The only sin I ever did
was to love
I pined for beauty, and divine charm
For this I was turned out of Eden
A despondent castaway of the club
And I became a shallow human
Just like the creatures of the Earth
And I was conferred shallow loathing
I had to offer love to receive none
Just to feel like a marooned islander
Under an unfamiliar and strange sky
Crying and sobbing for anybody I knew
I have yet to discover the colour of life
My dreams are nightmares and joys vacant
Like the ghastly vacuum in y cupboard
Awaiting the colours of chic outfits
I just pity the choice of my soul
And how irritating is the unison of nature?
I feel envy and spit venom, like a deaf snake
I shut myself in an enclosure of mirrors
To distort the colour palette of my strange soul
Wishing to be crucified like Jesus Christ!
© 1995 Rauf Hameed
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