Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 29,343 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

A Bird-Tree - Poem by Naveed Akram

I went down a lane shivering,
The lane shivered in the bushes as well,
I went to a bird-like tree, with tottering mammals.

I went to his stomach with glee jerked from time,
My flesh was campaigning to be saved,
But centuries swam to me.

For the flesh of the tree was a flesh of me,
And this fruit I was,
And this drunkard kept fairness.

My words vomited to the further roads,
As words endowed and powers shared,
Movements are failing.

Topic(s) of this poem: bird, tree

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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