Usman Hanif

Rookie - 10 Points (15-06-1988 / Rawalpindi)

Promise To Death... - Poem by Usman Hanif

Shackled brain, encrypted words
Shortened way, predicted actions
Keep the memories away from me
Those memories would fly away...
Away to the heavens
To the immortal, to act upon...

Tell the tales of wisdom...
prove me the fool, you fool!
Boast your adventures to them
Then kill me in those tales
Crush the hedges of my home
Dodge my mind, dodge my home
Disrupt the foliage of unknown!

Fly with the fallen leaves
Or be like the entangled kite
One way or other you'll fall
Like the fruit off the tree

Watch out for the assasins
They'll seperate you...
From flesh n blood, from me
They'll stab you
From your back, in front of me...
I aint the earthquake
I couldn't distract them
Calm yourself up, open your arms;
Wide, ready to receive the aim
On your heart, face the aim
Die once, or for the whole life...
You'd be the same old dead leaf

I witness the carnival of death
The death of you, of your flesh
Of the deep truth, of yourself
I witness the life...
The life in the foliage...
When someone passes by
The leaves perform the dance
The dance of joy, of life
Let me sit there and watch them
Watch the whispering silence
They'd always come to kill you
And excite the foliage

So...
I watch the dance of hope
And you face the retort of demise
I'd never turn around in dismal...
To watch the demise of meself
I'll dawdle in the foliage...
I'd be the foliage, One day!
So keep on dying the death of yours
I'm off the hook, that's my promise...

16-04-2008

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 27, 2008


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