Shahid H Khan

Eternal Fire - Poem by Shahid H Khan

We are burning in hell
For seven long years,
For sins not our own;
For sins, to us unknown.

It seems an eternal fire
Burning for ever,
Fury of which is so dire
And insatiable seems its ire.

It came from heavens
Like a bolt from the blue;
Like a tsunami from oceans
Which leaves nothing to rescue.

It descended on our daughter
And fouled her wisdom;
It clipped a flower
Before it could blossom.

O Lord, I ask thee,
What happened to thy mercy?
How a soul so noble, can be
Cursed with such cruelty?

Topic(s) of this poem: suffering

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem for my daughter who was diagnosed schizophernia at the age of nineteen and has been suffering since.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 20, 2015

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