THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS

In this dark corner, I bend and brood On the desolation unleashed upon my land Such tremulous monody I’m wont to sing Concerning the crescent and the cross Two strange visitors outstripping the host And we like the proverbial mourner, Crying far more than the bereaved Divided, we keep widening...

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THE ABSENT PRESENCE

I have seen her once, at the feast of hearts; Her skin silky pale, honestly indescribable surely not of this world, even light feared catching her full frame. Men would awe at her inglorious glamour and women watch for the ineluctable eventuality of losing their man to a greater emptiness,...

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THE WHORE

It breaks the bones And bends the back, It hates the love And weakens the strong, It poisons the poisoned And damages the damaged, It hardens the hearts And undoes the done, It shatters the chartered And spices the spited, It cows the cowards And bullies the bully, It obscures...

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THE DANCER

She dances like one possessed; Somebody should hold her. She dances, Causing ripples in the dust, Stirring up the ghosts of her past; Somebody should hold her Because soon, The angels of the earth will fall at her feet. She dances like the stormy seas, Like heaving bodies in the...

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MANY MILES TO PEACE

Is there a land of no violence? A constant stillness; from far you hear its silence. A land of quiet beauty, No flaws in its society or sobriety. Is there a land of no greed? Revamped with love, tranquility exceeds; A land far from chaos, No segregation of tribe, all...

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ECHOES IN OUR SOUL

It was another horrible night pointed guns cracked gladly explosives disvirgined the air grumbling with destructive voices! Confusion raped moody sky as mortal souls fled with tears searching for a home to abort their fears! Every day and night the troops walk the streets with their tankers wearing the khaki...

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THE UNSUNG HEROES

Like an offlight to a rhapsody The masses were shedding over subsidy Strangulating the necks of the needy A celebration of land mark by the greedy! What a pity! A deluge of blood filled the city In the process of driving home the masses hope Ubiquitous death won their promising...

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EARTH IS ROAMING

Not for a single minute Is a river is resting! Even in a small bottle A snake keeps twisting! Without a single leg The wind is moving! Without any support The earth is roaming! As soon as it is born A calf is running! From its own effort A bird...

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MEN ARE DISSING

God is always blessing While men are dissing Now the land is boiling Men are still spoiling Men, others are blaming Blames on dogs, cats, heaping Yet never better in doing But God has been seeing The truth shall set us free But when shall we be free? Until horses...

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