Zara Jamshed

Rookie (1995)

Dead Day and Torched Night


Night choked on the sun
Now dim and dwindling, the light faded
The street lights guided his way, but he wasn't lost
If Night held his breath
The silence could hear his voice
It ate and drank his words
Now lost on a blank and endless page
But still existing if spoke by silence
Now Night travelled on, in search of day
Blinding flashes now killing all the desert life
And Night swallowed every watt of light
Day came from the horizon
Where the sky and earth would never meet
Her long white hair swayed and played
And pitch black eyes that sent shivers down Night's spine
She was polished and clean, bright and commanding
While filth had consumed him, blending with the background
Her warm hand caressed his own cold and pale one
Night shivered and pulled away
Day burst ablaze with fury
Night couldn't shield the fire
The space time continuum gave up and fled
A gap between light and dark swept the nation
Blank grey misty sky remained
Ashes smoldered and relit
Decades passed and the burning was not yet extinguished
Smoke had choked them
All that was seen was dead day and torched night.

Submitted: Saturday, September 13, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dead Day and Torched Night by Zara Jamshed )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The catastrophe., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. Peace One Day, Lyn Paul
  3. 'THE INFANT'S WAIL', Princewill Umunnakwe
  4. daggers of bayonets, pittbull pittman
  5. The Flow of Destiny, Sandra Feldman
  6. Gratitude to parents, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  7. A pauper died., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  8. In The Waking of Deaths Ceremonial Tradi.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  9. E s O t E r I c A {An Exercise in Ornate.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. A Couplets Pour of Poetification..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
[Hata Bildir]