A sepulchral singing
walks the lone paths
on a deadened night.
Its hands like claws
of a rare seen bird
resting on perches
that be the forgotten mind
fixed over re-collectable
The singing deepens
as does the sound
of clacking from wooden
protrusion on heels
announcing its visit.
It raps on each door
in the cold cavity night,
arousing dreaming eyes
into wakeful sleeping,
like pulling down white
sheets of theatrical realities.
the minds are taught
as the singing loudens,
oozing into deafened ears
lessons never put into books.
Night is washed
the singing halts
as the sun takes the throne.
at the common square
where the sounds of wheels
on raggedy carts
mingle with bantering
of the night that had passed.
Vendors shout out a price
to the orange, lemon or tomato;
much as swiftly
as the sun splayed its light,
the prattling distracts
between incongruous minds.
stands at the mobbed square
splitting into the dense air
calling the masses to its song
but, its voice drowns
into amplifying clacking
of vociferous bartering
that swells with the expanding heat.
The singing stops
as their rapping heightens
to scuffling provokes.
Stepping down, the singing
THE RING OF SERENDIPITY
He sits to write about fears untold
hushed secrets behind closed doors;
breathing that was muffled cold.
Voices incoherent that had seemed
to shout loud, desperate pleas, of
shadows & mysteries, & hapless fate
contortioned, brought to its knees;
the door was locked & key thrown
out the window where circled high:
them, eyes wide, dead minds clout.
Eerie was the quiet; with foggy doubts
castaway beyond all virtual time.
In a world afar covering howling cries,
across the sky that was coloured dry,
and the power of painful thoughts
impending life a vulnerable maiden,
reflected a man the world had seen,
lamp in hand his insecurities agleam;
fear none that showed on his face,
today was the truth as past had been.
The future now quivered, as whispers
rustled far into the wild, the wind,
its furious glory, that manifested lies.
He sits legs crossed & eyes open wide,
remembering the man so old but wise;
a life unlived. A story he had told, of
fallacies unknown would return anon.
The mirror that hung to tell his fate -
fears of tomorrow now driven abate, of
a world ministering his dreams innate;
into new beliefs but free of guilted chaste.
Pakistan and United Arab Emirates