Janaiha Hussain


Janaiha Hussain Poems

1. Lay Me Down 11/27/2011
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Lay Me Down

“Lay me down on a bed of flowers”, I said
So they lay me down on a bed of roses
But roses have thorns,
And they pricked me, robbed me of sleep
So I said “Lay me down on a bed of clouds”
And they lay me down on a bed of feathery clouds
But clouds are nothing, mere vapor
And I fell through them, not knowing, not feeling
And I landed on a bed of cacti
Needles pierced my skin, screams rose out of my throat
Blood splattered across my body like paint on canvas
The reality of this cruel world scared me
Nobody there to comfort, to lend a helping hand
I was ...

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