Eyes

​Eyes!

Have you ever looked deep

into the eyes of a babe in arms

shining brightly like twin stars.

Soft, shimmering liquid blue

dark, sticky sweet chocolate

some a shade we call Ecru.

Full of mystery pitch black

invite you in without a knock.

Swim free in turquoise blue

taste heaven on your tongue

plumb the depths of their souls 

nothing hidden, pure innocence,

For eyes are windows to the souls.
Why then do we erect walls 

hang up curtains

pull down the veils

blindfolded behind dead trees

staring unblinking at shiny screens

hiding hatred, jealousy, envy, shame

avoiding even momentary gaze?
Pick up courage, drop the guard

share the common grief, joy and pain

look deep, stop the blame

Cos inside we are all the same

tiny candles lit from one flame

Nadeem

30/07/2016

Eternal Dance

 

Palpitating, pulsating, playing for aeons
I rode the wavering waves of time.

Imploding, I lay spent in an inky void

exploding, shattering, scattering sparkly dust.
You are but, bits of me

gently streaming, floating by.

In the beam  for a while

meeting, cavorting, dancing, loving

dispersing white, serene blue sky *.

Drifting apart, melting into the dark

eventually saying goodbye.
All alone, pall of grey

stumbling, grieving, seeking

till hurts heal and tears dry.

Is it destiny or is it chance

specks float from afar, come close by

cross paths, tangle and collide

a tantalising tango of eternal dance.

Nadeem

09/08/16