Hope, Beauty, Love!

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In the night
cold and dark
under a cloak of misery
I cried and groaned
silent tears unbidden, flowed
in torrents of misery.
Words tumbled on pages dark
spread and touched a few hearts
faintly stirred the unseen
kindred souls connecting
reaching out in sympathy.
Over the intangible web
flowed, a wave of
Hope, beauty and love
till I realised
come what may
those are feelings
that will stay!

Nadeem

29/11/15

In peace! Nadeem.

Sand Castles!(Relationships)

Castles of sand
on the shores of time
planned and built
with grand design
hopes and dreams
they will last a lifetime.
Seared and scorched
by the solar winds
arid of love
grains dry
fissures appear
widen cracks
with the passage of time
Incoming tide
flatten them
and leave no tracks.

Nadeem

28/11/15

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Quest

Nymphs and Naiads are at play
on the surface, dancing a ballet
ripples, they set with their breath
beguiling  you with their siren song
far away from your quest.

Golden treasures lie hidden
in the deepest depths
standing at the waters edge
guarding the fleece, are monsters.

Change the angle of your view
fantasy & phantoms of the mind
shackle the feet, hands they bind
battle th demons of your soul
reach beyond and attain your goal

Nadeem

23/11/15

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Ripples of Eternity!

Ripples of time on eternity
light from darkness
fading again, into dark
over millenia cycles play.

Forms emerging into light.
pre-historic monsters reaching
slithering out of the pond
taking wings to soar high
transforming to walk the land.

Transient beings come and go
evolution or creation,
say what you may
beauteous cycles are
here to stay.

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Nadeem
23/11/15

Eternal mystery!

The same sun shone on them
As it does to this day, on us
A tiny marble hurtling round
a few thousand times since then
a constant path has it ploughed
with its ever changing face.
Sat around the burning fire
frightened by the elements
gazing up into the skies
a million burning fires they see
puzzled by the mystery
with inhuman effort they erect
circles of megaliths
enact rituals and sacrifice
to appease and find answers.

Evolving from that scene
We wemt out to conquer the west
setting sights on far frontiers
put a man on the moon
went beyond the planets
In our insatiable quest.
Shining a torch to the far reaches
we imagine we have no conquests left.
A minute portion have we tread
Of this enormous universe
And yet the mystery remains.

Nadeem
22/11/15

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In peace! Nadeem.

The man in the mirror.

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Stand in front of
the man in the mirror
look beyond
The form & the figure
lines on the face
the smiles, the grimace
twinkling eyes
and the tears.

From the eye
a path right to the heart
listen to the silence
let it talk
reveal mysteries and secrets.

Light and shade herein abide
strength and weakness alike
dwell in both plus & minus
an image of uniqueness.
and if you peer long enough
it will reveal your purpose.

Nadeem

21/11/15.

In peace! Nadeem.

Misty windows

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Misted windows
mystery beyond
apparitions passing by, unformed
fragmented scenes from a dream
blink, and they are gone

Projections on a screen
of the inside
whether light
or it is dark
reality you may think
or just a passing dream.

Nadeem
20/11/15

Lasting Beauty!

With ticking of the clock
Yellow, orange, red, burgundy
dried up and dropped.
Wearing a simple garb
they stand around stark.

Tiger stripes, leopard spots
elephant hide bark.
Limbs reach out
for a warm embrace
fingers touch the heavens
tickle the sky and caress
Divine filigree
or intricate fine lace.

Beauty is in beholding eyes
so open up and gaze
on natures ways
and let the sights amaze.

Nadeem
19/11/2015

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In peace! Nadeem.

Primordial ocean

I am the Primordial ocean
trapped in a balloon
my tides rise and fall
with the waxing, waning moon.
The symphony of the heavens
is the rhythm of my  heart
cries of my suffering children
are rending it apart.
There is a sense of deja vu,
echoes of a million births
lessons not learnt
from the hoary past.

Nadeem

17/11/15.

Autumn Rain.

Freeze and frost
Yet to arrive
But a chill in the air
find something warm to wear
huddle up closer
start the fire
enjoy the pleasure and happiness
the warmth and cosiness
watch the dancing autumn rain
droplets sliding, gliding
on the windowpane.

A tussle in the brain
should I stay in, cuddled up
Or step out in the open
to feel the falling rain?

On the cheek feel the spray
let the cold wind
blow the cobwebs away.
watch the trembling leaves
stir the heart strings
dangling diamonds on tiny twigs
images forming and breaking up
heavens reflected in puddles
awaken the senses, setting free
to truly make me alive.

Nadeem

17/11/15