Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

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Don'T Go And Leave Them - Poem by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

I could feel the pressures of my blood
Rocketing, like the shooting up
of the ill-fated space shuttle into space
And a moment later
Leaving behind
A thundering and deafening sounds
With blistering fireworks
Momentarily, conquered the skies of Cape Canaveral

My heart was pounding
As fast as the Modern Day Orient Express
Cutting into vast Europe heavenly Continent

That bloody morning was the dateline
To disembark to a new destiny
To redeem me for all the disfigured
Miscalculation and tormented life
I could ever have had
With the mother of three beloved children of mine

The moment I walk out of the door
Heading towards a new unblemished frontier
My steps becoming slower and dying
Like a ton of cements attached to it

The pictures of my children
Incessantly the youngest one
Were cultivating and
Galvanizing my helpless mind

I could no longer forward
It’s like, for a dramatic
And unexplained turnaround of event
My whole body
Was paralyzing and preventing me from moving

For a father
Who poured all his loves and affections
To his blissful and beloved children
Wouldn’t have the heart
To leave them though

A moment later
I grab my cell phone
And call “Hi dear, I’ll be back. I couldn’t do it”.
Deep down her heart
My wife replies, “I knew it, you’ll come back to us”.

Well, the kids are all I had
They are my life and will always be
Don’t leave home without thinking of them
And eternally do have them
In your mind, heart and soul
They are precious
than a Ferrari car
a palace
a million dollar
a Marilyn Monroe

God, I thanked you
For giving me
That penultimate kind of love
That money just can’t buy.


Comments about Don'T Go And Leave Them by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/9/2008 6:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful long poem.. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/16/2008 1:53:00 AM)

    I read some of your poems and this struck me most. It's's as if you brought me to the moment when you were about to walk away from your family. I hope you create more poems that have the same intensity as this. (Report) Reply

  • (7/13/2008 12:37:00 AM)

    yYusof, this is such a brilliant piece, a parents love, all the varied emotions that well up in our heart when we think of our children, its truly unconditional love. straight from the heart.10+

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  • (5/24/2008 8:14:00 AM)

    Bro, this was definitely from the heart, the words you have written here, are not to dazzle but to impregnate your inner beliefs into the reader. Only a father could have written it in this form, Truth, understanding, regret, sorrow, and strength. We can do things in life that can be extraordinary...some..or should I say Most...would find most difficult to come back from, but when we have heart and a heart full of our joy.' our children'.......we can be away from them...but they're always with us...they are our strength our light, an unconditional bond of forever-ness. We will always do right by them no matter how difficult, we'd scale a burning 100 ft wall if they were on the other side....Innocence brings conscience in adults back with their darling smiles...And its their happiness that keeps us strong in the end, We fight, We Live, and most certainly give our life in order for them to live their lives to the best of their abilities....What we do now for them, will place them on the path to success of all life's joys....

    Loved this one Sulaiman my brother.....heart felt and a true struggle in protecting your most precious chose right my brother.

    best wishes
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  • (4/11/2008 8:11:00 AM)

    beautiful poem with heart... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 17, 2009

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