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Jonah’s Cries

Tears of blood

I’ve never heard

such cries

As you have cried

could it be

you are Jonah

I am whale

We are trapped within

each other

This prayer of none but

You

Verily I am the lover

Who transgressed

The norms

And here we are

In this ocean

Conjoined

In the belly of the whale

Your voice

Is my silence

My silence

Is your pain

I wish the ocean

Would relieve us

Yet desires us

Chained

How about we sail

Upon the waves

I find you safe

Within

As

I am safe with you

Any separation

Would mean

No Jonah

No whale

No cries

No echoes

No us

Leave me not

On this journey homeward

my beloved

Blue Summer Skies

as children

we used to pick

flower petals

revealing if she

loves me loves me not

yellow buttercups

would determine

our destiny

skipping rope

double rope

how many kids we’d have

how foolish

how innocent

unaware of love’s pleasure

her cruelty

blue summer skies

the scent of grass

a first love

would perfume spring

colored leaves made

high with piles

where only the daring

take the plunge

snow angels

we sought magic

finally reality dawns

meeting the mirror

being set free

from the shackles of

doubt in the world of misery

just us beneath the stars

we count days

as nights pass

many moon

how afar

sunrise

sunset

longing never died

you arrived

my heart set free

like the young child

who giggled carelessly

love has a condition

once you decide

who’s love you are

who is layla

who is beloved

you are forever

enslaved in love

how naive we are

thinking love should be free

open

experimental

occidental

limited to ideals

I am forever chained

my misery no bounds

masked in smiles

until I

sojourn loyally with me

A Note to the Heart

beloved

moaning and

complaining about love

what was done

what wasn’t

what you did

what she failed

your mental health

the back you bent

the limbs you broke

your time and breath

stolen from the other

friends no more

the time you spent

months on end

counting days

your life in shatters

your heart in tatters

the times you cried

your sleepless nights

your daily sighs

how many lies

we tell tall tales

to hide these truths

in essence our veil

she needs not

tell all

to prove this

reality

a true fairy tale

the rosary you hold

your remembrance

alchemizes hearts to gold

for love’s sake

stop counting

lose yourself to eternal praise

what is there to regret

how many lovers love

live in despair

separated from a beloved

stranded upon shores

exiled to an island

deprived sustenance

yet thrived

as love is food and drink

if love is sought

pain is the way

tell me

truly

honestly

unbegrudgingly

how many are fortunate to

have found the one

the vessel of the heart

where yin yang

merge

where fire reigns

in the silence of longing

yet counting beads

will do no good

is there anything

we failed to express

or left unuttered

has the ink well too dried

in your blurred mind’s eye

is your resilience too tired

to bear this pain

when mirrors co join

to express the secret

unlike unrequited love

this is magical

rejoice

love already chose love

if you fail to know

this very secret

I consider you blind

have you forgotten

so soon

upon the arrival

of an admirer

how you withdraw

with clogged chakras

yet long for Leila

lovers are never apart

who are we bluffing

you’ve given all

is your claim

yet love demands

your head

love desires

you to be slain

oh beloved who boasts

your beloved prides in

your love

love bathes in your light

her greatest delight

is this love

stop counting

seeking counsel

from those

who never drowned

who adhere to logic

define and defile

La ila ha Illa Laila

believe

listen to me

come closer

as long as you exist

forget not we persist

The Sun Smiles

when your heart melts

all flowers come to life

I hear birds chirping

the sun smiles

the moon dances

my vision no longer blurred

by sand clouds

or dust storms

when your heart melts

it warms the universe

with the potency of love

giving rise to the tide

showering hope to humanity

our hearts

revived

thank you

for being you

I love you

Bitter Aftertaste

I didn’t feel unloved

Rather loved

But lesson based

Sort of like school

where you know it’s

good for you

yet you’re not fully

convinced it is

But know

what other choice

This is the best school

anyways

Or like cough syrup

That’s sweet

That you know

You need to drink

Albeit sweetly

Guised by a

Bitter aftertaste

Joy is a Choice

peace be upon the day

you were born

joy is a choice

the only way is now

not yesterday or tomorrow

your arrival blessed

to this world

your purpose chosen

to serve

Joy is now

not yesterday or tomorrow

being alive this very moment

you being joy to all

smile, laugh, now

every moment wasted

shall never return

today rejoice

for you were born

When We Heal Me

a reoccurring

theme

which leaves us

distraught;

the lament of humanity

a cry so deep

echoing from Adam’s fall

the great whale screams

beneath the ocean bed

she carries our heart’s pain

her tears; the sea

her weeping; a grand plea

all will heal

when we heal me

Beneath The Ocean Bed

a reoccurring
theme
which leaves us
distraught;
the lament of humanity
a cry so deep
echoing from adam’s fall
the great whale screams
beneath the ocean bed
she carries our heart’s pain
her tears; the sea
her weeping; a grand plea
all will heal
when we heal ‘me’

Desiring a Child

that child

a trust

pure in spirit

soiled by you

your ignorance

scarred him when

you scared him at two

since you were not healed

far from it

desiring a child

to fulfil your dreams

so to carry on with your

abandoned ways

you shattered his dreams

his large eyes

illuminated

his smile a crescent

now tainted and frowned

he the world as perfect

God was love

where imagination

was real

all was possible

until you infiltrated

his garden and watered it with a projected world

of impossibilities

conditioned constructs

of how to be

and how not

you suppressed his right

of how to live free

now a young man

who imagined love would hold him in her arms

while he gazed in her eyes

but you fed him false tales

of mind not heart

he struggles to walk

he wanders in circles

loveless and lonely

afraid to take a leap into the deep

as fear has crippled him

clipped his wings

he would look at the sky

his gaze transfixed to the ground

brimming with tears

of limiting fears

the world is dark

for this child

who only knew

light upon light

as you carry on with

your smiles

and professed knowings

of truthful lies

to the world

as a keeper of wisdom

your lies germinate

into generations

you shattered every dream

of this innocent child

who seeks freedom

he is broken and cries

seeking his inner child

thanks to you.