Dawn!

One with nature
transfixed I stood
in the lightening dark
croaking frogs, chirping crickets
the only sound
no other being around.

Pre-dawn pink permeates
the sea and sky
Warble, whoop, chirp, hoot
a far off lonely dog’s cry.
Skimming the surface
at lightning speed
feathers dart and fly.

Rim of ruby red
the sun rose
as Apollo got ready to ride.
Orange flames leaped
across the water
into my heart, from the sky.
Gold drew the finish line
for a lone, silent sliding canoe.
In a moment
on the water, a silver glow.
And as the world woke up
around me.
A thousand houseboats filled the sea.

Nadeem.
24/12/15.

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One with nature
transfixed I stood
in the lightening dark
croaking frogs, chirping crickets
the only sound
no other being around.

Pre-dawn pink permeates
the sea and sky
Warble, whoop, chirp, hoot
a far off lonely dog’s cry.
Skimming the surface
at lightning speed
feathers dart and fly.

Rim of ruby red
the sun rose
as Apollo got ready to ride.
Orange flames leaped
across the water
into my heart, from the sky.
Gold drew the finish line
for a lone, silent sliding canoe.
In a moment
on the water, a silver glow.
And as the world woke up
around me.
A thousand houseboats filled the sea.

Nadeem.
24/12/15.

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Reflections.

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Heart racing, thumping, aflutter
a million thoughts arise
run riot and agitate.
as I walk on the springy grass
 to the edge of the lake
 to ponder, think, meditate.
 Soft breathes the breeze
 rings and ripples on the surface.
 Chattering, calling birds
 to their nests, race.
 Trees stand serene
 pretty reflections paint.
 Peace seeps in
 moment by moment
 calms chaotic heart rate
 quietens the mind
 jangle nerves sedate.
 And I slowly saunter back
 to face another day.

Nadeem
13/12/15

 

 

Love Making!

Stiff as death
forgotten they lay
in a dark corner
two figures of clay.
Together but apart
lost in their own thought
emotions unexpressed
faces like masks
as a web, fine cracks
chasms turning into gulfs.

Silently flew Cupids arrow
bringing them together
in their sorrow
blew off the ashes
kindled sparks in their breast.
Taking as a sign from above
at long last they made love.
A pulsing, throbbing orange light
brightly burnt in their chest.

Eyes meeting
hands reaching
legs sliding
tongues drinking
nails drawing
teeth gripping
breath sighing
hearts melding
passion rising
tasting nectar
with their love making
they came together
from the brink of death, Alive.

Nadeem!

11/12/15

Memories!

On dad’s 25th and first anniversary of my mum’s death, in their memory!

Memories!

Expectant they were
when I entered
a squealing, howling
lump of clay.
With love and care
they nourished and nurtured
on the stage of
an ongoing play.

The first few scenes
were a spontaneous act
I played my part
without any thought.
Consciousness slowly dawned
and I was slowly formed.
Morals and values they instilled
some I accepted
against others I rebelled.

As time went on,
from their marrows I drew
gained strength and grew.
I ventured forth
broadened horizons
sprouted wings and flew.

All along dripped in
their thoughts, words and deeds
deep into my psyche
they all leached
layer upon layer, silently
settled in the deep abyss.

When they had played
their part
a time came for them
to depart
took their final curtain call
bowed humbly
and walked away.

Time is a great healer
they all say
wounds and pain
gradually melt away.
But at moments unawares
feathers rise from the abyss
take form and coalesce
memories like caged birds
escape, fly, dart and dance.

The riches they left behind
didn’t last long
all that remain are
the love and lullabies they sang.

Yet goes on the unrehearsed play
more acts and scenes on the way.
In time it will be my turn
to say adieu
and end up in an urn.
Fleeting riches are not,
Love, kindness and compassion
Is what I want to give.
Strings that bind together
a rich tapestry to weave.

Nadeem

08/12/15

Connections!

Connections indeed are pleasure
stretching from heart to heart
strings tugging from afar
reaching across the void
forging invisible bonds.

An opening is all they need
a sliver of light
through fissures of a broken heart
for the moths to alight.

Randomly weaving a complex net
lonely dots unite
from one small spark
lighting a fire bright!

Nadeem

05/12/15

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In peace! Nadeem.

Moments!

Caught in the quicksand of time
the wilderness of an untamed mind
emotions stirring a murky past
spiralling down unformed fears
labyrinths of the future
we wander, we get lost.
Ignoring, walking past the present
that only lasts a moment
blades of grass bending in the breeze
puddles reflect fluffy fleece
flocks fly, dart and weave
each moment born anew
it’s just the moment that is true.
Let go off the fossils
of the past
future, dreams & illusions
live life moment by moment!

Nadeem

05/12/15

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In peace! Nadeem.