Colours

‚ÄčThis is dedicated to my lovely wife Sameena Khanum.


I was but a leaf

one amongst the million

on the eternal tree

in the Garden of Eden.

Soaking up the sun

nourishing branch and stem.

I gave my all

seeking none in return.

Now, I am but done

flaky and dry

as I trundle on the wind

with none to cry.
She was a rose

soft as silk, honey and milk

dew drops on buds

held back on the verge

trembling petals pink.

Spreading smiles and fragrance

drawing in pain with each breath.
She was all of grace

hot tears, tingling face.

Imagined flaws black feet

blind to the rainbow in it’s tail

dancing in gay abandon

in Eden’s Garden.
The leaf, petal and feather

common current, different streams

drawn by divine destiny

came together ever closer

wisdom, strength, beauty, colour.

We are all part of that one stream

Who is the dreamer and whose is the dream?
Nadeem
31/08/16

Promise

‚ÄčThis is a poem I have written for the three charities I am supporting, Dingley’s Promise- children with special needs, Homestart- Vulnerable families and Launchpad- Homelessness. 

Hope it will be a fulfilment of my dream.!
Miss a limb I maybe

or lack a social grace.

I am special and have needs

look at the glint in my eye

the beautiful smile on my face

for I have aspirations and dreams

of winning laurels in the race.
Some roads even, avenues

lined with shady trees

a warm hearth, full bellies

caring, loving families.

Some dark blind alleys

with seemingly no escape. 

Who to blame? Society, 

or is it just my fate?
I have watched, shivering, cold

lying on my cardboard box

the striding glossy shoes

stilettos, trainers and sandals

ignoring my outstretched hand

helpless pleas of my eyes

as the waves passed me by

stranded on an unnamed island. 
Every life, child born

in darkness or in the morn

singular, unique, precious

a diamond, gem, a star. 

Lend me a helping hand

give me a leg to stand

make a new HOMESTART

provide me a LAUNCHPAD

full-fill my DINGLEY’S PROMISE

step out of the pit

take a stride

climb a mountain 

make a life

Look up at the sky 

with a bright shiny eye.

Nadeem

06/08/16