This is dedicated to my lovely wife Sameena and our beautiful children Sufia, Zuhair and Umair- My universe.
Tender tendril torn from the roots
tossed into turbulent times.
Shoots and vines seek out warmth
understanding, love and air.
Smothered by clouds of despair
sunshine could provide heat nor care.
Luminous moon trundled along
trapped in Gaia’s waves.
Riding the tide of time
travelled uncharted ways.
Calmly sailing for a while
buffeted by swells and waves.
We united, drifted apart
and came together again.
Lay hidden in the depths
tender feelings, warm emotions
unexpressed remained our passions
while life progressed on its way.
Three twinkling stars took birth
and we created our universe.
Blind we were to its radiance
happiness, cheer and joy it gave.
Words are mere symbols and sounds
concepts floating free, rippling round
don’t reflect the deepest depths
the density of my emotions
tender feelings and raw passions.
Yet I pour them out
even though I barely shout
In this ode to love.