I glued my eyes
not to see you my beloved
A phantom of a woman with crimson lips
I cannot hear your sighs at night
I cannot feel your fading pulse
I cannot heal your broken heart
I cannot see all the destruction that ripped your beautiful mind
Forgive me I cannot stand it anymore
I am frozen in the moment of departure
You and only you in my glued eyes.
I will dream of you every second
But with holes, a lot of holes in your innocent face
Holes where the lost ones once lived
My tears still burning my empty soul
Dead souls, many dead souls walking nearby on the flaming sands.
When I fled
I knew my footprints would be haunting me forever
Until I return to your pale eyes
half a woman in disguise
with more palm trees for my empty land
and bird seeds to revive the dead pigeons
beholding your dreams my beloved
drowning them in the bottom of my aching heart
wearing a mask of the cursed silence
before the craws creep in
stealing the rest of our memories in our glued eyes.
Forever you are a baby in my arms
I sing you love stories
when you wake up
when we breathe the mist of passion
by the river where we sinned
seeking forbidden dreams.
By Najat Alshafie