Adonis Diaries

Posts Tagged ‘“Happiness is not my job”;

 Martyrs for naught? 

 Concise Political Islam;

Promised Paradise way on Nahr Ibrahim (Lebanon); (Apr. 26, 2010)


Turn your life around; (Apr. 27, 2010)

“Happiness is not my job”; (Apr. 27, 2010)

Revisiting individual quality of life; (Apr. 28, 2010)

Time says: “My story of eagle and storm”; (Apr. 28, 2010)Paved decrepit path: Half-cooked literates trailing feudal process

; (May 1, 2010)

“Happiness is not my job”;

Am I a redundant citizen?

So far, I was not killed in wars,

Civil wars, earthquakes, or road kill.

What now? What am I to do with my life?

Years ahead of me undulating

Unlimited sea to the pelican;

Is my future already traced

A duck drawn on a class board?

Am I to express my dreams in whisper

And groping around

Or am I to let my dreams run down

Rubber liquid, glue seeping off equatorial trees?

I am a crackling wall, I am crumbling

Masons, builders fetch a stone

Prop me up quick

Glacier warming up, clefting;

Let virgin forest fresh air in

My chest is compressed, poisoned in filth and despair;

I wish badly motherlands

Turnover as fast as nude dancers;

Crows swooping away

A pair of wings for a kingdom

I want to visit the dying

I want to turn time around

A child carelessly putting fire to his world

Years passed by

Didn’t play with a toy

Didn’t grab a blanket

Didn’t cry for a shattered land.

Note:  A few images borrowed from the late Syrian poet Mohammad al Maghout.




June 2023

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