Pillory

Pillory

Nov 16

My strangeness bothered the bigots. I wanted to kill them with my caprice They wanted to kill me with their ancient whim. My crazy loneliness was uncompromising With their everyday prescribed life. I challenged their old steps with new rhythms On which they stumbled at the doorsteps. I was mocked and mimicked by the grown ups But kids looked at me in an awe of disbelief Towards the past and...

The one

The one

Oct 23

The one Came down the mountain trembling in awe Got seized by the primal discourse of Law. He cloaked him wondering at the new breed Pondered over the new-fangled word ‘Read’. He felt the tremor inside of the divine grace He embraced indeed and called to embrace The inevitable, pristine, unrivaled knowledge For all, for the moment and for every age.       Inspired by: Sura...

Stranger

Stranger

Oct 17

My shadow dances in my motionless room Nothing else moves. It throws unobtrusive signals on my translucent mask. It conceals every true expression Denying entrée to impertinent curiosity of the people. I breathe in people’s fear, anxiety, disgust, curiosity, awe, But I remain unaffected. One can see me, not my mask. My mask is my second skin which makes me oblivious Of the masks worn by you and...

Dead Cock

Dead Cock

Sep 28

You imbecile! Didn’t feel in life Or reckon your grave. Denied pure sound Preferred the ‘caw’ Felt you were brave.   Vicarious penitence None for your sin In this or after life. You said, wrote That will curse you Leave you in strife.   Your impotence Brought the words Impure, obscene. You plotted with Devil’s logos Imports unclean.     28 September 2016 Tabjia, Abha, KSA...

Polite Indifference

Polite Indifference

Sep 27

You are laconic when words pant in pain being less or nothing. In time when I need to resurrect the dying cause That is good for all and for me You get quieter than death. You smile away all the queries You contrive a bubble that is essentially short lived But saves you from the curious eyes of your helpless fellows. You busk in the sun but leave no rays for others You believe power is your...

The Girl in Abaya

The Girl in Abaya

Sep 14

Hey girl!   Show your face, down the neck On the Facebook I’ll never leave you alone Let you off the hook.   If you don’t dress in brief To the western norms I’ll then size you down Cut you in forms   Dark Abaya resists eyes Fails the greedy heart I see woman beauty product Fleshy flirty tart!   Hey girl!   If you shun ‘Freedom’ defined By the refined west I will never...

Ameen

Ameen

Aug 26

You don’t need to be an Einstein To feel the Kashmir or Palestine   Let’s be human again Let’s work hand in hand Let’s give up all the grudges Let’s take one stand.   We will break brick walls Take down the barbed wire We won’t take any rest We promise, God swear.   Mighty God give us power Let us make a river Nile That’ll clean human hearts Wash away filthy vile.   Let...

Collective Unconsciousness

Collective Unconsciousness

Aug 10

Even Google declines to navigate us Even GPS refuses to find a dot of us On the slate that was preserved since the beginning. We keep mum either in collaboration or indifference or fear. Our cheap everyday life has made everyday incidents commonplace We don’t bleed anymore, just sweat if the AC doesn’t work. We wear insidious casual dress Nothing gets inside. Everything gets cliché. We feel...