Khaloud AlMuttalibi


Ghosts and Poets


Digging deadly trenches
Preparing for a long war
Wars are forlorn
As wretched as they are
Warning of losses
His war
Her war
It does not matter
A woman's ghost
A teenager's ghost
A child's ghost
He was not certain
Ghosts cannot speak
They cannot feel
Nor can they be hurt

They pluck out their hearts
Before birth,
And hang them on their beds
Away from dreamers
Passers-by or poets
Except for those who
Eavesdrop

Submitted: Friday, November 01, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 02, 2013

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

What do you think this poem is about?


Khaloud AlMuttalibi's Other Poems


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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi

Comments about this poem (Ghosts and Poets by Khaloud AlMuttalibi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Wings On Winter, Don Blumenthal
  2. Muse, Stefan Pryce
  3. Life and Me., silenced work
  4. Lions are the pet of Fox, Aftab Alam
  5. Gently, Agboyi Felix
  6. Culture And Custom, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Rare Object, Naveed Akram
  8. 2014, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. Death My Greatest Curse, Henry Isiekwe
  10. At Home, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  6. Stars, Joyce Kilmer
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]