Mohammed Zeeshan

Rookie (22 April,1978 / India)

I Was Sleeping - Poem by Mohammed Zeeshan

I was sleeping
Like a child

Till awakened
By anguish & cry

I thought
I was in mother’s lap

Warm & secure
Till realized

I am caged
Walls are closing in

I scream, I cry
Voice wobbled

Words lost me
Words paralyzed

Sobbing soul
Fluttering wings

To fly to freedom
Space to breathe

Wings are bleeding
World is choking

Pride is broken
Pitch blackness

Unending ditch
Unendurable pain

Never did I realize
Luster destined

To brighten
The haze of ignorance

That surrounded
Till the day

I walked to blissful
Abode of decorum

I creaked thru hard
Intricacies of life

To accomplish
A mourning journey

That ceased to flow
And ameliorated

The longed Bourn
I strived.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010


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