
In shackles against a dim wall colorless
No one hears the echoing sadness of my days
No hears, no one hears!
Even the light blue stars deserts me 
Even the woods cry out in mockery
In the storming of my wretched days
And yet the moon crawls beneath a cloud 
The last embers of hope flutters away
Like a streaming mist enskied
I die! I die! I die!
In love's martyrdom
From a spectre memory snaking thro'
The strangled regions of my mind
Thro' the fleeting hours of deep quietude
My heart lays desolate and cold
Darkness creeps like the silent waters
Yet still I'll find a rare reason to smile. 
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It is through the darkest moments of our days that we see the light. Can one find a reason to smile when the darkness subdues the light. There is always a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel that can give one a rare reason to smile. Thanks for reading my  humble verses.


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  1. Date: 5/1/2015 10:45:00 AM

    Strength it takes to be able to do such a small thing. Powerful Mustapha. I hope to see you visit again.
  1. Date: 10/3/2014 2:25:00 PM

    like the dark nights of life so raw and exposed, mus.. this one is a compelling read with a touch of wonderment and hope.. salute!.. hugggs h
  1. Date: 10/2/2014 6:25:00 AM

    i know that feeling pal excellent piece of writing bless you buddy golden pen
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 9:55:00 AM give us a reason to smile with your superb pen, my dear. This is extraordinary. I was expecting a love song....and you gave me a reason to survive. Beautiful...
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 8:06:00 AM

    It feels so good to read such a beautiful and positive thoughts in your verse even if the world seems dark,corrupt,evil,solitary, always a reason to smile.Thankyou for making me smile with this jewel.
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 7:57:00 AM

    - A powerful poem, Mustapha - deep emotion that steals your pleasure to smile - Love is the source of light - love is life's roots - Nice to see you posting a new poem today - All the best to you! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 6:19:00 AM

    There is much wrong but also in the midst of wrong lives the right..Soon and very soon God is going to say enough..We just have to wait for God to handle it..Thanks for the visit to my page..I enjoyed reading this one today..Very heavy work..Sara
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 5:40:00 AM

    Very humble write indeed.....Well written piece.