March 22, 2006

Orphan?

There's a little girl standing by your door,
do you see her, father, what is she looking for?

I held your hand but you pulled it away,
I mourn the loss of you everyday,
though you are still breathing.

There are many words she could never say,
do you hear them, father, don't turn away.

I would cry at night with a broken soul,
and though you lost yourself and all control,
I was willing to find you.

Yet she grew up into a headstrong girl,
do you know her, father, are you part of her world?

I can't look you in the eyes anymore,
though my tears have dried my heart's still sore.
You are slowly dying.

There was a little girl standing by your door,
you never saw her, father, she's not there anymore.

16 comments:

HumanBeforeJewish said...

hauntingly beautiful. poignant.

khanana said...

holly…... what emotional stuff…

nowonder touching and beautiful

khush raho shaira

BuJ said...

lovely.. reminds me with a young girl i know.

i need an urdu-arabic translator here...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thank you everyone :)

Buj, "khush raho" means '7alleeki sa3eedeh

Destitute Rebel said...

Beautiful poem.

Um Ibrahim said...

MashaAllah, lovely.

BuJ said...

shaira... shukriye he...

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Beautifully....poetically...emotionally penned down..

I imagined the girl and the father and everything through every line..

absolutely tentalizing sensation withdrawing the reader's eyes into the palm of the poet.

BEAUTIFUL

opinionatedinjerzee said...

beutiful poem.. very nice!!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Welcome Um Ibrahim and Ali Mehdi :) Thank you for stopping by :)

Destitute Rebel said...

What is this Shaira, you are becoming Lazy like me and taking long naps, no post in the last 3 days. Hope you are well.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I'm well thank you DR, just been working late. Post coming soon :)

Farrukh said...

Early morning comment. Finally getting to see some shayree from the shaikha. Nice.

kaya said...

Aap apna email bataye ga please.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Welcome back Copywriter sahib!
Well cannot call myself sha'ira without some shayree :)

Kaya jaan, ab mera email profile mai likha hua hai.

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