March 29, 2006

Truth, I recognize you not

Truth, I recognize you not,
your footsteps are like those in sand.
Once made and soon to be forgot,
blown away by time's fickle hand.

You call to me but I hear naught,
though you stare me in the eye.
One cannot find what wasn't sought,
doomed yet again, to pass me by.

Oh truth I wish I'd know your face,
unveil yourself to my caprices.
They keep me tied up by a lace,
that's made up of my darkest vices.

Oh Truth I recognize you not,
how I wish I'd know your face.
You call to me but I hear naught,
untie me from my trapping lace.


Farrukh: copywriter & journalist said...

Hmmm... deep.

zee said...

It's been ages Shaykhspeara. Have been travelling so haven't had a chance to check your blog. You have surely been busy. Amazing poetry yaar. All three.

BuJ said...

very nice.. and deep.. but a bit more insight into the reasons for writing this would be most greatly appreciated..

good luck and keep posting :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Wb zee, sure has been ages. Hope you enjoyed your travels. Shukriya yaar lol

Buj, somethings are better highlighted through poetry. And somethings are better masked through poetry.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Still generally speaking one can say it is about being surrounded by so much dishonesty that one soon doesn't recognize truth even if it stares you in the eye.

And sometimes oneself not wanting to know the truth. Thus ones own "darker" side keeps one from seeing the truth, by tieing you up in its "lace".

The reason I wrote lace instead of rope (besides the obvious rhyming factor) is that lace is seen as something beautiful whereas rope not necesserily. And ones vices and caprices are sometimes so veiled up to look nice that one doesn't recognize them for what they are, or rather their ability to, just like rope, tie you up and be a negative force.

Destitute Rebel said...

very nice, Its true that in todays day and age, we can't distinguish between true and false. we lie blatantly not realising that its something that should not be done.

BuJ said...

thanks for that :)

i guess lace is good for ferraris but rope can be used to hang...

i see your points :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hear hear D Rebel.

Buj, lol!! ya har hareeshak!

nomadicsoul said...

i like!

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