Treasure Island

Atef Ayadi

American Taliban: Death

I am not afraid of death.

death is a thought
formed and left
behind the walls of stillness.

I am not afraid either
life -

life is a beautiful game of
the game evolves as much as my attitude, -

and some people nerves,
or being sacrificed like a lamb.

it is still a thought
and I have
a choice

consider it
leave it
in the air.

My fear is a thought,
I welcome it,
acknowledge it, and
challenge it
whenever it blinks
or shines.

a warning is

being ready
is always my art of living;

has long life
while others has short range destiny.

I won't
live and die

an enslaved
in a a black dark hole,
empty of choices

fences, an insecure dog, and an ambitious shepherd,
by fear and thinking
like a lame.

Submitted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Edited: Thursday, October 22, 2009

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