hamid kareem


I did not start with loving her
From afar, i admired
watched the smile grow
loved the wild spirit
You did not belong to me
But really you did not belong to anyone

I thought i could have her
Make her mine
Own the wildness
Dance with her fire in the night
Wake in the morn and walk
Afraid u could not belong to just me

But the heat of her sun stayed with me
In the morn, all through the day
I came back to your fire in the night
During the day, in the evening
The sun, ur fire is everywhere.

I think i am in love
The fear forgotten or repressed
Immersing myself in this new delight
I do not think of now or then
Just this delight.

But like everyone that play with fire
I got burnt
You did not belong to just me afterall
My fear made right was sad
My ego grieved reading between the lines
Unicorn you belong to the world before you could belong to me

From afar i would remember
How  i caught the sun
How our paths crossed
Kissed by fire, Melted in ur fire, touched by fire, burnt by ur fire
You blazed my trail

In the end,
My water doused your flame
D smoke is no fire
D breeze brought dour fire in patches
At night when the suns passion is hot
In the morn when the moons fire is burning
The other days the sadness of the trepid smoke stirs my heart

I longed to see the fire again
To free the flames and watch it blaze
But this nagging fear
I want the fire
I love ur fire
But in the end
I am water to ur fire
And you did not belong to just me
My ego and fear would Neva mak me forget
As i watch from afar this sun
Whose fire has sunk in my west to rise in the east

Topic(s) of this poem: ode, love

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Form: Ode

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

this is a story of my e. our love, our passion, of fidelity and infidelity.

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Comments about Unicorn by hamid kareem

  • Kayode Are (9/21/2016 11:26:00 AM)

    Quite passionate - want fire yet doused the flame with water- the ambivalence of love.

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